Incorporating design elements created from materials found on-property during a renovation will help boost ROI without adding to purchasing costs. FH Design recently completed a 200-acre project that used lumber from the original property to complement the hotel. A hunting and fishing lodge, as well as a deck, were created from the lumber to give texture and context to the space. Other properties can use natural, local elements to bring flair to their hotel. Feltus Hawkins says, “We’re telling the story using products of the property and providing guests with an experience. When they walk into the property and when they walk into each room and public space, they embrace it and they get it. It’s so important to get it. When you walk in, you realize it’s alive and get excited about what’s going on.”
Read about how thoughtful renovation practices like found design can help hoteliers make the most of property updates here.