About Tampa Element Hotel
Whether your stay is for drifting into relaxation or gearing up for business, the Tampa Element Hotel in Midtown offers the amenities and comfort guests are seeking in the city. Hilldrup’s goal to bring the vision of modern luxury to life within the hotel’s brand new, seven-story space was made possible thanks to our dedicated team, company-owned assets and our unfailing agility along the way.
Hotels require many furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) to be installed and ready for opening day. From the obvious items like mattresses and mirrors, to the minor but important details like luggage benches and modern TVs, comfort and functionality matter. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, new hospitality projects felt the stress of products, appliances and technologies being delayed from vendors due to the ongoing health crises. In this case, many of Tampa Element Hotel’s FF&E items were delayed by several days, other times weeks, while other FF&E items were backordered entirely.
Hilldrup’s Logistics teams quickly realized that we would need to be ready to install FF&E items as they arrived on-site. Thankfully, as an asset-based company, Hilldrup was able to pivot seamlessly to accommodate our client’s timeline and needs. Our local install and service teams provided the flexibility where we could deploy them at a moment’s notice as well as scale up or down the size of our team based on Tampa Element Hotel’s needs. Many times, the plan for the following day would need to be changed the night before the project in order to accommodate the latest updates onsite. Hilldrup’s agility and flexibility made adapting to fluctuating timelines not only possible, but seamless!
The FF&E installation timeline for Tampa Element Hotel was originally projected to begin in early November 2020 and wrap up by mid-December. However, due to FF&E shipment delays due to COVID-19, Tampa Element Hotel’s installation projects were completed by January 2021. Our accommodating teams worked efficiently to ensure that the timeline for the project did not exceed what was absolutely required for getting all FF&E items onsite and ready for install.
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Project TypeLogistics Solutions
TimelineNovember 2020 – January 2021 Agile with COVID-19
Provided ServicesOffice Furniture Installation
I met with Hilldrup and immediately knew that they understood how a successful FF&E installation process works for a client in the hospitality industry…everyone with Hilldrup communicated very well throughout the project and the team did an excellent job of pre-planning prior to the work starting as well.