Why the accessible hotel campaign started
Why are Accessible Hotels important?
Hotels feel like luxury. The feeling of being in a different place, getting to try a different bed and maybe even a better shower than the one you’ve got at home; the excitement to check in and see what your room is like…
For the disabled community, finding and staying in a hotel can often be a daunting task. It’s not a simple case of having a softer mattress, plumped up pillows and better water pressure, it’s the simple task of moving around from one space to another. It’s knowing that you can get up on to the bed, knowing that the sink won’t be too high for you to wash your hands, and knowing that if you get in the bath you’ll be able to get back out again.
Individuals with significant mental and physical disabilities may find that their needs are not addressed in standard accessible hotel rooms. Although some hotels do offer basic disabled access, there are a range of other disabled people who find that they simply cannot stay in hotels because there is not sufficient enough equipment to help them move around and be comfortable.
The changes are easy to make.
The Accessible Hotels Campaign is here to work for the disabled community in promoting change and ensuring that every individual can feel comfortable when going to stay in a hotel. Moving and accessing different features of a hotel room should no longer be an issue for people. The luxury of staying in a hotel should be felt by all.
Hotels are luxurious and comfortable, but why can't they be like that for all users?
More disabled-friendly hotels would enable disabled guests to get about more.
What do we want?
We want there to be more Accessible Hotels all around the UK and beyond.
This would allow more disabled people to travel around the country and abroad, staying in hotels, not worrying about the lack of facilities that are available to them whilst there. This will allow those disabled individuals to have the same independence and freedom as everyone else.
Accessible Hotels should be provided alongside standard accessible hotel rooms.
We want to see Accessible Hotels installed in:
- Hotel chains
- Boutique hotels
- Cities that are popular business hubs
- Locations that are popular with tourists