For decades, hotel owners would typically have their General Contractors perform the purchasing services for all items in hotel bathrooms, as the owners were worried about the complexity of making such an important decision about a product placed in a bathroom space that requires a heavy amount of construction and retrofitting. Spaces need to be measured precisely wall-to-wall, with plumbing, sinks and faucet lines hooked up to either the same place or moved several feet away, to a different part of the bathroom, making the room feel larger. The General Contractor of such a hotel project would enter into an agreement to handle these critical items for the client.
New bathroom vanity design layouts, however, have shed the old wall-to-wall vanity format. Bathroom vanities are now being built as free-standing units or with a floating type of cabinet base that includes shelves, cubbies and even additional storage spaces for holding hair-dryers and other bath amenities, lending a more modern look and feel to bathrooms. Hotel purchasing firms are now being asked to sign more agreements with hotel ownership groups, to provide buying services for these items directly from manufacturers. With new contemporary designs and sleek cosmetic finishes being implemented, owners are seeing the importance of close collaboration between the three parties: the manufacturer, the designer and the purchasing company.
Creation Hospitality President and CEO Eric Fong signed 15 new hotel contracts in January of this year, with a number of new purchasing firms from around the country. These purchasing firms have partnered with Creation Hospitality as their key supplier in developing brand new bath cabinets and vanity tops for most of their work planned for the 2015 calendar year.
What also helps to build new business for Creation Hospitality is that the firm recently entered into a Preferred Vendor Contract as an integral supplier for two major hotel brands in the US: MainStay Suites and Sleep Inn Hotels, under the Choice Hotel flag. In order to be considered as a Preferred Vendor with any hotel group, a manufacturer must offer products of the highest quality, the most competitive costs, the quickest lead times and unparalleled customer service. This is a feat that is difficult for any hotel manufacturer to achieve. Creation Hospitality’s solid understanding of how important budget and target numbers are for purchasing firms to meet for their hotel ownership clients have earned Eric Fong respect within both design and purchasing circles around the country.
Since its founding, Creation Hospitality’s specialty has always been creating custom wood bath cabinetry and custom metal bath vanity bases. The company continues to adapt, setting new trends in the ever-changing hospitality industry market place. With new innovative bath vanity designs that are shaping how travelers are enjoying their in-room experience at various hotels, Creation Hospitality has branded itself as one of the country’s largest vanity suppliers to hotels, resorts, mixed-used projects, timeshare developments and gaming properties.
Creation Hospitality has worked with numerous 4- and 5-star hotel brands, including Starwood, Marriott, Hilton and InterContinental Hotels Group. They are also listed as a preferred vendor with numerous hotel chains and are a part of a number of pre-designed guestroom packages, created by the parent hotel companies.
Creation distinguishes itself by sourcing high-quality solid wood bath cabinetry products, metal and cut-to-size stone tops at competitive prices, directly from their factories in China. Each product is inspected before shipping to their three major distribution centers in the San Francisco Bay Area, to ensure that the highest product quality standards are met.