Services

Architecture & Interior Design

We offer an integral solution for your hospitality project. The architecture and interior design define a space with the setting necessary to create a stylized, welcoming and confortable hotel. Considering the operative and economic needs of each owner, chain or investor, the best alternatives are studied and projected, attending to every aspect related to decoration, and also incorporating economic and hospitality requirements.

We work based on clear and representative concepts, seeking excellence without overlooking the customer's financial goals. The concept book and book format are developed, which are then used as guidance for procurement management and throughout the schematic design phase.

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Project Analysis and Schematic Design

Based on the interior design project, a cost estimate is made for each item of the undertaking. At the same time, each project item is quantified and identified, and recorded on spreadsheets that shall constitute the basis for the general procurement process. This itemized list includes item location within the hotel premises, unit cost, and total cost by sector.

A project feasibility study is performed, considering the investor's financial goals, seeking to leverage the resources, and assessing the best alternatives available.

Being a company founded by architects and interior designers, dedicated solely to the hospitality sector, we have credentials to advise investors on design conditions and recommend intelligent economies without neglecting the design spirit. We pay close attention to details and keep in mind the intentions from the financial as well as the esthetic and operative point of view.

Prototypes are built, which are approved with the consent of the Designer and the client, establishing prototypes of each item and then manufacturing them.

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Procurement Management

When contracting this type of service, we emphasize the centralization and transparency of the procurement process by which you achieve a resource economy, access to a wide range of Argentine and international vendors, and closed monitoring of costs and pre-established deadlines.

All procurement stages are covered, from the definition of specific needs for each area, to estimates preparation, bidding and price negotiation, contracting, production follow-up, packaging and labeling control, delivery and installation at the final destination.

A Procurement Management Service is a key element. That is why our proposal covers the various application areas that all hospitality projects should address, whether they are new ventures or a refurbishment project. It will be required to purchase different elements, such as: furniture for rooms and public areas, fabrics for upholstery and drapery, bed linens, light fixtures, rugs, wall coverings, decoration accessories; and operative materials, such as service-ware, tableware, and uniforms, among others. To this end, and due to the wide range of tasks included in procurement management, a multiple-stage system comprising the tasks to be performed has been designed:

1. Establishment of the Procurement Schedule: The deadlines required to comply with the guidelines will be established, with the purpose of achieving a successful procurement management, agreeing on deadlines for bidding, awarding and contracting the various vendors for every action area.

2. Global Budget Analysis: Having quantified and identified all project items following the technical parameters set forth by the consignee and the professional, the preliminary Global Budget is drafted. Once it has been completed, it is reviewed by the contracting parties, establishing costs based on the expected quality. If costs were too high, alternatives will be analyzed to maintain the financial investment parameters.

3. Price Bidding: Once the budget has been approved, and having all the information for the development, the documentation will be prepared, which shall be submitted to bidders as instructions. Bidders can be proposed both by the Consignee and the Procurement Agent, including local and international alternatives.

4. Negotiation and Contracting: All bids are reviewed jointly with the Consignee, with the purpose of preserving transparency. Afterwards, and in accordance with pre-established guidelines, the best bidders, whether local or international, are awarded the project and contracted. The top priority is to seek a balance between quality and cost, without negatively affecting the future operation of the Hotel, given that a poor negotiation in the procurement management stage will result in inefficient hotel operation. In this process, advice is given on the guidelines and conditions that should be included in purchase orders to cover any unforeseen event.

5. Goods Production and Shipping: Once the prototype has been approved, all goods are manufactured, respecting the standards required by the approved prototype. Several visits are made to the vendors' workshops to control the manufacturing process. At each check-up, a minute is drafted to record the process and executions. Thus, it is guaranteed that, at the time of shipping the goods contracted, their quality and finishing will be the ones agreed upon by contract.

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Logistics and Assembly

As the manufacture of goods is completed, the verification and final certification are performed. Afterwards, goods are packed for shipping and delivery to the final destination. Every item to be delivered is monitored to ensure that vendors carefully pack goods with cardboard, plastic and in wooden boxes, as required, to preserve the factory quality and their proper arrival. After being packed, they are labeled clearly and codified for their subsequent identification and location at their destination.

The Procurement Agent task is not completed just by shipping the goods. On the contrary, at this moment the most complex and important stage for the Hotel starts, because once the hotel has been inaugurated, its proper operation depends on a correct implementation of the assembly tasks. Having a labeling system for the manufactured items and setting a schedule to outfit rooms and common areas is essential for the success of this task.

Technical support will be provided to the Site Management in those areas related to interior design and decoration projects. It involves the presence of a professional on site, if necessary, including trips to ensure the proper assembly and location of the units. Once the rooms and common areas have been outfitted, they are delivered to the Hotel. Together with this process, the Hotel Director is provided with a product maintenance manual to prevent damages caused by poor usage or cleaning. Likewise, the vendors' warranties are submitted, where they agree to offer support after the inauguration, to facilitate the Hotel operation, during a period set forth by contract in each case.

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