How to choose furniture for a hotel?
What does a modern hotel consist of? The main components of a successful hotel, boarding house, sanatorium and other institutions of this nature are the interior, service, staff. The main component of the hotel interior is hotel furniture. It is an indicator of the prestige and level of the hotel.
Hotel furniture is a difficult and time-consuming process, requiring a creatively rational approach. Hotel interior items have their own planning standards, since their load far exceeds even the highest load on home furniture. When buying low-quality furniture, it wears out quickly: cloth coverings are wiped, varnish fades. Therefore, for use in hotel rooms, specially made furniture is often purchased, with special rounded “radius ends”, with especially durable upholstery of upholstered furniture, moving parts and mechanisms.
Furniture for hotels should be easily repaired, upholstery should be resistant to chemical influences, sunlight. Also, special attention should be paid to what materials are made of furniture. They must meet important criteria: increased strength, wear resistance, fire resistance, heat resistance and resistance to mechanical damage
Depending on the premises for which the furniture is intended, its purpose and, accordingly, appearance changes. In middle-class hotels, the room stock assumes a standard set of furniture – beds, bedside tables, armchairs, a desk, a coffee table, a wardrobe. But the presidential and superior rooms provide a huge space for the work of the designer. Firstly, they suggest the presence of several rooms, many of which are often divided into functional zones. It uses additional interior items that are not provided for in standard rooms: banquets, armchairs, additional tables, bar counters – there are practically no restrictions on imagination. In such rooms, furniture should be selected especially carefully, its quality should be even higher and the design attractive. It must be remembered that superior rooms, as well as standard ones, must correspond to the general style of the hotel, so do not go too far in your fantasies.
In the guest areas of the hotel (halls, lobby areas, entrance areas, reception, bars, restaurants, spa, etc.) the space for choice is even wider. Particular attention should be paid to the reception, as it is she who gives the guest the first impression of your hotel. Usually, a long high rack is used in this area, as the most functional option when serving a large number of people. For the equipment of hotel reception rooms, sets of upholstered furniture and furniture made of expensive wood are perfect. A TV is often installed in the room. When equipping a conference room, design stringency is a must. Furniture should be light and transportable. Do not forget about the department for presentations and presentation equipment.
The choice of supplier is a very important point in the hotel industry. It is best to involve one company as a designer, consultant and supplier. Then you will avoid many problems that arise when buying furniture from different sources, for example, discrepancies in the style of home decoration. And the attitude towards you as a regular customer will be more attentive.