Hotel Furniture Blog - Artone, LLC

Boutique Hotels vs. Chain Hotels: How Does Design Differ?

From industry trends...to cost analysis...and guest expectations, we’ve covered it all when it comes to the differences between boutique hotels vs. chain hotels.

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What's Included in Hotel Pre-Opening Expenses?

The hospitality industry is one of constant reform. From guest room design to amenities, the evolution of today’s hotel is in direct response to travelers’ demands. All of these changes leave many hoteliers asking themselves how they can manage the impacts, especially when it comes to pre-opening expenses and operational costs?

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Custom Luggage Bench + 3 Other Items to Design for Great Guest Spaces

Having the opportunity to travel - for work, leisure, or #bileisure - usually means staying at a hotel.

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Pros & Cons of Choosing an American Hotel Furniture Manufacturer

Hoteliers must choose  between an American furniture manufacturer and an overseas option during each new build or renovation project. It’s a decision that can’t be made lightly, as it affects both budget, and the quality  guests expect.

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Hotel Room Materials You Haven't Heard Of (But Should Be Using)

You’ve heard us talk about the different materials that can be used for hotel guestroom casegoods. We’ve also talked about the importance of choosing a material that makes sense for the climate where it will be housed.

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Hotel Furniture Prices: Factors That Affect Cost

To Our Valued Customers - Past, Present, and Future:

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Hotel Case Goods Made in the USA

For those who are searching for "case goods made in the USA" - thank you! Buying American-Made furniture not only reflects a simple act of patriotism, but by supporting local manufacturers you help contribute to a brighter and more stable future for the entire country.

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Manufacturer’s Perspective: Hotel FF&E Worth Your Money

True story: A couple in their 60s found a room in an upscale hotel operating under an internationally recognized brand. As usual, the husband tried to set up his laptop on the desk. He searched for the outlet he was used to finding in the lamp base but found a USB port instead.

His power cord wasn’t equipped for USB, so he looked for another outlet. In the end, he had to crawl under the desk to find a place to plug in.

The point here is not that hotels shouldn’t offer plenty of easily accessible USB charging ports -- it’s that guests shouldn’t have to don their miner’s light and spelunker’s gear to find an old-fashioned outlet.

The design of the hotel’s furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) should take care of such problems and, in the long term, represent the best investment.

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Island Hotel Furniture: How Humidity Affects Casegoods

Think life's a beach? Try designing furniture for an island hotel. Standard hotel furniture requires you to consider several variables; designing furniture for an island hotel requires even more thought and planning.

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Boutique Hotels vs. Chain Hotels: Managing Renovation Costs

Renovations are a certainty for any hotel, ut they don’t always happen as seamlessly or as often as they should and that’s often due to the number of variables.

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