Communications are critical to make sure that everybody stays on the same page, and on the same timeframe for getting things completed.
ORLANDO, Fla. (PRWEB) March 18, 2021
Cam Abascal, Senior Designer with Orlando, FL based Hospitality Resources & Design recently discussed how many resort managers around the country made maximum use of down-time caused by mandated closures to undertake refurbishment and upgrade projects as part of their property improvement planning.
Collaboration has been key to successful projects
Abascal noted, “If 2020 taught us anything, it was that we learned, through implementation, how to bend and stretch. When we were faced with a new challenge, we asked everybody for their input. When addressing the circumstances we and our clients were in, we found that by collaborating with everybody, not just the general managers, but engineers, housekeepers, and everyone on the team, we received many helpful ideas, and we conquered some pretty tough challenges.
There are two major considerations when our client resorts move forward with a Property Improvement Project. One, we have to create and implement designs that fit with the owner and guest demographic as well what the new buyer is looking for. By analyzing the demographic, we are able to advise everyone who is involved to achieve the best outcome. Two, we take all steps to assure that we keep current safety protocols front and center for the property.”
According to Abascal, “Larger improvement projects are generally decided at least one to two years out. Those funds have been set aside and products have been ordered. Shutdowns during COVID made installation and implementation a little easier because many properties weren’t running at quite as high of an occupancy, resulting in reduced guest inconvenience”.
What to expect from your design team
Abascal said that knowing what to expect from the design team is a critical element in planning and implementation. “We know what items to include because the budgets have been discussed. Whether it’s face-to-face meetings via Zoom, PDFs, presentations, PowerPoints, slides, CAD drawings, and everything else, it's a living, breathing project and adjustments have to be made. So, communications are critical to make sure that everybody stays on the same page, and on the same timeframe for getting things completed.
Another thing you might expect from your design team are digital renderings which show what the new elements will actually look like. We are doing a lot virtually, so we can walk through a design with someone via the computer and do not have be there physically.
In addition, our team may utilize floor plans or other drawings that the property already has. They will also make on-site visits to the property to take measurements, as needed. Accuracy is of utmost importance to assure that the scale of the furniture being installed is appropriate and that it's going to function properly”.
About Hospitality Resources & Design
Founded in 2008 by Richard Budnik, President and Owner, HRD has built a solid reputation for outstanding service in the hospitality industry with a specialized focus on timeshare resorts. The HRD team is a compilation of talented and friendly professionals who bring creativity and efficiency to the forefront for successful collaborations with their clients.
For more information contact:
Richard Budnik, President, Hospitality Resources & Design, Rich@hrdorlando.com 407-855-0350, visit: http://www.hrdorlando.com