Five Ways Your Interior Designer Adds to Your Bottom Line
By Amy Locke Director, Interior Design, Hatchett Hospitality | May 06, 2010
An interior designer has the knowledge and experience to make a hotel stay more efficient, more beautiful, and more exciting for the guest – and more profitable for the owner.
Yet some owners resist using an interior designer because they question the amount of value added compared to the amount of additional fees. Or because they suspect an interior designer will "pad" the recommendations with items that add to overall cost. Or because they want to avoid having an undesirable design imposed on them.
However, these concerns are being overcome for more and more owners as they see how in today's crowded hotel marketplace, an interior designer can create the kind of comfortable, functional, up-to-date property that generates more return visits and referrals, higher room rates, and increased market share.
Let's take a closer look at five ways that an interior designer can add to the look of your property – and your bottom line.
1. Planning Space Specifically For You
An interior designer is more than simply a decorator. At different times of the FF&E process, he or she is part artist and part engineer – combining both aesthetic and technical capabilities.