When it comes to fitting out a new or an existing hotel, there are a number of tips that can help to ensure the process is seamless. From decorations to furniture, the fitout process is an important step that brings the entire build or renovation project to a close.
Planning is crucial
Before you start working on the fitout, you’ll need to plan the entire job. Planning and setting deadlines helps give you an idea of what will be done and when it will be completed so you can stick to a schedule and a budget. Having a plan in place also helps with scheduling work around the fitout, for example the painting or the internet set up.
Know your budget
When it comes to building or renovating a hotel, there’s a lot of work going on at the same time. It’s easy to see why sticking to a budget can be a challenge. Assuming you have put together a thorough plan though, it doesn’t have to be. Sticking to your budget will ensure you don’t lose money on the fitout project.
Manage the project
There’s a lot to manage during the fitout process. From managing staff to ensure minimal downtime, to managing all of the other work that is taking place throughout the building at the same time as a fitout. For existing hotels undergoing a renovation, it’s also important to manage guests and the current hotel inventory and stock.
Find the right partner
Working with the right partner to get the job done will help streamline the process. The right partner will communicate well with you and the other workers on site. They’ll understand that often, fitouts take place on a live site, and will ensure they provide a high quality service that is completed on time and within budget, without affecting other work. The right partner will also be able to provide 3PL or 4PL services, warehouse storage and project management and consultancy services.
Communication is key
Communicating with your staff, as well as the partner you’ve hired to complete the fitout, is crucial to getting the project completed on time and within budget. Knowing what’s going on when and where will help elevate stress that arises throughout the project. It will also make it easier to keep your staff informed on the project so they don’t feel left out. Communicating will also assist in managing timelines and budgets with other service providers who are on the site at the same time.
Ready to begin your hotel fitout? Find the right partner to work with at Grace. Speak to one of our dedicated project managers about developing a comprehensive project plan and schedule that fits your needs. As a leader in the industry, we’re committed to working closely with you and your people to effectively manage every step of the fitout process to ensure your project is a complete success.