Homewood Suites Renovates 136-room Hotel in University City

The Challenge

Homewood Suites wanted to fully renovate their 136-room, 8-floor hotel in Center City. The project would need to be completed in phases to ensure the hotel could continue to operate during construction. Floors would need to be cleaned out, renovated, and new furniture installed before the floor could be re-opened for guests.

The Solution

Wayne Moving & Storage was selected as the vendor to lead the project. Wayne began by cleaning out and liquidating furniture from 2 floors during each phase, with all existing furniture being donated to other organizations for reuse. Wayne was also to receive the new furniture, fixtures, and equipment, however significant delays in manufacturing were encountered which required the securing of rental furniture to use until the new furniture was available. Wayne installed the rental furniture and when all new FF&E for each floor was available, removed the rental furniture and installed the new FF&E.

The Result

Despite the issues encountered, Homewood Suites continued to operate during the project and Wayne’s warehousing teams were able to organize and keep the project on track by sorting and transporting the old furniture being liquidated, handling the receiving and delivery of rental furniture, handling the receiving and delivery of the new furniture, as well as returning the rental furniture once it was replaced – all of this was accomplished simultaneously allowing installation crews to focus on the project onsite.