Some Tips to Help to Find One of the Best Hotel Furniture Suppliers

5Are you looking for one of the most reliable hotel furniture suppliers for your new hotel? If so, then you have come to the right place. I have been the part of the hospitality industry since long and own a hotel in one of the busiest areas of the city. What you are looking for today, was also one of my major concerns when I planned to own a hotel. Even now when planning renovations I need furniture suppliers. This article is based on my personal experiences on how I found and selected the best. So, it might help you, as well.

How I got the names and contact details of the suppliers?

While searching for hotel furniture suppliers, the first thing I did is contacted my friends, some relatives and some of my old office colleagues. I have heard somewhere that word-of-mouth references work sometimes. So, I started with it only. Although I got very few recommendations, that was enough in regard to the first attempt. Then I leafed through some home improvement magazines and the Yellow Pages specific to my state. There I got a significant number of contacts. Lastly, I searched through the World Wide Web and you won’t believe I got hundreds of contact details. The best part was I got the web address of many of the suppliers. So, you might understand that how useful a website can be when it comes to gather relevant information.

How I made my search easy and simple?

After I have created a list of furniture suppliers, I sorted it down into three categories. The first category included the names of the suppliers who sold new furniture. The second category listed the one who sold old and second-hand pieces of furniture. The third and the last one included those furniture suppliers who were specialist in both new and old furniture. This categorization helped me to keep my search simple. After that, I visited their websites one by one to look for the items I needed. Wait! There is one important thing I would like to tell you before I start telling you about the things to consider before selecting a supplier. That is – I had already prepared a list of the furniture I needed to buy. It saved my time. So, you should also do the same.

How I selected the best?

Now, let’s move on to the next segment. Here I will tell you about some of the most important things to consider when it comes to selecting one of the best hotel furniture suppliers. Firstly, I browsed through their websites to check out if they showcased the products I needed or no. Secondly, I looked at their price quotes. Some suppliers also had a section on their website that recommended the visitors to fill out a form for quotes. I filled them out. After I have got the quotations from almost every supplier I compared them and at last I selected the one I found more suitable for my hotel. Do not forget to check out their credentials.

I did a lot of Homework before Visiting the Hotel Furniture Suppliers

6When I was chalking out the plan to start my hotel business, different people gave me different type of advices. Some said – “hire the best interior decorator of the state”, whereas some told – “get the best and experienced chefs”. No doubt they were all right, but the main thing that was bothering me at that time that was not how I would be able to find good professionals. I knew it from the very beginning that hiring one of the best professionals is not a big deal. With a little bit of research I would be able to find not one but more than that.
One of my major concerns was getting high quality, but affordable furniture. There were so many options present in the market that choosing the right pieces was getting difficult for me. One morning when we were having our breakfast my father suggested me to get in touch with some of the hotel furniture suppliers. They deal with different types of customers every day. So, they can provide me with some good options. However, before meeting them I prepared a list that I will share with you in this article. Let’s have a quick look at it.

The list I prepared

Here are two of the most basic, but important things I included in the list:

• It is very important for everyone to know what he or she needs before buying something or meeting a service provider. This helps in getting to the point directly without wasting too much time. So, I took a pen and paper and jotted down the types of furniture I needed, like beds, cabinets, side tables, chairs, etc.
• Once I was done with furniture listing, I noted down how many of each pieces I needed. For this, I had to consider the sizes, the designs as well as the decor of the rooms at my hotel.

I considered both options – new and old furniture suppliers

I have heard that some furniture suppliers also showcase old hotel furniture that is both affordable and high quality. Most important, such pieces have their own style statement and appeal. So, I decided to visit those suppliers as well along with the ones who sell brand new furniture. While checking them out I also found some suppliers who organized demo for their clients. I found that demo part very interesting and helpful too. Those demos gave me an insight on how the rooms will look once the furniture is set. I even asked for demos for the dining as well as other areas of my hotel.

What was my next step?

As obvious I went with that hotel and restaurant furniture supplier who offers the demo options. Not just because he showed me the demos, but also because the pieces of furniture at his showroom were beautiful and sturdy. I bought some new pieces and some old ones and got amazing discounts as I bought them in bulk. One of the best things that I liked about most of the furniture dealers is the staff members helped me while I was inspecting the pieces. Also, they were very upfront and well-behaved.

How I was able to Select One of the Best Hotel Furniture Suppliers

Dear readers, I am an hotelier. To become a part of the hospitality industry was one of my first and foremost passions since I was a high school graduate. I know that like me there are a number of people who aspire to become a part of this industry. I dreamt, I tried, I fell down, and I rose again. My journey was full of ups and downs, but with God’s grace I am running mu business successfully. In regard to owning and running a hotel, there are a number of aspects related. Through this article I am going to share one of the aspects related to this industry and that’s about the furniture and how I selected the right and one of the best hotel furniture suppliers.

My father – Savior through the confusions

When I was fully prepared with the list of things I needed for the rooms and other areas of my hotel. I decided to visit some of best furniture suppliers in my city. In order to find the names as well as details (address, contact number and hours of operation) of the suppliers I found internet to be the best place to carry out the search. While searching the web, I found that there were literally more than hundreds of suppliers who showcased furniture. And as obvious, I got confused that with so many options to choose from how I would be able to select the one. Not just me, there are many other people who have gone through or a going through this overwhelming feeling. My father helped me out through this confusion. He told me to consider the following pointers.

Take a look at the catalogue

My father told me to go through the catalogues of some of the topmost hotel furniture suppliers operating in the city. So, I decided to visit their websites and take a look at their online galleries. It helped to find out the type of furniture they supply. I was very particular about the looks of my hotel and made sure that its décor looked logical and appealing. Also, the furnishing style must be comfortable. As my hotel got its inspiration from traditional architecture, I focused on traditional pieces. Because buying ultra-modern stuff would make no sense.

Do consider the materials

This was the other thing Dad told me to consider. He told that if the materials would not match with the furnishing theme, then the décor of the entire hotel would spoil. So, I have given special attention to that, as well. As the theme of the hotel was traditional, I browsed for hotel furniture suppliers who supplied items made up of solid hardwoods. Such materials provide an earthy look. You should also look for suppliers who showcase products matching with the theme of your hotel or restaurant. One of the other things I considered is to check out the reliability and reputability of the suppliers. Also, I preferred experienced suppliers. Considering all these things helped me to select the best. They might help you, as well.