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
Your hotel casegoods are arguably one of the most, if not the most, important purchase decision you will need to make, not only from a cost perspective, but from your hotels aesthetic.LEARN MORE
FF&E installation comprises 3 parts: furniture, fixtures, and equipment. Each is critical to completing the hotel design puzzle. An experienced furniture installation company will complement all parties involved to ensure a cooperative and successful project.LEARN MORE
All hotel projects have a budget. From construction to final installation and inspection every dollar is to be accounted for. When calculating your hotel costs these variables will play a major role:
- Where it sits on the sliding luxury scale
- Location, location, location
- Innovation and sustainability
You’ve already made the first tough decision; you’ve either decided to begin your journey in hospitality or expand your current hospitality portfolio. Either way, congratulations!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
Editor's Note: This blog was originally published on February 6, 2018 and was updated on March 18th, 2019 to reflect updated information.
Your hotel project is approaching the finish line. All your hard work is becoming a reality.
As you’re watching the final work get done on the flooring and wall covering within your rooms, you are probably also thinking about the design punch list, specifically the critical FF&E installation component. What is actually included in my FF&E installation package? Are my installers really qualified for guest room installation?LEARN MORE