Hotel owners and hospitality industry experts agree, the average lifespan of soft goods—upholstered furniture that includes sofas, chairs, and ottomans—is around seven years. Hard goods, referred to as casegoods by hospitality professionals, typically last considerably longer. Especially furniture manufactured to exacting and high-quality standards.
The lifespan of a guest room furnishings and lobby furniture, whether referring to its carpets, curtains, casegoods, or bathroom fixtures, generally depends on where the property is located as well as the types of clientele the establishment serves.
High-end luxury properties and boutique hotels typically update hotel furniture with high-quality pieces and finishes in their guest rooms and lobbies. Moreover, luxury properties may have fewer guests with longer stays. Whereas budget-friendly hotel brands see a higher turnover of guests, often with children and pets. All of which can create more wear and tear on guest rooms and furniture.