Times are changing. As people’s habits and behaviours develop through the years, so too must the environment around us—even when it comes to the well-established retail & hospitality industry of hotels. While they’re traditionally used for blissful rest and unencumbered relaxation, these days, hotels have to be so much more.
Behind every successful project lies the logistics, planning and secrets that made them what they are. And now, you get a peek behind the curtains.
Here at onestop, we go the distance. When it comes to providing creative solutions for your projects, nothing is off the table. In addition to taking part in fit-out projects and producing custom furniture, we also research, design, and produce furniture lines in-house as part of our growing Signature Collections.
There’s a general truth in the fact that most trends fade away and you’d be wise not to follow the herd blindly. However, one trend continues to stay its pace and is proving to be a decisive factor when it comes to attracting more customers for your business – going green.
Choosing the right furniture to fit your commercial needs is always a priority. And it matters, even more, when it comes to pet-friendly establishments. Everything’s better with a furry friend! These days, more and more commercial venues are changing their policies to accept pets within their vicinity. Some cafes and restaurants also have menus for dogs to dine together with their humans, not forgetting the many pet-friendly hotels and accommodations available.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Well, this rule doesn’t just apply to one’s actions – it’s as much about interior designing in commercial spaces as well! We’ve all been there before. Drab walls. Uninspired pantry areas. Tiresome partitions. The workspaces of the past do more to encourage distraction than to promote a healthy focus at work. And as we’ve been seeing in the past decade, more and more workspaces are transforming their spaces with thoughtful open designs and characteristic furniture to boost the way employees think, work and interact every day.
It might be surprising to hear this, but the trends in the hotel industry are usually reflections of the trends in our lives. In part, mostly because it is a hospitality service that is closely related to the most important aspect of our lives – how we live. Even without the onset of COVID-19, the hotel industry was already on the cusp of emerging trends that promise to change the scene. Now, they must evolve even faster. The core values of hospitality (e.g. service, trust, care, commitment) are not expected to change, but rather, become even more important and apparent in the world of social media. And the changes in consumer behaviour in this modern world is taking the lead to bring new technology, philosophies and operational ethics onto the grounds.
When it comes to strength, sturdiness, and versatility of a material, none can beat the Rattan. Gone are the days of Rattan just being used for outdoor spaces or a one-dimensional boho theme. Now, even young couples turn to the trusty time-tested material to freshen up their modern spaces with a chic touch of nature in their homes. And not just that, you’ll be able to find Rattan in hotels, cafes, and even some of the more upmarket restaurants. Its true potential is only beginning to unravel.
Great food. Excellent conversations. Treasured memories. These aspects of a great dining experience are brought together by one silent factor—an amazing ambience. And as restaurants are quickly getting filled up as they reopen their doors for Singapore’s Phase 2 of the Circuit Breaker, the public’s hunger for the whole affair has never been more apparent.
The hustle and bustle of our Lion City is quietly regaining its rhythm. As the COVID-19 Circuit Breaker measures end here in Singapore and we get moving onto our slow road to recovery, we’re starting to see a semblance of normality return to our daily lives. And we are not alone.
A good idea is the first step to creating. As a hotel owner, you have a desire to design your hotel furniture in a unique way that will help you to create a customer-friendly atmosphere at your hotel. No doubt, you also want it to be unique and look stunning with the right furniture and decor that will attract more customers.
Under the beautiful weather, there’s no denying the fact that restaurants with outdoor seating areas provide a quaint charm and brief escape from our largely boxed-in everyday lives. Having a beautifully cozy open air addition to your establishment naturally enhances your ambience like no other—when it’s done right. For your convenience, our onestop team has compiled an easy guide of things to consider for outdoor furniture in F&B-related businesses.
With the advent of COVID-19, having the know-how to clean, maintain, and most importantly, sanitise your furniture is becoming an increasingly crucial everyday skill to possess. Even more so when you’re in the F&B and hospitality industry – no one wants to be linked to a health scare. Luckily for you, we’ve gotten our hands dirty on the topic, so you won’t have to.
To say the year’s events so far have been riddled with changes would be putting it mildly. Even still, we’re delighted to announce that, despite the state of global affairs surrounding COVID-19 outbreaks, our business is ongoing as per normal. And thanks to precautionary measures taken well in advance, our factory in Guangdong, China is back on track.
Creativity is probably one of the initial things that will catch your customer’s eye. This could be creativity in design, layout, and even the colour palette. Different colours can represent different things, and can change the overall appearance of your hotel.
Large spaces in hotels provide the opportunity for an impressive statement in terms of design and layout. But how do you make the most of these large spaces? To decorate a hotel room means ensuring the lights are in the right places, and using the right colours and textures to meet the theme or style that you have in mind.