The hotel furniture has been put back in place, the relatives have all left for the airport, and another Labor Day Weekend is in the books.
As the nation finishes celebrating the last three day weekend of the summer, there are many hotels that are seeing an end to packed breakfast buffets, hotel lobbies full of conversations and card games, and pool decks full of laughter. When all of the guests have left, however, the task of making sure that all of the hotel furniture is clean and ready for the next group starts.
Hotel furniture needs to serve a variety of purposes. From gathering spaces in common areas to peaceful spaces in individual rooms, the furniture that fills a property also sets a mood and helps to establish a brand. In addition to matching the right color scheme and being comfortable, however, hotel furniture also has to be easy to maintain and even easier to clean. Fortunately, with the latest textiles that are available, this can be easier than you might imagine.
Consider some of these facts and figures about the furniture industry and the impact that it has on hotels around the globe:
- Motion chairs, including recliners, gliders, and swivel rockers, accounted for 8% of furniture sales in the year 2009, according to Furniture Today.
- The U.S. demand for outdoor furniture and grills continued to rise 3.7% annually, and is expected to reach $9.1 billion by 2019, recent study has suggested.
- The furniture industry is comprised of an estimated 87,000 establishments employing more than 500,000 individuals, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
- Furniture and home furnishings store sales totaled $9.51 billion in June 2017, up from $9.27 billion from June 2016, according to a U.S. Department of Commerce report.
From adirondack chairs around the pool on Labor Day weekend to commercial sleeping chairs in hotel rooms, there are many products that can help a hotel create a space that is memorable and comfortable, while at the same time being easy to care for as well. Large corporate furniture purchases make up a significant part of furniture industry sales.