Societal tastes and styles are in constant flux. The same holds true for the appeal of hotel furniture. As the years slip into the ether, the way people use and interact with furniture changes. And because FF&E is such a critical component to guest experience, hoteliers must keep those expensive case goods relevant. That can be a seriously expensive proposition.
Fortunately, companies like The Refinishing Touch specialize in reimagining furniture in ways that reinvents pieces to make them more functional, durable and unique. Here’s some creative ways to keep furniture fresh.
Vanquish that Armoire
If your hotel still has bulky and unseemly armoires in guestrooms there’s no excuse to keep them any longer. Early on, The Refinishing Touch championed ways to convert armoires so quickly and easily, rooms are put back in service the very same day. We’ll remove the top section, refinish and add a stone or glass top to complete the new look.
Select a New Style
Sometimes pieces need to be reconfigured; sometimes they need to be entirely reinvented. The Refinishing Touch has myriad solutions enabling us to create factory fresh looking pieces by changing color, adding stone, laminate or glass elements, and changing the hardware, to name a few options.
Today’s new furniture includes more technology, such as LED lighting, data ports, USB charging stations and concealed outlets. Rather than buy all new furniture, more hoteliers are finding they can reengineer and refinish their existing furniture to add those critical bits of technology that have become standard guest requests.
FF&E Fast Fix
Perhaps your existing pieces have a design flaw that was initially overlooked. One example, a chair was improperly engineered for a major hotel. It constantly hit the edge of the desk, damaging an expensive looking piece of furniture resulting in negative guest experiences. The Refinishing Touch engineered an inexpensive solution with high quality result, eliminating the problem resulting in a crisp, clean look.
Before you renovate and dispose of ‘outdated’ furniture, remember I can be reinvented and brought to like new condition saving you up to 80% compared to buying new.
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