This luxury management group came to A S Hospitality seeking to leverage the buying power of a complete portfolio, instituting a large-scale brand program, while maintaining the unique personalities of each property and location.
Leveraging Scale for Cost Savings and Custom Solutions
While Preserving Individuality.
• Executed comprehensive discovery process at both corporate and a sampling of properties to identify specific needs and current program environment from which to build a multifaceted program that included:
• Collecting samples of each item,
• Packaged findings and opportunities to enhance current program to align with specific needs.
• Analyzing invoices for hidden costs,
• Comparing item-level pricing to identify opportunities for savings,
• Estimating annual usage by item, and
• Optimizing specifications where appropriate.
Enhancements to service included:
• Defined service level expectations.
• Created inventory programs.
• Designed a custom brand portal for easier online ordering and encouraged participation within brand programs and standards.
• Managed brand guidelines and participation.
• Added graphic design and product development services.
In leveraging scale, this management group was able to realize 17-20% in savings when using products with the same specifications as the previous program and 30-35% savings with re-engineered, optimized specifications/processes.
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