Hotel Furniture Blog - Artone, LLC

Hotel Furniture Procurement Guide

Your hotel is so much more than a series of rentable rooms - it's an expression of your brand, and an experience for your guests. So, what can you do to help ensure your hotel lives up to your expectations? Hire the experts.

Behind any successful hotel is a team of professionals that got it there; owners, designers, manufacturers, architects, general contractors, and procurement agencies. While each plays an important role, a procurement agency will help source experienced vendor, which guarantees  more options to find the best product and the best service at the best price.

We’ve put together four important guidelines to keep in mind as you bring your hotel's decor vision to life.

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What AWI and fsc certiciations mean for your hotel furniture project

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.

That’s how hotel furniture manufacturers who are certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) see it.

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.

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Hotel Casegoods Manufacturing: A Look Behind the Scenes

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.

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4 Signs That It's Time to Replace Your Hotel Furniture

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?

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Cost of the Top Design Trends You Want for Your Boutique Hotel


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.

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Hospitality Outdoor Furniture: A Manufacturer's Guide

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?

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3 Easy Hotel Marketing Tips for Any Hotel

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.

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What Happens to Old Hotel Furniture? + Other Hotel Furniture FAQs


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…..

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Hotel Bedroom Design Tips

Guests choose hotels for many different reasons, but they are ultimately looking for a great bedroom space -- somewhere they can wind down, sleep, and get a good night’s rest before embarking on the activities for their trip.

Savvy hoteliers and designers know that no matter how many amenities the hotel has or how convenient it is to a popular landmark -- a clean, comfortable, and well-designed bedroom space is what will bring a customer back time and time again.

While there is no official formula to create the perfect bedroom space in a hotel, there are a few hotel design trends and clever design tips to help create the perfect environment everyone is hoping for when they check in.

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How to Clean Laminate and Veneer

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. 

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