As a strategic partner, DDA has built long and lasting relationships with our Investor/Owner Clients. Acting as their advocate, their goals become our goals and we approach every project with passion, integrity, and a fresh creative eye. Working closely and collaboratively with each ownership team, we strive to ensure that their valuable hotel assets are distinctively and competitively positioned for maximum rate, occupancy and market exposure. As a specialized Hospitality Design Firm we bring to the team over 30 years of proven experience in establishing budgets, FF&E, construction, schedules, brand identity and asset market positioning for luxury business and boutique style hotels. With a portfolio of internationally award winning hotels, our flexibility, adaptability and diversity are renowned and our portfolio diverse.
Our Services Include
- Conceptual Design and Analysis
- Design Development
- Cost Estimate and Analysis
- Construction Documents & Specifications
- Negotiation or Bid Coordination
- Project Administration
- Colors and Materials Design
- Furnishings and Fixture Selections + Specifications
- Presentation Materials
- Coordination of Consultant Services: Graphics, Signage, Art & Accessories, Lighting
- Furniture Installation and Coordination
- Branding and Positioning
When it comes to purchasing your FF&E, you can trust DDA to care passionately about the quality of the finish, the durability of the product and that the products we specify will fall within compliance of your budget. We care deeply that our projects are tracking on schedule and are delivered within the budget allowances established in your Performa. The devil is in the details, and the quality level of the hotel experience intrinsically tied to the quality and durability of the FF&E delivered. As your Designer, and acting as ‘Agent to Owner’ in procurement negotiations, we have you covered. No one cares more about the end product than we do.
At Dawson Design Associates, Inc. we offer full service FF&E procurement upon request. Due to the high volume annually of our Teams FF&E specifications, paired with our own in-house purchasing , DDA’s ability to leverage pricing with manufactures internationally makes us highly competitive. Cost pricing is intricately linked with our design process and your projects success. Integrity, reliability, creativity and accountability are DDA core values, and as designers we constantly price check our projects from the conceptual design process forward, insuring that the FF&E selected is tracking within budget and that our designs are thoroughly vetted operationally.
Fast track projects are where DDA Procurement excels. While still in concept design, our team bids your FF&Eto multiple companies and value engineers accordingly. We have the capacity to order your model room package within days of your design approval thus shaving weeks off of your schedule. When it comes to Cap X renovations and repositioning of your existing assets, our procurement team delivers the most of what you need – time.
- Value Engineering
- Manufacturer & Fabricator Coordination & Management
- Sample Review on Site or at the Factory
- Dedicated Project Teams
- Comparison and Competitive Bid Analysis
- On-line Reporting and Tracking System
- Accounting Reports Custom Tailored to your Organization
- Inspection and Quality Control
We amplify the power of interior design through an integrated approach that considers everything from guest services to branding as part of the whole.