When a hotel company wants to open a new establishment, joint work between building companies and architecture and interior design studios is essential with a view to add value and create a one-of-a-kind project which generates new experiences for hosts and with innovative concepts.
A hotel is no more an impersonal and passing through place. Now, it has to tell a story and be a space where clients do want to spend their time. To that end, the close collaboration between architecture, interior design, the building company and the property becomes necessary. This is how details can be treated with utmost care and a harmonized vision of the whole be created.
Standards such as exclusiveness, balance, functionality or sustainability must be tackled from the design of the building, going from the choice of materials, technologies and FF&E to the management of the construction. All must work along the same lines so that the structure, the exterior and the interior of the hotel instill in clients the same idea, and make them sense it from the beginning.
And this joint work must be fulfilled in all the stages of a hotel design and regarding all elements that will affect the project. And most of all, during the planning stage. In the design of a hotel establishment, architecture studios play an essential role, but it is building companies those which must provide with their knowledge aiming to decide how to transfer the concept to reality, at the lowest price and with the least possible impacts. On their behalf, interior design studios must transfer this concept to the design of common areas and rooms. FF&E, decorative elements, materials… all of them must become elements of the story told by the hotel. All of that without losing sight of the brand’s owner image and their requirements for that new hotel.
Within this planning stage, sustainability and accessibility standards, for instance, must be taken into account. It is at this stage when the minimum environmental impact can be guaranteed during the whole process, with the incorporation of new materials and technologies at each stage, and their easy adaptation to the building. Besides, all the parties involved will be clear about these standards and will work along the same lines.
Another aspect in which everyone must be on the same page is the compliance with deadlines. All the parties involved must be clear about the deadlines of the rest and not postpone them. One of the most important aspects for owners is the compliance with the set deadlines, since a delay may entail a significant cost overrun. This is why complying with each and every set deadline, letting the others know how the project progresses and coordinating the state of works are key aspects to be effective.
Besides, when the time comes to design and create a hotel establishment, its future evolution must be contemplated. This deals with thinking about the possible uses of a hotel in order to fit it into the present and future demand, and finding the way of satisfying it with the highest economy of design, resources and a minimum of annoyances facing clients.
In Simply, thanks to our experience in project management, we have always defended joint work between architects and building companies. This is the only way to respond in an innovative and efficient way, and adapted to the clients’ needs.