Hotels have many costs that they need to meet, including large outlays and regular, ongoing costs. Meeting all of these payments is, of course, essential, but it is also important the hotel retains a positive and healthy cash flow. Some of the money should remain within the business, whether to cover emergencies or to invest in any opportunities that arise. Looking for alternatives to some of the bigger costs; alternatives that offer reduced payments and lower initial costs, can prove very advantageous to the hotel and the hotel owner.
Hotels use and include a lot of furniture, from the beds in the bedrooms to the bar stools at the bar, and customers will judge the quality and comfort of a hotel not only on how well they sleep. They will take every item of furniture that they use into consideration. Even if a guest doesn’t sit on the chairs in the reception or bar area, they are likely to see them, and this means that the furniture is also an important consideration in the quality and effectiveness of the design of the hotel.
Furniture, therefore, needs to be both comfortable and good looking, but it should also be functional. The primary purpose of chairs is for people to sit in them, while tables are meant to hold drinks, food, and other items. Quirky or boutique designs can prove very popular with some guests, but if this means that the furniture loses its functionality then this will prove detrimental to the hotel and its appeal with clients.
It should also be chosen to ensure that the shape and dimensions, as well as the overall design, fit in the area that the furniture is to be used. For example, if the seats are too large or cumbersome, then they can make a reception or other area feel small and confined, but if they are too small or too few in number, then the hotel can feel empty, which may put some guests off. Consider the size and dimensions when choosing furniture, then.
Cost is another important facet to furniture acquisition. While you should be prepared to pay a little extra for good quality furniture, you don’t want to blow the whole of the hotel’s budget on the chairs in reception or the tables at the bar. Rather than compromising on quality, you can buy bespoke furniture that is designed to your specific needs, and take this furniture on a contract agreement. Contract furniture requires that you make regular payments, but does not require that you pay the whole costs in one go. This can prove very beneficial because it enables you to access high quality and attractive furniture without having to break the budget.
Do ensure that the furniture you choose for your hotel is attractive and appealing, that it fits, and that it serves the appropriate function. Consider contract furniture that is designed and manufactured according to your specific needs, and you could save a lot of money compared to buying furniture, while still enjoying the quality that your guests demand.
Contract Furniture from Atlas Contract Furniture is designed and manufactured according to your needs by expert furniture manufacturers. Choose the design you want, ensure that you get the furniture you need, and enjoy access to contract payments instead of having to invest a lump sum in one go.