The hospitality industry has become a major economic contributor and shows no signs of decreasing in significance. Hospitality services can take the form of a permanent facility in a permanent venue, such as a hotel, restaurant or historic building, or short-term or even ‘one off’ facilities arranged for a specific non-recurring event.
Getting the fit out right
Whatever its nature, a hospitality service will aim to provide the same things: food, drink, entertainment perhaps and even accommodation. An example would be a conference for a group of specialists in a specific field, organised by a business or other body. The hosts, or organisers, will want those they have invited to feel welcomed and cared for. The hospitality arrangements provided for them will include any of the elements already mentioned, perhaps all of them. The venue must be correctly fitted out with everything essential in order to succeed.
Regardless of who is arranging it or where it is to be provided, hospitality arrangements must meet the requirements of the organisers and this means getting the right hospitality fit out. Everything from accommodation to seating, catering, bars and entertainment, decorations and other details need to be absolutely correct or the venture will fail. This is why so many enlist the services of professionals skilled and experienced in the field, such as Dawnvale .
What a hospitality fit out might look like
A hospitality fit out can be as limited or extensive as the commissioning body want. It will be governed by size and nature of the venue, number of people for whom it is intended, whether it is to be permanent and of course the budget available. In its most basic form a hospitality fit out will equip a room with enough furniture for people to gather comfortably, be served food and drinks and elements such as wi-fi and facilities for playing media and so on. Food and drink may be brought in from external sources and served by a small and temporary staff. Decorations, such as fresh flowers, will be provided.
A larger and permanent venue will require more than just the basics. Many venues, such as football and other sporting clubs now have permanent hospitality rooms or suites. They are equipped with welcoming and impressive furnishings, bars, perhaps kitchens and rest rooms. They will be able to cater for multi-media presentations and meet the technical requirements of visitors. Such venues may also be attached to or incorporate rooms where accommodation can be provided. These venues will require very careful planning and design as they are to be permanent additions and will involve considerable financial investment.
Getting the best fit out
Because of the potential complexity and financial costs it is essential to engage the services of the right people. Anyone can provide a day’s worth of sandwiches, hot and cold drinks and some seats and tables. Getting professional hospitality facilities in place means using the best people at the right price, so getting several consultations and quotes is advisable.