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?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
If you've begun to look for new furnishings for your hotel property, you know that there are a myriad of choices, both from U.S. manufacturers and from overseas-based furniture makers.
However, opting for furniture crafted "Made in America" is not just a patriotic slogan. Such a move can improve your appearance to potential guests, eliminate unnecessary headaches, and even impact your bottom line.LEARN MORE
There was a time, according to architect Vickie Alani in an interview published in Hotel Management magazine, when light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, paid for themselves in about three years. This was too long to wait in an industry where properties can turn over quickly. Now they start paying off in three to six months.LEARN MORE
How often do hotel guests today actually use that huge walk-in wardrobe? That dresser? The minibar? How about even the nightside stand drawer?LEARN MORE
You’ve made so many decisions by the time your hotel project nears the finish line. Over the course of months (or even years) you’ve successfully:
- Navigated budgetary concerns
- Chosen a “dream team” of vendors and suppliers
- Hand-picked aesthetic elements from carpet/drape schemes to drink coasters
- & Everything in between
The short- and long-term impacts of the Trump administration’s recently enacted steel and aluminum tariffs remain to be seen. To the hospitality industry, tariffs could either actually level the playing field between domestic companies and foreign competitors (as Trump intends) or create a greater overall struggle to build and produce (as tariff opponents fear).LEARN MORE
Even the best hoteliers have made hospitality design mistakes (maybe you’re a hospitality pro who can attest to this).
For any well-travelled individual, the hotel guestroom experience can start to become less than memorable - each guestroom could be in any hotel, anywhere in the world. Even the most creative hoteliers have fallen into the routine of thinking “standards” when it comes to guestroom configuration, design, and aesthetics.LEARN MORE
It was the first full year a hotelier sat in the Oval Office. The three-headed battle grew more intense between mainstream hotels, home-sharing companies, and online travel agencies. Hotel mergers, acquisitions, and soft brand openings dominated the market. Technology expanded further to improve the guest experience.LEARN MORE
You’ve likely experienced failure before. Very few professionals in any industry reach the pinnacle of success without falling flat along the journey, despite their best efforts.
Hospitality design requires thinking beyond the design. Before you achieve that hotel project with the dream revenue stream, you must first master a detailed administrative agenda.LEARN MORE