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.
Oh, and one more thing, it must stay on budget!
Arguably the most appealing reason you would decide to purchase from a standard hotel furniture collection is simplicity. Simplicity in the overall process from design to installation.
1. ELIMINATE THE GUESSWORK
In the world of custom, options are unlimited. You’ll often times find yourself trying to “keep up The Jones’ ” (i.e. today’s traveler demographic/your customer) by incorporating the latest color scheme, design trends, and cutting edge technology.
Furniture collections eliminate the guesswork for you (or minimize it). Your time is valuable and you may not have months (sometimes years) to spend designing each piece of furniture for your hotel. Knowing that, suppliers offer furniture collections that feature tried-and-true color options and transitional designs.
The goal is for each piece to withstand the test of time.
2. WHEN YOU NEED IT YESTERDAY
A piece of hotel furniture from a collection has been manufactured hundreds, maybe even thousands, of times. An experienced hospitality furniture manufacturer will have previously engineered drawings for access on demand. Its construction is second nature for a skilled staff once the order hits the factory floor.
Access to pricing, engineered drawings, and in-stock materials will allow for a shortened manufacturing lead time. A standard hotel furniture order takes roughly 8 weeks from approval of drawings to completion. (Download a more detailed hospitality furniture production timeline below.)
3. COMPETITIVE PRICING
When a new design concept is presented to a custom casegoods manufacturer they are tasked with the responsibility of bringing that design to life. Hundreds of combined man hours are spent estimating the cost of the product based upon the provided specifications, drawing and engineering the product to be manufactured, then finally manufacturing the design. These man hours come at a cost.
When purchasing from an established hospitality furniture collection, you forego many of the man hours needed to estimate and engineer the design, hence eliminating some of the cost to you.
PURCHASING A HOSPITALITY FURNITURE COLLECTION
If you’ve made the decision to renovate your guestrooms, congratulations! You’re about to embark on an exciting journey. It is important to select the right hospitality furniture manufacturer for your project to ensure that your products are delivered on time, on budget, and meet quality standards.
Talk to your manufacturer and get their opinion on purchasing a hospitality furniture collection or designing a custom look - remember they’re the experts.