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Some Fantastical Home Decor Design Ideas

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Why have a bookcase when you could have a bookcase and a comfortable seat? Why have a nightmare about falling in a regular bed when you could have it in a bed suspended 15 feet above the ground? These questions and more are answered in How Cool Your Home Can Be? 27 Innovative Ideas of Interior Designs. There are a great deal of really fascinating interior design choices here. And our old favorite, the aquarium headboard gets another mention.

Many of these entries are as unpractical as they are fantastical. But there are quite a few here that are rather good ideas focused on saving space like the hidden work spaces and storage space in stairs. Take a look at the site for the rest of the entries, from the outlandish to the clever. And remember if you’re looking for something a little closer to earth in terms of height and price then you needn’t look any further than Universal Hotel Liquidators.

What is There To Hate About Hotels? A Few Things Actually

So how do you guys feel about hotels? We know that you love hotel furniture (because why else would you be here right?) but what’s your favorite thing about staying at a hotel? What about the worst?

We’re asking because as hotel liquidators we’re tied closely to a hotel’s quality control thought process. After all the main function of liquidation is to allow a hotel to clear out items that they deem no longer up to their standards so they can create room for something better. But, while important, we all know that we judge a hotel on more than just its furniture.

The folks at HotelChatter.com recently put together a list of hotel trends that they wish would die. Just vanish. And among them are several entries we certainly agree with, such as paying for WIFI and hotels that don’t offer room service.

For the full list take a look at HotelChatter.com’s article and feel free to let us know if there are any you’d like to add.

How Hotels Gossip About You For Your Own Good

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As we have mentioned before, running a hotel is no easy task. There are just so many different parts to manage and potentially so many things that can go wrong. And then of course, besides the pressures of managing everything from a restaurant, a spa and a pool hall—and the difficulties therein, there is also the “problem” of the human element.

We’re fully aware that hotels don’t always get it right—because that would be impossible. And we’re also not saying that all hotel guests are difficult, but let’s face it–some of us just take a lot more work pleasing than others. So it will likely come as no surprise that hotels are well equipped to deal with customers who are less than satisfied with their service. However, it may be a bit surprising to find out that their main tactic is gossiping.

Gossiping is probably the wrong word but they do take note of the interactions between staff and their guests and pass it alone so that all staff members can act accordingly. We recently read about this in a HotelChatter.com article. If you take a look you’ll see examples of how staff members were directed to deal with everything from a guest upset with his accommodations to a drunken man receiving the room key for the incorrect room. All in all, the comments they take down are more interesting than salacious and they all point to creating a better experience for their guests.

How Much Do Hotel Reviews Matter?

There are a lot of things that go into running a successful hotel because When you think about it, hotels offer a lot of different experiences to their guests. Everything from restaurants, to pools, to pull-out sofas and gift shops. And why do the great hotels not only excel at all of these things but go above and beyond for their guests? Well for good reviews of course! And sure, a lot of money. But if there is one thing that helps hotels make a lot of money it’s positive word of mouth. It’s something that has been valuable to the hospitality industry—and really all customer focused enterprises, since the dawn of commerce. But thanks to the digital age reviews have taken on a greater level of importance. Take a look at this article on Hotelnewsnow.com which features a study focused on all of the different factors that play into a guest’s decision to stay at which hotel. Here are the takeaways from the study in handy infographic form:

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As you can see reviews play a big part in a traveler’s choice of hotel, whether it be for business or leisure. Have you looked up your hotel on Yelp lately and decided that your reviews could use a little oomph? Because if so this is something that we can help with. We’ve been spending years helping hotels renovate and improve their décor by liquidating their properties. Bottom line: liquidation is a vital step in improving a hotel and no one does liquidation better than we do. Try us out.

Hotel Liquidation Made Easy

Running a hotel isn’t easy. We feel as if we’re authorities on this because we have to work with any number of high scale and successful hotels day in and out. The liquidation business can be complicated, and while we’re experienced and we do everything in our power to make the process go smoothly, that (and selling cheap furniture) is all we do. But if you’re the one actually running the hotel the process is even more complicated. First, you have to decide whether or not you even should liquidate. And how do you come to this conclusion? By closely watching your bottom line? The changing styles? Or just taking customer comments and reviews into account? Likely it will be a mix of all three (or more) and that’s before anything is even liquidated. Before any new furniture is purchased and moved in. And then consider that this is only one small part of running a hotel. So yeah, not easy.

While we can’t help you plan your restaurant’s 7 course meal or help find a guest’s lost phone (unless it’s stuck in a sofa) we can definitely liquidate your property in a quick and efficient manner. Want proof? Take a look at us in action.

And for more information about our hotel liquidation services feel free to contact us.

CruiseShipCrew Gambia website launched

norwegian-cscgambiaThe website for Cruise Ship Crew Gambia (CSC Gambia) has just been launched. CSC Gambia is a company founded by Universal Hotel Liquidator founder David White and his African partners, the focus of the company is training Gambian workers for jobs on cruise ships.

Mr. White has been involved in The Gambia for some time, and CSCGambia is just the latest venture that seeks to use the talents of Gambians to provide a great cruise experience for all visitors, as well as great job opportunities for Gambians themselves.

Click here to visit the website.

The Cheap Furniture Pipeline

It should be common knowledge now that Universal Hotel Liquidators is the best place to go for great deals on high quality hotel furniture. And with good reason. We’ve been doing this for a long time and we’ve been able to help tons of people find just the right piece of furniture (or several) for their homes, dorm rooms, studio apartments, businesses and more. But with that message out of the way we wanted to touch on one of the best ways to hear from us and about all of our fantastic deals. Below is an example of some of the offers you’ll find in our newsletters, just so you can get a sense of the kind of deals you’ll be privy to once you sign up.

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So what’re you waiting for? If you love professional grade furniture at low prices then the Universal Hotel Liquidators Newsletter is for you. You can sign up here.

Redesign On A Dime: Part 5

In the last of our Redesign On A Dime series we get to see Cindy and Frantz let everyone know how they feel about their remodel. Hint: they loved it! Here they thank us for all of our hard work but really we were just happy to help. We enjoyed Cindy and Frantz and wish them all the best. This was a great experience for everyone involved and we’re looking forward to doing something like this in the future, so stay tuned!

Redesign On A Dime: Part 4

And here’s the grand reveal! Working in this business one of our favorite things to see is that look of happiness and amazement on the faces of our customer’s faces. That’s why we do what we do. And judging by the looks on the faces of Cindy and Frantz we did a great job here.

Redesign On A Dime: Part 3

In this installment of Redesign On A Dime, the makeover is in full swing. The crew at Universal Hotel Liquidators has delivered the furniture and now they’re just making sure everything is in the right place. Megan on the other hand, deals with the more personal touches, all the little things that can really tie a home together.