How to Renovate Your Hotel With Minimal Disruption
By Amy Locke Director, Interior Design, Hatchett Hospitality | May 2010
Renovate or Die!
That may sound like a melodramatic rallying cry, but actually it's a stark fact-of-business life for hoteliers. Once a property loses its appeal, it loses guests - which leads promptly to lower rates and inevitably to lower revenues.
So a major challenge for owners is to keep their hotels fresh and "up to standards" - those of the traveler and those of the brand. That's the "why" of renovation.
But no less daunting is the "how" of renovation - namely, the challenge of keeping the disruptions associated with renovation construction to a minimum for guests.
Let's look at these two challenges briefly.