I ended my last article treating hotel room furniture with a description of beds. So a natural consequence of the further story about the hotel room will be a few words about bedside tables. The traditional ones stand on the floor and can be rearranged fairly easily. Most often when hotel beds are put together into double beds or set up.

However, the solution of keeping a fixed distance of about 40cm between beds and placing permanent cabinets attached to the headboard is becoming more and more popular.

And since they are permanent, they are wall cabinets

Hanging cabinets make cleaning easier, and the right way to install them means you don’t have to worry about their durability.

Admittedly, in the event that the beds are joined between the cabinet and the bed there is a gap. But given the convenience of the solution, this gap of about 20 cm seems acceptable

Hotel Heron Sienna nad Dunajcem


As you can see from the attached photos, drawers in cabinets are increasingly being abandoned, especially in business hotels. This is dictated by the price, the possibility of failure or destruction of the slides, and the fact that in closed drawers it is easier to forget something. Pictured is a locker at the Holiday Inn Krakow.


Some builders have recently wished for inductive chargers to be built into the tops of bedside cabinets. The latest phone models have technologies that allow them to charge by touching the charger, without the hassle of plugging in and without the need for a charger at all.


Desks or dressing tables gain lightness. They used to stand on board legs, but now they either hang on the wall, if the wall construction allows it. The picture below shows a dressing table made in the Heron Hotel in Sienna nad Dunajcem


Or they stand on metal racks. At the same time, the surface areas of the worktops are getting bigger and bigger, because the worktops are getting longer and take up almost the entire wall in the room

Green Mountain Resort and Spa Hotel in Karpacz


An interesting solution, implemented by us in Poland, was a dressing table top with a glass section that allowed us to place promotional and advertising materials underneath. Pictured is the Via Baltica Hotel in Lomza.


In Sweden, Plexiglas pieces hung on the back panel – the protective panel of the dressing table – are popular. Depending on the design, advertising and promotional materials about the city and region can be slipped under or into them. Pictured is the Scandic hotel in Ostersund Sweden.


The old furniture sets, separate closet, trunk and dressing table with hangers, have not been the only solution for some time. They are increasingly being replaced by a single piece of furniture that combines all these functions. Among manufacturers and investors, it is called a harvester because of its size. Very often the minibar, originally placed in the desk cabinet, is moved there.


The design of the “combo” allows space for the “welcome kit,” which is increasingly popular among investors, i.e. a kit that allows a hotel guest to make their own coffee or tea. Pictured below is the Best Western Premium Hotel in Fussen Germany.

Witek Hotel in Krakow


Also when it comes to handles in furniture, different milling methods are often used. Such solutions combine elements of unique design and avoidance of protrusions in the furniture. In the photos, Korona Hotel Wroclaw and Sport Hotel Jakuszyce


Within the scope of this study, it makes no sense to focus on the issue of tables and seating. Their choice and shape in the age of the Internet is not a difficult matter and depends on the degree of commitment of the investor. Below are 2 examples of the tables we use at Hotel Korona Wroclaw


Conclusions from the equipped facilities are as follows:

  • Hanging cabinets, placed loftily on the bed panel, are increasingly common, making cleaning easier. The gap that is created between the bed and the cabinet when the beds are pushed together is negligible and acceptable
  • Cabinets do not have drawers, so they are simpler, cheaper, less malfunctioning, and guests do not forget small items in them (reading glasses, chargers, etc.).
  • Tops of desks – dressing tables are getting longer and thus more comfortable. Like cabinets, they are often hung on the walls without support, allowing for convenient cleaning and providing visual comfort
  • The closets in the corridor area of the room are getting larger and include luggage racks, dressing rooms with hangers, minibars, and space for welcome kits.
  • Handles in cabinets and cupboards are milled, instead of screwed. This gives more space in tight corridors and visually looks better.