21. July 2016 10:18
Extended Stay are hotels designed especially for longer stays with studios and rooms that feature fully-equipped kitchens and plenty of work space and other amenities that you wouldn’t find in your typical hotel room. From on the premise coin-operated laundry facilities open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to rooms with refrigerator, stovetop, microwave, coffee maker, cooking utensils, dishes, and cutlery. The Extended Stay hotels are ready to cater to your needs for a longer period of time than a standard hotel.
Most people choose to stay in an Extended Stay hotel when they are traveling for work, for school, or need a temporary place to live while they are in between homes or apartments. There’s an 8+2+1 lodging rule that says 8 months or greater: apartment. 2 weeks to 8 months: Extended Stay hotel. Less than 1 week: full-service hotel.
Along with all of the amenities that hotels provide, here at AVM we carry the amenities that Extended Stay properties need to operate efficiently for the demand of their guests. For the kitchens, we carry both single pack dish detergents as well as multiuse detergents http://www.goavm.com/dishsoap-dishwasher-detergent-c-382.aspx. We have paper towels used to wipe down surfaces used by the guest. http://www.goavm.com/vista-household-kitchen-roll-towels-p-7531.aspx. For deeper cleaning we carry Bar Mop Towels http://www.goavm.com/16x19-ribbed-32-oz-gold-strip-bar-mop-towels-p-2589.aspx to dry up spills. Small appliances, such as toasters http://www.goavm.com/toasters-c-404.aspx or can openers and blenders http://www.goavm.com/kitchen-items-c-497.aspx are also features of extended stays that we offer.
For coin-operated laundry rooms with vending machines we offer detergent pouches such as http://www.goavm.com/2-oz-gentle-clean-laundry-detergent-pouches-for-vending-machines-p-6864.aspx or http://www.goavm.com/ultra-surf-laundry-detergent-p-250.aspx. To keep clothes fresh and soft we’ve got Snuggle Fabric Sheets http://www.goavm.com/snuggle-fabric-dryer-sheets-p-234.aspx.
We’re prepared to supply you with everything that you need to keep your property running smoothly. Visit us at www.goavm.com to purchase your brand standards and to save thousands of dollars on our thousands of supplies.
6. July 2016 01:07
You hear it everywhere “Go green” for the sake of our environment. The resources of our world are limited and we need to be thinking about the long term effects that the choices we make today will have on our planet. Did you know that by going green in the hospitality industry you can also save yourself some green money as well? Here are a few ways to keep your money in your pocket long term while also helping to save the limited resources we use on a day to day basis.
First thing’s first. What does it mean to go green? You can start by offering recycling stations and bins in and around your rooms, lobby, and high-traffic areas. This cuts back on waste and by recycling products we keep unnecessary items out of landfills. We have several options for these bins that can be viewed here http://www.goavm.com/recycle-containers-c-582.aspx
Another way to go green is to purchase products that are made from recycled materials. Plastics that can be recycled are first sorted, shredded and rid of impurities like paper. The shreds are then melted and formed into pellets, which can be made into other products. Our strong, made in the USA Can Liners are created through this process. http://www.goavm.com/can-liners-c-81.aspx
We also sell lines of products that are designed to be eco-friendly by saving water and energy usage. Sunbeam has a product line called GreenSenseTM which is a line of eco-conscious amenities for the socially responsible, sot-conservative hotelier. Every GreenSenseTM product has been designed to save energy or water or both. With these products you save money while saving the planet. http://www.goavm.com/green-sense-shower-head-white-p-1047.aspx
Our bio plates and bowls are made from Sugar Cane which is biodegradable and eco-friendly. When looking into breakfast area options, it is important to look into reducing the amount of Styrofoam that goes into our landfills and although most CFC’s have been reduced from those products, they still contain bi-products that though less destructive to our ozone still have some harmful effects on it.http://www.goavm.com/9quot-biodegradable-plates-p-7838.aspx
Niagara offers Stealth Toilet systems that will dramatically cut your water usage and lower your bills. Stealth System combines five high-efficiency products for a powerful water and energy saving solution. The Stealth System includes the EPA WaterSense certified ultra-high-efficiency (UHET) Stealth 0.8 GPF toilet. The system is supplemented by a high-efficiency showerhead and aerator that utilize three unique flow options, a contemporary dual-spray kitchen aerator, and an innovative lead-free aerator that collectively deliver unrivaled savings. These toilets are of high-efficiency so they use less water than the common toilet. In the long run installing these units will save you thousands of dollars over time. http://www.goavm.com/toilet-accessories-c-457.aspx
We should be conscious of the world that we leave behind to future generations. By taking some small steps we can have a huge impact on the future of our planet. The carbon footprint that we leave behind today should be a step in the right direction.
25. January 2016 02:31
One way to stand out from the crowd in the hospitality industry is to offer great guest amenities. Here at AVM we’re constantly on the lookout to improve the amenities we provide for you and your guests. We’ve recently brought in some new amenity lines such as Beekman 1802, Eco Fresh Naturals, & Serene Elements. Let’s take a closer in depth look at the story behind Beekman 1802, and where it comes from.
Beekman 1802: for city people who dream of the country and for country people who dream of the city. Artisan goods that combine sophisticated city design with natural country goods. The “Fresh Air” collection will have your guests smelling like a bright spring morning in the country. Features & benefits subtle fragrances & formulas gentle enough for everyday use and of course there are no nasty ingredients. No parabens, no petroleum, no mineral oil, no diethanolamine, no paraffin, no banned phthalates. (We don't even know what half those things are!) The collection is made with purified water, and is cruelty free, no animal testing. http://www.goavm.com/beekman-1802-c-1782.aspx
What makes the Beekman 1802 brand so intriguing? The story behind Brent & Josh’s farm is pretty extraordinary. They purchased the historic 60 acre Beekman 1802 Farm in 2007. Originally as just a weekend getaway from their hectic NYC lives, the farm became their lifeline after both men lost their jobs within one month of each other during the recession of 2008. Faced with possible foreclosure, the pair made a decision – if they were going to save their farm, they would have to make it profitable. After taking in a neighboring farmer and his herd of beloved dairy goats, they began producing soaps and cheese. As other neighbors taught them how to farm, they shared their city-honed skills – starting a website and Mercantile. Brand founders Brent and Josh were the winners of The Amazing Race for Season 21 in 2012. They have also been featured with their own television show called “The Fabulous Beekman Boys”. The Beekman 1802 brand has grown to include a full line of soaps and skin care products, clothing, gardening items, home wares, and even The Beekman 1802 Heirloom cookbook. Beekman products have also recently been featured by Target stores. The amenity line was originally introduced by the boutique-inspired hotels Andaz Wall Street and Andaz 5th Avenue in New York. The Beekman 1802 amenity line was designed as a modern, yet understated take on luxury. It includes four elegantly appointed bottles for the liquid products, as well as two goat milk bath bars dressed in a classic white wrapping. Product packaging is 100% recycled material. They’ve also got a pretty nifty little Live Goat Cam page on their website where you can watch the baby goats live on the farm.
Whether you are looking to upgrade your amenities or to purchase your brand standard amenities, we have several lines for you to view at http://www.goavm.com/amenity-lines-c-27.aspx. As always our knowledgeable customer service representatives here at AVM are happy to help you with choosing the right options for you.