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Rethinking Technology In Hospitality Design

Posted by Glenn Haussman @TravelingGlenn on Jun 18, 2018 1:47:11 PM

Technology has become the backbone of the hotel business on many levels. This includes the ways in which properties are operated behind the scenes as well as guest-facing technologies, and of course the latest electronic contraptions hotel customers use when on site.

It has made those in the hotel industry rethink how interactive technology is applied in every aspect of the hotel experience, including through FF&E products such as furniture.  This provides inspiration to begin a dialog addressing the creative thought and application of technology in the hospitality environment.

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The Lobby Experience Opens Doors- Q+A with Hospitality Designers

Posted by Glenn Haussman @TravelingGlenn on Aug 21, 2017 11:31:03 AM

There has been a big shift in hospitality during the last five years. Public spaces in hotels, especially the lobby, are officially the front and center attraction.  While they have always been the first thing guests see, there is a new focus. This relates to setting the stage for experience while simultaneously creating engaging spaces where people want to hang out, and importantly, spend money.

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

Purchasing Pro Tips: From P.O. to Delivery

Posted by Glenn Haussman @TravelingGlenn on Jul 20, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Purchasing Pro Tips: From P.O. to Delivery

We all know what purchasers do, they purchase! But knowing what they do is very different than understanding how they do it. So, we spoke to a couple of purchasing experts to find out exactly how they spend their days.

Hint: It’s a lot more involved than shopping for pretty things.

Turns out, there’s a lot of management and skill required to ensure projects come in on time, on budget, and feature products that can live up to the rigors of hotel living. Here’s some tips gleaned from these pros:

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

NO ASSH$#%S™ Company Meets “The No Asshole Rule” Author

Posted by Glenn Haussman @TravelingGlenn on Jun 20, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Ten years ago, a book debuted that changed everything.  “The No Asshole Rule”, is a survival guide to maneuvering horrific corporate culture. Here at Samuelson Furniture, we’ve been espousing this essential rule for four generations.

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Topics: Custom furniture for hotels