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Hotel Furniture Buyers Guide

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As hotels consist of different areas; from receptions, through restaurants to bedrooms, there are many different types of furniture requirements that need to be considered when specifying a hotel project.

Hotel Reception Furniture

Reception furniture makes a big impact, and will help your guests determine the calibre of the hotel before they even reach the reception desk. 

Mercure The Grand Hotel, Leicester

Reception Furniture Tips

  • Reception furniture must be crisp and clean - choose fabrics that don't stain, and cushions that don't sag. Memory foam is very useful in this respect - as the name suggests, it always reverts to its original size and shape without the need for constant 'plumping'.
  • Remember that the backs of the chairs may face the entrance, so make sure that furniture looks great from all directions.
  • If chairs have to be regularly moved, consider wood strips on the top of the backs. These strips will be grabbed, so the upholstery is protected.
  • If your chair and sofa feet are integral with their frame, they won't twist. Take care with screw-on square legs and feet, as they'll gradually loosen.
  • If you have revolving bar stools with backs, opt for return springs so they spring back into a standard position. This will maintain a tidy looking bar - and your staff will thank you for saving them the work


Theo Randall's Restaurant at Intercontinental Park Lane, London


The Hotel Restaurant

Hotel dining rooms are becoming indistinguishable from stand-alone restaurants. Chairs, tables and banquette seating must be robust and practical - but also represent a central part of your interior design decisions.

agl-bedroom-furniture.jpgAbode, Glasgow

Hotel Bedroom Furniture

Bedroom desk chairs, easy chairs, stools and even sofas. We recommend relatively compact furniture; space is at a premium in most hotel bedrooms; so our ranges generally focus on furniture with a small footprint. 

Some hotels also have an outdoor terrace with bar or pool area to consider. Read our blog on buying outdoor furniture for more advice on sourcing furniture for hotels.

Recent Hotel Furniture Projects

View more recent hotel projects or browse the full range of hotel furniture here.

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Clayton Hotel - City of London

The hotel’s design is smart yet charismatic. Inspired by Victorian textile warehouses and intended to reflect the neighbourhood’s fascinating fusion of East End tradition and contemporary creativity, the interiors exude an elegant yet casual charm with a hint of history.

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room2 - Southampton

room2 Southampton combines the best bits of hotels (service, security, and facilities), with the flexibility, freedom and personality of Airbnb to create a hometel; a place to live not just to stay.

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Manor House Lindley Hotel Bar

Manor House - Lindley

Winner of Hotel Interior Design at the Northern Design Awards 2018, this AA 5 Gold* Hotel is a fantastic example of an independent boutique hotel.

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Hilton Puckrup Hall

Hilton Puckrup Hall - Tewkesbury

"...inspiration is drawn from the colours and textures of the nearby countryside, coupled with a contemporary take on the warmth, comfort and welcome of a well-appointed country house"

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The Swan Hotel - Southwold

A boutique hotel with a brewery on the doorstep, this Adnam's hotel promises an immersive experience that appeals to all the senses, with fine dining and craft distillery as well as its lush decor. It's fitting then that bottle green shades and copper details have been chosen to adorn The Still Room, the hotel's restaurant culminating in an impressive copper bar with hanging copper lights. 

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Want more advice on buying hotel furniture?

Our Hospitality Furniture Knowledge book is packed full of advice and is a great place to learn more about specifying furniture for hotel spaces. Learn pros and cons of furniture materials, current style trends and tips and tricks of the trade. 

Topics: Hotel furniture, Specification tips

By Paula Stanbridge-Faircloth Paula Stanbridge-Faircloth on 01/08/17 09:11
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