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The renovation will encompass all the guest rooms, windows, guest room corridors, lobby, meeting rooms, bar and restaurant. In some cases, the extent of the renovation will be more in-depth, and in others it will be merely cosmetic. The end result should be a much needed face lift for our hotel without loosing the ‘home away from home’ feel that our loyal guests count on.
At this time we have two sample rooms in progress where we have installed some of the elements that will make up the new décor. A sample room is a good way to see in real life, items that might otherwise be ordered out a catalogue using just a picture. Typically for instance, we would order a sample of a lamp and then decide whether we like it by visualizing it in the room where the existing décor is. But since most of the décor of the room is about to change, then one can never really ‘see’ how the lamp will fit in with everything else.
With a sample room we can place items in the room to see how they fit and feel. As an example, we have looked at four different lamps for the desk. The first one looked great on paper but did not ‘fit the space’. That’s Interior Designer lingo for ‘its ugly there’. We experimented with different shapes and sizes until we found one that achieved the look we were seeking. By using a sample room, we avoid ordering 250 lamps that we may end up having to live with or return, which means wasted time and money. Some details of the guest room décor include drapes, valances, carpet, wall vinyl, artwork, mirrors, case goods and drawer pulls, etc; there are many different items that have to play well together (more designer lingo).
This is our current room....
And this is our 'sample room.'
That should give you a quick peek at what is to come… check here each week to get an update of what is happening with the project…and feel free to let me know if you have questions, concerns or contributions. Oh and be gentle with the other “C” - criticisms.
Safe Travels Until we Blog again!
Holiday Inn Buena Park