9 Tips for a Hotel Restaurant Renovation

According to current Industry Performance Indicators (IPI), restaurant earnings have increased by almost 10 percent over this past year, signalling increased customer confidence and a growing market. For resort owners and managers that are thinking about new approaches for raising revenues, now may be the ideal time to construct a restaurant for your premises or to revive an existing one.

A well-managed restaurant on your resort may be a terrific source of earnings. At the end of the day a first-class restaurant will keep guests in your hotel for meals and may also draw non-guests to the hotel for beverages or dinner. But competing with different restaurants, lounges and pubs locally might not be as simple as you might believe. As good as your meals and service could be, guests are seeking out exciting places. Unless the hotel’s restaurant is current with the most recent design styles, you might well be allowing cash to walk out.

If you’re thinking about renovating or building your resort restaurant, then there are lots of suggestions to take into account. Below are nine hints (in no specific order) that will help guide your job:

  1. Aggressive Research – Successful managers identify environmental factors which could help determine the achievement of any new business enterprise. To this end, it’s necessary to thoroughly analyse another restaurants, lounges and pubs from your geographical region with whom you’ll be competing for clients. Consider their interior design style, themes and atmosphere and consider which market segments they’re attracting. Create an individual identity for your resort restaurant by introducing style, setting and thematic elements which are distinguished from the nearest competitors.


  1. Finding the ideal Team – Chemistry is a significant element in building the proper team for any job. If your project is part of the Hobart luxury hotels scene, then a residential contractor out of Alice Springs would not make much sense. Fortunately, a lot of the best design and interior design companies have spent decades cultivating powerful working relationships with general contractors and will provide a unified group that will assist you in crafting and implementing your vision.


  1. Do Your Homework – Before you pick a general contractor or interior stylist for your hotel renovation, make sure you request examples of similar projects they’ve finished along with references. Contractors need to be able to supply a listing of companies they’ve worked with previously – such as subcontractors – to exemplify their capacity to function as a one-stop-shop to the building requirements.


  1. Start Looking for Innovators – The very best hotel restaurants are the ones which stand out and make a memorable experience for your guests. These restaurants gain from favourable visibility. They’ll be best equipped to, for example, appropriately incorporate a coastal interior design if that is your vision. When putting your team together, consider companies that have expertise working with a wide reach of design characteristics – from sandblasted glass panels into exotic tiles and organic fibres. By discovering companies with expertise executing grand plans and generating creative outcomes, your job is going to be a success.


  1. Create Communication a Priority – Successful jobs happen when thoughts are effectively articulated and divided up into small manageable bits. At the beginning of your renovation be certain the range of work is clearly defined and your aims for your project are clearly conveyed. Establish points of contact from your organization and out of the building group and request updates that are recurring. Track functionality through pre-established landmarks and communicate issues or concerns quickly as they happen.


  1. Plan Accordingly – Considering that the resort is dependent upon the earnings in the restaurant, renovation improvements ought to be performed “off-hours” to your dining room. An experienced general contractor will be proficient at creating provisions to make sure that work is minimally intrusive to visitors and the operating area is cleaned up for routine operations at the beginning of every day.


  1. Consider Temporary Power – General contractors may offer temporary electricity or alternative services to some distant location inside the resort where the restaurant may establish a restricted operation to keep on serving your restricted menu during structure. The restaurant may negotiate/coordinate with the resort manager to decide on a place, which frequently can be in a corridor or lobby area.


  1. Be a Closer – Many seasoned project managers understand that closing out a job can be immensely challenging. To make sure your restaurant renovation comes to a successful conclusion, ensure you thoroughly analyse the area prior to the final walkthrough to be sure that any queries that you have are addressed and adjusted at the proper moment.


  1. Marketing – Establish your new restaurant or lounge as a focus of your promotion efforts to visitors and other people like marketing the experience as ‘a journey’ for somewhere that positions themselves as a storytelling hotel. Think about offering bundles that combine dinner and resort visits and/or discounts for your guests. Publicise the renovation to regular guests via e-mails, newsletters, advertisements and public relations actions.

After assessing the checklist, it could be valuable to go over your ideas with an experienced building group and/or experienced industrial interior design firm. Contractors, who execute dozens or even more of those projects every year, may add invaluable insight into your individual renovation or construction needs and also may alert you to any possible technical issues before they happen.

To help make certain you optimise your consultation with a builder, make sure you are ready to walk through your premises and discuss your vision for the way you want your restaurant to feel and look. Clearly articulate your expectations and come prepared with a list of questions regarding the way the project is going to be handled, who is handling it and how assets will be utilised to maximum efficiency.

Again, an attractive brand-new restaurant may be a huge source of revenue for your hotel and enhance your guest’s experience. Best wishes on the next renovation!

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Top Art Galleries and Hotels in Australia

Mentioned below are Australian establishments that can offer a lot more than your average
accommodation option. The philosophy “hotel is art” has been taken to heart by these places. They are
a haven for art lovers – although they may not love all these hotels. However, at least one of them can
have what art enthusiasts are looking for.



1. The Art Series – a serious collection
The number of Victorian-based boutique hotels is growing and people getting attracted to this type of
hotels, not just for its art and exhibition showcases but also because of their hip inner-city location. The Olsen (South
Yarra), The Cullen Melbourne (Prahan), The Larwill (Parkville), The Blackman (St. Kilda Road), The
Schaller Studio Bendigo, and the new kid on the Adelaide block, The Watson in Walkerville were all
named after contemporary artists from Australia whose works beautify the walls. They also offer hands-
on experience as well as offer tours and art utensils for individuals who wish to put brush on canvas.
You may ask which Art Series is for you? Well, as the saying goes, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”
The art styles and its architecture are vastly different, ranging from grungy pieces by Archibald prize
winner Adame Cullen in Prahan to the exuberant works of Aboriginal artist Tommy Watson (Adelaide). A
few years back, we sampled the Cullen’s penthouse and that was pretty amazing, as far as rooms go.
Due to open in Brisbane in June 2016 is The Johnson, named after Michael Johnson, which is next in the

2. Henry Jones Art Hotel – the living gallery
Do you want an extravagant contradiction? A living, breathing gallery of modern-day artworks hanging
in a 19th Century post-industrial space? Then Henry Jones is the one for you. There are numerous works
marking the stone walls and huge wooden beams of the common areas. The masterpieces also
intimately hang inside each of the 56 rooms. Several works of art crates by both emerging and established
Tasmanian artists are up for grabs, catalogued online and at reception. The deeply personal Bedtime
Stories: Siesta (on paper) by Katy Woodroffe is highlighted and the building’s original windows and the
scene across the harbour to Mount Wellington is artful in itself.

3. MONA Pavilions, Hobart – strange stays indeed
MONA is Australia’s most exceptional modern art gallery and yes, you can definitely stay here. Beside
MONA is the largest privately funded museum in the country. There are eight private pavilions to choose
from and they all overlook the River Derwent. Each private pavilion showcases private works from the
MONA collection in addition to artists such as Arthur Boyd and Brett Whitely. The rooms are
interspersed with serious collectable accessories, like Philippe Starck designed lamps, Ross Lovegrove’s
Supernatural chairs, and plenty of bespoke Tassie furniture. Another MONA talking point is the exterior
steel and aluminum design of the pavilions.

4. Halcyon House Cabarita Beach, NSW – the art of the hang
In this blue-and-white themed masterpiece of reinvention through excellent worker productivity, it is as much about the precision of display as
it is about the art itself. The seaside boutique hotel Halcyon House has 21 rooms and is filled with carefully selected images – some of which have been shot in flea markets. The art is distinct – ranging
from old Australian art to seascapes in oils and water colors – yet; they are consistently arranged artfully
in what has become known as the “Halcyon Hang”. The furnishings and wallpaper are breathtaking – the
corralling of multiple elements, overarching design (overseen by designer Anna Spiro), and the eye for
detail are magnificent. For enthusiasts, the blue and white tiling is a highlight.

5. Majestic Minima – the minimalist helper
With the small desk, king-size bed, compact bathroom, and balcony, this budget-friendly hipster from
Adelaide is fairly low key, as far as room amenities go. You’ll be surprised, though, that every compact
room happens to be an outstandingly brilliant canvas. The rooms are art-themed with a variety of
murals the size of the entire wall. There are artworks depicting abstract, cartoons, and stencil art all
achieved by diverse South Australian artists. The disparate themes include the controversial “Evolution”
room which portrays a God-like image and a giant monkey interacting and another theme called
“Psychedelic Seeds of Life”. You can randomly book a room or browse the artwork and book the room
you prefer. Another thing that adds dimension to the experience is the cute bed cushions by Gretel Girl.

6. Hotel Hotel, Canberra – urban collaboration
When you enter the lobby of this hotel, not only will you recognize the seriousness of its sales management process steps you’ll see a vast area full of stacked re-purposed timber,
contrasting the lustrously polished building beneath it. The rooms aim to reflect Australian aesthetic; thus,
the walls are rendered with natural clay and the windows are hardwood. Each room has original
modern-day Australia artworks with vintage sofas which have been reupholstered and restored. 56
different artists, makers, and designers collaborated in creating the artwork in this hotel. Aside from
this, the hotel houses an art collection inspired by Marion Mahoney Griffin and Walter Burley Griffin.
Hotel Hotels endures in the Nishi building, offering an oasis of magnificent artworks on Canberra’s low-
lying skyline.

7. Tryp Fortitude Valley, Brisbane – street art goes indoors
What was once the meeting place of the Brisbane chapter of a mysterious and secret international
society called the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes, now houses Tryp Fortitude Valley Hotel. In the
present day, the place offers guests with an immersive experience and is wall-to-wall with street art
produced by the likes of Numskull, Fintan Magee, Rone, and Beastman. A custom-made glass basin
doodled in graffiti is featured in the queen room and sitting as a backdrop to the king courtyard room is
a gigantic, vibrant mural that bears a resemblance to a wild combination of Bansky and Damien Hirst.
One thing’s for sure, Tryp will never be guilty of lacking color.

8. The Westin, Melbourne – 5-star gallery
Take a map and explore some of the poignant and inspiring artworks that are displayed on the walls of
Westin Melbourne. Australia’s best contemporary artists have an extensive collection of works in the
hotel’s common areas. John Buckley, a highly regarded curator, wanted to match the hotel’s
atmosphere and aesthetic with the art. To accomplish this, he has worked with the hotel’s interior
designer. Works by John Young and Imants Tillers are what enthusiasts are keeping an eye out for as
well as limited-edition prints by photographic artists Susan Hewitt and Christopher Koller. The Paris
Opera has specially ordered a series of haunting works created by Bill Henson. His works are highlighted
throughout the ground floor.

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