First impressions are everything. When I meet a person for the first time, the first thing I notice is their smile and character. When I enter a hotel for the first time, the lobby should leave the same lasting first impression.
Hotel bars are a vital part of the experience at a luxury hotel destination. It is a common area where guests can meet to enjoy a few cocktails, relax and enjoy the company of others after a tiring day. I find that it is important to provide your guests with a bar experience unlike any other, and those design factors should be fluid and constantly changing. From aesthetic to functionality, the hotel bar design must leave the guest in awe, longing for their next visit.
The Texas summer season is winding down, and customers are looking for exciting last-minute destinations before the kids return to school. Many guests turn to Google and booking websites for hotel suggestions. The word “hotel" has become an incredibly broad concept encompassing a wide spectrum of hospitality establishments. In the industry, we use better classifiers, but do not assume guests know the difference. When searching for accommodations, our clients often come across terminology that alludes them.
Contemporary travelers expect a luxury hotel destination to provide an experience they cannot find anywhere else. In the past, luxury hotels more easily provided accommodations superior to those a guest would experience in their homes. With today’s modern technological advancements, the average household has—in many senses—caught up to the hospitality industry. We struggle to keep up with the constantly fluctuating tastes and desires of the 2017 millennial consumer.
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.
So, why should your hotel consider opening a juice bar? A unique selling point, an easily accessible market, a real contribution to the health of your clients, and the possibility of expanding your business.
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.