News for the Hospitality Executive
|CHICAGO – January 24, 2007 - Renovations of hotels, resorts
and conference centers come complete with tight timelines, strict budgets,
and an eye on both a refreshed guest experience and a return on investment.
Hospitality design firm Gettys decided that the entire renovation process, from design to fulfillment, could use a streamlined approach that allowed them to partner with clients and deliver a single source that saved clients time, money, and risk.
Last year, Gettys put Integrated Solutions™, their proprietary fulfillment offering, to use for a key client. The University Place Conference Center & Hotel on the downtown Indianapolis campus of Indiana University turned to Gettys to renovate their International Association of Conference Centers property.
Integrated Solutions™ simplifies the complex purchasing process by shifting all of the risks for product pricing, delivery and quality from the client to Gettys and establishing budgets early in the design process to eliminate guesswork.
Gettys acts not as a middleman, but as a direct wholesaler, working with their network of vendors to deliver high quality products directly to their clients while taking on the responsibilities of credit, logistics and freight management, and accounting and invoicing – all under one roof. And with their two decades of experience and an award-winning design practice, Gettys can leverage all of their resources to ensure a faster, more streamlined process from start to finish.
For University Place Hotel, Gettys focused on executing a distinctive, sophisticated, and ‘hip’ renovation that would continue to earn the property its moniker as “An Environment for Achievement”.
Working closely with the University’s architectural teams, both internal
and external, Gettys seamlessly renovated the restaurants, gathering areas,
and guestrooms. The design had to reflect the architectural presence
established by the university’s campus, and the surrounding urban culture
and riverfront restoration of downtown Indianapolis .
The University Place Conference Center & Hotel, Indianapolis, Indiana
The ultimate achievement was Gettys’ ability to deliver outstanding and distinctive design on a strict budget and schedule that kept the hotel open during the renovation process. Gettys’ attention to detail, extensive documentation expertise, and efficient and sensible Integrated Solutions™ approach ensured that the final design was executed flawlessly, on time and on budget.
The best testament to the success of the project is from John Short, Assistance Vice Chancellor, IUPUI:
"University Place is poised to maintain and enhance its standing as a leader in executive conference centers for decades to come – thanks in large part to the amazing partnership with Gettys.”
For more information about Gettys’ Integrated Solutions™ and hospitality design services, including additional information about this successful renovation, please visit www.gettys.com.
With nearly two decades of hospitality-focused design expertise and a portfolio of over 500 projects, Gettys is an award-winning interior design, architecture, and fulfillment firm. From hotels and resorts to spas, conference centers, restaurants, and mixed-use developments, Gettys provides unmatched investment return through an innovative combination of design and fulfillment.
Gettys is consistently ranked among the top hospitality design and purchasing companies in the United States, and has offices in Chicago, Miami, and Irvine, Calif. For more information, please visit www.gettys.com, or contact Amber Naslund at 312.832.2437.
|Also See:||National Interior Design Firm Gettys Responds To Industry Momentum; Design Portfolio Continues to Expand With Landmark Project Awards / January 2007|
|Gettys Opens New Office in Irvine, California; Leading Hospitality Design Firm Celebrates Second New Office in Two Years / January 2007|
|The Gettys Group Turns Adversity to Opportunity for Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa; Award-Winning Interior Design and Procurement Firm Helps Hotels and Resorts Get Back to Business after Hurricanes / September 2004|
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