Every hotel faces the challenge of renovation while it is fully occupied. The RevPAR – the revenue per available room – is the most important key figure in the hospitality industry. The aim is to keep the RevPAR as high as possible throughout the year, but during renovation, it suffers greatly.
Bathrooms have become a major focus for hoteliers looking not only to reduce costs but also minimise their environmental impact, and have emerged as a core opportunity for designers, developers and builders to create a more eco-aware environment. As time is money, every day that causes noise and customer disruption leads to more complaints, so it is therefore imperative that any renovation is well planned and the use of products is coordinated.
The Geberit Monolith is perfect for renovation. It is quick and easy to install and enables you to renovate a bathroom within a couple of hours without touching the tiles or the floor. This allows you to start the renovation in the morning and rent out the hotel room that same evening. In most cases it can be connected to the existing water supply and waste water connections without structural modifications to the bathroom. The installation can be carried out with very little construction dust and the noise disturbance is kept to a minimum.
During the Geberit product development process, all Geberit products are optimised with regard to their environmental friendliness, resource efficiency and durability. As bathrooms make up a significant proportion of a hotel’s total water and energy consumption and are therefore highly significant to the running costs. Geberit has in-depth expertise in the fields of water conservation, quality of drinking water, sound insulation and green building, thus a broad range of Geberit products help with the implementation of green building concepts and standards such as Minergie, DGNB, BREEAM and LEED.
What product information should be considered when looking to procure products for a new building or a renovation? Spending wisely means taking into account that a cheaper material might initially cost less but actually cost you more in the long run. In terms of higher water and electricity usage, a better quality product could be longer-lasting and more cost-effective in the long run as little or no maintenance is required.
This was originally written by Louise Pitt, Marketing & CRM Manager at Geberit