design-driven purchasing®

We at Innvision Hospitality believe for hotels to truly wow their guests, a property’s design and procurement must go hand-in-hand.

Since our founding in 2004, we have provided design-driven purchasing® to thousands of select-service and full-service hotels, resorts, and conference centers from over sixty brands.  During that time, we have gained a vast amount of experience. In this blog, we’ll answer some of the most frequently asked questions we receive.

What is design-driven procurement?

Design-driven purchasing® is our methodology that integrates purchasing decision factors and sensitivities into the interior design process, and that allows designers to have influence within our procurement process.  For example, budgets, lead times, and vendor performance are purchasing considerations that our designers think about every day.  Likewise, our purchasing consultants know what concerns our designers may have.  Our system of checks and balances is critical, since there’s much more to FF&E than following brand specifications. We marry purchasing and design to meet our clients’ operational, financial, and aesthetic goals.

What is the value for hoteliers?

The value of design-driven purchasing® is in the delivery of a beautifully-designed project that meets your budget requirements. With design and procurement on the same page and working together from the beginning, Innvision saves time, money, and headache for our clients.  In addition, the FF&E products going into a hotel reflect the original design intent and vision with far fewer trade-offs having to be made.

How do you ensure projects are completed on time?

Working closely with hotel owners, contractors, and our designers, we’ll put together a project timeline. In addition to the overall FF&E plan, we scope for:

  • Design
  • Supplier lead times
  • Submittals
  • Brand approval
  • Budget
  • Model rooms (if required)

Determining the project timeline enables our team to understand all facets of the project, prepare for any hurdles, and set clear expectations to make sure each element is completed on time.

What does the process include?

As design-driven procurement experts, we offer skill and information from the development stage all the way through to the project’s completion. We develop an understanding of your entire budget, not just the FF&E portion, to make sure our partnership produces the desired results without the risk of overspending. Every property is unique, whether it’s a new construction or renovation project, and should be treated as such. Innvision’s process is customized to every individual project for results that meet brand requirements and match your specific expectations. We practice constant communication with contractors and developers alike to understand the project needs and ensure it runs as smoothly as possible.

We’re Here to Help

At Innvision Hospitality, our FF&E experts partner with hoteliers to assist with all aspects of a new build or renovation project. To discover how our design-driven purchasing® will help your hotel succeed, please contact us on our website or call us at (888) 875-6202.