What are three things that guests remember about their stay when flying back home? Is resort entertainment one of them?

Experts say that there are three things that guests remember about their stay after they return back home. The first is hotel services and overall customer experience, the second is technology, and the third is entertainment and spa. The interesting thing is that the entertainment component is often overlooked, which results in negative customer reviews: while guests like the hotel, many times they feel that the resort entertainment was not on par with the rest of their experience.

Here are five inspirational ideas to enhance entertainment experience for your guests that can be implemented in different locations on your property.

1. THEATRE ALL AROUND

Whether for a theatre facility or an amphitheatre, the current trend in stage shows as resort entertainment is presenting professional high-quality musical, theatre and circus shows. By “high quality”, we mean professional direction and choreography, custom-made costumes with intricate details, vibrant makeup and of course, professional performers with unique skills and talents. The times when shows at the resorts were done by a group of animators are now over.

2. DINNER THEATRE: SHOW PRIX-FIXE

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Being a theatrical and culinary experience at the same time, dinner theatre shows are on the rise as resort entertainment all over the world. Adding new senses – taste and smell – to the entertainment experience allows makes it multi-sensory and unique for every spectator.

3. POOL: ABOVE AND BEYOND

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A pool area can be called a central hub of the resort life. That is why it is very important to be included in the entertainment program. Performances can happen around the pool, in the pool, and even above the pool! This effective activation of space above the pool surface can feature a variety of different aerial disciplines and provides a great opportunity to explore different aerial apparatuses, including custom-made ones.

4. ANIMATING ATRIUM AND LOBBY

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Common areas of a hotel, such as lobby and atrium, are multi-functional and can serve as a venue for different genres of entertainment. High ceilings might allow aerial acrobatic performances; a large open space can be great for circus and dance shows, and roaming acts can always add more interaction to the resort entertainment.

5. AFTER DARK SHOW: NIGHT CLUB OR BAR

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Finding resort entertainment for a night club or a bar might seem to be a simple task, however, the chances to go down the road of cheap and conventional dancers are very high. To improve the quality of entertainment in a nightclub, a professional entertainment production company should be brought on board to create and produce a tasteful and sophisticated show. Special attention should be brought to special effects, costumes and makeup that would stand out in a busy nightclub environment.

We at Creativiva have mastered an art of creating show productions that represent not only the best resort entertainment, but the best entertainment – period.

Contact yulia@creativiva.com to discuss having Creativiva productions at your resorts.

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All images are for illustrative purposes only.

Title image: Lido Cabaret Paris. Created and directed by Franco Dragone.

1. Carnival Legend. Photo by Andy Newman/CCL

2. Cirque Dreams & Dinner Jungle Fantasy. Norwegian Breakaway.

3. Ocean Club Ibiza. 

4. Mariner of the Seas. Royal Caribbean. 

5. Coco Bongo Nightclub Playa del Carmen.