When a hotel selects textiles, the supplier has to be able to meet a range of important requirements. The textile range used must support the hotel’s image in terms of design, colours and custom trims – and “complete” the room in which it is used.
The starting point is often a mock-up room in which the designer focuses on creating the desired look, notably through the selection of textiles. But in real life, the textiles have to be able to withstand some 100 changes a year without changing the way they look – so they have to be developed to withstand industrial laundering.
In practice, having the perfect range of textiles means that the hotel can create a large number of combinations and themes using a fairly small number of variants. Having few units with maximum flexibility makes it easy for staff to switch the entire environment, and to work with the combinations of matt and glossy textiles, rustic and refined surfaces, patterns and colours which complete the staging.
Profitable benefits in everyday life
The textiles have to be optimised to give staff the most efficient working conditions and ensure that the hotel has a low Life Cycle Cost:
Consistent quality throughout the lifetime of textiles
Large stocks of textiles demand consistent quality throughout their entire economic service life. Therefore, the hotel has to ensure that: