By Zeftron®nylon’s Marketing Specialist Richard Radke
I recently attended a regional trade show that the NEWH Atlanta Chapter hosted in metro Atlanta. The event featured a Panelist Discussion to discuss the outlook of the hospitality industry. The panel was moderated by Michele Finn, President, Hospitality Media Group, and featured several Atlanta-based industry leaders, including:
Carlos Asensio, Project Manager, Noble Investment Group
Larry Carver, President, Carver & Associates
Alice Limer, Founding Principal & CEO, Fusion A.I. Design, Inc.
Mark Linch, SVP Project & Technical Services, Capella Hotel Group
All participants agreed that the outlook was good for 2016. Mark had some reservations but Alice thought that since the last few years have been strong, orders would still be strong for ongoing projects in 2016. At Zeftron we agree that renovations may be wrapping up but new brands and new concepts are moving forward.
Other key highlights from the panel discussion included:
Boutique concepts will continue to be important, even for senior living environments.
Technology, a huge factor in today’s hospitality industry, should not be the tail that wags the dog. It should be used judiciously and should be proven so there are no surprises or failures during installations.
The desk is going bye-bye. Younger people are not using the desks so commonly found in hotel rooms today; they are being re-thought with fold-away surfaces being considered.
One interesting part of the session was when Michelle Finn asked each participant to name their favorite hotel. Mark said Capella, but he admitted that he had an unbelievable experience at the 10-room Costa Rican Hotel Copa de Arbol. I want to go! Who wants to join me?
Commercial carpet products made with Zeftron nylon can be found in the world’s most stylish hotels, airports and universities across the country. We are excited about our latest installation in two upscale senior living facilities.
RLPS Interiors, a firm with extensive experience in the senior living market, was charged with designing the interiors of two facilities serving senior patients and residents. RLPS needed a carpet that would not only provide a warm and inviting aesthetic, but also match the client’s overall design concept.
This unique project required a custom carpet product. RLPS reached out to our mill partner, Masland Hospitality for a solution. Starting with stock patterns from Masland Hospitality, the designers altered the patterns slightly to make them more accommodating to the needs of the residents at each facility and then applied custom colors using Zeftron nylon colors.
Color was a key factor for the project. Senior Interior Designer Derek Perini felt Zeftron’s sophisticated color palette stood out above other nylon options. “We preferred Zeftron due to the richness of the colors available” he said. Zeftron is also a fully renewable nylon and contains a minimum of 25 percent recycled content in every color.
Utilizing Masland Hospitality’s Tapistron technology, the carpet features rich earth-toned colors and elegant patterns. The result is a perfectly matched flooring product that meets both the facilities’ and the client’s desired design concept.
If you would like more information about Zeftron nylon or would like to partner with Zeftron on A&D visits, contact Zeftron Business Leader Tim Blount at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-532-2984.