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3 Nature-Inspired Interior Design Looks

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Nature offers the most beautiful and diverse materials, it’s no wonder hospitality design strives to incorporate spaces that express the connection to nature. With inspiration from around the world, here are 3 nature-inspired interior design looks that deliver sustainable natural materials, warm colors, and organic shapes that enhance the guest experience and offer a sense of wellbeing.

Let’s explore.

With natural product collections ranging from modern to rustic, the durable woods of Bali, ROOT®, and Asheville connect luxury designs and sustainable renewable woods for any bath, guest room, or spa. Each collection is mindfully named after its surroundings or habitats with a semblance of similar minerals that are a testament to this yearning for naturalness.

Bali.

Bali Indonesia exudes a serene and peaceful feeling with its sheer natural beauty. With inviting lush bamboo forests, the collection’s name is undeniable.

Bamboo is ethically sourced and is so versatile – with unique characteristics that define a space and deliver the WOW factor. The natural material has been used in manufacturing and building for thousands of years and is still believed to be the material of the future because of its sustainability. It is harvested without killing the plant itself, which means that bamboo can renew quickly (it’s one of the fastest-growing sustainable plants on the planet).

What is sustainable wood?

Sustainable wood comes from sustainably managed forests. It’s renewable because the forest stewards manage the landscape to prevent damage to ecosystems, watersheds, wildlife, and the trees themselves, taking a long-term rather than short-term view of the resource.

Sustainability in this context means the forest should still be there for generations to come as well as a haven for wildlife.

“There is a movement towards more natural sustainable materials overall in design and living.”
Did you know?

75% of hotel guests said that they would actively participate in the hotel's sustainability program during their stay.

ROOT®.

Designed from freshly fallen fir trees, Root® brings a special organic touch creating a warm and rustic vibe. This wood is well-known to be incredibly well-built and long-lasting.

Both color options Natural and Carbon, provide earthy tones and unique patterns of high-quality amenities that give a hotel room a sense of “home”.

Asheville.

Warm and rustic doesn't mean unfinished or country. This handcrafted collection can be adapted as chic contemporary, made from paulownia wood. Paulownia wood is very lightweight, blonde in color, warp resistant, and nails and screws with ease, with no splitting or cracking.

Connect the aesthetic of farmhouse-style elements with design sensibility.

All 3 nature-inspired looks come from renewable resources, woods which play a central role in a natural lifestyle. Why wood? It smells pleasant, feels good, looks beautiful, and can be processed in many ways. Organic shapes seduce real hand-feelers to touch and use. A natural color palette creates a feel-good atmosphere that nurtures physically and mentally.

When it comes to giving a space more warmth, there is no better material choice than wood. Wood has traditionally been the go-to material, and depending on the finish, still gives a reminder of the natural world.

Different grains make the products unique – always creating a new look for a natural lifestyle. Wood also has an incredible variety to offer with no fear of contact with other materials – a match for every taste.

Looking for a special highlight for the perfect natural look?

Designers embrace this global design style with low environmental impacts, providing a unique experience for eco-conscious brands who understand the attention to detail. Just imagine the luxury of relaxing in a calm atmosphere, with iconic green views, colors, texture, culture, and comfort - only found in nature.

Organically, these themes rely on the design community to put forward innovative methods for a sustainable future for coming generations.

Today we can all take steps towards minimizing its ecological imprint in every stage of the production process.

Make it your own.

Looking to collaborate? With endless customization options for you to choose from, and all within a fair price range; there are two ways to create your customized product:


Custom Concept: Designing and creating a custom concept requires a new product development. Being that we are designers and manufacturers, we offer the ability to build your own collection from scratch or custom mix & match amongst our collections at a competitive price point. For example, feel free to combine our Asheville collection with our Tribeca finish, produce our Bali collection in a brand new color, or design it in a size that fits your space. Request a sample of your design before the lifecycle of your custom concept begins with a minimum lead time of 120 days for the entire project, including delivery.

Already have a prototype? Bring it in for an even quicker delivery!

In-house Customization: Order an existing product and make it your own! Add your logo for branding or include personalized messaging, with our decal and etching techniques our products deliver a WOW experience. Order custom metroweave shapes, colors, and sizes for multipurpose use. Our in-house customizing has a 10-day lead time with a case pack minimum.

Download the exclusive collection mood board with more nature-inspired looks and product details to get started on your next project.

Curious to find out which locations inspired us to design? Stay tuned for the next habitat.

How to Refresh Your Design: Metroweave® Color

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Metroweave® color adds an unexpected pop to your brand and décor. Versatile and durable, woven vinyl materials have been designed into everything from liners to fully functional and durable bathroom accessories and dresses. YES – dresses! But we’ll get back to that…

The Metroweave® line offers more than 60 color options for tray liners, amenity mats, coasters, placemats and table covers. “Color adds life to any dull room service tray, bar top, amenity tray, and bathroom or spa counter,” Simone Mayer, CEO and co-founder explained to HOTELS Magazine article:

Full article: FINDING COLOR INSPIRATION FOR HOTEL ROOMS AND RESTAURANTS.

More than intriguing colors, Metroweave® delivers a unique style with textures and patterns to your overall look and feel. Its reusable design also provides a cost-effective alternative that allows you to be sustainable.

Now, getting back to THAT dress…

NEWH, our partners, and the premier hospitality industry network, successfully executed The Product Runway in 2018, held at the Rumi Event Space in New York City. We were teamed up with HLW Design for an immersive adventure conceptualizing a ready-to-wear ensemble constructed with our room360 by FOH accessories.

Thanks to the HLW design team and model who brought the wardrobe to life with a bodice using patterns and stripes combining Metroweave woven vinyl in Nautical Blue and Belize Dune, a faux shagreen; a deconstructed skirt ruffled and layered with Austin Saddle, reversible distressed faux leather.

Metroweave® has outstanding dependability, without sacrificing aesthetic appeal. While its eco-chic look is certain to transform your space by adding color and definition, it's durable makeup and long-lasting service with heat-sealed edges using a proprietary technique. Not only does its sturdy woven vinyl construction offer superior resistance to staining and fading, but it also helps inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria such as mold and mildew. This convenient feature makes it suitable for indoor AND outdoor. It is even heat-resistant up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit, while its Thermosealed™ edges ensure increased longevity by preventing the edges from fraying. Mix and match this item with other pieces from the Metroweave® line to create a refined look that your guests will love! Most Metroweave vinyl mats, liners and accessories are in-stock and ready to ship.

Learn more about Metroweave® here.

FOH® x One Tree Planted

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One tree planted at a time makes an impact! Approximately 20, 200 new saplings ( saplings are small trees usually between 1 and 4 inches in diameter at 4.5 feet) have been planted since 2021 on behalf of FOH®, our partners, and our team.

The initiative stems from our ongoing commitment to sustainability that is rooted and one we intend to grow. It’s one simple way FOH® can help reforestation across the globe.

Our partnership with One Tree Planted began when accepted the #MillionTreeChallenge, to restore National Forests across the United States. Million Tree Challenge members contribute to the reforestation of iconic forests that have been affected by natural conditions like wind damage, tree diseases, and forest fires. FOH® is proud to have completed, not 1 - but 2 challenges.

As stated on their website:

"One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. As an environmental charity, we're on a mission to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees!

Started in 2014, we have more than doubled the number of trees planted year over year. Fast-forward to today, we now work with awesome reforestations partners in North America, South America, Asia, and Africa who help us get trees in the ground to restore forests after fires and floods, create jobs, build communities, and protect habitat for biodiversity."

Trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat to over 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity. They also absorb harmful carbon from the atmosphere and are key ingredients in 25% of all medicines. Trees even provide jobs to more than 1.6 billion people around the world.

Since One Tree Planted started in 2014 and planted 150,000 trees its first full year, their numbers have grown significantly. By 2019, for instance, they were able to get 4 million additional trees in the ground worldwide. In 2020, the count was more than 10 million trees planted in 28 countries. And by year-end 2021, the number was well over 23.5 million trees in 42 countries.

Last year, Diana Chaplin, who’s the Canopy Director at One Tree Planted, helped to host a lunch & learn for everyone at FOH.. She filled us in on the non-profit’s six pillars of reforestation — Air, Water, Biodiversity, Social Impact, Health, Climate — as well as some updated stats.

More recently, we teamed up once more however more locally with Miami Dade’s Million Tree initiative, a Neat Street program aiming to achieve a 30% tree canopy for our community. On May 12th, our FOH® Fam met at the Country Club of Miami’s South Park in Hialeah to plant 200 more saplings, including native Simpson’s and Spanish stoppers. It was a day of sun, sweat, and teamwork, as our efforts contributed to a green screen for nearby neighbors. The parkwide additions provide cooling for walkways, mitigate flooding, filter stormwater and provide habitat & food for wildlife.

One Tree Planted educate new trees to help stabilize the local climate, improve water and soil quality, reduce the risk of future fires, and improve habitat connectivity for native wildlife.

This mission is well aligned with the identity of our brand. Developing more than sustainable products, FOH® is dedicated to contributing to the overall longevity of our environment’s health.

The use of sustainable/renewable ingredient sources is essential to limit our environmental impact and to ensure the long term availability of our product lines.

We’re extremely proud to be contributing to One Tree’s total, and just getting started and excited to see how this partnership grows over time and look forward to transforming more urban spaces together!


​How To Refresh Your Design: Customization

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Customization has become an effective strategy for hospitality designers and brands to meet the new demands of the guests' experience. Defining the characteristics of the hotel’s rooms with a closer approach to customer preferences or interests means greater customer satisfaction, loyalty and further – differentiation. Here’s how to refresh your design with customization.


Inspiration via Customization.

“WOW” your guests with a personal experience and personality to the brand when you partner with our Florida -based design team, who can facilitate small ways to make big changes with; Etching, Laser, Decaling, Custom Sizing, Concepts, and more.

Metroweave®

Why we love it: Options are limitless. Add color and texture to mats and liners with over 130 colors and sizes in our Metroweave® collection; that are bacteria, stain and fade resistant, and all designed with a patented construction.

Color

Why we love it: Can’t get that fire-engine red out of your head? From blazing brights and rich tones to delicate pastels, and serene neutrals, our team works closely to match your brand's color scheme.



Etching & Decaling

Why we love it: Add a timeless message of your brand. In-house decaling and etching capabilities is an art that is a very flexible process and can cover a wide range of decorating styles and materials.




As a global solutions manufacturer partner, refreshing your hotel design may be simpler (and budget-friendly) than you think. All solutions are designed, manufactured, and stocked by us.


Looking to customize your next project? Inspiration starts here.

Feel free to reach-out to us and stay connected on our social sites.

Bring The Met Gala theme into your Hotel Room

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The Met Gala, traditionally held on the first Monday in May, is the event hosting over 600 attendees such as celebrities, young creatives, and industry paragons each year. The annual benefit is always glitzy but this year’s Met Gala theme: "In America: An Anthology of Fashion," the invite-only event's white-tie dress code was "Gilded Glamor," which is a reference to the Gilded Age in the late 1800s and leaned more into the old American glamor.

Each year tells a story of innovation, ingenuity, and peak creativity that can be translated across industries.

Here’s our unique interpretation for hotel bathroom design.

First, let’s talk Gilded Glamor!

By definition: Gild·ed - /ˈɡildəd/ adjective

  1. covered thinly with gold leaf or gold paint

With many celebrities, like Lizzo, Cardi B, Meghan Thee Stallion, and more wearing the head-turning color – Gold, in any hue, is timeless and adds bold cutting-edge design. More so, the combination of black and gold decor exudes luxury.

See Tokyo Matte Brass.


Next,

worn by the incomparable Blake Lively, was the tribute to New York’s Lady Liberty - unraveling a bronze gown into a vivid color of blue.

See our very own ode to NY, New York Peacock.



Lastly, but never regrettably - Black.

The color choice for all things sleek and sophisticated.

See London available in 8 color options.

Download or PIN these to create your very own interior design mood board for your next project.

​5 ways room360° by FOH® can reduce impacts on the environment

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Since its inception, our FOH® family has been focused on making sure we implement the best environmentally-conscious practices when it comes to hospitality's day-to-day culture, working closely with our Miami-based in-house Design & Development Team to continuously introduce innovative, eco-friendly product options that improve our existing product lines by minimizing our carbon footprint and our overall environmental impact.

Simple steps to take in saving the environment:

1. Choose from an eco-friendly collection:

Currently, we have 7 sustainable product collections that include Bali®, Bangkok®, Fiji®, ROOT®, Tribeca®, Asheville®, and Hamilton®, all made from certified eco-friendly woods which are also naturally antimicrobial.

2. Packages that have less packaging

FOH® are PREGIS partners. As Pregis customers and purchasing their water blue packaging, a portion of the proceeds go toward purchasing Uzima Water Filters for communities impacted by the African water crisis

3. Embrace Recycling -

Hospitality recycling efforts continuously look for opportunities to reduce the use of paper and other disposables. Hotels and resorts that can go further and implement food waste composting programs can demonstrate upwards of 40% to 50% of waste diverted from landfills. We stock numerous trash bins to support all programs, as well as, the materials used to design our bins are recyclable materials. Make recycling bins readily available to guests and be sure that they are aware of your green programs.

4. Encourage guests to Go-Green

Customers want to connect with companies that care. When they choose to spend their money traveling and exploring the world, they also want to know that they are choosing a place to stay that is kind to the earth. Help them realize the steps you’re taking by posting information in the rooms and including signage in the lobby of your hotel as well.

5. Take care of linens

Keep bathrooms and guest rooms amenities organized and dust-free with chic, reusable amenity bags with the #room360lifestyle Finishing Touches collection, also including Metroweave® which adds color & texture with our woven vinyl collection. Edges are heat-sealed using our proprietary technique for durability and long-lasting service.

Our #FOHFam is always striving to do better and we look forward to doing our part and making an even bigger difference for our planet.

Follow us on social media @roomthreesixty, for an upcoming tree-planting event with partners One Tee Planted this #earthmonth!

​room360˚ by FOH®️ x NEWH: Professional Networking

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NEWH , is the premier networking resource for the hospitality industry, providing scholarships, education, leadership development, recognition of excellence, and business opportunities. It’s about Scholarship, Education, and Business Networking that enhances the development of our industry leaders in the making.

room360° by FOH® truly believes and encourages the opportunity that NEWH provides our young leaders and community to develop as professionals. We have cultivated our partnership with NEWH for over 10 years, connecting with professionals from every facet of the Hospitality Industry like: Development, Operations/Management, Design, Architecture, Education, Foodservice, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Production, Purchasing, Sales, Senior Living, Marketing, and Communications.

ENGAGE. CONNECT. NETWORK.

We proudly sponsor the NEWH South Florida Chapter and look forward to supporting the Chicago chapters in the near future. You can always find the #room360lifestyle enjoying the fun and fabulous charity events thrown by all chapters; supporting educational institutions through mentoring students and donating thousands of dollars each year in scholarship awards to deserving students.

In just the first quarter of 2022, we have already been enlightened by the 2022 NEWH Leadership Conference, NEWH Hats Off Brunch - South Florida, and the NEWH Chicago Masquerade Ball.

Each of these events is an opportunity to engage, connect, and network directly with industry leaders in our design community, like: Harken Interiors, Neil Locke, Benjamin West Procurement, and more. We [room360° by FOH®] as manufacturers, discuss the latest trends in the hospitality industry, and challenges that communicate into our designs which can facilitate and accelerate solutions to market.

Together as partners, we are focused on the customers' successes.

Read more about our partners here.

​Celebrate International Women’s Day with FOH®

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Since 1911, International Women’s Day (IWD), has been celebrated on March 8th every year and is a day of advocacy for women’s rights and equality around the world. It’s about raising awareness around important milestones and celebrating the women who make our world great.

Women in Hospitality

The hospitality industry has changed significantly over the past 60 years, women are becoming leaders with active opportunities and taking on leading roles within the hospitality market. We have earned our place with all segments of hospitality: Food and beverages, Travel and Tourism, lodging, and recreation. In the overall economy, 46.1% of employees are now women, and within the hospitality sector this figure has grown to 53.7%.

Alongside the remarkable and pioneering females in food service and hospitality, FOH®’s culture is grounded with a vision to support the education and recognition of women in our industry. We aim to be a resource and platform that gives women the confidence to excel in leadership roles and continue to expand on mentorship. At FOH®, we can proudly announce that out of our 35 team of leaders (managers and above) 21 are female. As we continue to celebrate our success, we know there are still massive strides to take.

In a field that is still mainly dominated by men, women can continue to lay the groundwork to lift each other up and continue to impact the hospitality industry. We support and encourage our community to connect with like-minded leaders with organizations that encourage the exchanging of networks and resources through innovative workshops, movements, and events. Some of which are colleagues and partners are currently working on:

Women Chefs 305;

https://www.instagram.com/womenchefs305/?hl=en

A Fine Line Movie / MAPP Impact;

https://www.instagram.com/afinelinemovie/ ; https://www.instagram.com/mappimpact/

WFF (Women's Foodservice Forum);

https://www.instagram.com/womensfoodserviceforum/

IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America);

https://www.idsa.org/communities/sections/women-design


FOH® is proud to be a woman-owned business and a certified member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). For “Best Workplaces for Women” by Fortune’s Great Place to Work list, see here.

Share your SHE-ro with #FOHHER on our Instagram IWD post to join the conversation.

“Where there is a woman, there is magic.” –Ntozake Shange

​Meet the Designers

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With so many ways to support Black History month, this February room360° by FOH® is proud to focus and highlight designers and creators breaking barriers in hospitality.

Marie Burgos; https://www.marieburgosdesign.com

By combining the principles of Feng Shui with the vision of every client, Marie Burgos Design creates interiors that are harmonious, sophisticated and functional, all while embracing the clients’ personal aesthetic and lifestyle needs. The company offers a wide range of styles designing both residential and commercial projects, both new construction as well as remodeling, and also works closely with major hotel brands in the hospitality industry. Marie Burgos Design has global offices located in Manhattan and Los Angeles, servicing clients from all over the world.


Malene Barnett; https://www.badguild.info

Advancing the community of black creators, founder of the Black Artists + Designers Guild is the multidisciplinary artist and activist Malene Barnett’s whose work envisions a contemporary Black experience rooted in the cultural and artistic traditions of the African diaspora. Her entrepreneurial spirit was captured in the NY Times bestselling book In the Company of Women, and she has appeared as a guest speaker on Morning Joe, MSNBC Your Business, and TEDx. In 2019, she was awarded designer of the year by interiors + sources Magazine and the RADD Award (Real Estate, Architecture, Design Development) from Brownstoner.com


Mimi Shodeine; https://www.miminat.com/

Miminat Shodeine is a British Nigerian artist and designer, born and raised in London. Defying categorization, her style is fluid, sophisticated and functional but seks to imbue each project with a personality of its own.



FOH® wants to know how Black history and culture influence your day-to-day life and what it means to you! Add to the conversation and share your personal stories and photos in the comments of this blog to be featured on our Instagram #BHM highlights.

​Destination: WFH

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WFH, (that's, Work From Hotel) is the new way to enjoy your new freedom and remote work destination. While everyone is all too familiar with ‘work from home’, allow us to introduce you to 2022’s hottest trend created by various luxury hospitality brands, ‘work from hotel’. Whether for the day or extended stay, brands are offering a growing segment of remote workers a change of work environment, experience, and pace. The ability to work remotely gives people a new way to use hotels.

Hospitality Trends

Here’s how the #room360lifestyle stepped in with creative ways to elevate hotel brand partners solutions to provide today's digital nomads with the chance to maximize their productivity while working remotely. Take a closer look at some of the reimagined accessories equipped for guest rooms, suites, and work-from-hotel spaces.

Home Away From Home Office Essentials

For a comfortable and effective workspace, accessories that enhance the design and functionality of every room include:

  1. Desk Blotters and Coasters; attracted by the traditional travelers, blotters add subtle luxury to the room for organization or artistic decoration. Protect surfaces from setting down your laptop or beverages.
  2. Multi-Use / Multi-compartment Trays; varying in design and functions, room360° by FOH® trays bring modern style to space-saving compartments and serving solutions. It's an easy operation from private in-room dining to community spaces like the boardroom and poolside.
  3. Door Hangers; guests can take advantage of ‘quiet time on downtime’ with 4 printed message options to display much-needed DND.

Eat-In Go-To’s

Snack and beverage stations? Yes Please! Guests will be reaching for that afternoon pick-me-up.

  1. Station Trays; Stations exist in many shapes and sizes and with a wide range of uses. The innovative Flat Tray with six suggested layouts is designed to fit the popular Keurig and Nespresso Coffee Makers.
  2. Ice Buckets; from iced coffee to popping bubbly, these cool go-to’s are available from 2Qt - 3.5Qt with limitless options of style with mix & match capabilities. All include a removable and dishwasher-safe liner to easily clean and sanitary too!
  3. Fully Equipped Kitchens; part of finishing touches like in-room drinkware in a broad range of unique style, commercial-grade, and dishwasher safe.

Essential Safety Measures

Extra safety measures are key in today's guest experience with laser focus hygiene & safety.

  1. Multi-use Bag; a sterile protection concept for remotes, toothbrushes, flatware, tongs, to hold your mask, and more!
  2. Pumps; staff and guests are safe in common and public areas.
  3. Amenity Bags; sought-after chic and sustainable ways for bath and guest room amenities like newspaper, hairdryers, robes, blankets, pillows organized and dust-free.

Let’s talk…

Looking for some ideas or advice for your hotel property? We’d love to help. Contact our in-house Miami-based Design & Development Team to discuss the next steps.

3 Nature-Inspired Interior Design Looks

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Nature offers the most beautiful and diverse materials, it’s no wonder hospitality design strives to incorporate spaces that express the connection to nature. With inspiration from around the world, here are 3 nature-inspired interior design looks that deliver sustainable natural materials, warm colors, and organic shapes that enhance the guest experience and offer a sense of wellbeing.

Let’s explore.

With natural product collections ranging from modern to rustic, the durable woods of Bali, ROOT®, and Asheville connect luxury designs and sustainable renewable woods for any bath, guest room, or spa. Each collection is mindfully named after its surroundings or habitats with a semblance of similar minerals that are a testament to this yearning for naturalness.

Bali.

Bali Indonesia exudes a serene and peaceful feeling with its sheer natural beauty. With inviting lush bamboo forests, the collection’s name is undeniable.

Bamboo is ethically sourced and is so versatile – with unique characteristics that define a space and deliver the WOW factor. The natural material has been used in manufacturing and building for thousands of years and is still believed to be the material of the future because of its sustainability. It is harvested without killing the plant itself, which means that bamboo can renew quickly (it’s one of the fastest-growing sustainable plants on the planet).

What is sustainable wood?

Sustainable wood comes from sustainably managed forests. It’s renewable because the forest stewards manage the landscape to prevent damage to ecosystems, watersheds, wildlife, and the trees themselves, taking a long-term rather than short-term view of the resource.

Sustainability in this context means the forest should still be there for generations to come as well as a haven for wildlife.

“There is a movement towards more natural sustainable materials overall in design and living.”
Did you know?

75% of hotel guests said that they would actively participate in the hotel's sustainability program during their stay.

ROOT®.

Designed from freshly fallen fir trees, Root® brings a special organic touch creating a warm and rustic vibe. This wood is well-known to be incredibly well-built and long-lasting.

Both color options Natural and Carbon, provide earthy tones and unique patterns of high-quality amenities that give a hotel room a sense of “home”.

Asheville.

Warm and rustic doesn't mean unfinished or country. This handcrafted collection can be adapted as chic contemporary, made from paulownia wood. Paulownia wood is very lightweight, blonde in color, warp resistant, and nails and screws with ease, with no splitting or cracking.

Connect the aesthetic of farmhouse-style elements with design sensibility.

All 3 nature-inspired looks come from renewable resources, woods which play a central role in a natural lifestyle. Why wood? It smells pleasant, feels good, looks beautiful, and can be processed in many ways. Organic shapes seduce real hand-feelers to touch and use. A natural color palette creates a feel-good atmosphere that nurtures physically and mentally.

When it comes to giving a space more warmth, there is no better material choice than wood. Wood has traditionally been the go-to material, and depending on the finish, still gives a reminder of the natural world.

Different grains make the products unique – always creating a new look for a natural lifestyle. Wood also has an incredible variety to offer with no fear of contact with other materials – a match for every taste.

Looking for a special highlight for the perfect natural look?

Designers embrace this global design style with low environmental impacts, providing a unique experience for eco-conscious brands who understand the attention to detail. Just imagine the luxury of relaxing in a calm atmosphere, with iconic green views, colors, texture, culture, and comfort - only found in nature.

Organically, these themes rely on the design community to put forward innovative methods for a sustainable future for coming generations.

Today we can all take steps towards minimizing its ecological imprint in every stage of the production process.

Make it your own.

Looking to collaborate? With endless customization options for you to choose from, and all within a fair price range; there are two ways to create your customized product:


Custom Concept: Designing and creating a custom concept requires a new product development. Being that we are designers and manufacturers, we offer the ability to build your own collection from scratch or custom mix & match amongst our collections at a competitive price point. For example, feel free to combine our Asheville collection with our Tribeca finish, produce our Bali collection in a brand new color, or design it in a size that fits your space. Request a sample of your design before the lifecycle of your custom concept begins with a minimum lead time of 120 days for the entire project, including delivery.

Already have a prototype? Bring it in for an even quicker delivery!

In-house Customization: Order an existing product and make it your own! Add your logo for branding or include personalized messaging, with our decal and etching techniques our products deliver a WOW experience. Order custom metroweave shapes, colors, and sizes for multipurpose use. Our in-house customizing has a 10-day lead time with a case pack minimum.

Download the exclusive collection mood board with more nature-inspired looks and product details to get started on your next project.

Curious to find out which locations inspired us to design? Stay tuned for the next habitat.

How to Refresh Your Design: Metroweave® Color

2 months ago 1431 Views No comments

Metroweave® color adds an unexpected pop to your brand and décor. Versatile and durable, woven vinyl materials have been designed into everything from liners to fully functional and durable bathroom accessories and dresses. YES – dresses! But we’ll get back to that…

The Metroweave® line offers more than 60 color options for tray liners, amenity mats, coasters, placemats and table covers. “Color adds life to any dull room service tray, bar top, amenity tray, and bathroom or spa counter,” Simone Mayer, CEO and co-founder explained to HOTELS Magazine article:

Full article: FINDING COLOR INSPIRATION FOR HOTEL ROOMS AND RESTAURANTS.

More than intriguing colors, Metroweave® delivers a unique style with textures and patterns to your overall look and feel. Its reusable design also provides a cost-effective alternative that allows you to be sustainable.

Now, getting back to THAT dress…

NEWH, our partners, and the premier hospitality industry network, successfully executed The Product Runway in 2018, held at the Rumi Event Space in New York City. We were teamed up with HLW Design for an immersive adventure conceptualizing a ready-to-wear ensemble constructed with our room360 by FOH accessories.

Thanks to the HLW design team and model who brought the wardrobe to life with a bodice using patterns and stripes combining Metroweave woven vinyl in Nautical Blue and Belize Dune, a faux shagreen; a deconstructed skirt ruffled and layered with Austin Saddle, reversible distressed faux leather.

Metroweave® has outstanding dependability, without sacrificing aesthetic appeal. While its eco-chic look is certain to transform your space by adding color and definition, it's durable makeup and long-lasting service with heat-sealed edges using a proprietary technique. Not only does its sturdy woven vinyl construction offer superior resistance to staining and fading, but it also helps inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria such as mold and mildew. This convenient feature makes it suitable for indoor AND outdoor. It is even heat-resistant up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit, while its Thermosealed™ edges ensure increased longevity by preventing the edges from fraying. Mix and match this item with other pieces from the Metroweave® line to create a refined look that your guests will love! Most Metroweave vinyl mats, liners and accessories are in-stock and ready to ship.

Learn more about Metroweave® here.

FOH® x One Tree Planted

2 months ago 607 Views No comments

One tree planted at a time makes an impact! Approximately 20, 200 new saplings ( saplings are small trees usually between 1 and 4 inches in diameter at 4.5 feet) have been planted since 2021 on behalf of FOH®, our partners, and our team.

The initiative stems from our ongoing commitment to sustainability that is rooted and one we intend to grow. It’s one simple way FOH® can help reforestation across the globe.

Our partnership with One Tree Planted began when accepted the #MillionTreeChallenge, to restore National Forests across the United States. Million Tree Challenge members contribute to the reforestation of iconic forests that have been affected by natural conditions like wind damage, tree diseases, and forest fires. FOH® is proud to have completed, not 1 - but 2 challenges.

As stated on their website:

"One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. As an environmental charity, we're on a mission to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees!

Started in 2014, we have more than doubled the number of trees planted year over year. Fast-forward to today, we now work with awesome reforestations partners in North America, South America, Asia, and Africa who help us get trees in the ground to restore forests after fires and floods, create jobs, build communities, and protect habitat for biodiversity."

Trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat to over 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity. They also absorb harmful carbon from the atmosphere and are key ingredients in 25% of all medicines. Trees even provide jobs to more than 1.6 billion people around the world.

Since One Tree Planted started in 2014 and planted 150,000 trees its first full year, their numbers have grown significantly. By 2019, for instance, they were able to get 4 million additional trees in the ground worldwide. In 2020, the count was more than 10 million trees planted in 28 countries. And by year-end 2021, the number was well over 23.5 million trees in 42 countries.

Last year, Diana Chaplin, who’s the Canopy Director at One Tree Planted, helped to host a lunch & learn for everyone at FOH.. She filled us in on the non-profit’s six pillars of reforestation — Air, Water, Biodiversity, Social Impact, Health, Climate — as well as some updated stats.

More recently, we teamed up once more however more locally with Miami Dade’s Million Tree initiative, a Neat Street program aiming to achieve a 30% tree canopy for our community. On May 12th, our FOH® Fam met at the Country Club of Miami’s South Park in Hialeah to plant 200 more saplings, including native Simpson’s and Spanish stoppers. It was a day of sun, sweat, and teamwork, as our efforts contributed to a green screen for nearby neighbors. The parkwide additions provide cooling for walkways, mitigate flooding, filter stormwater and provide habitat & food for wildlife.

One Tree Planted educate new trees to help stabilize the local climate, improve water and soil quality, reduce the risk of future fires, and improve habitat connectivity for native wildlife.

This mission is well aligned with the identity of our brand. Developing more than sustainable products, FOH® is dedicated to contributing to the overall longevity of our environment’s health.

The use of sustainable/renewable ingredient sources is essential to limit our environmental impact and to ensure the long term availability of our product lines.

We’re extremely proud to be contributing to One Tree’s total, and just getting started and excited to see how this partnership grows over time and look forward to transforming more urban spaces together!


​How To Refresh Your Design: Customization

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Customization has become an effective strategy for hospitality designers and brands to meet the new demands of the guests' experience. Defining the characteristics of the hotel’s rooms with a closer approach to customer preferences or interests means greater customer satisfaction, loyalty and further – differentiation. Here’s how to refresh your design with customization.


Inspiration via Customization.

“WOW” your guests with a personal experience and personality to the brand when you partner with our Florida -based design team, who can facilitate small ways to make big changes with; Etching, Laser, Decaling, Custom Sizing, Concepts, and more.

Metroweave®

Why we love it: Options are limitless. Add color and texture to mats and liners with over 130 colors and sizes in our Metroweave® collection; that are bacteria, stain and fade resistant, and all designed with a patented construction.

Color

Why we love it: Can’t get that fire-engine red out of your head? From blazing brights and rich tones to delicate pastels, and serene neutrals, our team works closely to match your brand's color scheme.



Etching & Decaling

Why we love it: Add a timeless message of your brand. In-house decaling and etching capabilities is an art that is a very flexible process and can cover a wide range of decorating styles and materials.




As a global solutions manufacturer partner, refreshing your hotel design may be simpler (and budget-friendly) than you think. All solutions are designed, manufactured, and stocked by us.


Looking to customize your next project? Inspiration starts here.

Feel free to reach-out to us and stay connected on our social sites.

Bring The Met Gala theme into your Hotel Room

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The Met Gala, traditionally held on the first Monday in May, is the event hosting over 600 attendees such as celebrities, young creatives, and industry paragons each year. The annual benefit is always glitzy but this year’s Met Gala theme: "In America: An Anthology of Fashion," the invite-only event's white-tie dress code was "Gilded Glamor," which is a reference to the Gilded Age in the late 1800s and leaned more into the old American glamor.

Each year tells a story of innovation, ingenuity, and peak creativity that can be translated across industries.

Here’s our unique interpretation for hotel bathroom design.

First, let’s talk Gilded Glamor!

By definition: Gild·ed - /ˈɡildəd/ adjective

  1. covered thinly with gold leaf or gold paint

With many celebrities, like Lizzo, Cardi B, Meghan Thee Stallion, and more wearing the head-turning color – Gold, in any hue, is timeless and adds bold cutting-edge design. More so, the combination of black and gold decor exudes luxury.

See Tokyo Matte Brass.


Next,

worn by the incomparable Blake Lively, was the tribute to New York’s Lady Liberty - unraveling a bronze gown into a vivid color of blue.

See our very own ode to NY, New York Peacock.



Lastly, but never regrettably - Black.

The color choice for all things sleek and sophisticated.

See London available in 8 color options.

Download or PIN these to create your very own interior design mood board for your next project.

​5 ways room360° by FOH® can reduce impacts on the environment

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Since its inception, our FOH® family has been focused on making sure we implement the best environmentally-conscious practices when it comes to hospitality's day-to-day culture, working closely with our Miami-based in-house Design & Development Team to continuously introduce innovative, eco-friendly product options that improve our existing product lines by minimizing our carbon footprint and our overall environmental impact.

Simple steps to take in saving the environment:

1. Choose from an eco-friendly collection:

Currently, we have 7 sustainable product collections that include Bali®, Bangkok®, Fiji®, ROOT®, Tribeca®, Asheville®, and Hamilton®, all made from certified eco-friendly woods which are also naturally antimicrobial.

2. Packages that have less packaging

FOH® are PREGIS partners. As Pregis customers and purchasing their water blue packaging, a portion of the proceeds go toward purchasing Uzima Water Filters for communities impacted by the African water crisis

3. Embrace Recycling -

Hospitality recycling efforts continuously look for opportunities to reduce the use of paper and other disposables. Hotels and resorts that can go further and implement food waste composting programs can demonstrate upwards of 40% to 50% of waste diverted from landfills. We stock numerous trash bins to support all programs, as well as, the materials used to design our bins are recyclable materials. Make recycling bins readily available to guests and be sure that they are aware of your green programs.

4. Encourage guests to Go-Green

Customers want to connect with companies that care. When they choose to spend their money traveling and exploring the world, they also want to know that they are choosing a place to stay that is kind to the earth. Help them realize the steps you’re taking by posting information in the rooms and including signage in the lobby of your hotel as well.

5. Take care of linens

Keep bathrooms and guest rooms amenities organized and dust-free with chic, reusable amenity bags with the #room360lifestyle Finishing Touches collection, also including Metroweave® which adds color & texture with our woven vinyl collection. Edges are heat-sealed using our proprietary technique for durability and long-lasting service.

Our #FOHFam is always striving to do better and we look forward to doing our part and making an even bigger difference for our planet.

Follow us on social media @roomthreesixty, for an upcoming tree-planting event with partners One Tee Planted this #earthmonth!

​room360˚ by FOH®️ x NEWH: Professional Networking

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NEWH , is the premier networking resource for the hospitality industry, providing scholarships, education, leadership development, recognition of excellence, and business opportunities. It’s about Scholarship, Education, and Business Networking that enhances the development of our industry leaders in the making.

room360° by FOH® truly believes and encourages the opportunity that NEWH provides our young leaders and community to develop as professionals. We have cultivated our partnership with NEWH for over 10 years, connecting with professionals from every facet of the Hospitality Industry like: Development, Operations/Management, Design, Architecture, Education, Foodservice, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Production, Purchasing, Sales, Senior Living, Marketing, and Communications.

ENGAGE. CONNECT. NETWORK.

We proudly sponsor the NEWH South Florida Chapter and look forward to supporting the Chicago chapters in the near future. You can always find the #room360lifestyle enjoying the fun and fabulous charity events thrown by all chapters; supporting educational institutions through mentoring students and donating thousands of dollars each year in scholarship awards to deserving students.

In just the first quarter of 2022, we have already been enlightened by the 2022 NEWH Leadership Conference, NEWH Hats Off Brunch - South Florida, and the NEWH Chicago Masquerade Ball.

Each of these events is an opportunity to engage, connect, and network directly with industry leaders in our design community, like: Harken Interiors, Neil Locke, Benjamin West Procurement, and more. We [room360° by FOH®] as manufacturers, discuss the latest trends in the hospitality industry, and challenges that communicate into our designs which can facilitate and accelerate solutions to market.

Together as partners, we are focused on the customers' successes.

Read more about our partners here.

​Celebrate International Women’s Day with FOH®

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Since 1911, International Women’s Day (IWD), has been celebrated on March 8th every year and is a day of advocacy for women’s rights and equality around the world. It’s about raising awareness around important milestones and celebrating the women who make our world great.

Women in Hospitality

The hospitality industry has changed significantly over the past 60 years, women are becoming leaders with active opportunities and taking on leading roles within the hospitality market. We have earned our place with all segments of hospitality: Food and beverages, Travel and Tourism, lodging, and recreation. In the overall economy, 46.1% of employees are now women, and within the hospitality sector this figure has grown to 53.7%.

Alongside the remarkable and pioneering females in food service and hospitality, FOH®’s culture is grounded with a vision to support the education and recognition of women in our industry. We aim to be a resource and platform that gives women the confidence to excel in leadership roles and continue to expand on mentorship. At FOH®, we can proudly announce that out of our 35 team of leaders (managers and above) 21 are female. As we continue to celebrate our success, we know there are still massive strides to take.

In a field that is still mainly dominated by men, women can continue to lay the groundwork to lift each other up and continue to impact the hospitality industry. We support and encourage our community to connect with like-minded leaders with organizations that encourage the exchanging of networks and resources through innovative workshops, movements, and events. Some of which are colleagues and partners are currently working on:

Women Chefs 305;

https://www.instagram.com/womenchefs305/?hl=en

A Fine Line Movie / MAPP Impact;

https://www.instagram.com/afinelinemovie/ ; https://www.instagram.com/mappimpact/

WFF (Women's Foodservice Forum);

https://www.instagram.com/womensfoodserviceforum/

IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America);

https://www.idsa.org/communities/sections/women-design


FOH® is proud to be a woman-owned business and a certified member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). For “Best Workplaces for Women” by Fortune’s Great Place to Work list, see here.

Share your SHE-ro with #FOHHER on our Instagram IWD post to join the conversation.

“Where there is a woman, there is magic.” –Ntozake Shange

​Meet the Designers

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With so many ways to support Black History month, this February room360° by FOH® is proud to focus and highlight designers and creators breaking barriers in hospitality.

Marie Burgos; https://www.marieburgosdesign.com

By combining the principles of Feng Shui with the vision of every client, Marie Burgos Design creates interiors that are harmonious, sophisticated and functional, all while embracing the clients’ personal aesthetic and lifestyle needs. The company offers a wide range of styles designing both residential and commercial projects, both new construction as well as remodeling, and also works closely with major hotel brands in the hospitality industry. Marie Burgos Design has global offices located in Manhattan and Los Angeles, servicing clients from all over the world.


Malene Barnett; https://www.badguild.info

Advancing the community of black creators, founder of the Black Artists + Designers Guild is the multidisciplinary artist and activist Malene Barnett’s whose work envisions a contemporary Black experience rooted in the cultural and artistic traditions of the African diaspora. Her entrepreneurial spirit was captured in the NY Times bestselling book In the Company of Women, and she has appeared as a guest speaker on Morning Joe, MSNBC Your Business, and TEDx. In 2019, she was awarded designer of the year by interiors + sources Magazine and the RADD Award (Real Estate, Architecture, Design Development) from Brownstoner.com


Mimi Shodeine; https://www.miminat.com/

Miminat Shodeine is a British Nigerian artist and designer, born and raised in London. Defying categorization, her style is fluid, sophisticated and functional but seks to imbue each project with a personality of its own.



FOH® wants to know how Black history and culture influence your day-to-day life and what it means to you! Add to the conversation and share your personal stories and photos in the comments of this blog to be featured on our Instagram #BHM highlights.

​Destination: WFH

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WFH, (that's, Work From Hotel) is the new way to enjoy your new freedom and remote work destination. While everyone is all too familiar with ‘work from home’, allow us to introduce you to 2022’s hottest trend created by various luxury hospitality brands, ‘work from hotel’. Whether for the day or extended stay, brands are offering a growing segment of remote workers a change of work environment, experience, and pace. The ability to work remotely gives people a new way to use hotels.

Hospitality Trends

Here’s how the #room360lifestyle stepped in with creative ways to elevate hotel brand partners solutions to provide today's digital nomads with the chance to maximize their productivity while working remotely. Take a closer look at some of the reimagined accessories equipped for guest rooms, suites, and work-from-hotel spaces.

Home Away From Home Office Essentials

For a comfortable and effective workspace, accessories that enhance the design and functionality of every room include:

  1. Desk Blotters and Coasters; attracted by the traditional travelers, blotters add subtle luxury to the room for organization or artistic decoration. Protect surfaces from setting down your laptop or beverages.
  2. Multi-Use / Multi-compartment Trays; varying in design and functions, room360° by FOH® trays bring modern style to space-saving compartments and serving solutions. It's an easy operation from private in-room dining to community spaces like the boardroom and poolside.
  3. Door Hangers; guests can take advantage of ‘quiet time on downtime’ with 4 printed message options to display much-needed DND.

Eat-In Go-To’s

Snack and beverage stations? Yes Please! Guests will be reaching for that afternoon pick-me-up.

  1. Station Trays; Stations exist in many shapes and sizes and with a wide range of uses. The innovative Flat Tray with six suggested layouts is designed to fit the popular Keurig and Nespresso Coffee Makers.
  2. Ice Buckets; from iced coffee to popping bubbly, these cool go-to’s are available from 2Qt - 3.5Qt with limitless options of style with mix & match capabilities. All include a removable and dishwasher-safe liner to easily clean and sanitary too!
  3. Fully Equipped Kitchens; part of finishing touches like in-room drinkware in a broad range of unique style, commercial-grade, and dishwasher safe.

Essential Safety Measures

Extra safety measures are key in today's guest experience with laser focus hygiene & safety.

  1. Multi-use Bag; a sterile protection concept for remotes, toothbrushes, flatware, tongs, to hold your mask, and more!
  2. Pumps; staff and guests are safe in common and public areas.
  3. Amenity Bags; sought-after chic and sustainable ways for bath and guest room amenities like newspaper, hairdryers, robes, blankets, pillows organized and dust-free.

Let’s talk…

Looking for some ideas or advice for your hotel property? We’d love to help. Contact our in-house Miami-based Design & Development Team to discuss the next steps.