Five Things to Consider for Your Sydney Hotel Fit-Out

Designing and constructing the interior of a hotel takes a certain kind of experience, and understanding of the industry.

This project will be the making of your hotel, and the quality of the fit-out and design will determine your guests’ experience, your occupancy rates, and of course, the reviews that you receive! Therefore, your hotel fit-out simply must be exceptional. 

If you’re planning on fitting out or refurbishing your Sydney hotel, here are five things you must consider.

Is your hotel fit-out sustainable?

These days, sustainability is the name of the game… and your guests will take note of the fixtures and finishes in your hotel rooms! Gone are the days of hotel rooms filled with plastic features, plastic tables, and chairs, and plastic shell showers… not only did these stalwarts of the eighties and nineties look terrible, but they graduated to plastic waste.

A sustainable fit-out will make use of as many natural and recycled materials as possible. That means more wood, more stone, more tile, and even more carpet (which is highly recyclable). These materials, tastefully incorporated into your hotel design, will impress your guests and create a more relaxing atmosphere.

What is the current market situation?

You simply must know the current market situation before designing your new Sydney hotel fit-out or hotel refurbishment. Ask questions such as the following:

  • What are the current statistics on supply and demand? 
  • Has tourism returned to its pre-pandemic rate? 
  • What are the tourism numbers projected to look like over the next five years?
  • Are tourists domestic or international?
  • Who are your guests – business travelers, tourists, long-termers?

Considering these questions (and many others) will ensure that you’re on top of the market situation. The answers to these questions can influence your hotel design and therefore, the fit-out process.

Do you need a complete fit-out or just a refurbishment?

It’s important to consider whether you actually need a full strip-out and new fit-out, or if you’re just in need of a hotel refurbishment. There’s no need to shut your doors, and spend a lot of time and money if a simple refurbishment can work wonders!

A refurbishment might involve replacing some of your floor finishes, freshening up the joinery in your rooms, or a simple lick of paint. And if the rest of your hotel is in good condition, why not stick to the essentials?

On the other hand, there are a few signs that a Sydney hotel fit-out is just what you need. Obviously, if your hotel is a new enterprise, you’ll be working from just a base structure. That’s where a complete fit-out is clearly necessary. Or, your space may be so old and failing to attract guests, that you need to rip everything out and start again.

At Niche Projects, we’re well versed in both refurbishments and completely new fit-outs. Our team of experts is ready to apply their immense experience, knowledge, and design-savvy to ensure that your hotel creates a memorable experience for your guests.

What do your guests want?

This is the most important factor in the design process. You simply must understand the needs and wants of your guests… or else your hotel will be condemned to poor occupancy rates and an ongoing financial struggle.

Surveys are an excellent way to find out what people want from a hotel. The basics are often the same; comfortable rooms without excessive noise, nice fixtures and finishes, ample light, comfortable furniture, pleasant common areas, and good service. 

The 2020 J.D. Power North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study found that the three things guests most want from a hotel are:

  • Cleanliness
  • Clear communication
  • Peaceful sleeping environments.

A professional Sydney hotel fit-out can actually contribute to all three of these. For instance, the layout of a hotel room can influence how easy or difficult it is to clean. What’s more, the right technology and hotel design will allow for better communication and accessibility for both guests and staff members. 

There are a number of design aspects that contribute to a peaceful sleeping environment for your guests. That includes:

  • Floor and wall coverings – some can absorb noise, while others simply reflect it.
  • Layout – are rooms close to common areas and other busy spaces?
  • The furniture present in your hotel rooms, most importantly the bed!

Hire a professional Sydney hotel fit-out contractor and reap the rewards of savvy design and quality construction. At Niche Projects, we’re the best in the business and we’re ready to help.

Are you working with professionals?

Working with a professional Sydney hotel fit-out company is a must – there’s too much to consider, to try and manage the project and design aspects yourself… let alone the actual construction or refurbishment process. This still applies to small hotels! 

A professional Sydney hotel fit-out company will guide you through the entire process, from when you first purchase a space (or decide to rip out everything in your existing hotel!) to the finished product. At Niche Projects, we have a wealth of experience in hotel fit-outs, office fit-outs, and much more. 

We’re able to apply our extensive knowledge and design nous to your hotel project, working closely with you to ensure that the needs and wants of you and your guests are always exceeded.
Get in touch with Niche Projects today. We’re ready to help.