Hotel Lounge Tub Chair

    Before choosing your contract seating for a hotel bar or lounge, it is important to consider three key factors:
    1. Have a clear understanding as to “zoning” of the room and exactly what activities will take place in each zone i.e.: drinking, eating, working on laptops, sitting at a bar counter.
    2. Equally important is calculating the number of covers (chairs) you need to accommodate within the space. This information will largely dictate the scale of furniture you can consider.
    3. Know your budget. Clever use of less expensive chairs and upholstery fabrics will help you stretch the budget to its maximum.
    Hotel bar chairs fall into the following categories:


    Tub chairs are typically medium sized and comfortable enough for guests to sit in for a significant length of time whilst enjoying a drink from the bar or watching a television.
    The term tub chair is the most traditional description of the category and refers back to the classic barrel shape of the design. More contemporary versions of the tub chair deviate from the traditional tub shape and are more commonly referred to as club chairs.
    Some tub chairs and club chairs are fully upholstered to the seat, back and sides with no polished wood on show except for the timber chair legs.
    Many specifiers prefer to see plenty of “show-wood” on a chair but generally speaking the more show-wood, the more expensive the chair.
    The addition of show-wood arms and backs reduces the chances of premature soiling of upholstery as guests handle the chairs.


    Compact tub chairs accommodate a slightly smaller footprint to the standard tub chair. As such, they are very useful when attempting to maximise the room covers.
    Compact tub chairs often come from families or ranges which allow the specifier to choose similarly styled pieces in a variety of sizes across a room.
    Compacts make good bar chairs and multi-task well for lap-top users as they sit a little higher than the standard tub chair.
    As a smaller chair, the compact tub also requires less upholstery fabric and as such is a more cost effective option when considering tub chairs or club chairs.


    Easy Armchairs are a much larger scale of hotel chair and are the cosy late night drinker’s chair that envelopes the guest as they take their seat. Cushions can be feather filled or foam filled. Feather filled cushions provide a very comfortable seated position and a luxurious aesthetic. These are popular in 5 star hotels where housekeeping staff are trained to continually plump the cushions as and when required.
    Foam is the most popular filling for contract hotel chairs as it retains its shape and is largely maintenance free. Lugo Hotel Contract Furniture uses different densities of foam to ensure that the most comfortable chair is produced.
    Our chair designers can accommodate clients preferring a softer or firmer seat by altering the foam densities. This is often useful with hotels that have an older clientele who want additional support to their chairs.


    Most Lugo sofas are available as a 2 seater, 2.5 seater, and 3 seater options.
    Like our hotel easy chairs, our sofas can be supplied with feather or foam cushions.
    Cushions can be fixed which means they cannot be removed or loose. Fixed and loose cushion options can be mixed on the same sofa if preferred i.e.: a fixed seat cushion with loose back cushions or vice versa.
    Most of our sofas can be button backed if required. Button back chairs and sofas continue to be popular particularly with the boutique hotel sector.
    Lugo has an extensive portfolio of sofas ranging from large traditional scroll arm designs to contemporary compact “box sofas”.
    Our sofas are available with a range of foot options from solid wood to metallic to ornate castors.


    Lugo boasts a team of experienced in-house furniture designers who can help customers with bespoke designs should a particularly eye-catching chair, chaise longue, or sofa be required.
    Signature pieces can work well in hotel bedrooms or in foyer areas as focal points when one enters the room.
    Often bespoke designs are cheaper than anticipated. Sometimes bespoke may just mean adaptation of an existing design such as making the back higher, seat deeper, adjusting the back incline.
    Whether a simple adaptation or a completely new seating concept, Lugo’s clients are encouraged to let their imaginations run free.


    Lugo Furniture supplies only the contract hotel and leisure sectors and as such all fabrics that we use on our chairs must meet the relevant British Standards for abrasion and fire rating.
    If we are asked to upholster one of our tub chairs in a pre-specified fabric which is not of contract quality we can usually treat the fabric or use an inter-liner to help it meet the necessary Crib 5 fire rating.
    Where this is not possible, we cannot supply the furniture upholstered in a sub standard fabric and our sales team will do all they can to help the client choose a more suitable fabric from our extensive library.
    Similarly, the contract standard for abrasion of an upholstery fabric is measured via the Martindale Test which states that 40,000 rubs is the minimum requirement for a contract installation.
    If a client is adamant that they wish to use a fabric that does not meet the minimum Martindale requirement, we will supply the chair or sofa but our warranty will not underwrite the fabric and its subsequent wear.
    Quality upholstery fabrics range from £10 sqm – £100sqm. With this in mind, it is worth spending some time choosing a well priced fabric as it has the most significant bearing on the cost of the furniture.
    Lugo works with most of the leading fabric manufacturers such as Skopos Design, Panaz Fabrics, Sinclaire Fabrics, Zoffany Fabrics, Harlequin Fabrics, Warwick Fabrics, Sunbury Fabrics, Today Interiorsv Designers Guild to mention but a few.
    The Lugo Hotel Contract Furniture website is very informative and tells buyers or specifiers exactly how much upholstery fabric is required to finish the chair.
    The website also quickly allows visitors to search by style of chair, families of chair, by location of the chair. Most questions are answered but those that are not can soon be addressed by our Customer Support team who are always on hand.
     January 12th, 2010  admin   No comments