2022/05/11 | by Monique Farley, Director of Design and Procurement
As a qualified vendor for Choice Hotels, HF was excited to attend the Choice Hotels 66th Annual Convention / 2022 Choice Convention at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.
It was a chance to meet with current partners as well as new ones, whilst sharing our vision to streamline the hotel FF&E procurement process.
We were overwhelmed by the response to our booth and what we offer the industry. There are so many projects coming up that we’re excited to be a part of, and it’s great to see the industry and hotels having a new life and opportunities injected into them. Since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, Choice Hotels has been providing various resources to hotel owners to help them get through the last two years when the global travel rate was at its lowest. In mid-April of 2020, more than 90 percent of Choice owners were able to stay in business. Towards the end of 2021, the company saw an increase in revenue of 13.9 percent in Q4 compared to the same time period of 2019. The resilience that the hospitality industry has shown as a whole has been remarkable, and now we are so honored to be a part of the industry’s recovery process as hotel owners ramp up their renovation projects to welcome the return of customers.
The Marketplace floor was lively, and seeing the brand flag booths and builds was inspiring.
With the launch of Comfort’s Rise & Shine Prototype, this was everyone’s first time to see glimpses of the design in person. And the in-person sample rooms did not disappoint. From the sample outdoor patio area to the lobby to the guestroom, the Rise & Shine design scheme was one of the talking points of the show.
Plus, Quality Inn released its new bedding program! The Choice Show made its return with a bang as we were able to see the new design direction for some of their brands.
It wouldn’t be a trade show without our industry-famous MopToppers, either. We love the reception and how often people say they’re their favorite pen and trade show giveaway.
On behalf of the HF team, thank you to Choice Hotels for having us this year! And we hope to see everyone at more conferences in the near future!