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
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
As professionals in the hotel industry, we know that cleanliness is a top priority. In fact, the mantra of every hotel should be centered around these wise words: When you are finished cleaning – clean again!
Everything in a hotel needs to be cleaned on a regular basis, and your furniture is no exception. Just as there are a variety of different types of furniture, there are also different requirements for cleaning each of them.
Here are some tips on how to best clean veneer and laminate, two of the most popular types of hotel furniture material.LEARN MORE
According to Cushman & Wakefield, the average cost of building a hotel ranges from $115,000 to $1.5 million per room. That takes hotels at every level from midscale to luxury, including boutique projects.
This is a huge variance, and the price that’s accurate for your hotel largely depends on a few things:
● What type of experience you want to give to your guests.
● Where the hotel is.
● Design considerations desired to complement your brand.LEARN MORE
If you've begun to look for new furnishings for your hotel property, you know that there are a myriad of choices, both from U.S. manufacturers and from overseas-based furniture makers.
However, opting for furniture crafted "Made in America" is not just a patriotic slogan. Such a move can improve your appearance to potential guests, eliminate unnecessary headaches, and even impact your bottom line.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
When it comes to casinos, the more unique and memorable, the better! When guests plan a vacation that includes spending time at a casino resort, they are not only looking forward to placing their bets and great entertainment options, they are looking for an extraordinary guestroom experience that defies boring and expected.
As casino owners, managers, and designers, it is your job to use an unexpected combination of custom hotel furniture, eye-catching features, and dramatic décor to create the unique experience they are looking for.
If you are looking to see the latest and greatest designs, technology, and trends for hospitality interiors, the 9th Annual Boutique Design New York (BDNY) in November is certainly the place to be November 11th and 12th, 2018.
The leading conference and trade fair for hospitality design professionals, the BDNY show brings over 8,000 innovative hospitality developers, owners and designers together with 750+ manufacturers for an exciting two days of education and conversation about hospitality design.LEARN MORE
We’ve all heard the old adage, “first impressions are lasting impressions,” so catching guests' eyes immediately in the lobby is as important as delighting them in the guest rooms.
Your lobby is also the place that guests congregate when they are waiting on a friend or sitting down for a cocktail as well as where they check in and check out.LEARN MORE