With over 35 years of experience renovating hotels and resorts across the US and Canada, we have gained valuable industry insight that we are always ready and willing to share.
Last week, Mario Insenga, founder and president of The Refinishing Touch, showcased his industry thought leadership in a contributed article featured in Hotel Online. In the piece, Mario offers expert advice and best practice solutions to help hoteliers increase short- and long-term ROI, decrease downtime and improve overall sustainability during property renovations.
The solution is simple – property managers and hotel owners must rethink renovations. During the planning phase, management should always ask the following questions: how can we lower costs? How can we improve our commitment to the environment? How can we best accommodate guests, and avoid a significant amount of downtime?
The answer to these questions lies in furniture asset management solutions – or the act of restoring well-built, existing pieces back to like-new conditions, while avoiding the costs associated with purchasing brand new furniture. Through on-site furniture refinishing, re-upholstery and remanufacturing, hoteliers can save up to 80 percent in total project expenditure and nearly 90 percent in carbon emissions. With experienced production crews like The Refinishing Touch’s, up to 20 guest rooms can be completed each day with little to no disruption to guests and employees.
In the Hotel Online article, Mario offers a real-life before-and-after example, showcasing our recent work at the BEST WESTERN PLUS The Inn at King of Prussia. During the project, The Refinishing Touch renovated 100 rooms throughout the property in just one month. Best of all, the Pennsylvanian Best Western hotel reduced its total costs by an estimated 75.8 percent and minimized its carbon emissions (in tons) from 125.32 to a mere 1.24 – successfully being green while saving ‘green’.
To read Mario’s entire article, please visit the Hotel Online website here. For a quick before-and-after video displaying the renovation work done at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Inn at King of Prussia, click here – the transformation is a must-see.