Themed Restaurants and Interior Fit-out works in Singapore

New restaurants in Singapore are opening all the time. With the level of competition in the F&B industry in Singapore, it’s very important to ensure your guests have a memorable experience at your restaurant. For independent restaurants to be able to survive the test of time, it takes a unique competitive advantage.

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A successful restaurant in Singapore requires more than just a good location. Just a few of the obstacles that restaurant owners may face include fierce competition, hiring quality staff, knowledge & experience, and even random unexpected hurdles like the weather.

 

So how do you create a memorable dining experience?

A competitive advantage for your restaurant means establishing a quality that makes your restaurant the preferred choice in its market. This may be aspects of your food, drink, service, and even custom cafe furniture and ambience that give your venue superior value and help you stand out from the rest.

There are many important elements that can provide a unique character for your restaurant in the marketplace. Among these are hospitality and service, price, menu selection, and much more.

 

The Advantages of a Themed Restaurant in Singapore

Themed restaurants are just one way to set the mood for a unique and memorable dining experience. This encompasses several elements of the restaurant, from menu, to service, decor, and ambience. Successful themed restaurants give restaurant owners a chance to establish a unique brand name that can help increase sales and keep customers coming back.

 

Onestop’s Custom F&B furniture and Interior Fit-out Services

Onestop specialises in custom furniture in Singapore, including bespoke cafe furniture, as well as bar & restaurant furniture. We provides complete interior solutions for boutique and themed restaurants in Singapore. We work with you from start to finish to help you bring your ideas into reality.

With more than a decade of industry experience as a bar & restaurant furniture supplier, Onestop has had the opportunity to work with a range of unique restaurants in Singapore and around the region. Here’s a quick look at some of the projects that we’ve worked on.

Prive Paragon

Set in the iconic shopping district of Orchard Road, Prive Paragon provides a unique lifestyle concept as a relaxing alfresco restaurant, open from breakfast to dinner.

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For this project, Onestop took on the design and production for indoor booth seating, outdoor dining chairs, dining sofas, barstools, and dining tables.

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View the full project in our portfolio here.

Bayswater Kitchen

Serving up good vibes and fresh seafood, Bayswater Kitchen presents a casual sea-front dining experience with alfresco seating and dazzling waterfront views.

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Our job here included indoor and outdoor seating, including spindle dining chairs, dining tub chairs, and barstools.

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View full Bayswater Kitchen project here.

Overeasy Fullerton

A casual dining spot meets late night hangout: Overeasy combines a classic menu with stunning views for a fun & friendly experience.

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Touted as the ultimate American diner in Singapore, we worked together to create an authentic American diner experience with comfortable outdoor sofas, classic barstools and cafe furniture, and a cosy indoor seating area.

See more photos at Overeasy here.

Straits Clan

An chic and stylish member’s club, Straits Clan pays homage to an era of exclusive events, intimate spaces, and fine wines and spirits.

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Aiming to build a modern community of ideas, innovation, and social change, we worked to create a space that is at once iconic and relaxing. This included a combination of lush sofas, comfortable lounge chairs, a casual dining area, and even massage chairs.

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Origin Bar & Grill

This bar and restaurant in Shangri-La Singapore is a casual yet classy venue for an excellent dining experience.

To provide an exclusive yet comfortable ambience, Onestop provided a custom selection of dining chairs, drink trolleys, and services stations which combine natural hues with uniquely crafted designs.

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Onestop: A look-back on 2018

With 2018 coming to a close, we wanted to take this time to look back on what has been accomplished this year. 2018 has been a busy but exciting year with a lot accomplished and a lot more to look forward to!

Celebrating a 10-year Milestone

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Earlier this year, Onestop was able to celebrate 10 years in the industry of custom hospitality furniture. In celebrating these 10 years and the steps it took to reach our goals, we’d like to express our gratitude to all those we have worked together with over the last decade; who helped us grow from just a small team to one of the global leaders in customised hospitality furniture.

We celebrated this momentous event with a delicious dinner at 665 Degree Fahrenheit at Andaz.

 

Travel Trade Maldives 2018

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In April this year, we took a trip to the Travel Trade Maldives 2018 – a supplier expo for companies in the travel industry. Here, we had the amazing opportunity to showcase our portfolio and some of the unique materials we work with, as well as engage with reputable leaders in the Maldivian hospitality industry.

 

Project Highlights 2018

During the past 12 months, we also completed a number of exciting projects across The Maldives and Southeast Asia.

Some of our favourite highlights include:

 

Thiladhoo

This project included built-in and loose furniture in public areas of the resort, as well as 23 guest rooms.

 

Lux* North Male Atoll

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Also situated in the Maldives, this project focused on both built-in and loose furniture and décor across 54 rooms and all public areas.

 

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

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For this refurbished deluxe beach villa, we managed all built-in and loose furniture for 28 rooms in the resort.

Introducing a New Service: Complete Interior Fitout

Aside from the rest of what we’ve been busy with, we’re also happy to announce the availability of a new service. Instead of only focusing on custom hospitality furniture, we now offer complete interior fit-out services – giving our clients a complete onestop solution to their interior needs.

To date, we’ve managed a number of interior fit-out projects across the region.

One such project is the Singha Estate Mega-project in the Maldives. Singha Estate, in partnership with Café Del Mar, has released plans which consist of a yacht marina, retail outlets, a hotel and stunning white sand beach for the first phase.

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Aside from Singha Estate, we’ve also worked together with Hard Rock Hotel for built-in furniture in rooms and public areas, Saii Lagoon Maldives – Curio Collection by Hilton: built in furniture for rooms & public areas, interior fit out works for public areas at Café Del Mar Maldives, as well as The Marina @ Crossroads Maldives.

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Welcoming 2019!

In closing, as 2018 comes to an end, we’d like to turn our thoughts to all those who helped make our progress possible. We thank you for the trust and support throughout the years and we are looking forward to a new year that brings new challenges and opportunities for all of us.

With that, we’d like to wish a Happy New Year 2019 to all, with a fruitful and prosperous year to come.

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Sincerely,
Onestop

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Suppliers You Should Know: Onestop

Originally published on Hotelier Maldives.

The Maldivian hospitality industry has today grown to a level previously unthought of. With the country labelled as one of the top luxury destinations, guests expect the very best in all aspects of a resort. The design and furnishings of a resort are key to creating a lasting impression and ensuring a luxury tropical island vacation for all visitors.

In the “Suppliers You Should Know” segment of Hotelier Maldives issue 33, we put the spotlight on some of the leading furniture suppliers. Here, we take a brief look at Onestop.

 

Have you introduced any new products?

We unveiled our A+F range during the Guesthouses Maldives Conference 2017. Unlike large resorts and hotel chains, guesthouses often have limited budgets for international marketing and trade shows. However, there is growing support for guesthouses to work together with the government to promote this market overseas.

The Onestop display at the conference showcased four different room styles, including loose furniture and accessories. During the event, guests were able to view the actual furniture and even test it out. We are currently working on an outdoor range of furniture that will be launched towards the end of 2018.

 

What makes your products stand out from the rest of the competition?

We are consultants with well-versed backgrounds in design and engineering. We have our client’s best interests at heart, and with everything we have learned over the years, we’ll guide our clients through each stage of a project, from idea to design and engineering to the finished product. Our technically qualified staff will help translate an idea into a workable vision that fits perfectly into any development’s needs.

 

What makes your company unique?

Instead of the typical assembly-line process adopted by other hotel furniture manufacturers, our projects are underpinned by our unique blend of Chinese high-tech machine-centric production and traditional Indonesian craft techniques. Our strengths come from a combination of skills and expertise rooted in various manufacturing techniques – both modern and traditional. Most importantly, we employ a close collaborative process to ensure every project’s success.

 

For queries, call +65 6743 3665 or email enquiry@onestop.sg.

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Introducing our new Interior Fitout Services

Onestop is happy to announce a new addition to our services. We want to help our clients to get their interior fitout done as smoothly as possible.

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While we had previously focused mainly on custom made furniture for loose fittings, we’re now including complete interior fitout so we can be your Onestop provider of hospitality and f&b interior design.

 

What makes Onestop Interior Fitout Services Different?

When working on your project, we’ll bring our own team of on-site carpenters, installers, and even on-site workshops. This enables us to completely customise the space according to your design. We completely handle every aspect of the interior fitout. This includes material sourcing, preparation, installation, and finishing before handover – a complete one-stop solution.

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Some of our specialities include feature walls, roofs / shades, built-in receptions, lobby counters, sculptures, bespoke lighting, and artwork.

With our own factories in China, Indonesia, and Malaysia, we also have experts in working with a wide variety of different materials. Some of which are wood, plywood, stone, metal, and exotic finishes such as coral and leather.

 

How We Work

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When taking on a new interior fitout project, materials are first prepared at our main factories in our manufacturing bases. Next, we’ll transport our workers to construct lodging, warehouses, and workshops at the site before work begins.

Once this is ready, materials are shipped to the location, followed by the carpenter team to complete the projects within the given timeline.

 

Redefining Interior Design

Every space that we work with has its own unique characteristics and potentials. Whether it’s a cozy café or expansive resort, we focus on maximising the design possibilities of every project that we undertake. We take into account things like high ceilings, or assymetrical layouts, to find the interesting dynamic that makes your space stand out.

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Combining space planning with maximum client support and professional workmanship, we aim to make every individual project a unique work of art.

 

Our Hospitality and F&B Interior Fitout Process

We make use of key design principles combined with state of the art visualisation software to reimagine your space according to a theme or idea that you may have in mind.

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With decades of industry experience working with hospitality and F&B interiors around the world, our team is dedicated to delivery exceptional results every time.

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We pride ourselves in providing outstanding customer service and work ethic as we help you transform your visions into reality.

We work within your Schedule

With many years working together with clients in the hospitality and F&B industry, we understand the need for getting things done on time. In a fast-paced industry like hospitality and F&B furniture, urgent requests and tight deadlines are the norm.

This is why we create carefully managed schedules for each of our hotel or F&B furniture projects to ensure that each specific task is completed according to schedule.

Interested in knowing more about our interior fitout services? Check out our portfolio here or get in touch with us to discuss your project.

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4 Must Have Resort Furniture Types to look out For in 2019

Here at Onestop, we love thinking of new and unique ways to make your hotel and resort stand out from the rest. One of our favourite things is getting away from the more standard items, and focusing on resort furniture pieces that help set a mood or atmosphere for your property, and even create a memorable experience for your guests.

1. CABANAS

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The cabana with daybed is an attractive addition to your Presidential Suites or Premium category rooms. This resort furniture is made of solid wood, completed with outdoor cushions and outdoor fabrics, and is typically installed by private pools. These elegant furniture pieces are usually used in tropical climate resorts in areas such as the Philippines, Maldives, Fiji, and others.

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This outdoor gazebo is a fun and comfortable area for your guests to lounge about while enjoying the sea breeze. Combining durable materials and comfortable seating, the gazebo provides shelter, as well as an excellent place to relax during the day.

 

2. CENTRE ACCENT TABLES

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This unique wooden accent table is made of solid wood and makes an excellent choice for displaying food or at a buffet. Suitable as a centerpiece or corner item, this wooden piece is both useful and beautiful to look at. If you’re looking for an unusual table design, this is one that is both rustic and contemporary.

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3. Weaved Resort Furniture

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This relaxing weaved sofa is suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Combining the natural wood patterns with modern designed cushions, the sofa sets a fun yet calm mood for guests to sit, lounge, and relax.

4. Accent Chairs

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This exclusive piece is both a comfortable seat as well as a unique decorative item for your hotel, resort or café. With a sturdy base and seating area combined with striking colours, it’s the perfect addition to any room.

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Looking for more interesting ideas for custom furniture for your hotel or resort? Check out some of our other unique products here.

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Why More Hotels in the Philippines are using Custom Contract Furniture

Customised furniture in the Philippines is getting to be a growing trend. This includes hotel furniture in the Philippines, as well as furniture for restaurants, bars or cafes.

There are many reasons why hotels might opt for custom contract furniture, rather than off-the-shelf or ready-made furniture.

Some of the main benefits of choosing customised furniture include getting urgent projects done on time, finding a unique solution to your needs, or working together with a reliable team that can deliver according to your requirements.

 

Onestop Customised Hotel Furniture Philippines

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Choosing the right partner for fully customised furniture can be a daunting task. That’s why our custom furniture consultants focus on providing top quality service, to guide you through each step of the way.

From the initial discussion till project completion, our team is ready to provide input in design, material selection, shipping and assembly.

Affordable Shipping Rates from China to The Philippines

Onestop maintains a fully owned and managed furniture factory in Guandong, China. The factory employs over 200 craftspeople and highly-skilled artisans.

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Shipping your furniture from China is extremely cost effective due to free trade agreements between China and the Philippines. With 19% of all goods imported to the Philippines coming from China, and Philippines being part of the ASEAN Community, a number of taxes and duties are greatly diminished, and shipping costs can be close to zero. Usually, the shipper would only need to pay taxes and land charges for goods imported to the Philippines from China.

 

Our Custom Contract Furniture projects in the Philippines

Over the years, Onestop has provided custom furniture solutions for a range of leading hotels and resorts around the world. Some of our projects in the Philippines the prestigious I’M Hotel – the first 5-star hotel in the Poblacion district of Makati.

 

I’M Hotel

At I’M Hotel, Onestop assisted in providing complete furnishings for the all-day-dining restaurant. Putting food as a central gathering point for the establishment, the restaurant provides delectable cuisine in a setting for guests to indulge and interact.

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We worked closely together with the hotel’s owners who wanted to design the furniture themselves. With guidance and consultation, we were able to produce a finished result exactly in line with the owner’s desires.

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Due to the hotel’s pre-opening dates, we had just a few weeks to confirm work and deliver for this custom contract furniture project. Despite the short time, we were able to successfully process this urgent request and deliver the items on time.

If you have a hotel, resort, or restaurant in the Philippines, and are looking for a reliable partner for customised hotel furniture, get in touch! Drop us a message and one of our consultants will be in touch with you soon.

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Shaffiq & Yang, Founders of Onestop

This article was originally published on Hotelier Maldives, 13 October 2018.

 

We spoke to the founders of Onestop, a Singaporean custom furniture manufacturer supplying premium furnishings to one-third of resorts based in the Maldives, on their foray into the region that is now 10 years in the making.

 

Hotelier Maldives: Onestop actually began as a two-man show, so how did you get started? Were there any challenges in the beginning?

In the beginning, we had to do everything ourselves. Literally, we were both working in separate companies, and we would meet after-hours to discuss this potential business we were building, which was Onestop.

We got our first contract in the Maldives by proving we were not just all talk, but that we could do the job as well. When our first client expressed reservations about our capabilities, we told them: “Don’t give us the contract first. We’ll do up a sample, and if you like it, then you can decide to engage us.”

This kind of attitude built a trust between us and the client, because it shows how we believed we could do the job so well to the extent that we would produce a prototype without any concrete order. When we got the furniture pieces into the Maldives, the client liked what he saw, and that’s how we initially got our start.

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HM: Does Onestop’s background as a Singaporean company pose any advantages in the Maldives?

A hundred per cent. One advantage is in terms of geographical location. We are four hours away from both the Maldives and China, and two hours away from Indonesia—right in the centre, and in-between these three countries that we trade majorly with.

Being based in Singapore, and comprised of staff hailing from various different ethnic backgrounds, also broke barriers for us. It allows us to communicate with clients and manufacturers alike, who are of different nationalities. Our Team speaks to our clients in English, to the Indonesians we work with in Bahasa Indonesia, or Hindi to Indian clients, and converse in Mandarin with our Chinese manufacturer.

 

HM: Are there any special considerations or challenges to keep in mind when supplying furniture to the Maldives?

The Maldives possesses some harsh weather conditions in terms of its humidity and salinity. Any furniture piece that is to be placed outdoors would need to be resilient to these conditions. Designing furniture for the Maldives thus requires a balance between design, functionality and durability.

So, this is where we come in, where we advise clients when a certain material may not work so well in a certain environment. Clients and designers alike listen to us on this aspect due to the experience we have.

 

HM: Onestop seems to emphasise its “one-stop” concept frequently. Why do you think this aspect of being well-rounded is important to the company?

At the end of the day, when you are developing a property—be it a hotel or a resort or even an F&B establishment—you prefer to just give the project to one company who can take care of it all, while ensuring quality, that the goods are made according to your specifications and deliveries arrive on time, for a small premium.

Thus, we are able to offer a much-needed service to our client at a reasonable price. So, that’s probably why we call ourselves Onestop, where we do everything from fabrics to special finishes, lightings.

To date, we’ve also invested in and have full ownership of a custom furniture factory in China, overseeing its running to improve quality control. We also own a soft furnishings company that does fabrics, curtains and wallpapers, and work very closely with our lighting suppliers and Indonesian counterparts—the same people that we work with from day one until now, so they’ve grown together with us in the past 10 years. Logistics is important to us as well, because it is, essentially, the make-or-break factor in a project.

Two good examples of projects that we were totally involved in are the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort and Kandima Maldives, where we were in charge of most of the furnishings: the lights, the furniture, and the special finishes.

 

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HM: How do you go the extra mile for your clients?

We are always in touch with contacts in the Maldives, embarking on monthly visits to the Maldives for sales and after-sales purposes. Once we’re here, we’re engaging with people and finding out what’s happening. Whenever we hear of any new developments, we make it a point to reach out, let them know what we can do and do frequent follow-ups.

Value engineering is also something that we’re very strong at. This element has only strengthened over the years because we now have a soft furnishings company that does fabrics—which accounts for a huge portion of our furnishings

For projects that have been delivered, we engage in after-sales support. We speak to the project manager about any issues that have occurred and resolve them in the shortest time possible before more guests come onto the property. This is an area that garners appreciation from our clients because we make an effort in our identification and rectification of any issues. Ultimately, it boils down to the fact that we want our clients to get what they pay for, and more.

It’s a constant, proactive approach. For us, it’s all about being proactive rather than reactive, as the job isn’t all done and dusted at the moment of delivery.

 

HM: Are there any unique projects that Onestop has taken on?

Every project is so unique and special, due to the fact that we get so personally involved in the projects we take on.

But one of the more unique projects we’ve undertaken is Niyama Private Islands Maldives, specifically supplying loose furniture to its underwater bar, Subsix, which was designed by Poole Associates. For the chairs, which were designed to resemble the sea urchin, we experimented and then finally settled on common everyday material like rubber piping—but used it to create a piece of art.

 

HM: Do you have any repeat clients? If so, why do you think they go back to Onestop again and again?

Yes, and all our clients tell us the same thing: it’s a hassle-free process with Onestop. They can rely on us to successfully deliver according to project timelines, without discounting on product quality or service.

We guarantee our clients that we will manage any problem that comes up within 48 hours. We have successfully resolved almost all the problems that we’ve encountered in our 10 years in the business, be it major or minor. And that’s what every client wants to know: that at the end of the day, they can rely on us to solve any problems they have.

Most importantly, along the years, we’ve become friends with all our clients. There are hardly any formalities now. They can just pick up the phone and give us a call because they know that it will be taken care of.

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HM: Do you have any expansion plans?

We’re always growing in terms of strengths, sales, and clientele, but Onestop is currently looking into expanding to a different market within Asia. This year, we have expanded to the Philippines and Thailand. We have investment plans for the Maldives as well, in areas of development and real estate.

Another area we’ve already expanded into, service-wise, is ID works, which will cover installation works of wall panels, countertops and feature walls in lobbies and waiting areas. This involves setting up an on-site workshop within reach of the project, and with the installation overseen and supported by our own specialised team.

Of course, we are constantly embracing new technology and exploring different manufacturing techniques, investing in the latest equipment to improve efficiency and quality. On top of that, we are in the process of setting up an Indonesian facility that will be owned and managed by us.

 

HM: Are there any guiding principles that Onestop abides by?

Honesty is our main policy. We tell our clients up front whether we can or cannot do something. Once we’ve taken on a job, what’s important is the commitment that we have to the client and the project.

We also believe in not giving up. We don’t leave our clients in the lurch; we go down the path of helping them tackle the problem. I think if you put enough time and effort into it, anything can be resolved.

Finally, we’re really in the business of building a relationship than anything else. It’s about the relationships we’ve built in the Maldives and around the world—that we want to keep.

 

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4 Easy Tips To make your Teak Furniture last longer

Teak is an exceptionally durable wood and is a popular choice for hotel and resort furniture. The wood is particularly ideal for outdoor use, such as patio and garden furniture. Teak is stronger than many other hardwoods due to its natural oil finish. This helps it to withstand harsh weather conditions better than other kinds of wood, and even protects it from moisture as well as insects.

Because of its unique properties, teak is much sought after. Teak furniture is often used in tropical or coastal climates, such as in the Maldives, Philippines, Singapore and more.

 

Indoor and Outdoor Teak Furniture for Resorts

Teak furniture can be used for a number of uses, both indoor and outdoor. It can also come in different finishes, whether natural, oiled, sealed & varnished. Although teak is very strong and durable, it still requires care in order to last even longer.

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Of course, outdoor furniture would require a little more care than indoor teak furniture.

 

Caring for your Teak Furniture

There are several important steps that you can take to ensure your teak furniture lasts a long time. A little maintenance can go a long way Here are just a few tips you can follow.

 

1. Cleaning

Keep your teak wood clean. This can be done using a soft cloth, sponge, or brush. Keeping your teak free from a build-up of dirt is just the first step to making your teak last longer.

 

2. Following the Grain

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When cleaning, always be sure to follow the direction of the wood grain to prevent unnecessary scratching. Also avoid using rough brushes or cleaning equipment that may scratch your wood.

 

3. Oiling your Teak

This is not necessarily to do with maintenance, but rather in helping your wood to retain its colour. Oiling your teak is more applicable for indoor furniture. Before beginning, ensure that you have thoroughly cleaned your furniture to remove old oils. Once this is done, re-oiling can help to restore its original look.

 

4. Natural Colouring

Outdoor teak furniture will eventually change from a deep brown to an elegant silver-grey. On the other hand, indoor teak furniture will gradually become darker brown over a period of perhaps a year. these are natural changes which do not affect the quality or durability of your teak.

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In summary, while teak furniture may be a very durable and long-lasting type of wood, its important to know how to care for your teak furniture properly to keep your teak looking beautiful for years to come.

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Hospitality Trends: Design meets Health & Wellness

Health and wellness as part of daily life seems to be a growing trend. But, perhaps it’s much more than that. The conditions of our environment play a big role in our physical and mental wellness, for healthier and happier lives. While it may be fairly easy to create a desired environment in our own homes, this may not be as easy in public spaces.

For hotels and resorts, recognizing the need for health and wellness during travel can help to create an improved guest experience. With the stress that comes with travel – whether work or leisure – an innovative hotel that pays attention to health and wellness could keep guests coming back again and again.

 

Pro-Health Hotel Facilities

It’s easy for hotels to fall into the rut of ‘standard designs,’ which may not offer much value for their guests. However, recent hotels are beginning to feature more out-of-the-box pro-health facilities. A gym, spa, or swimming pool are the most common hotel facilities in relation to health and wellness. But it doesn’t need to just stop there.

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New innovations and ideas are helping to make hotels and resorts more catered to individual needs. One notable increase is in the hotels and resorts that provide space and facilities for yoga. Others also include things like kickboxing, pilates, or meditation.

 

Healthy Food and Drinks

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Creating a health-focused hotel or resort is not limited to what facilities or amenities you may offer. Another way to promote healthy living is through readily available healthy food. Many hotels are beginning to offer a variety of healthy foods, including fresh fruits and vegetables, organic ingredients, vegan and other healthy dishes.

 

Health and Design

Certain types of design elements have been shown to reduce stress and increase overall well-being. Incorporating these into your hotel or resort may help to improve guest experience during their stay. One such design element is natural light, such as large windows or skylights. Another is spaces that build social interaction between guests. One more aspect of design that can reduce stress is a connection with nature. This can be created by incorporating things like gardens, courtyards, and natural materials.

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These are just a few ideas of how hotels and resorts can play a meaningful role in enhancing guest experience during their travels. What other things do you think hotels can do to improve health and wellness? Leave a comment or drop us a message to let us know.

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Going Green: 7 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Hotel

These days, many more travelers are considering the environment when making their travel plans. This could include everything from how people pack, to what they buy, to finding eco-friendly hotels or resorts to stay in.

Eco-tourism is not just a trend, but has become a movement which is increasing every year. Businesses are also choosing to be more environmentally conscious. These changes are made in both big and small ways. It could be anything from serving drinks without straws, to constructing entire properties made of materials that have less impact on our environment.

That being said, choosing to Go Green can help hotels and resorts to stay competitive, attract more customers, and contribute to supporting our planet.

Here are just a few things that hotels and resorts can do to promote sustainable living.

 

1. Reusing Linens

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This is a strategy that many hotels and resorts have adopted. With this policy, guests can choose to reuse sheets and towels rather than wash them every day. Guests can let the staff know if they will reuse their linens, or if they need them washed. This is a great way to cut back on water used for washing, or electricity used for drying.

 

2. Serve Dishes made with Local Ingredients

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Environmentally-conscious travelers may make a point to dine in places that serve healthy and sustainable cuisine. Offering seasonal and locally produced food can ensure fresh and delicious food that also helps the environment. Locally sourced ingredients can also help guests to experience the local culture.

 

3. Eco-Friendly Hotel Furniture

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From the lobby to the bedrooms, hotels and resorts need a significant amount of furniture. One way to consider the environmental impact of your furniture, is to choose furniture that is built with materials that promote sustainability.

 

4. Conserving Engergy

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The use of skylights is a great way to enjoy natural light while also saving on power during daylight hours. Other ways to reduce power is to opt for power saving light bulbs such as LED and tube lights, as well as power saving air-conditioners. Solar powered water heating can also go a long way.

 

5. Natural shade

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Plant shady trees or add overhangs on walls. This can help reduce the load and power used for heating or cooling.

 

6. Recyling

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Consider including special bins for recyclable goods in the guest rooms. These should be used for paper, tin cans, plastic or glass.

 

7. Environment-Friendly Gift Shop

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Does your hotel have a gift shop? If so, you could consider including items made with recycled goods, or items that support fair trade and sustainability

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