When I compare the hotels that stand out in my mind--hotels that after years of working in the industry stick with me as amazing, I realize that it is not just the inner experience that moves me. The architecture of a hotel, before I even step foot inside, sends a message.
As with any restaurant, the essential ingredients to offer a great experience are comfort, service, and food. Whether you are remodeling or building your hotel restaurant from scratch, you have to design the hotel restaurant with these in mind. Since dining experience is the focus, I want to talk about five of the most important parts that make up comfort and service.
It is official. Summer is here. With the sunny weather comes tan skin, and breezy, warm days. With 4th of July approaching, everyone is thinking about sipping a cool drink in the sunset or enjoying a fruit salad outside for an afternoon snack. During the winter, going outside is the last thing out our minds. Now, we just cannot get enough.
The Hotel industry continues to grow worldwide. As it does, hotels keep renovating their spaces and opening new chains in new destinations. However, in order to stay competitive, owners and designers must take into consideration your customer’s preferences. Everybody notices a good service, but guests are also fascinated by hotels with beautiful and welcoming interior designs. That’s why it is important to take care of every single detail, and of course finding the perfect floorings is crucial.
Our home bathroom rituals are different than in hotels. At home, we are content with a shower, toilet, and small sink. While it might be nice to have lovely decorations, home bathrooms are relatively plain. Then why is it we expect hotel bathrooms to be elegant and elaborate? It is because they have a different function. At home, the bathroom is a necessary station through the path of everyday life. When traveling, we are not on that daily routine, and we seek comfort, pampering, and excitement. The hotel bathroom is in many ways a place of entertainment which alters and enlarges its function.
This Chilean getaway is surrounded by the breathtaking views of a gorgeous national park, Torres del Paine. Guests not only have an incredible view but access to their own ATV for exploring. Architect, Felipe Assadi focused on a design that blends in harmony with the natural surrounding. A network of nature trails links each cabin to common social areas.
It’s always fun to talk about current trends and see which other designers and experts are enjoying the same things. Again, we’re in an industry that has hundreds of new designs presented day after day, so it’s important to stay informed and current. The business of hospitality design, especially, is constantly evolving to keep up with the outside world. Some may think when working on large commercial design projects you must stay more contemporary, but I am a firm believer in bringing fun and exciting new ideas to every design project I work on. This week I’m exploring the many different wall textures I love to work with and I’ve broken down a few to share with you today.
Hotel experiences are different in every city you go to. From local to luxury, comfortable living in your hotel is a must. The guestroom is an oasis where hoteliers strive to create a home away from home. As a hospitality designer, we aim to please guests with top-notch bedding, high-thread count linens, and nature-inspired drapery. With a range of innovative guestroom bedding designs, it’s easy to get carried away with trends, but one thing is certain, when it comes to bedding and linens, classic and sophisticated is the recipe for success. Here are 3 tips to keep in mind when selecting bedding for your hotel.
As the term “luxury travel” continues to be defined, we watch as the hospitality industry brings the guest experience to new heights. Welcome “new luxury”. The term new luxury navigates the vocabularies of those who believe that experience is taking becoming more valued than consumption. This new way to travel focuses on experience, they are the places we never forget. Places that spark curiosity, deep cultural exchange, and hold authenticity in high regards.
When it comes to furniture, leather is associated with top-of-the-line, premier products. Leather represents luxury and good taste. Since the earliest days of man, leather has been a deeply valued commodity that continues to remain extremely desirable. Every design deserves a good leather accent, I mean who doesn't love leather. So we've rounded up some of our favorite luxe leather moments from our many hospitality projects to share with you.
A hotel is your home away from home. Visitors arriving to your city by plane, train, or automobile find the comfort they need through the experience you provide. Whether vacationing, visiting for a business conference, or a last-minute reservation, guest seek only two things, conveniency and relaxation. Hospitality design is broken down into a few common areas which I like to refer to as the key elements of hospitality design.
Your hotel guests usually select their hotel by checking pictures of both the room itself and the bathroom. Though they are looking for a comfortable bed to sleep in, the second most important factor to help make their selection is the look and functionality of the bathroom. Is there good lighting so they can see at night? Is there enough counter space for all their belongings? These are vital things to keep in mind when starting your next hotel bathroom renovation. Bathrooms that shine create the right impressions, and here are a few tips help you achieve that one of a kind bathroom shine.
When it comes to selecting a hotel, guests are not only looking for comfort, they are looking for a one of a kind experience. As designers and hotel owners, what can we do to make our hotel stand out from the rest. With the rise of millennials and their needs, I truly believe we will also see a rise in locally sourced goods. Part of the experience your guests are looking for is to feel the energy of the city they are visiting. What better way to show them around than with decor from your local artists, or having your own garden for guests to interact and help care for the food they will be eating. There are many benefits of locally sourced goods, and here are a few we find to be most important.
The voice of a generation is always one that’s not difficult to hear, but sometimes difficult to understand. And sure, Millennials might get a bad reputation as a generation, but we can’t deny that they’ve got an impressive style and way of life. They bring to the table an appreciation of the old, mixed in with hope for a future of practicality and capacity. This trendy generation is breaking paradigms in all forms of interior design in general, and it’s refreshing. So here are some key characteristics and features of design concepts for the wayfarer generation.
There is nothing more bittersweet than saying goodbye to the cold winter days and welcoming the sweet spring bliss. Some have a summer closet to unpack and some are redecorating to bring out the vivid colors of summer lust. Out with the winter blues and in with the spring hues. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite trends for spring that are great to keep in mind when doing a Spring or Summer renovation.
What if your bar extended beyond the normal convenient beer in the lobby hangout? Drawing crowds of socialites, industry professionals, and anyone looking for a good time. Hotel Bars have become the new millennial social go to for a night on the town, a good drink, and good conversation. The design of your bar can only enhance the hotel’s aesthetic. The key to designing a perfect hotel bar is focusing on the energy it creates within its space, through service, functionality, and brand originality. The ambience of hotel decor with luxury seating has taking the social gathering to new heights. Hotel bars have the potential to create new a clientele independent from the hotel itself. Clients and guest enjoy the conveniency of bars for many reasons. Hotel hospitality should be able to cover every single one of them. The growing trend of savory finger food and great drinks has turned bars into a one stop shop for guest and socialites.