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?LEARN MORE
Having the opportunity to travel - for work, leisure, or #bileisure - usually means staying at a hotel.LEARN MORE
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.LEARN MORE
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.LEARN MORE
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.LEARN MORE
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.LEARN MORE
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.LEARN MORE
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.LEARN MORE
Maybe the better question to start with is, “who is the hotel guest of 2020?” With 2020 just around the corner, hoteliers must prepare for what their future guests want from a hotel, and the only way to know this is by understanding who these guests are.LEARN MORE