|Hyatt Regency Minneapolis|
According to USA Today, hotels are increasingly seeing the value of sourcing furnishings, fixtures and equipment manufactured closer to home. While the sustainability appeal of sourcing home-grown materials to furnish hotels is tangible, hoteliers also said the quicker turnaround time keeps more rooms in operation during a renovation. Without having to wait for items manufactured overseas to clear customs and make it to the hotel, owners can turn a project around quicker--and those benefits of increased occupancy can offset the often higher price tag attached to American-made products.
The article cites hotel renovation and design projects that sourced locally made FF&E including The Hyatt Regency Minneapolis; The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation and the InterContinental Chicago.