hospitality drapery

HOW SHOULD FABRIC STAINS BE TREATED IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY?

HOW SHOULD FABRIC STAINS BE TREATED IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY?

Stains & messes happen. They are rather inevitable when you consider that each guest room is ideally used each and every single night and most often by alternating people, who are relaxing or just moving thru on business or some other type of travel. Guestrooms are a space in constant flux and with that comes spills, drops, greasy fingers and the like. All of these moments pose a threat to that white bedding and those drapes (I mean seriously do people even use the baton?)

Although a potential problem for your house cleaning staff, this is a factor you simply have to accept, expect and plan for in the hospitality industry.

CLEANING TIPS FOR HOSPITALITY DRAPERY

CLEANING TIPS FOR HOSPITALITY DRAPERY

Most hotel drapery isn’t handled often enough to merit cleaning on a regular basis such as bedding, which is obviously laundered nearly every day. It is quite possible to keep your drapery looking clean and fresh with simple light vacuuming and brushing. That being said there are certain situations that may cause the need for cleaning drapery and so its important to know what exactly you should do and what you should not do.

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DRAPERY BATONS FOR THE HOSPITALITY AND HEALTHCARE INDUSTRIES

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DRAPERY BATONS FOR THE HOSPITALITY AND HEALTHCARE INDUSTRIES

There is an element of Hospitality and Healthcare Drapery that is rather essential but often times overlooked. That item is the drapery baton. It is used in every single manual traversing treatment and there are more options than you may think. Often times batons are not specifically specified by designers and drapery manufacturing project managers often times have to go back to the purchasing agent and on the designer to formalize exactly what is expected.

5 FLAMMABILITY RATINGS

5 FLAMMABILITY RATINGS

In the hospitality industry safety is of utmost importance. We’ve discussed some other safety related topics in blogs such as “How do I ensure that a hotel property meets Child Safety Specifications?”, “ADA Code for Hospitality Window Treatments”, and “What is Blocking?” Today we are excited to discuss the topic of Fabric Flammability Ratings. In order to pass safety inspections all fabric used within a hotel or healthcare property must be certified as Fire Retardant. That certification is not incredibly simple though, as there are multiple different options for fire ratings (FR). In this blog we will outline each of the five fire ratings and offer some tips into ensuring your fabric is FR treated or having fabric FR treated after the fact.

EMBASSY SUITES | MANHATTAN, NY - IN PICTURES

EMBASSY SUITES | MANHATTAN, NY - IN PICTURES

A high-rise glass building between 5th and 6th avenue, Embassy Suites Manhattan is conveniently located steps away from Times Square, only a 7-minute walk from the Empire State building, and four minutes from the Herald Square Subway Station. This Hilton hotel is a great stay for that city adventurer in all of us! 

Each guestroom and suite offers high-end decor and an amazing view of the city that never sleeps. Quiltcraft added its touch to the elegance of each room by manufacturing and installing the window treatments in each and every room of the 39 floor property. Explore the elegance in the pictures below. 

DRAPERY HEMS & WEIGHTS

DRAPERY HEMS & WEIGHTS

Hems & Weights may not be seen as very big deal in the spec writing process for window treatments but it is a detail that drapery project managers will always notice and therefore should be something that you are well informed about. We’ve created a resource card that explains how each of these hems are made and so in this place I will not be rehashing that same information. Download it here and keep it at your desk for easy access.