The final part of any hotel FF&E (fixtures, furniture & equipment) project is one of the most important: installation. It’s the last leg of your order’s journey to your hotel, and the last place you’d want anything to go wrong.LEARN MORE
Imagine being one of the head NASA scientists working to send the Curiosity Rover to Mars.
After years of testing, planning, and working within a tight budget, the robot is just minutes away from being launched into space.
But hold on. Despite all your preparations, someone forgot to install its mechanical arms months ago. And they forgot to mention it. The rover’s trip to another planet will have to wait. And your team now has to spend time and money to get the probe and launch ready for another time.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 hotel 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.
Having the opportunity to travel - for work, leisure, or #bileisure - usually means staying at a hotel.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
When it is time to order (or reorder) your hotel guestroom casegoods the decision will ultimately arise as to whether you will purchase your casegoods from a standard collection (“buying from a book”) or coming up with your own, unique design.LEARN MORE