Stoerrr - Kids Club Concepts for Hotels

3 Elements that Create Loyal Kids; Capturing the Traveling Family!

Exclusive Feature: The Market: The family travel market is booming; In fact it’s the fastest growing niche in the leisure market and with over 115 million holidays a year involving kids it’s also one that cannot be ignored by the hotel industry.

But today’s Parents are spoiled for choice by an overwhelming abundance of child friendly hotels and resorts with animation teams to take care of the kids.

So how do they make up their minds where to stay?

A major factor in their decision as to where they stay can be determined by their perception of the quality of the Kids Club within the hotel.

The standards that they demand are high. The Kids Clubs must be safe, entertaining, stimulating and also recognize the wishes of the modern parent. With worldwide obesity figures amongst children on the rise, the food provided must be healthy, nutritious and yet appealing to kids.

Parents want to pick up energy spent happy contented kids who have had the time of their lives.

The new breed

The new breed of Kids Clubs have recognised that a lick of bright paint and some toys and cushions will no longer cut the mustard. They combine cool design with a well thought- out pedagogical philosophy and play based learning programs1  to make sure that they are not just a place of fun and entertainment, but are an intelligent, healthy and stimulating environment where children can get the exercise and mental stimulation they need to trigger successful growth.

 

Activities

When it comes to the activities organised by the Kids Clubs, traditional arts and crafts are no longer enough to satisfy the new generation of eager learning kids.

Hotels are implementing highly creative and educational programs2, from The Waldorf Astoria’s Gladiator training in Rome, to The Ritz Carlton’s Ocean Futures Society, designed by Jean-Michel Cousteau to create awareness amongst children for environmental issues.

The 3 elements of the Kids club

The Kids Clubs of the future are stylishly designed based on Storytelling with a link to nature and with careful planning going into lighting, climate control and air quality. They are a perfect balance between fun and education.

By focussing on 3 key elements, exercise (indoor as well as outdoor), innovation and healthy eating, they not only make a child fitter and smarter but by stimulating both the body and brain actually make them happier.3

Happy children make for happy families and create a better customer experience all round that can dramatically increase the % of return customers in the travelling family segment.

When combined with an effective strategy for family rooms and child friendly dining schemes , the Kids Club can become a powerful tool to help hotels win ground in the ever growing travelling family market.

 

  1. www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/our-publications/every-child-magazine/every-child-index/every-child-vol-16-3-2010/play-based-learning-free-article/
  2. www.travelandleisure.com/travel-blog/carry-on/2014/10/3/family-friday-best-hotel-kids-clubs
  3. www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/exercise-makes-you-smarter

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About the Author:
Carl Mills is head of marketing at Stoerrr, A Dutch Design company for the next generation that develops advanced kids solutions for the leisure Industry, such as Kids Clubs and Family Room entertainment for hotels.

Studio Stoerrr is a design studio with many years of experience in concept & design development. The company started their innovations for kids by using a combination of skill, knowledge and the amazing learning curve of kids themselves.

Stoerrr is proud Partner of Mocinno International, the Hospitality Management company www.mocinno.com

The Nature Kids Club

The Nature Kids Club logoWe know now that more people live in cities than in rural areas. A lot of children don’t grow up with natural surroundings or at least within a green environment, they grow up among bricks. It’s up to us to do something about it. We have to educate people on a sublte way. So that a connection with nature will increase the population of happy and healthy children and therefor to have happy and healthy grown ups later on.

The Nature Kids Club is a fun place where kids and their families can spend time enjoying nature and learning new ways to live in harmony with our Earth! Kids can hang out here and really connect with their natural surroundings.

Link indoor with outdoor

To create this affinity with nature we will  always link the interior of a Kids club to an outdoor environment or playground. We design Kids Clubs with an eco, nature and biophilic approach. That means we will implement real nature in the interior & play environment of a hotel Kids Club and use natural materials or materials with eco & safe certificate. All products are sourced from their eco certificate such as Cradle to Cradle or other Eco certificates.

Eco elements

Everything that we design will feature nature friendly and eco elements. From the interior and exterior play units, to workshop products and design products for interior design. It has been scientifically proven that humans need nature or a natural environment to be more happy and healthy, as this frees a lot endorphins which create happiness.  As we also believe in our responsibility to help create physically healthier children, we also add a playful and fun sports and exercise element to our kids club and link this to exciting Outdoor Leisure concepts.

Outdoor Leisure Concepts

Tree-athlon – a nature leisure concept

Tree-athlon – a fun and exciting outdoor game that connects children and parents directly to nature.

It’s a great way for the whole family to enjoy an activate and educational day outdoors. To experience nature, using all their senses. To see, smell, taste, hear and really feel the beauty of their environment. Tree-athlon is a fun tour of the environment, with a guide and a fun game element. Guests can learn about the Eco-Hotel’s environment and complete simple missions. Kids and parents follow a route in nature where they have to use all their senses to find out the right answers. Using all your senses really frees a lot of endorphins which create an intense feeling of happiness.

It also combines exercise, education and entertainment, which all parents will think is a perfect combination. The objectives are to entertain, enlighten and create amazing experiences and unforgettable holiday memories. Guests can choose from different routes – locations and also between walking, a guided Nature Parkour (with tree climbing – branch hanging), mountain bike riding and even horseback riding.

There can also be a version for the sea environment where local fisherman take out families on the water and guests can learn about the sea life. They can even catch their own dinner and learn to cook it local style back at the resort. Tree-athlon would also create work for people living in the region, who would act as tour guides.

Our programs get kids outside exploring new activities, discovering lifelong skills and connecting with nature.

The Nature Kids Club Treeatlon

 

blooming hotel… inviting you to bloom!

blooming hotel boasts eleven hectares of private dunes while the artistic village of Bergen is within a stone’s throw. This makes our hotel in the dunes – though we say so ourselves – the most attractive hotel in the Netherlands for a seaside vacation. Our hotel on one of the most beautiful beach coasts in the Netherlands provides every comfort to enjoy a pleasant and relaxed stay in Bergen aan zee in the Netherlands.

At blooming hotel everybody can flourish. Both rest-seekers and businessmen as well as families and those eager to learn. blooming inspires, creates, stimulates and unwinds. From reception to departure. From breakfast to dinner. From bedtime to awakening.

blooming has developed over more than half a century to become what it is today. Our intention is to surprise each and every one, every day again. In a natural environment, which is called blooming, it is all about creativity, personal attention and a quirky touch. Our aim is to make a long lasting impression to all our guests.

Go to blooming hotel

Stoerrr created the “Only for kids” room

Blooming Kids Club   

Custom design: the Lily leaf playmats for the swimming pool

A Kids Club Concept for Rocco Forte Hotels & Resorts

In this Kids Club we combine active play, fun learning, healthy eating and relaxation with a storytelling journey through everything that makes Sicily such an amazing tourist destination. Our Storyteller will be Verdu the hedgehog, the symbol of the kids club.

The Vedura family program

The Vedura family program has a lot of different themes on offer, such as History, Astronomy, language, gardening, food and cooking, arts and sports.  We propose to infuse all these elements within the Kids Club Design.
We will do this with a strong local character to reflect all the ingredients that make Sicily so alluring to families. We want to infuse the passion, fun, love of food, great sense of history, beautiful nature and rich past and achievements of Sicily within the Kids Club. We will also bring nature back into the interior, using natural greens and browns, peaceful sea blues and warm yellow and reds that reflect the passion and zest of Sicily.
This way a kids club can become a powerful tool to inspire, captivate and ensure that families will get an unforgettable holiday and remain happy and loyal customers to the Rocco Forte Hotel brand.

 

The Arabian Kids Club

A concept we created for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

The Falcon – The Kids Club Guardian
The entrance is guarded by a falcon who keeps a watchful eye on the surroundings. It is also a symbol for patience and control, 2 vital ingredients when guiding children through a succesful and happy childhood.


Every Kids Club that we create is unique. We look at the building, it’s surroundings and the place where it exists.

Then we combine the local elements that make each town or city special, with the basic foundations of The Whole 9 Yards to create a Kids Club that is not just a fun and thrilling place for children, but also a place where children can learn more about the culture, history and people of the area where the club is based.




The Arabian Kids Club Concept for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

Ten+ Youth Club

Children from 10-16 want to be active physically, communicate with each other digitally,
to hang out socially and have fun.

The Ten+ Youth Club has been designed specifically for hotels who are looking to
accommodate children of the age group 10-16, but only have a small area available to do this. Stoerrr uses innovative design and the latest play technology to captivate,
stimulate and educate children.

In the The Ten+ Youth Club kids are in control and can decide themselves what they need to be happy during their stay. If they are feeling active they can test their strength, speed and agility with the latest high tech climbing wall. An interactive digital game also provides them with an unlimited range of physical options, from trying their hand at the latest dance moves to a range of sports and fun activities.

Extra promotional Teenage Test labs

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The Ten+ Youth Club can be expanded with a Teenage Test Lab theme days, where they can test and try out new products. These could be food & beverage, games, educational apps, sneakers, clothes and toys. Manufacturers/brands would host events such as kids cooking labs, new game or e-learning apps testing, sneaker testing and playing with the latest cool new toys. The hotel staff would not be burdened with extra work as the brand employees themselves would take care of the Lab.

Food and Beverage

The Ten+ Youth Club can be a great tool to persuade parents to choose which Hotel to stay as their preferred location for a weekend family brunch.  Together with our partner Mocinno International we can create a tight link between the club and the brunch to create continuity, awareness and help increase F&B revenue.

Scalability

The Ten+ Youth Club can work in every city and can also be easily adapted to work in different size areas.

Play & Stay Cabins

Add 5 star glamour to your outdoor play areas with Stoerrr Design’s Play & Stay Cabins

The Play & Stay Cabins are an exciting and engaging new place where children can play, learn and relax in the open air. Brought to you by the same team that created “The Whole 9 Yards” Kids Club for hotels, resorts & hospitals

These magical Play Cabins have been designed to captivate, stimulate and thrill children up to 14 years old. Shaped like local animals, the Play Cabins not only provide children with the opportunity for lots of active fun, with climbing walls, slides and other playing possibilities, but also offer a cool and safe place to relax and discover lots of fascinating facts about the local environment and wildlife.

The Animal Play Cabins are available in different modules, from a basic play only version to a more sophisticated module with comfortable overnight accommodation for the whole family, including toilet facilities. outside shower and playground surrounding.

If you are looking for something truly special to add that extra thrill and creativity to your outdoor play area, then The Play and Stay Cabins by Stoerrr Design are the perfect solution.

  • Unique eye-catcher for outdoor play area
  • Captivate children with their stunning design
  • Discover and learn about environment
  • Active Fun
  • Cool and Safe

Stay and Play Cabin Beach

We deliver Play & Stay Cabins and Tree Huts through Europe, Middle-East, Asia, Australia and USA.
Delivery between 12-14 weeks. Interior for overnight stay can be custom made to match style of hotel.

Ask for pricing & possibilities via info@stoerrr.nl or contact form.

Magical Play cabins for natural environments

Cabin SUPERIOR model cabin with possibility of lodging

Beach fish – Cabin BASIC model – semi open cabin

Beach fish – Cabin BASIC model – open construction

Lovely shapes for different habitats

Fox – Play Cabin

Treehut – Play Cabin

Concept: Stoerrr – Concepts | Design: Suju Architecture | Construction: Boomhut – The Crazy Construction Company

For pricing contact us via info@stoerrr.nl or via Design Hotel Supplies.

The Whole 9 Yards Kids Club – a new way to play

The Kids Club of the Future

The Whole 9 Yards – Kids Club is every parents dream come true. It’s a safe and fun place for their kids to play, learn and relax, but  also has all the ingredients that are important for nurturing a child’s development. The play area has been carefully designed to provide a perfect balance between entertainment, exercise and relaxation, offering only healthy, nutritious food and using playful learning techniques to teach the children cool new things about the locations local culture and customs. It’s also a magical place where children can create their own little worlds and let their imaginations run wild.

The Whole 9 Yards Kids Club has 3 areas, each addressing a specific requirement.

  • The Field of Dreams (Junior) is where the children can let their hair down and get their daily dose of exercise whilst playing.
  • The Tree of wisdom is where they will come into contact with  innovative new ways to stimulate their thinking and creativity and
  • The Lounge Library is a cool chill place where they can relax, enjoy healthy snacks and read.

Each area also has different activities that appeal to separate age groups 4-8 & 8-12.

Parents can rest assured that at The Whole 9 Yards they can leave the kids in safe, experienced hands, knowing the children will have the time of their lives, allowing mum and dad to get that seriously welcome relax time.

The Lounge Library, especially designed for The Whole 9 Yards Kids Clubs – indoor as well as outdoor use

The Field of Dreams – Athletic Gym

The Field of Dreams is the ultimate sports play area for kids up to 13 years old. Designed with one thing in mind. To energise children in a playful way, so that they get the daily exercise they need. With obesity and diabetes figures on the rise amongst young children, a good diet and lots of movement are essential.

With The Field Of Dreams we have combined great design, entertainment and the right combination of play units to ensure kids of all ages can enjoy sports in an exciting and cool new way; Healthy Play. Climbing walls, trampolines, gymnastic ropes and rings ensure that even the most energetic of kids will get their fill here and our younger guests can enjoy racing with skelter cars along the colorful tracetrack. In this great new arena of fun kids will get all the exercise they need and have time of their lives while doing so!

Studio Stoerrr is a design studio with many years of experience in concept & design development. The company started their innovations for kids by using a combination of skill, knowledge and the amazing learning curve of kids themselves. The team at Stoerrr now develops advanced Kids solutions for Hotels, Hospitals, Restaurants and public places, like gyms and fitness centres. Together with Mocinno International we welcome you to the most advanced Kids specialists available, who will make sure that you can keep all the promises you make to the little ones & Teens!

 

www.thewhole9yardskidsclub.com