IP Rating of Light Fixtures Explained

What does IP rating mean in lighting and how important is it? An IP rating is shorthand for an Ingress Protection mark. The IP (Ingress Protection) rating of a bulb or light fixture declares the level of protection it has against dirt and water.

Any fixture that is used in a bathroom, garden or wet environment should have an IP rating that is sufficient enough to stop the ingress of dust and water.

An IP rating consists of two digits. The first digit represents protection against the ingress of solid objects i.e. dust. The second digit represents protection against the ingress of liquids i.e. water. The higher the value of either digit, the greater the protection.

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Let's Talk About Sleep Experience!

Let’s talk about sleep. SLEEP EXPERIENCE, is one of the top reasons guests return to hotels and recommend them.

The differences between sleep and bed related OS&E within the hotel sector is more varied than anyone could imagine, even within the 5 Star category alone! While each hotel brand has their individual standards and guidelines, the sourcing and procurement process for sleep related items can make the world of difference between hotel sleep experiences.

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Green Rating is very important in hotel procurement

At Orsini, we have organically developed ways of working that allow us to measure sustainability within our own decision making. Hotel procurement includes thousands of items that have direct impact on our planet.
In 2021 one of the goals is to develop similar criteria or Green Rating System for our clients, to assist them with their own sustainability goals. Stay tuned to follow our developments and ideas.
We know that FF&E sourced for hotels is typically replaced 5 to 7 years after being installed, depending on wear and tear. Our goal is to source furniture elements which have a longer life span and can be repurposed and disposed of in an environmentally conscious way.


OFF DUTY thoughts on Hotel Procurement

In a city like Dubai where there are over 500 hotels, is it possible for Hotel Procurement Professionals to ever be off duty? Welcome to the occupational hazard of Orsini SPI, so passionate about hotels that even at weekends they find themselves in hotels and thinking out loud!

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Can luxury really be eco-friendly & sustainable in hotel procurement?

Luxury at any cost to the environment is no longer acceptable, but can hotels really deliver exclusive, high-end guest experiences while going green?

Style and sustainability can, and do go hand-in-hand! Bedrooms, bathrooms, back of house...just about anywhere within hotel operations, there are opportunities to be found for sustainable alternatives.

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The Road To Hotel Recovery

“Business and MICE travellers will be one of the last sectors to recover” explains Manesh Balani, CEO of Orsini SPI.

Hotels are looking at a large task of rebuilding their clientele base. The immediate recovery will start with the leisure tourist from a mix of local staycations and overseas travellers in countries where tourists are allowed to enter. Competition for these hotel guests will be fierce, and the room rates will be challenged to a point where luxury hotel rates will look very similar to limited service hotels.

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Global Supply During COVID-19

Procurement of FF&E and OS&E will become more challenging post COVID as we face challenges with supplier stability, increased cost of logistics, and restrictions in availability of material.

We need to be prepared to tackle these issues:
- Know your supplier’s strengths. Give them the right scope of work and know if they are outsourcing any part of your order. Have disclosure on what is being outsourced and to whom

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Benefits of Turnkey Procurement Solutions

FIXED COSTS Turnkey procurement solutions define all costs from the outset, so there are no unexpected additional costs at any time throughout the project.

EASY MANAGEMENT The Turnkey Contractor has singular responsibility for the overall project. Communications are stream-lined, increasing clarity and creating peace of mind for the client. There is less administration because the contractor manages all vendors themselves.

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Orsini SPI Rebranding

Orsini SPI has today launched its new branding celebrating 18 years as leader in Hospitality Procurement services.

The new logo represents taking the undefined and abstract shape of a cube and through Orsini SPI’s process defining all angles of the three dimensional cube while paying attention to the recess which becomes the heart of the interior. As with all new hotel projects, Orsini SPI is tasked with creating detailed Bill of Quantities and budgets based on the visions of the Hotel Owner, Interior Designer and Hotel Operator.

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Another win for Atana!

Atana Musandam Resort Wins Hospitality Project of the Year Awards The Atana Musandam Resort, has won the ‘Hospitality Project of the Year’ award at the Construction Week Oman Awards that took place at the Grand Hyatt Muscat recently. The multi-award winning resort was also shortlisted in the Sustainable Project of the Year category. The‘Hospitality Project of the Year’ award recognition adds to the growing number of awards and accolades received by the resort since its soft opening in 2014.
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Nurturing Young Minds!

Orsini SPI recently participated in a career fair hosted by the Emirates Hospitality Academy. The Academy’s students and recent graduates were given the opportunity to meet with potential employers for internships and permanent job prospects. As a first time participant, Orsini SPI’s, Director, Manesh Balani feels “Recruitment fairs are a great platform to foster upcoming talent. Given the right opportunity, they can prove to be a valuable asset to any organisation”.


Look Who's Talking!

Orsini SPI’s Director, Manesh Balani moderated a panel discussion at the recently concluded Hotelier Procurement Summit held at the Ritz Carlton DIFC. Manesh led the discussion on the hotly debated topic of integrating procurement and finance. Speaking on the subject, Manesh agreed that it is imperative that Procurement and Finance work in synergy for any business. However, he strongly advocates the belief that procurement should be a stand-alone department, using its sourcing and negotiation expertise to ensure cost efficiencies that feed into the overall financial robustness of an organization.

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