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
In 2018, there was conversation surrounding how boutique hotels -- and the hotel industry in general -- would fare with the new wave of alternative guest options, such as Airbnb.
But, as a recent article from Hotel Online details, hotels not only stood their ground in the minds of consumers, the industry grew and flourished. This was true not only for major hotel chains, but for boutique hotels and hotel soft brands as well. One can attribute this growth to hotel brands closely monitoring hotel guests' preferred design trends, and renovating as needed.LEARN MORE
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.
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.LEARN MORE
The annual Boutique Design Trade Fair in New York City is one of our favorite shows to attend every year. This year’s BDNY fair had double the traffic of previous years, making it the can’t miss event of the boutique hotel industry.
BDNY has always been a favorite of ours not only because we get the chance to see new products and designs from other industry members, but we love the chance to display new designs of our own.
This year our booth was titled FORMA,which means “Form” in Italian. We focused on appealing to today’s jet setting travelers through functional, modern design.LEARN MORE
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?LEARN MORE
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…..LEARN MORE
Wood veneer has clearly come of age.
It’s beauty, versatility and cost savings over solid wood have placed it in the forefront among designers’ material choices, and even the highest-end hotels have embraced wood veneer designs as solutions for furniture, wall coverings and even light fixtures.LEARN MORE
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.LEARN MORE