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
Veneer, laminate, textured laminate, solid wood, lions, tigers, and bears, oh my! The material options for hospitality cabinets may seem endless.
Choosing a material that looks good is only half of the battle when it comes to the of design hospitality cabinets and furniture. The appearance of these pieces is as important as its structural strength.
In the case of hotel cabinets, materials need to be able to withstand abuse from guests and staff and still look appealing -- over the course of many years! And these factors depend greatly on the materials used.LEARN MORE
This year we were again awarded the opportunity to exhibit at the 2019 NEWH Product Showcase. Last year we exhibited in Orlando and discussed our feedback, here. (NOTE: Exhibitors for the NEWH Regional Trade shows are selected using a lottery system.)LEARN MORE
For years you’ve worked to develop a design scheme that will showcase your hotel's theme or location. Pulling inspiration for design from an array of places.LEARN MORE