Hotel Furniture Blog - Artone, LLC

What's Included in Hotel Pre-Opening Expenses?

The hospitality industry is one of constant reform. From guest room design to amenities, the evolution of today’s hotel is in direct response to travelers’ demands. All of these changes leave many hoteliers asking themselves how they can manage the impacts, especially when it comes to pre-opening expenses and operational costs?

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Hotel Case Goods Made in the USA

For those who are searching for "case goods made in the USA" - thank you! Buying American-Made furniture not only reflects a simple act of patriotism, but by supporting local manufacturers you help contribute to a brighter and more stable future for the entire country.

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Manufacturer’s Perspective: Hotel FF&E Worth Your Money

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.

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Boutique Hotels vs. Chain Hotels: Managing Renovation Costs

Renovations are a certainty for any hotel, ut they don’t always happen as seamlessly or as often as they should and that’s often due to the number of variables.

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Quality Control and Hotel Room Materials

In today’s hotel guestroom you’re tasked with harmonizing the need for furniture design that meets modern guest expectations all while meeting industry standards for functionality, aesthetics. Oh, and let’s not forget about managing costs.

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When It's Time to Start Budgeting For Your Hotel Renovation

It’s easy to let an upcoming hotel renovation overwhelm you, especially when you’re thinking about the pending costs. Common sense would tell you that your busiest time (or peak season) is really not when you should start ripping down walls.

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Why Choose A Hospitality Furniture Collection For Your Next Hotel Renovation

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.

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Lower Hotel Utility Costs With Modern Technology

You may have the most sought after hotel, in the most desirable neighborhood, selling out rooms night-after-night. And while your profits are fruitful you may want to spend the time to review your current utility costs and potential cost-saving options.

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3 Unplanned Costs of Building a Boutique Hotel

What does it take to build a boutique hotel? Money, tenacity, and well, more money. Regardless of whether you’re opening a boutique hotel with ten rooms or a hotel with hundreds of rooms, the costs to get started can be substantial.

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Hospitality Cabinets: Materials that Will Last

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.

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