What does it mean to be certified? Sometimes, not much. “Certification” can be an empty promise of quality. On the other hand, a certification can mean the difference between a job well done, and a waste of money.
So what does such certification entail? What follows is an overview that shows how important these genuine pledges to deliver quality are to hotel furniture manufacturers and their customers.LEARN MORE
The process of manufacturing casegoods from start to finish is like a ballet when you look behind the curtain -- carefully orchestrated with a lot of moving parts, producing a beautiful end result.
When looking at the casegood produced, it can be easy to forget all of the steps that were accomplished to get there.
We’ve detailed each step that we go through to make hotel casegoods a reality.LEARN MORE
Imagine your guest walking in, admiring the soaring ceilings of the lobby and the friendly smile of the front desk clerk, only to sit down in a cozy nearby chair and...OUCH...feel a sharp poke from a seat cushion spring out of place.
Your furniture makes a big impression in the minds of your guests, and that pendulum swings both ways. If you don't keep your furniture updated and stylish, they'll check out - or worse, leave a review - filled with disappointment over a hospitality experience that was more shabby than chic.
But when is the right time to swap out or upgrade your hotel furniture?LEARN MORE
When looking ahead to your hotel design in the coming year, it's important to remember that markets are constantly changing. You can't rely on what your company has done before.
Your guests' tastes, wants and needs are evolving, and last year's high-end amenities are next year's expected details.LEARN MORE
The annual Boutique Design Trade Fair in New York City is one of our favorite shows to attend every year. This year’s BDNY fair had double the traffic of previous years, making it the can’t miss event of the boutique hotel industry.
BDNY has always been a favorite of ours not only because we get the chance to see new products and designs from other industry members, but we love the chance to display new designs of our own.
This year our booth was titled FORMA,which means “Form” in Italian. We focused on appealing to today’s jet setting travelers through functional, modern design.LEARN MORE
When it comes to trends in the boutique hotel business, investing in fleeting trends can spell trouble. Today’s new trend can be tomorrow’s old news. Spending a lot of money trying to keep up can mean sliding down the hole.
You want to choose trends that modern guests are seeking, but also will stand the test of time.LEARN MORE
Amenities are no longer defined by a handful of menu items at a lobby breakfast, or small bottles clustered on a bathroom counter - space, feel, and experience are now infusing the term.
In fact, one of the most historically-neglected spaces in the hospitality industry is becoming a huge canvas for guest impressions: outside patios and open-air gathering places on property.
How can you set the right tone and capitalize on this hot trend on your own properties?LEARN MORE
Every hotel owner knows that marketing is the driving force of the strategy to keep occupancy rates high, and revenue increasing. But “marketing” does not always have to mean fancy techniques that are hard to understand.
In fact, there are a few things hotel owners can capitalize on to build their marketing strategy, and bookings, that do not require a team of experts.LEARN MORE
The average hotel goer can be forgiven for not caring where hotel furniture goes when it’s no longer wanted. But hoteliers, who have to decide what to do with the stuff, need to know their options.
There are other considerations, as well, that have nothing to do with disposal, such as:
What’s the best way to buy hotel furniture in the first place?
What should hotel furniture be made of to make it the best investment?
How can furniture be customized to serve its purpose better?
Do I need a shop drawing for my hotel furniture design?
What colors are best for hotel furniture?
But before we delve into and answer all of those questions, first things first…..LEARN MORE
Wood veneer has clearly come of age.
It’s beauty, versatility and cost savings over solid wood have placed it in the forefront among designers’ material choices, and even the highest-end hotels have embraced wood veneer designs as solutions for furniture, wall coverings and even light fixtures.LEARN MORE