The emergence of technology in our lives is a fact. And the hospitality industry has become essential to guarantee service quality and client comfort. To that end, the alliance of technology and furniture, fixtures and equipment is a fundamental aspect with a view to fulfill these objectives and offer an experience unforgettably valuable.
How does such alliance work? The choices are endless, starting with the hotel lobby and its common areas. The current trends in hotel design attach high importance to these areas, making them wider, multifunctional and smart. FF&E must suggest proximity and closeness, and for that purpose, it must be comfortable and functional, thus creating a warmer and more welcoming place. Barriers, such as the counter, must be removed and replaced with desks, equipped with state-of-the-art technology, or tablets where the client checks in while the receptionist acts as host.
In these common areas, modular and mobile furniture enables to adapt to the needs of that very moment. Spaces which are during the day workplaces can be used to enjoy a drink in the evening. To that end, technology applied to lighting is essential to create different environments according to the situation.
Technology and FF&E join together in hotel design
However, it might be in rooms where the combination of technology and FF&E plays an essential role to increase the feeling of comfort and exclusiveness that the brand wants to instill. For instance, through headboards with integrated light that can be controlled and adjusted to the guest’s liking. Or also by optimizing space with furniture integrated into the mirror and television so that the client chooses whether to watch television or not.
Also, the revolution brought by the Internet of Things must not be left aside. If we want to offer comfort and experiences, the integration of interactivity between the objects themselves and with us implies taking a step forward and positioning services at the leading edge of technology: programmable showers registering the clients’ favorite water temperature, control of lighting, thermostat or television through mobile applications, maximum connectivity… The purpose is to create places where the client feels at ease, integrated into the space, and design and technology are key aspects to achieve it.
This combination between technology and FF&E must be kept in mind from the time of the idea for the hotel design. The purpose is to create a unique environment, offer an optimal experience to the client and adapt to their needs and likings with a view to offer added value to the visitor. High-quality innovative materials, easy to maintain, which comply with all the hotel standard requirements, are essential to produce state-of-the-art FF&E, which create comfortable, innovative and exclusive environments. And this can only be achieved if we benefit from all the advantages technology offers.
In Simply, this combination between design, furniture and technology has always been among our preferences. If we want to offer the best product and service to our clients, we can only achieve it by banking on technology, product development and constant investment in R&D with a view to bring up to date our productive systems, materials and services. This, together with aesthetical sensitivity and experience based on more than thirty years working in the hospitality sector, allows us to offer hotel interior designs that bear in mind the brand’s image as well as the latest trends and the culture of the country where it is located.