As the sustainability movement continues to strength across the hospitality, government and higher education industries, many are now focused on how to successfully mix both environmentally-consciousness and aesthetics. Recently, particularly at hotels where style is key, the concept of ‘eco-chic’ is traditionally a trend that is shied away from, assuming there’s a large price tag that accompanies such a name. But here at The Refinishing Touch, our goal is to provide tailored furniture asset management services to help hotel operators realize that not only is ‘eco-chic’ attainable, but it is also affordable.
Now more than ever, hotels have a countless number of sustainable and stylish renovation options that don’t break the bank. Some of the options that have captured even the most upscale lodger’s attention include the following:
– Refinishing furniture with updated finish colors and hardware for a new, contemporary look, without the environmental waste or the financial burden
– Reupholstering pieces such as dining chairs, sofas and arm chairs, with fashionable fabrics and textiles
– Installing energy-efficient fireplaces, creating a cozy atmosphere while cutting the heating bill
– Utilizing recycled wooden platforms instead of box springs to hold bed mattresses in place
– Investing in rugs made from recycled materials, for a more chic and eco-friendly feel
– Replacing traditional light switches with dimmers, giving guests the option of saving electricity while creating a mellow ambiance
According to a recent article in Hotel Interactive, hotel chains that utilized some of these renovation alternatives spent $15,000 to $20,000 per room in costs, but in return, boosted rates from $75 per room to $225 room. As it turns out, hotels can please guests and Mother Nature at the same time, all while capitalizing on profit.
As providers of on-site sustainable furniture asset management services, we continue to make the goal of becoming ‘eco-chic’ more achievable than ever, benefitting both the guests and the hotel owners.
For more information on The Refinishing Touch’s services or to get a free quote, go to www.therefinishingtouch.com.