When Menin Hotels started the renovation of the Bentley Hotel South Beach, the thought was “It’s a small project and how can a purchasing agent make a difference”? Enter Giancarlo Pietri of Urban Robot, Interior Designer for the Bentley (www.urbanrobotassociates.com).
Giancarlo handled the mock-up room purchases and immediately recognized the value of a purchasing agent. After a brief discussion, TPC met at the mock-up with Giancarlo who was thrilled to meet a team member with the same goal and interest – provide the best possible product at the best prices and handle all of the procurement logistics from sourcing through installation. With a very short window, and a cooperative effort, budgets and design-approved value engineering options were created and presented to the Client. The results were outstanding! A 30% savings per room over the initial budget. Stated Pietri,
“Parker outperformed our expectations on a this small project. I can’t wait to see the savings produced on a typical size hotel.” According to Mitch Parker, Partner at TPC, “We put the same dedication and personalized service into every project, large or small.”