Six HOT FF&E Tips Can Add Sizzle to Your Hotel - and the Bottom Line
By Amy Locke Director, Interior Design, Hatchett Hospitality | May 06, 2010
But great hotel rooms don't just happen - they have to be carefully created with meticulous attention to the four stages of FF&E, namely, design, purchasing, transportation, and installation.
Exactly what are today's "hot" trends for "cool" rooms? Here are three "do's" and three "don'ts" that are helping many properties sizzle without burning up their FF&E budgets - and these tips can easily be implemented by you.
1. Upgrade Bathrooms
Typically, guests spend more time in the bathroom than any area of the room, other than the bed. You want to create a bathroom that is beautiful, comfortable, and "home-like" while still providing practical, functional service.
Among the major benefits of the "thin slab" product are (1) it can be handled in much larger pieces than traditional granite, covering an area up to 4 feet by 8 feet with one slab, and (2) in renovations, it can be installed over existing tub/shower walls and tile.