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Family Ties: Family Businesses Within The Hospitality Industry

Posted by Glenn Haussman on Dec 18, 2017 4:03:32 PM

They say the hotel business is one big happy family. That rings true both figuratively and literally. Here at Samuelson Furniture, we proudly carry a family tradition spanning four generations and 82 years.  While the distinction of being a generational business is uncommon today, we know others in the industry who have accomplished this.  A strong sense of identity in combination with hard work, integrity and commitment to the ideals set before them are just some of the components necessary to endure the challenges presented in the world of our business today.

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Topics: Hospitality Design, Custom Upholstery, Custom Seating For Hotels, Custom Casegoods For Hotels, Interior Design

Maximizing ROI with FF&E

Posted by Glenn Haussman on Sep 20, 2017 12:00:00 PM

This month we are investigating how those tasked with purchasing furniture approach their role in delivering a long lasting product that pleases both ownership and guests, all while anchoring the in-room experience. We connected with two industry superstars; Joe Motley, Program Manager at Walt Disney World, and Neil Locke, principal at Neil Locke & Associates, and asked them to share their thoughts on the importance of buying the right quality furniture at the right price.

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Topics: Hospitality Design, Custom furniture for hotels, custom furniture for hospitality, custom seating, custom casegoods, Purchasing FF+E

How 3D Imaging Transforms the Furniture Buying Experience

Posted by Glenn Haussman on May 23, 2017 1:23:20 PM

When you look at a great piece of furniture, you’re only seeing half the story. Chances are that piece looks wonderful to the eye, but what about what is under the covers?

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Topics: custom furniture for hospitality

6 Best Practices for Purchasing FF+E

Posted by Glenn Haussman on Apr 20, 2017 12:00:00 PM

 Purchasing FF&E, particularly furniture, can be a complicated task, especially for high end custom products. But it doesn’t have to be. We spoke with two purchasing pros -- who also have extensive design backgrounds -- and talked them into sharing their best practices for buying furniture.

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Topics: Hospitality Design, Custom furniture for hotels, custom furniture for hospitality, custom seating, custom casegoods, Purchasing FF+E

Technology integrated furniture design- Making guests feel at home when away from home

Posted by Glenn Haussman on Mar 20, 2017 11:45:00 AM

Don’t expect a major design shift in 2017, this year is more about the maturation of ongoing trends. It’s a focus on evolution, rather than revolution, as shifting societal behaviors push hospitality designers to tweak, change and flesh out concepts they’ve been exploring.

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Topics: Hospitality Design, Custom furniture for hotels, Hospitality Design Trends

Custom Furniture for Hospitality- Q+A with EoA

Posted by Glenn Haussman on Jan 19, 2017 10:47:31 AM

Malcolm Berg, is the founder of EoA, a Miami based hospitality design firm. His company focuses on properties within the upper end of the industry, putting him and his team into a unique position to constantly develop ‘wow’ worthy concepts.

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Topics: Hospitality Design, Custom furniture for hotels