How Kipsu Partners Are Keeping It Merry

From decorating the lobby to giving gifts to the community, our partners know how to spread some holiday cheer!



December 20, 2022

The air is chillier, families are gathering together, and Kipsu partners around the world are adding holiday cheer to their hotels! Gain some inspiration for next year or just soak up the warm fuzzies by reading how our partners are ensuring a merry ole’ stay for each and every guest this holiday season.

Hilton Garden Inn Albuquerque North/Rio Rancho

“Here at Hilton Garden Inn Rio Rancho we spread Holiday cheer to our staff and our guests by keeping everyone involved! This year we had a staff luncheon and had everyone decorate their own stocking to be hung around the lobby and participated in a Secret Santa game! 

This year we also set out a complimentary hot chocolate bar for our guests and we will have Santa joining us this week as well! All of our departments will get together within themselves and each decorates a gingerbread house, which we will then display for our guests to vote on their favorite one. So far, it has been a great, festive year!”

Staff stockings at the HGI Albuquerque North/Rio Rancho 
The hot cocoa bar at the HGI Albuquerque North/Rio Rancho 


The Fantastic Liki Tiki Village Holiday Cheer!

“Here at Liki Tiki, we spread holiday cheer to everyone by decorating the lobby and other common areas festive and by bringing back a fan favorite enjoyed by guests and staff, an archway in the lobby with now a new addition for the lobby entrance. We also have Santa come to take pictures with our guests and an occasional elf may drop by as well to help. 


All departments will also be participating in a gingerbread decorating contest and there will be a holiday event with a winter wonderland theme next week to show appreciation for all employees! It's an event everyone looks forward to the most with games, prizes, great food, and great company. Each year the lobby looks more festive and filled with tons of Christmas spirit! Already looking forward to the next year for more holiday spirit and fun!”

Crystal Isle RV Resort

“Here at Crystal Isle RV Resort, we do a Christmas site decoration competition, a Christmas golf cart contest/parade, and a Christmas dinner for the residents to enjoy, and we make Christmas cards for all of our residents to spread a little bit of extra cheer.” 

Staybridge Suites Chesapeake - Virginia Beach

“Here at Staybridge Suites Chesapeake, VA, we spread holiday cheer by giving back to those in need. We set up various donation opportunities for our staff and guests such as the Chesapeake Humane Society, and Toys for Tots! We also love to decorate our lobby and get everyone in the holiday spirit!”


Donations at the Staybridge Suites Chesapeake - Virginia Beach


Homewood Suites By Hilton York

“Here at Homewood Suites in York, PA, we pride ourselves in making sure everybody feels right at home. We have been decorating our newly renovated lobby and our state-of-the-art beer tap wall to make sure our guests can enjoy our wonderful amenities. We continue to make sure everybody at Homewood Suites is smiling the minute they enter the building. Wishing everybody happy Holidays!” 

Sundial Inn | Carleton Lodge

“We have decorated our lobby, been playing Christmas music, and plan to have festive sweet treats in the lobby during the 24th, 25th, and 26th as well as a carol singer to get everyone in the mood!  

We will also place small Christmas trees in some suites, stockings with some Sundial-related gifts in others, and gingerbread house-making kits in those traveling with children. For New Year's Eve, we will have a photo booth in the lobby so guests can enjoy taking silly photos before the new year rolls around!” 

Desert Paradise Resort

“Every year we put up a Christmas tree but this year we put up two because we were feeling very festive this year. As a team, we participate in secret Santa and we always do a bbq or potluck for the team! Christmas music plays very early December so that everyone can get into the Holiday Spirit.”

One of two Christmas trees at the Desert Paradise resort

Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Louis ~ St. Charles Hotel

“We pull names for Secret Santa and have a fabulous lunch with Italian food and chicken wings.

This year we also donated cold-weather items for families in need. We reminisce about past guests through the year who gave us the entire blues...that usually end up on the naughty guest list. (LOL)

And we wear holiday sweaters and other tasteful gear!”


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