Unique hotels frequently start with a vision from the owner, who want their hotel to be one of a kind and memorable. However, if the owner does not reach out for professional advice, mistakes can ruin the project.
Owners work with the architects and interior designers to develop this special property to insure that it will be successful. Properly done, boutique hotels garner positive word of mouth that reduces marketing costs while driving up occupancy rates at premium prices.
At corporate hotel chains, product specifications are set and chosen for performance. The more unique a hotel is, the more freedom the designer has with the materials they specify.
This freedom can be a double edged sword. Designers can be truly creative and inventive to create a unique property that meets the vision of the owner, or the designer can select a product or material that looks perfect on the surface but cannot stand up the requirements of the demanding hospitality industry.
That appears to be what happened when the wood floor was chosen for this new hotel.
This flooring may have been a beautiful aesthetic choice for the hotel. It probably even stood up to the first few weeks after the hotel opened. However, the flooring quickly showed that it was not suited for the demands of a hotel with lots of traffic and activity.
What This Costs the Owner:
The owner would not have paid either of these costs if the right wood floor had been specified from the beginning.
Nydree Wood Floors are designed to provide long term beauty and durability for the hospitality industry.
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