3 Essential Things to Remember When Renovating a Hotel

  Each private, commercial, and service building requires renovation sooner or later. International hotel chains should conduct a general renovation of rooms, restaurants, and interiors no longer than every fifteen years. Architects and interior designers cooperate with COOs to prepare the procedures and standards and create precise guidelines. In the case of non-chain hotels, renovation is often the result of marketing research, which indicates a significant decline in the hotel’s popularity or an increase in unfavourable opinions about the standard and quality of services provided. However, it is undeniable that the refurbishment of a hotel requires an experienced general contractor and knowledge of the market. In many cases, it is not the owner’s vision that matters but the customer’s expectations.

 Hotel Renovation Plan

  Renovating involves many subcontractors. Supervision by a construction manager who will report to the hotel director and the investor about the planned and completed work is necessary. Often, hotels carry out interior renovations during the operation of the facility. Renovation works usually start from 9.00 a.m. or earlier due to the deadlines for commissioning the planned works. Most often, construction companies carry out repairs on floors. In older buildings, renovation is much more difficult. It is not always possible to install modern technologies. Therefore, investors calculate costs and prefer to build a new facility next to the existing one, if possible, and completely demolish the old one. Renovations of facilities take months, sometimes years. It depends on the nature, operation of the building, and financing of renovation. Lenders are more likely to credit repairs when they have loans analyzed by professionals. It is not easy to renovate an entire facility in a short time. All operations should be the least invasive for the guests staying in the hotel.

The Functionality of Hotel Interiors

  One of the most common mistakes made by inexperienced hoteliers is overinvestment, wrong selection of the standard, facility size, or the type of hotel infrastructure in the form of conference rooms, restaurants, or SPA and Wellness services. Another problem is a selection of the modern equipment of the facility without translating directly into its functionality. In the case of public areas, such as the reception, restaurant, bar, or kitchen facilities, renovations should be divided into stages and not disturb hotel operation. Often, hoteliers decide to move the restaurant to meet rooms or ballrooms. It is easier to manage gastronomy when banquet kitchens can take over serving meals. Well-planned activities will help you maintain the hospitality service. Unfortunately, it is not possible in every facility to plan the transfer of spaces perfectly due to the nature of the building and its functionality. 

Scope of Works

  For many years, we conducted many renovations, such as international hotel chains, restaurants, cafes, and bars. A permanent element of each renovation is a detailed interior renovation plan. It defines the schedule and the budget. It also creates a control system ensuring the performance of works. Renovation of a hotel usually involves increasing the functionality by combining modern solutions with traditions. The most important seems to be a unique design and idea. Renovation and modernization may include a different scope of works:

  Renovation works of hotel facilities should be strictly according to the assumed cost plan. It is also crucial to choose the finishing materials.