Watsonia RSL is a vibrant hub of community activity, and they recently redesigned their dining area with 32 lounge chairs by Strand Hospitality Furniture.
It’s quite often that a business owner may need a bit of help in getting the look and feel that really makes their space welcoming and inviting. We worked closely with BSPN Architecture to get the exact stain of walnut that would fit the venue perfectly.
In every retail business, there’s always end of line stock. It happens with food in hospitality, with furnishings in interior design and with building materials in construction. It certainly happens in the hospitality furniture industry. There’s a choice to be made – do we discount for a few dollars of extra revenue or is there something that we could do that is more satisfying to the soul?
As the owner of a restaurant, hospitality business or café, your success depends on your ability to meet your customer’s needs. The food you served five years ago won’t be the same as what you offer today, as ingredients, tastes and times change. The same principle applies to your furnishings. As you do your stocktake, why not evaluate your furniture at least once a year? Reflecting on what works and what doesn’t, the ambience of your café or restaurant will be key.
What makes people decide to pop into a restaurant they’re walking past? Yes, the menu and pricing are important, but when making on the spot decisions about where to eat, the atmosphere of a restaurant influences a person’s choice.
When you want customers to walk through your doors, forget about the time and order that second bottle of wine, putting them at ease will make them feel at home, so that they relax and keep enjoying your restaurant.
There’s a big difference between the furniture that you buy for your home and the furniture that you’ll need to buy for your hospitality business where you are best served to buy from hospitality furniture companies. It can be challenging to separate your home decor from your hospitality business style. This is where the team at Strand comes in.
Working in hospitality means that every element of your business needs to be geared towards meeting the needs of your customers. This includes intangible factors such as how you greet customers and the background music you play. It’s also physical elements like the colours you use in your business’s branding and the kind of hospitality furniture a customer can expect to find when they walk into your venue.
With the new year upon us it’s a good time to revisit your business’s needs. This could mean looking for new furniture for your wedding and conference venue, café, hotel, restaurant or bar. Whether you’ve never employed the services of a hospitality furniture manufacturer before or you’re looking for a new supplier who can better meet your needs, here’s what you need to look for.
To keep your bar popular and profitable, you can’t just rely on regulars to stay afloat. To guarantee a steady stream of customers filling up your bar stools every evening, you need to invest in marketing.
Traditional tactics like storefront signage and flyers are old school, so go beyond the basics when marketing your bar. While we of course advocate a great looking venue with stunning bar stools (link to bar stool page on site) we’ve come up with a few extra ways to liven up your clientele.
Dining venues, as you know are subject to high usage, and people may not be as careful as they are at home. Furniture tends to look old and worn out quicker. That’s why it’s important to invest in higher-grade materials.
The fact is, quality goes a long way. But how do you choose the right texture, pattern and colour? With so many options can get a bit overwhelming. As you select furniture and fittings, knowing how the fabric will be used and matching it for the right durability properly is key.