Check out this post on Fast Company Now, where intrepid intern Tonya Garcia was sent out to determine if hotels were buying used furniture from other hotels through a company called Cooper Used Hotel Furniture. The company gave her a lead on a hotel it said it had sold furniture to, but they denied it. From her post:
I called Patel three times, but ultimately never heard back. Soon, I figured out why.
I heard back from Cendantâ€™s Senior Director of Design and Development, Mike Bruce. Bruce is not directly responsible for decorating the rooms at Cendant-franchise properties. But he could tell me this: Cendant does not allow used furniture at its properties. The rule against used furniture, he said, is written into Cendantâ€™s standards manual and there is a review process written into the franchise agreement that oversees improvements and upgrades. â€Our franchisees donâ€™t want to spend a lot of money, so itâ€™s up to the brand to provide some sort of direction,â€ he said.
I don't have a problem with used furniture, as long as it's been used gently (i.e., the bed frame won't collapse when I sit on it). It's not like what's in there hasn't been used anyway, so I'm not sure what the problem with it might be.