How Do I Get My Hotel Furniture Just Right?

It can be overwhelming for a hotel owner to get all the hotel furniture that he needs. It should make a statement, but at the same time, it should not be too expensive. How can you make sure that the process of getting the right pieces for every room in your hotel goes smoothly and that you get your desired results?

    • You need to know exactly what furniture is required. Do you need caf chairs, caf tables, beds, dressers, stools? Make a list of all that is needed as this saves you time when you eventually go shopping. It also makes it easier to spot pieces that you may have missed. The best way to make this list is to make a list of the rooms in your hotel and then against this, make a list of the furniture that will go in each.

 

    • Now that you know what pieces are needed, how many of each will you need? This depends on the size of your rooms. Decide how much space each piece will take up and then compare this to the size of the room. If its cafe tables and caf chairs for instance, assume that each table (with chairs) will take up 4×4 feet, and this will tell you how many tables will go into the room. Do the same for all other pieces.

 

    • Once you have the above two most basic requirements, its time to think about the feel and quality of your hotel furniture. There are many furniture suppliers out there who have all kinds of furniture and it can be confusing to choose, but your guiding factor beyond all else is the quality of the pieces. Choose furniture that looks good and that is strong, possibly for re-sale in the future. Check the joints for strength. To know a good joint, the pieces of wood should first fit into each other to form the joint and then be glued together.

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    • Some of your hotel furniture, like chairs, should be able to stack. It makes for easy storage. The stacks should be a neat pile that is stable. Ask your chosen vendor to show you a stack and see how stable it sits.

 

    • Do your color co-ordination and make sure that you have colors that complement each other. If you are going for plain and bold, keep it that way in all the rooms. If you are going for patterns, keep the trend in all the rooms. Mixing patterns with plain and bold does not usually give a room the best look. Restaurants especially will require careful co-ordination as they are smaller spaces.

 

  • Is your hotel furniture supplier able to organize a demo? You will be able to see what the different rooms will look like once your hotel furniture is in. Ask that the demo be done in spaces that are similar to the size of the rooms where the furniture will sit so that you can get a feel of the space required. If you come up with too tight a fit, you need to go back in the process and decide on smaller furniture.

 

That’s it. Once you have done your demo and are satisfied, negotiate for a good price and make sure that it includes shipping. You are now ready to put in your hotel furniture and impress your guests!

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