For almost 30 years, Distinction Contract has been designing and manufacturing bespoke furniture, fittings and equipment for the hotel and leisure industry. Adding to the success of its contract furnishings, the company now manufactures bathroom sanitaryware, brassware and accessories, offering complete bedroom and bathroom interior solutions and a high level of customer service for its varied client base.
Distinction now offers a complete bedroom and bathroom interior and furnishing solution for its clients, which include hotels, serviced apartments and high-end student accommodation. The company’s client portfolio boasts a range of high-profile names such as Carlson Rezidor Group, Starwood Hotels, IHG, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Indigo Hotels, The Hilton UK, Hilton International and Frasers Hospitality.
With its long-established manufacturing base in China, Distinction has control of the entire production process. The company takes great care in making sure that its products adhere to rigorous European standards, with the cost advantages of manufacturing in the Far East.
The company’s Hong Kong office specialises in quality control, packaging and logistics, while the main London office houses experienced teams comprising project managers and administrators, which make sure that each project is delivered on time, to budget and is managed through to installation if the client requires.
As well as the UK and Europe, Distinction has a growing portfolio of work in the Middle East. As such, the company is set to open a new showroom and office in Dubai in 2014. The continued success of Distinction has been down to several factors, but none more so than that of providing superb value, excellent service and high-quality products.
The manufacturer has recently been awarded one of the prestigious contracts for providing over 2000 bespoke wardrobe units to the QDD Olympic Village legacy development in Stratford, East London.
Distinction’s bathrooms division has grown rapidly in the last few years. This year, the manufacturer won a contract to supply a prestigious four-star, 319-bedroom deluxe hotel in West London, which is due to open next year.
For this project, Distinction has supplied marble vanity tops, marble tiles with porcelain backing and bespoke-sized mirrors to designer specifications. In addition, the company provided its own bespoke frameless sliding-door shower screen system, which has become a signature product of the Distinction bathroom range.
Distinction’s capabilities are extensive. Another signature product that is a success with its customers – and, more importantly, the end user – is its pocket-sprung mattress, President. The mattress can be made to all sizes and contains individual pocket springs, which work independently to provide total body support. With reviews on websites such as Trip Advisor complementing the comfort and support the mattress provides, the product offers an ideal solution for a successful hotel night’s stay.
Distinction’s extensive manufacturing experience has also been successfully applied to a number of cafes and restaurants, including those of a Michelin Star standard, as well as trend-setting bar projects. This year, Distinction will be exhibiting at The Independent Hotel Show and Sleep, which will see the introduction of several new pieces to its collections.
Highlights include the addition of a new Tuscan chair and stool to the company’s seating range, as well as a variety of high-tech carbon fibre furniture pieces. With soft, inviting curved lines and edges, these products offer a comfortable seating choice for any restaurant or bar area. Both are available in an array of fabrics and leathers.
With a proven track record in providing striking contemporary and classical furniture and interiors within the hospitality industry, Distinction could prove to be an ideal partner for future projects.