Renew your hotel room doors with Architectural Fusions

Have your hotel room doors and frames seen better days? Do your expensive fire doors need a refresh? Consider reusing your existing hotel room door by transforming them and giving them a completely new finish and look with Architectural Fusions. Fusions can be applied to a standard interior door on the hinge in about 30 minutes and they are Class “A” fire-rated. Take a minute to read the case study below to see how we helped a recent hospitality client save time and money by reusing their doors with hotel room door finishes.


Case Study – Best Western Normandy Inn, Minneapolis

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The Best Western Normandy Inn and Suites in downtown Minneapolis, a popular leisure and business hotel in the heart of the city, was facing a major refresh. The multi-phase project, led by Minneapolis-based interior design firm Smart Associates, had a typically tight budget and the hotel could not afford guest disruptions and downtime as they sought to maintain occupancy rates.

During the renovation, 186 hotel room doors were transformed with door finishes throughout the hotel using Architectural Fusions in warm and textured finishes to complement the present character of the historic hotel. By covering the existing hotel room door rather than ripping them out and replacing them, there was minimal mess and disruption to guest rooms during installation therefore reducing the potential for lost revenue. An adaptive reuse model helped the hotel save more than $47,000 in renovation costs compared to typical “demo and replace” projects, along with more than ten days of install time, fewer guest disruptions, and more than 28,000 lbs of material saved from the landfill.


“Surfacequest transformed our hotel room doors from old and heavily used to new, fresh and beautiful. I was thrilled to know that we had an alternative to replacing the doors – that would have certainly been a major capital expense and would have caused disruption to our hotel operations.” -Michael Noble, Innkeeper at Normandy Inn



Thanks to new design innovations such as Fusions, there is no need to overload the dumpster and landfills anymore – you can salvage and give new life to existing structures and surfaces for a completely new look without any of the waste. To date, Surfacequest has helped its clients divert more than 65 million pounds of construction waste from the landfill. Let’s continue this trend together and help share the possibilities of adaptive reuse.  Contact us today to discuss your project.

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