Safety has always been a top priority for FSN’s finishing contractors. As we continue to work on projects around the U.S. and Canada, we wanted to share a summary of the worksite safety plan we implemented earlier this year to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect workers.

Design trends come and go. One design trend that has a lasting impact is incorporating elements from your local area into your property. Designers have a lot of options when it comes to incorporating local elements, and we often see local touches when we work on properties for our clients. We’d like to share a few examples here.

At the Omni Louisville Hotel, Kentucky touches are found throughout the property. Designers infused the architecture, textures and color palettes of the area into room designs. There are deep amber and ice tones in guest rooms, reflective of bourbon and water, with oval nightstands shaped like bourbon barrels and carpets reminiscent of the fluidity of bourbon.

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The Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center near the Denver International Airport uses inspiration from the Rocky Mountains throughout the property. The centerpiece is a 75-foot-tall atrium window that provides incredible views of the Denver skyline and the Rocky Mountains. Design features include rustic rooms with modern amenities, carpets that emulate aspen trees, and elevators that look like old mine shafts.

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The TWA Hotel at John F. Kennedy Airport has a more unique design inspiration. Because the property is on the National Register for Historic Places, much of the original terminal and historic pieces were reimagined into a luxury hotel. The TWA terminal was designed by architect Eero Saarinen and opened in 1962, so the hotel, restaurants, bars, and community areas pay homage to the 1960s and midcentury modern design movement. To keep guests from being overwhelmed by runway noise, the soundproof windows are the second-thickest in the world.

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Explore your local area for inspiration for your properties. What makes your city or state unique? Here are a few ideas:
• Natural beauty
• Historic event
• Proximity to well-known destinations
• Sporting event or team
• Food or beverage

What makes your area unique can be a selling feature if it’s incorporated into your property, and we’re here to turn your design into a reality. Contact us today at (410) 564-5876 or to be matched with contractors for your properties for free.

Top 7 reasons to include FSN’s finishing contractors in your specifications

Hotel owners and operators with properties in multiple locations often have a hard time finding qualified finishing contractors for every property. While you may have high-quality contractors in some locations, you can struggle to find experienced workers in other locations. This isn’t a surprise, given the shortage of skilled workers. In a survey of 2,000 construction firms released last year, 80% of respondents said they were having a hard time filling hourly craft positions, with 73% saying skilled workers for those jobs would be hard or even harder to find in 2020. Because of the shortage of skilled workers, new builds and renovations may be delayed.

Rather than scrambling to find skilled contractors and settling for inexperienced workers at multiple locations, property owners and operators can put FSN-Hospitality in their specifications. We have vetted finishing contractors in the U.S. and Canada, specializing in paint, wallcovering, drywall, glazing and flooring. Our pre-screening adds a layer of quality control and provides peace of mind.

The top 7 reasons to include FSN-Hospitality’s finishing contractors in your specifications are:

  • Experienced contractors are certified, insured and bondable and you get competitive bids from independently owned contractors.
  • High-quality work is done right the first time at all locations, minimizing downtime and disruptions
  • Contractors are able to meet aggressive schedules and deadlines and know the hospitality industry
  • Highly-productive workers keep projects on time and on budget
  • Consistency – All workers trained nationally on the latest products, trends and techniques
  • Customer importance versus single project importance
  • Single source accountability

Exceeding your expectations makes us proud. We know you face competition from other hotels and home-sharing services, and first impressions matters. With guests posting photos on social media and review sites, people will see the quality workmanship at your properties when they are making travel decisions.

FSN-Hospitality can also set up maintenance agreements for properties that routinely need paint, wallcovering and other refreshes. You’ll feel confident knowing you have painters and other finishing contractors available whenever you need them.

Regardless of the number of properties you own, we have experienced finishing contractors ready to work on your renovations, refreshes and new construction projects. Contact us today at (410) 564-5876 or to be matched with contractors for your properties for free.

Holiday parties and special events are a great way to increase revenue and introduce the local community to your hotel or resort.

Once again, construction, renovation and design trends were featured topics at the Lodging Conference. We were thrilled to see a project worked on by FSN-Hospitality’s finishing contractors featured in a session – the TWA Hotel at JFK Airport.

The TWA terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport recently reopened as the TWA Hotel after a massive restoration project.

Restaurant Renovations can impact your bottom line.

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