(As the featured Cover Story of HNP Issue 84)
In this particular sense, Garden Barn plays a cohesive role in the hospitality industry in providing these, aiming to be a major marketplace for everything HORECA (hotel/restaurant/café) in furnishing and operating service equipment. The company rolls out exquisite collections of well-known global brands to display the elegance and eminence guests deserve, whether in culinary or lifestyle.
The company has curated over 50 brands and product lines that are the best in the field, putting them into one hub that specializes in customization for the benefit of the hotel, restaurant, or cafe.
The Garden Barn Horeca collection
“We have a portfolio of over 50 brands ranging from relevant categories — cutlery, glassware, tableware, barware, kitchenware, furniture, lighting, and housekeeping, among others — that are curated for each category,” says Richard King Teh, Business Development Director of Garden Barn, Inc.
The culinary part alone is a big factor to consider
“It is about exceeding the perception of quality and experience of
the guest in all aspects of your establishment, from the proper weight and design of the cutlery to the feel as it touches your mouth, to the look of the drink when placed on the table setting, up to the pouring and tasting of the beverage that holds it,” he adds.
A visit to Garden Barn’s showroom opens a window to see an excellent combination of design-driven and operator-friendly pieces from the most distinguished brands in the hospitality industry.
Marvel at the distinctly designed, ergonomic cutlery from award-winning Robert Welch of England; porcelain from Legle, France; exquisite crystalware from Schott Zwiesel, Germany; table lights and parasols from Cocoon Concepts; designer ceramics of Kevala of Bali; high quality table and bed linens from Rivolta Carmignani of Italy; to bespoke hotel room accessories from Absolute Lifestyle. Also, there are kitchen and tabletop utensils from Q Industries of Singapore, coffee and tea accessories by Bodum in Switzerland, flatware and dinnerware from Serax of Belgium, and an assortment of trash bins and laundry accessories with a 100-year history of Dutch design from Brabantia, to name a few.
The cutting edge
In order to help with their choice, Garden Barn’s showroom is full of a broad range of designer pieces from these multiple labels. One can hardly go wrong in choosing brands and products that are real reference points in the design history of international brands. Even then, visitors will be greeted and briefed by well-informed staff that will add to the adrenaline kick and surely give the inspiration and resolutions suitable for any requirement.
Surely be impressed that not only can the company match every character and style, but, Garden Barn can personalize it for your establishment.
Garden Barn, Inc., wants to create awareness in the hospitality industry that there is a company addressing a gap brought about by a lack of uniqueness in a hospitality environment populated by the ordinary.
“Our main strength is that we can provide bespoke solutions to the client’s specifications. These brands and products are well- known for its durability and design features,” Teh reveals.
Making sure that the art of engagement is not lost, Teh has blown many minds away by hosting events that introduce Garden Barn’s stock to many corporate clients who were unaware that these brands, only seen in glossy foreign magazines, are available locally. Many a hosted lunch or dinner becomes a multi-sensory treat and has led to a better understanding of avoiding bleak dinnerware and matching the setting to the food, and that makes an establishment special.
Garden Barn has made converts to design and customization for an exemplary list of clients — Solaire Resort & Casino, Okada Manila, City of Dreams, Resorts World Manila, Conrad Manila, Hilton Manila, Grand Hyatt Manila, Shangri-La, Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Dusit Hotels & Resorts, Novotel, Fairmont Makati, Raffles Makati, and the Makati Stock Exchange, Shell Philippines, Ortigas Group, Sunlife to name a few, in just over five years in the business. It can only get better from here, after all, an appreciation of design is not a common ground for most people, and don’t we all have that hidden desire to be uncommon?
Visit the Garden Barn HORECA Showroom at ID Center, Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati or its website www.gardenbarnhoreca.com to check its brand portfolio.