THESE INNOVATIVE HOTEL DESIGN TRENDS WILL WOW HOSPITALITY GUESTS
Hotel visitors in the modern age are not easy to please. Expectations are great. Their desires, wide-ranging. And they are now able to share all experiences—particularly the disappointing ones—with anyone and everyone.
Guests are beginning to anticipate fantastic experiences in hotels that inspire them and surprise their senses, but which also offer all the comforts of home. Commercial and industrial interior design has to balance these extremes with new hotel design trends that cater to both the casual and cultured visitors.
THE FOLLOWING HOTEL DESIGN TRENDS WILL WOW ANY GUEST
1. A PERSONALIZED EXPERIENCE
Recently, hotels have developed into their own travel destinations, resulting in hotels possessing designs with numerous strategies in mind to serve the needs of all guests and provide them with unique visits. Visitors will continue to request amenities and services however, they are more and more inclined to prioritise “experiencing” over “having.”
Due to this, hotels will have to seek any or potential opportunity to provide guests with unique personalised experiences throughout the facility and provided services.
2. HOME SWEET HOME
Initiated by long-term stay hotels, the idea of including kitchenettes and other everyday living facilities to accommodate long-term guests has become increasingly utilised in the hotel industry and is rapidly becoming a design hotel feature. In conjunction, the era of furniture matching the décor and style in every guest room is coming to an end as hotels are opting to make every room a little nit unique and individual and to provide a more natural, homely feel.
As a result of designing dissimilarities in individual layouts and including distinctive features for the interior—such as handmade things, unanticipated textures, random furniture from coastal furniture to luxury items, diverse wall styles and tiles.
3. LOBBY EVOLUTION
Other ways hotels are finding to adopt a more home-away-from-home perception is through re-designing their lobbies in addition to other shared spaces from business-like, practical and formal spaces to living room-like spaces that is comfortable and welcoming.
More front desks will be evolved into sit-down, less formal concierge desks and seated check-ins operated by mobile staff using tablets while visitors enjoy a beverage and begin to get comfortable. Other design alterations are targeting the increased use of dynamic social spaces and to get guests out of their rooms and further engage them.
4. THE GREENER THE BETTER
There is an increase in hotels reusing towels and using automatic lights taking energy conservation and sustainability to new heights in an effort to be more environmentally friendly.
More and more we will see, eco-friendly concepts introduced that support sustainability, among them natural lighting, solar panels, recycled timber, locally produced items and repurposed furniture. Eco outdoor furniture is the future.
5. INDOOR-OUTDOOR SPACES
Interior and exterior areas will continue to be interwoven by hotel designers, particularly in tropical hotels where these spaces flow together so seamlessly already.
Waterfall features, along with multilevel gardens, terraces, local vegetation and 360 outlooks will provide guests with the local landscape from the comfort of indoor-outdoor spaces.
6. SMART HOTELS
The biggest customer experience developments in the hotel industry is the way technology is affecting functionality and design. Many hotels are beginning to implement online and iPad check-ins which are getting rid of the necessity for large front receptions desks, resulting in more flexibility and creativity for designers.
Personalised tablets are beginning to control functions such as room temperature and lighting. Rooms are beginning to be fitted with streaming services such as Netflix. Wi-Fi networks are extending from inside to areas outside the hotels.
As much as it is expected that hi-tech, smart features and services will be the norm going forward, hotel visitors still desire the personal and friendly style of service.
7. STORYTELLING WITH DESIGN
The idea of design and history to create the perfect storytelling hotel is growing. In the evolution of design, we will see patterns shift from the current strong and contrasting colour schemes to a more visually calming style, as textures are transitioning from soft and rich woven fabrics to deeper, lavish velvet.
Amalgamations of many differing modern design styles will see hotels producing unpredictable and unique interiors and design features orchestrated by the integration of separate design elements that the new age hotel guest is seeking.
8. A TOUCH OF URBAN PERSONALITY
The concept of graffiti has evolved from evoking the perception of spray-painted walls, alleys and train stations all the way into many businesses and hotels as they are beginning to embrace urban and street art and encompassing it into their designs and styles for more character and individuality.
Consumers are more attentive than they have ever been in differentiating one product, service or business from others in the industry. Graffiti art created by local artists can be seen to provide true visual statements, affecting the mood or temperament of a space and those within while engaging with guests.
9. SITE-INSPIRED DESIGN
Site-integrated hotels are artfully linked to the surrounding environment. Hotels that truly integrate with their immediate environment amaze guests with amazing views and unique interior décor and design that allow for vivid and memorable experiences. It cannot be a coincidence that they are the hottest new idea.
When integrating hotels into their environments, it is the job of the designers be inspired by local elements and design structures with the purpose of blending in.
10. FEELING THE LUXURY
Hotel design is continuing to progress past what is strictly graphic and become more about having an elegant space that people enjoy being in.
Excellent service and convenience have become as much a part of luxury hotels from Hobart to California as have luxurious extras. Hotels and their furnishings are beginning to be designed to fell luxurious as well as look it.
These design tendencies will have a substantial impact not just in 2018 but in years to come as well, as we continue to adopt change, new technologies, ecological responsibility and holistic layout, as we change toward producing unique, memorable and authentic experiences for our travel buddies.