Essential Equipment Every Hotel Back-of-House Needs

It takes a lot of effort and equipment to keep a hotel running smoothly; from providing for the comfort and satisfaction of guests, to effectively managing its operations. Every back-of-house (BOH) department plays an important role in this process, which is why it is essential that contract furniture companies, such as Novox Inc., provide all the necessary hotel equipment. In this blog, we will explore the importance of back-of-house hotel operations, and identify what specific equipment contract distributor companies must offer to ensure efficient BOH operations.

Housekeeping and Laundry Housekeeping

Housekeeping teams, which are part of the rooms division, are essential for maintaining the cleanliness and appearance of guest rooms and common areas.

To ensure efficiency in this department, contract furniture distributor companies should provide housekeeping equipment such as housekeeping carts, which are mobile units that help staff transport cleaning supplies, linens, and other essentials between rooms and floors.

Laundry equipment, such as commercial-grade washers, dryers, and ironing equipment, keep hotel linens and towels fresh and clean. Additionally, storage solutions like shelving units and cabinets allow housekeeping staff to store and organize cleaning supplies and spare linens effectively.

Maintenance and Engineering

The maintenance and engineering teams are responsible for the hotel's infrastructure, including HVAC systems, electrical, and plumbing.

Essential equipment for these teams includes dedicated workstations and storage solutions for tools and spare parts.

Maintenance carts help transport tools and equipment throughout the hotel, while ladders and utility carts are required for performing repairs and installations at various heights and locations.

Kitchen and Food Service

A hotel's kitchen and food service staff ensure that hotel guests enjoy delicious meals during their stay for in-room dining as well as its hotel restaurant.

Contract furniture distributor companies can support these operations by providing durable and sanitary stainless steel work tables and countertops for food preparation used by the chefs so that the restaurant runs smoothly.

A well-organized hotel restaurant's FOH servers must include adequate storage options, such as cabinets and shelves for table wares and utensils.

Furthermore, mobile food service carts facilitate the movement of utensils, food, and dishes between the kitchen and dining areas, as well as cabinets for utensils and tableware.

Administrative and Management FOH and BOH Staff

Both FOH and BOH administrative staff and hotel management require basic, functional office spaces to oversee hotel operations such as having their workstations to improve communications between staff members to enable teamwork and enhance communication.

However, professional BOH work is specialized, job responsibilities. These professionals can be a dedicated phone/digital reservations team or central "front" desk, digital concierge and guest services, and security overseeing distant monitoring. Contract furniture distributor companies should offer comfortable and ergonomic desks and chairs, which are essential for their productivity and employee well-being.

Filing cabinets and storage solutions help staff manage paperwork and digital equipment, while conference room furniture, such as tables, chairs, and audio-visual equipment, facilitates effective meetings and collaboration.


The back-of-house operations play a vital role in the smooth functioning of any hotel or restaurant in the hospitality industry. By providing the essential equipment for each department, contract furniture distributor companies can contribute to the efficiency and overall guest experience, leading to a hotel's long-term success.

Distributor companies must carefully select and offer the right and quality equipment, enabling hotels to successfully manage their operations and ensure guest satisfaction.


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