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Love the One You're With: Making the Most of Your Facility

It’s the most love-ly holiday of the year in a little over a week, and so we’re all about loving the one you’re with. Is your facility looking tired? Are you thinking of upgrading to smarten up your brick and mortar? We’ve come up with a few ideas to help you fall in love with your facility all over again!

1. More to Love

You know what’s better than your space? More of it! Expanding meaningful features of your property can go a long way and boost the overall value of your facility. Identify a trouble area and consider utilizing more space to make the area more user-friendly. Consider parking areas, storage facilities, extra amenities, employee areas. Before you break ground, be sure to consult your local building authorities to identify a plan of action and learn about necessary building permissions.

2. In the Name of Love…

Add charm and branding to your facility by simply changing the name. If you’re looking to change your facility’s reputation, re-branding is key and what better way than a new name?

3. Locks of Love

Increasing security at your facility gives guests a sense of safety and creates a secure environment for employees. Consider security features like alarm systems, gates and surveillance cameras. Be sure not to overdo this feature causing a prison-like feel, instead find visually pleasing ways to create a secure environment.

4. Beauty’s in the Eye of the Beholder

You may love your facility, but would an outsider? Consider exterior cosmetics to brighten up your facility’s presentation! Consult a landscape company, repaint the walls, fix the small cosmetic problems that you’ve let slip by. To maintain the upkeep of your property, consult your facility team, develop a more inclusive plan to keep your place up to par!

5. First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage, Then Comes… Signage?

First impressions matter. Announce to the surrounding neighbors and your guests that change is a coming with new signage. Consider upgrading to aesthetically pleasing signage that is in keeping with surrounding buildings. Meet with a professional who can advise you how to be creative, clever and inviting using signs.

6. Love is in the Air

Love is in the air – so do your best to keep that air squeaky clean. Going green is the most effective way to tell your guests and customers that you care! Research eco-friendly systems that can help lower overhead while creating a green culture. Options include solar panels, energy-efficient appliances and energy conserving windows.

Do you have any additional suggestions for adding value to your property this year? Let us know by emailing your suggestions to To meet with solution providers who can help you increase your property’s value – register for the upcoming Hospitality & Facilities Forum, here.






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