Hotels are no more pass-through establishments, nor buildings designed only for the sake of functionality, a place to spend the night and smarten up rather than contributing something to the client. Such concepts have departed this life and today, hospitality interior design is experiencing a revolution. And this revolution implies bringing into focus the final user, the client as the core of the design. Trends point to the offer of experiences, the attention to details, the quality of materials and the importance of environment.
These are ideas that have been coming up in previous years and will deepen still more during this 2018
- Offering a positive experience of their stay. To that end, unique spaces need to be created, ones that generate emotions and where comfort is sensed in every corner. It is about creating places that promote rest and relaxation, but providing the client with an added value as well.
- Balance. In order to achieve such added value, balance between a set of factors needs to be sought: design, innovation, environment and functionality. If we seek to enchant visitors, they have to be captivated by a good design in the different rooms, with innovative traits, but all these elements have to be integrated into the environment as well and offer comfort and functionality.
- Not overlooking the environment. A hotel is part of a city and a country with their particular culture and traditions. They have to be kept in mind in order to integrate the design and the spirit of the establishment into them. They are a differentiating asset.
- Fusion between modernity and tradition. The design of a hotel has to merge both concepts. First, by incorporating all elements, materials, innovative details and the latest developments in technology, and then by protecting those elements that link us to the culture of the area, as well as those that are timeless and will provide elegance and exclusivity.
- Quality of materials. The quality of a hotel is not only acknowledged by the attention we receive, but also by the materials we use for its construction. These are the ones that have influence on the compliance with several factors such as well-being, comfort, and elegance.
- Attention to details. Details are not purely aesthetic elements but they rather play an important role: to create a likeable environment, where the client feels at home, besides providing inspiration, elegance and exclusivity. For instance, it is advisable that rooms tend to be less impersonal, making them seem a small home, and details are essential for that purpose. The creation of different areas (rest, cleaning, and a working or reception area) and the personalization of space are also a tendency.
- Attaching more importance to common areas. Spaces that meet the clients’ requirements need to be created, by making them wider, smarter and multifunctional. Besides, there is a stand for a new closer concept, where interpersonal relationships and gentler finishing touches are cultivated. For instance, the removal of reception desks are a tendency, which creates closer and more comfortable spaces where socializing.