When you think of your favorite hotel, restaurant, resort or event center, what are the things that come to mind that make it your favorite? There may be a lot of different factors that influence your opinion, but there’s a good chance that among them are the look, feel, smell, and touch of the building itself and the structures within it; in other words, the building’s atmosphere. There’s a reason hotel and other hospitality spending is high and continuing to rise: the look and feel of buildings in the service industry is one of, if not the most important influences on customers’ and employees’ perceptions of the business.
If a building’s design and infrastructure do not meet the demands of increasingly picky consumers, it will eventually become obsolete unless an effort is made to remodel the existing space. However, hospitality remodeling is not as straightforward as it may at first seem. While not extremely complex, there are certain things to take into consideration in hospitality remodeling that aren’t all that obvious.
Hospitality remodeling may seem as simple as choosing a layout and appearance that’s pleasing to the eye. While that’s usually part of the process, there’s also more to consider. For example, before planning a renovation, a business will likely want to assess the demographics of the people who will be using the building. What are their values? What is their lifestyle like? A hotel that serves mainly young professionals may want both a sleek and flashy commons area where people can congregate and network, and a gym where guests can go to blow off steam. One that caters to retirees may choose to focus on creating a relaxed, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere through the construction of the building’s interior.
Hospitality Remodeling Contractors
Another factor to consider in the planning stages of a hospitality construction project is the interruption of current operations. In most cases, a high priority is placed on avoiding the interruption of day-to-day services, and that makes sense. However, in order to do so, it is important to work with a contractor that has experience in hospitality remodeling and teams of reliable, efficient subcontractors. Having familiar and trustworthy subcontractors lessens the likelihood of a remodel severely interfering with a business’s operations, or will at least lessen the duration of the project. The overall goal of achieving customer satisfaction and a positive customer impression doesn’t have to be put on hold just because there is a remodeling project taking place.
When planning a hospitality construction project, make sure to research the remodeling process and take advantage of your available resources. If you’re wondering where to begin, give us a call or send us an email or a free consultation. We’ll work through the initial stages of your remodel and help you to better understand the process itself.