Are you ready to fulfill a Property Improvement Plan, or are you looking for hotel design ideas and inspiration?
To get you started, we’ve got five design tips for hotels from the hospitality renovation experts here at Amerail Systems
1. Pay Attention to Trends & Increase Curb Appeal
To design a hotel that will appeal to travelers, you must consider what is trending in design at the time. Also, consider what future design trends may look like.
Curb appeal is vital in winning over guests because whichever hotel has the most welcoming curb appeal will likely win the traveler.
Currently, the top design trends in the hotel industry include:
- Sleek/Elegant Geometric Lines
- Modern & Neutral Colors
- Natural Looking Materials (faux wood, stone, brick, etc.)
- Comfortable/Warm, Home-Like Spaces
- Functional Spaces
- Advanced Tech
- Themed Rooms
- Sustainable Design Elements
- Elements that add Dimension to the Exterior (pediments, framing, etc.)
- Creative Lighting Elements
There are many ways to make your hotel design more sustainable. Things like energy-efficient windows, EIFS, and LED lighting is already implemented in many brand design requirements. There are additional steps hotels can take to become more sustainable.
Recycled, low-emission, and long-lasting materials can improve wellness by providing better indoor air quality.
Energy Efficient Windows conserve energy and can save hotels money in the long run. They are also providing a better experience for hotel guests because of the soundproofing qualities they tend to have.
EIFS provides a continuous insulation layer and is 84% more energy efficient than the subsequent best-performing cladding. (From EIFS Industry Members Association (EIMA))
LED Lighting lasts about 6-8 times longer than other bulbs making it more efficient for hotels with extensive lighting. They also allow for more creative color and “temperature” options, allowing hotels to create unique atmospheres for their guests.
Low-Flow Fixtures are beneficial to hotels that want to reduce water usage.
Electric Vehicle Charging can simultaneously give hotels a competitive advantage by providing an essential service, not every hotel offers while encouraging people to invest in zero-energy transportation.
3. Make it Owner Friendly
When thinking of hotel design ideas, managers and owners should ensure that the design is functional and owner friendly.
To make your design owner-friendly, include elements in the design that can be adaptable. Implementing features mentioned in our third tip (Sustainability in design) can also benefit hotel owners by providing them with cost-saving & energy-saving solutions.
Make a design that can be easily adapted. Hence, makes it easier for the owner to renovate their hotel and give it a fresh new look with less hassle.
4. Fit the Environment & Make it Unique
Two more elements of design that should be considered when coming up with a new look for your hotel should be how the design will fit in with the environment around your property and how you can make it unique.
Tailoring your hotel’s look to its environment is possible if your PIP or design requirements allow you to customize your paint colors.
For example, if your property is located in a warmer climate, you may choose warmer toned paint colors. To make the design more unique, elements such as decorative framing can be added around windows.
Landscaping is also an avenue hotel owner can take to differentiate their hotels. If allowed by their brand, custom landscaping can be a welcoming attraction and can be a way to become more sustainable. Things like butterfly gardens and flowers that attract bees can promote a better environment. Make sure any plants or flowers you use are native to your environment.
If possible, adding local art or history to your interior design is another way to stand out from the competition and gain the attention of your guests.
Making your hotel design a unique experience for your guests will give them something to remember when booking their future stay or making hotel recommendations.
5. Be Prepared for Future Trends
Finally, one of the essential factors for hotel design ideas is future trends.
Ensuring that your design stays relevant is especially important in hospitality design because of the number of years between required exterior renovations and the cost of renovations.
When designing your hotel, be sure to research what’s trending in design and what the next 5-10 years may look like in hospitality design. You can sometimes predict these trends yourself if you consider what seems to stay relevant in design over the years and what things people tend to care more about.
For example, in the last ten or so years, people have grown more conscious of the environment, which has led to trends like biophilic design & sustainable fixtures like LED lighting.
Paying attention to trends and the needs of travelers and fulfilling them can also be the difference between no vacancy and vacancy. In just the past 2-4 years, we’ve seen an explosive need for “Instagram able” or content-worthy spaces. After experiencing and adapting to a worldwide pandemic, the need for hotels to incorporate work-from-home areas and better tech has also been a growing trend in hotel design.
Hotels and venues have been racing to fill the needs of business travelers, the new emerging “bleisure” (business-leisure) travelers, digital conferences, and the new generation of content-making travelers by introducing more workspaces and higher-end tech, unique experiences, and themed rooms, etc.
Paying attention to what’s going on in the world and staying ahead of the needs of travelers. It will give you a massive competitive edge in the hospitality industry.