Staying ahead of the curve is a necessity in the hospitality business, particularly when it comes to purchasing. Effective hotel purchasing will require sound decisions on basics from guest soaps to vacuum cleaners, yet it will also involve finding the most luxurious linens or the latest in high-definition television or the finest gourmet chocolates for your most important client - the guest. Hostmark strives for excellence in product selection by testing, observing and examining items, as well as by watching general economic conditions to anticipate consumer buying patterns.
Procuring these items before the competition – and at the best costs possible – requires a purchasing team with a keen eye for style and a knack for negotiating, a demanding combination of skills. Hostmark’s contract purchasing division makes it possible by leveraging decades-long relationships with a national network of suppliers. This helps our clients extend their purchasing power, translating into a dramatic level of bottom-line savings for Hostmark-managed properties.
Areas where our purchasing agents can be of assistance for acquiring equipment, supplies, and/or services:
- Avendra comprehensive procurement program
- Budgetary pricing
- Competitive pricing
- Cost/Bid analyses and contract negotiations
- Evaluating suppliers
- Food & beverage purchasing
- Furniture, fixtures & equipment
- Guest amenities programs
- Hotel brands/maintaining brand reputation
- Office supplies & furniture
- Preferred vendor program
- Product solutions