If you’re a hotel owner or manager, chances are you’ve had to renovate your property at some point. And if you’re embarking on a new hotel project, you’ll definitely need the services of a hotel procurement company. But with so many hotel procurement companies and options out there, how do you choose the right one? Here are four things to look for when selecting a hotel procurement company.

  1.  Look For Solid Industry Experience

    When it comes to something as important as your hotel project, you want to partner with a company that has experience in the hospitality industry. Look for a company that has worked on similar projects to yours and can provide references from satisfied clients.  A solid work catalog and previous projects will be instrumental in your selection process.

  2. Transparency and Communication Is A Must

    You should always feel confident and comfortable communicating with your hotel procurement company. They should be open and honest with you about every aspect of the project, from budget to timeline to potential challenges. A good procurement company will also keep you updated throughout the process so that you’re never left in the dark.  Ask questions upfront about their process, how they manage time, what happens if/when there are issues, and what types of reporting are available.

  3. Cost-Effective Solutions

    You definitely want solutions that are budget-friendly.  And of course, you want to save money wherever possible on your hotel project. But beware of companies that cut corners or only source the cheapest furnishings just to save a few bucks.  A good procurement company will have an extensive database of FF&E and OS&E vendors and contractors that will work for you, not against you.  Your procurement team should help you find cost-effective solutions that don’t sacrifice quality or the safety of your future guests.

  4. Flexibility and Creativity

    The best hotel procurement companies are flexible and have the ability to think outside the box. Because no two projects are alike, they should be able to tailor their services to meet your specific needs. So if you want 500 zebra lamps, you should be able to get 500 zebra lamps!  They should also be open to your ideas and input, and willing to offer creative solutions when problems arise.

    When it comes time to choose a hotel procurement company for your next project, keep these four things in mind. And if you’re still not sure where to start, we recommend checking out Stroud Group. With more than 50+ years of experience in the hospitality industry, our team is well-equipped to handle even the most complex renovation or construction projects. Plus, we’re always transparent and communicative with our clients, so you’ll always know what’s going on with your project—and we’re not afraid to offer creative solutions when needed! Contact us today for a free consultation at stroudgroup.com