The type of hotel a person runs may dictate the look and feel of the hotel bedroom furniture each guest room requires. Having said that there are certain design elements inherent in the hotel bedroom, which transcend boundaries of star ratings or target clientele. These, for example, can be durability and the capacity to be cleaned with ease.
From the most expensive penthouse suite to a single occupancy room in a business hotel or guest house, hotel bedroom furniture is required to support a constant traffic of guests. Between each residency, the soft furnishings in the room (towels and bedding for instance) are changed and refreshed. But the hard furnishings, the actual substance of the bed and the wardrobe, need to be clean and ready for a new guest too.
Wipe-clean surfaces or veneers that respond instantly and well to commercial standard polish may be specified in hotel bedroom furniture. Tough interior construction, normally MDF or something similar underneath the external and internal veneers or coatings, should give the furniture enough solidity to be used heavily, day in and day out, for much of the year. It should also conform to the standard size of a hotel bedroom.
This last is extremely important for most hotels in the budget to mid and upper middle ranges of price tag. Normally hotel bedrooms in these ranges are designed and specified according to a widely accepted universal blueprint. This means that the furnishings suited to fit in them should be of a single size in each instance.
Beds are obvious – a single bed has a certain dimension, which defines it as a single bed, while a double bed has a dimension defining it as a double bed and so on. When you get to wardrobes, desks and chairs, though, there is no such apparent rule.
The fact remains that in most cases, hotel bedroom furniture other than the bed is made to a standard size. This enables architects and interior designers working within the hotels to specify the decorative schemes and layout of the room early in the design. This also explains why many hotel rooms feel interchangeable, once you have drawn the curtains and turned on the TV, no matter where you are in the world (except, of course, for the local TV stations).
At the higher end of the price scale, hotels may use existing rooms built in old mansions or manor houses, on which cases there is no real limit to the size or scaling of the hotel bedroom furniture they use. In any case, though, hotels of this upmarket constitution tend to specify individually designed and themed rooms rather than an overall hotel bedroom design. This is a practice matched by “ordinary” hotels only in their design or designation of certain rooms as honeymoon suites.
Hotel bedroom furniture may justify its costs with its longevity or be provided as part of a contract hire or lease purchase agreement, whereby the purchasing hotel can exchange items as they become worn out, for newer versions of the same piece.
Sharon Wayne is a freelance content writer. In this article she describes about the designing of hotel bedroom furniture.