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02 December 2020

What Shines is not Always Gold.


We’ve all heard the phrase “if it’s too good to be true, it probably is.” A great saying, that’s almost always right. Why do we fall for it in the first place? You see the shiny deal and get swept up in the moment and rapid thinking. Those little bursts of positive emotions add up and you find yourself tempted to pounce rather than ponder.

When you ride the upside, things get done. The light at the end of the tunnel shines more brightly. Unfortunately, not everything that shines is gold. A momentary lapse in judgement can cost you significantly more in time, money, and aggravation.

The good news is the upside can work if the deal is real. When you are investing in an upgrade, renovation, or new build make sure that what you are buying appears realistic in the marketplace before you get invested.

Hospitality Designs has gained its reputation as a trusted name in hotel furniture for close to 30 years, and as your trusted partners we are sharing some tips to keep that upside real.

Warranty Coverage

Knowing what coverage your suppliers offer is critical. When you understand the type and terms of coverage offered by a supplier or manufacturer, making an informed decision on a product or service becomes much easier.

Questions to consider include:

  • Is the cost of the warranty extra or included in the price of the product?
  • How long does the warranty last?
  • Where will you have to go to get warranty repairs?
  • Are there any warranty conditions tied to the use of the product?
  • Does the warranty cover parts and service costs?

Ask these questions alongside your considerations of time, budget and convenience to avoid last minute surprises that can be costly and aggravating.    

Country of Origin

Having your products manufactured overseas or manufactured locally both have their advantages and disadvantages. The country of origin of your product can matter when it comes to timelines, warranty, and additional costs.

When you are considering your options, remember that cheap is not always the best option, and a deal on the day you sign an agreement may not be the same on the day you receive your goods.

Consider these questions when you are deciding where to have your products manufactured:

  • What is the delivery timeline?
  • Are freight costs included in the price?
  • Are import fees included in the price?
  • Where do warranty replacement parts come from?

Product Material

Hospitality hotel furniture is part of the experience that keeps guests coming back. There are many options for materials that can be used to manufacture furniture. Not all material or ways of manufacturing are built to withstand the test of time and high use.

Before you invest, get to know your products by asking these questions:

  • What is the material used to manufacture?
  • What is the quality of the material used to manufacture?
  • How is the product manufactured?
  • How is the product assembled?

As one of the few hotel furniture companies that designs, manages, and manufactures, Hospitality Designs has an unmatched and versatile knowledgebase in the industry. You can be confident your team of account managers, project managers and designers will make the upside real.