• A FEW TOP TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE SPACE PLANNING WHEN CHOOSING YOUR HOTEL FURNITURE

    The layout of your hotel interior can impact greatly on the running of your business. If you’ve carried out a good level of space planning and chosen your hotel furniture effectively based on this, you can create a practical environment that leaves a fantastic impression on customers. If it’s poorly laid out, both customers and staff will find their experiences very different.

     

    We’ve put together a few top tips for choosing the right hotel furniture, with space consideration in mind, to assist in providing a harmonious experience for your guests.

     

    • Balance your hotel entrance between the perfect inviting ambiance and using the space available for your finishing touches, but without wasting valuable room. Ensuring your customers feel comfortable and not cramped is essential. It is therefore important you not only choose the right style of furniture to represent your hotel at the entrance but also carefully consider the size of each item in relation to the space available.
    • Try sitting in every seat of your hotel lobby, restaurant or bar. This will help you identify any bad positions for tables in the room which might be exposed to drafts, offer poor views or suffer as a result of busy foot traffic from staff and other guests.
    Hotel Reception Lobby Furniture
    •  Choose restaurant tables you can place together for larger parties or separate for couples on a romantic dinner date. This creates maximum functionality allowing you to account for any last-minute changes without too much fuss. You can make the most of the available space in any situation.
    • Ensure you have a suitable footprint and walk-way for both your customers and the weaving waiting staff in your hotel’s bar or restaurant. A clear path with plenty of room can help avoid any accidents. Similarly, overcrowding can also be avoided by choosing the right sized restaurant chairs in relation to the available space. If you are limited on space, you may want to stay away from armchairs as they will often require slightly more space between each of them to avoid diners being too cramped.
    • If you want to create more of a fine dining experience, extend the distance between each dining set to enhance the diners’ sense of privacy. In addition to this, if the space is available, we would advise specifying furniture with a slightly larger footprint in order to enhance comfort and to also avoid the aesthetic appearing sparse.
    Hotel Restaurant
     August 22nd, 2014  Marketing   No comments

  • WELCOME TO THE PUNCH STARRING JAMES MCAVOY, MARK STRONG AND LUGO HOTEL FURNITURE

    Welcome To The Punch Title

    Lugo are delighted to announce that their fine quality hotel furniture will feature in the new British blockbuster “Welcome To The Punch”. The new crime-action thriller set in London is written and directed by Eran Creevy working alongside Executive producer Ridley Scott.

    Some eighteen months before the release, we were invited by the production team to become involved in the set design for one of the pivotal scenes of the film.

    The Lugo team worked very closely with acclaimed set director, Crispian Sallis (son of British actor Peter Sallis), head of Red Diesel productions, and a previous winner of an Emmy for his work on Ridley Scott’s epic film “Gladiator”.

    Eran Creevy Backstage with James McAvoy and Mark Strong

     

    We were briefed in great detail to produce a complete five star hotel bedroom set at Three Mills Studios in East London, where the scene was filmed. This included designing and producing all the furniture within the scene as well as the soft furnishings. As this luxurious bedroom set was to be showered with bullets during the scene, our technical design team had to pay careful attention to every detail of the furniture to ensure that it performed for the cameras. The glass used on table tops, wardrobe handles and mirrors was specially constructed so that it shattered exactly as the Director had instructed. Similarly the chair, sofa and bed cushions were filled with fine feathers to enable them to explode for the camera upon impact.

    Three exact sets of each piece of furniture had to be manufactured by Lugo for the five star bedroom suite in order to allow Crispian Sallis and his team a couple of ‘takes’ to achieve the perfect final scene from different camera angles.

    James McAvoy in Welcome To The Punch

    Welcome To the Punch – released in cinemas across the UK March 15th.

     May 13th, 2013  Marketing   No comments

  • FLEMINGS OF MAYFAIR – LONDON W1

    Flemings of Mayfair

    Flemmings of Mayfair Hotel Furniture

    Having worked with a number of prestigious clients over the years we were thrilled to be recommended to the owners of Flemings Hotel, Half Moon Street, Mayfair.

    We are currently undergoing a three month project to rejuvenate a number of very individual five star apartments with stylish bespoke furniture designs from the Lugo design team.

    We look forward to posting a full case study on the website soon.

     January 16th, 2012  Marketing   No comments

  • HILTON – UK & EUROPE

    Hilton Hotel

    We value our ongoing business with Hilton very highly, and as a nominated supplier to Hilton Hotels we have now supplied furniture to some 1200 x Hilton bedrooms in total.

    Our sales and design teams ensure that Hilton General Managers are given the very highest levels of customer service and assistance to enable them to specify our furniture with ease safe in the knowledge that they can rely on us to deliver on time, every time.

    We have experience with most Hilton brands in the UK; Double Tree, Hampton, Garden Inn, and Waldorf and have supplied Hilton hotels both in the UK and in Europe.  

     January 16th, 2012  Marketing   No comments

  • HARRODS – KNIGHTSBRIDGE, LONDON

    Harrods Tree House Furniture
    Harrods Tree House Furniture
    Harrods Tree House Furniture

    As a client that demands the very highest quality standards from their supply chain, Lugo is proud to have been involved in a number of projects for Harrods department store in Knightsbridge.

    Most notably was a contemporary scheme for the “Tree House” family restaurant adjacent to Harrods’s famous toy department where Lugo furniture was specified by Millington Associates.

    We installed brightly coloured tables and modern dining chairs for an 80 cover restaurant and a number of bespoke picnic-style benches with canvas canopies which completed the outdoor/indoor design aesthetic.

    Our installation teams worked through the night to get all the furniture up to the fifth floor, assembled and ready for shoppers to use the following morning.

     January 16th, 2012  Marketing   No comments

  • CROWNE PLAZA – LIVERPOOL AIRPORT

    Crowne Plaza Liverpool Airport Furniture

    Crowne Plaza Liverpool Airport Furniture

    Lugo Furniture has worked with IHG franchisee Kew Green Hotels for almost 10 years and we continue to enjoy working with them as a longstanding loyal client.

    Indeed over the years we have supplied to all hotels across their UK estate.

    We were recently commissioned to supply loose furniture to a newly refurbished lounge, bar and restaurant at the Crowne Plaza which had been completely refurbished by Chrysalis Hotel Contracts.

    This particular hotel is an Art-Deco building and the team at Lugo had to work closely with the design team at Chrysalis to specify a number of chairs and fabrics that reflected that Art-Deco aesthetic.

    Having completed the Liverpool project, we worked with Kew Green and interior designers Parker Liddell on a similar brief for Richmond House Hotel, Richmond.  

     January 16th, 2012  Marketing   No comments

  • LUGO AT THE LYRIC THEATRE – BELFAST

    Lyric Theatre Furniture Belfast

    Lyric Theatre Furniture Belfast

    Lugo was asked to supply a number of pieces of furniture for a play at the Lyric Theatre starring actors Kenneth Branagh and Rob Brydon.

    Set designer Alice Power, had a clear design brief for the production which gave us a good starting point and we were delighted after the production to receive a simple note of thanks from Alice saying just three words about the stylish chairs that we had made for the set, “They were perfect.”

    Indeed Lugo continues to rub shoulders with the stars as we have also just produced all set furniture for an exciting new feature film to be launched next summer starring a number of box office a-listers. We are duty bound not to divulge more details until the film is ready for release. More details will follow soon.

     January 16th, 2012  Marketing   No comments

  • WALDORF LONDON – ALDWICH, LONDON

    Waldorf Hotel

    As nominated suppliers of furniture to Hilton Hotels, we were delighted to be asked to supply bedroom furniture to one of their most prestigious London hotels.

    Our brief was to design a number of loose furniture pieces with a classic aesthetic that complimented other existing elements of the bedroom interior scheme.

    A number of bespoke pieces were designed by the technical design team at Lugo and samples were produced and approved by the management team at The Waldorf before the furniture actually went into production.

    All the furniture was manufactured and installed within 5 weeks from receipt of an order from Hilton.  

     January 16th, 2012  Marketing   No comments