4 Hospitality Interior Design Trends You Must Consider for Your Renovation

4 Hospitality Interior Design Trends You Must Consider for Your Renovation

In the wake of Airbnb’s meteoric rise in popularity during the COVID era, hotel guests are no longer looking for clean and simple places to stay; they are looking for areas that are an experience on their own. Modern hotels must adapt to the new design trends of this generation. If you want your hotel to capture the attention of this generation, here are some of the current interior design trends in the hospitality industry to consider.

Dynamic Lobbies

A hotel lobby with wide, open space, lots of hanging lights, soft chairs, and a few plants.
Your hotel lobby is one of the most critical spaces; it must be functional yet eye-catching.

Lobbies are not only a place for your guest to check in; its the first point of contact and where your guest make their first impressions of the hotel. Your hotel lobby is one of the most critical spaces; it must be functional yet eye-catching. Consider adding areas such as charging stations or a social sofa arrangement for your guest to socialize and settle. In addition to these functional spaces, look into creative spaces such as art galleries, unique architecture, or entertainment areas to make your lobby stand out.

Updated Guest Room Layout

A room with a view. Large, fluffy beds are pushed against the wall, and a soft couch sits next to a window close to the viewer.
Adding strategic pops of color or unique TV or display panels can elevate your guest's experience.

Guest rooms used to have basic layouts, which consisted of simply a bed and desk. Today, guests look for more furniture and decor in their rooms. Adding strategic pops of color or unique TV or display panels can elevate your guest’s experience. With the rise in pet ownership among millennials compared to the previous generation, you may even consider a dedicated space for pets to stay comfortably. The space your guests are staying in is a part of their travel experience, so designing a room that is up to date with these trends is essential.

Natural Aspects

A hotel room with large glass windows that let in lots of light. There is a grey couch with orange pillows visible against the wall, and there are many plants placed around the area.
Open windows can add more light to the space and make the room feel much more relaxed and bright.

Guests are now looking for areas blurring the line between indoors and outdoors. This trend may be due to the years of indoor living due to the COVID pandemic. In response, the incorporation of natural elements in hotel spaces has been on the rise. Greenery is a great way to add life and color to your guest’s rooms. It can be as simple as adding potted plants or as grand as adding unique green installation pieces to your guestrooms. Besides adding greenery to a room, you can expand the size of your guestrooms by enhancing natural light. Open windows can add more light to the space and make the room feel much more relaxed and bright. This is especially important if you want your guests to share their travel experiences on social media – nothing makes for a selfie like great natural lighting!

Local Art

A woman sits and paints on a canvas. The canvas is turned away from the viewer so that one cannot see what she is painting.
To bypass the “hotel art” stigma, consider buying art from local artists.

Art pieces are a great way to elevate your colors while adding something eye-catching to the walls. “Hotel art” has a reputation for being bland and milquetoast. After all, the goal of hospitality art is to be as positive and accessible as possible. To bypass the “hotel art” stigma, consider buying art from local artists. Local art will give guests traveling from other places a taste of the culture and environment they are staying in. It creates a personal touch to the art and adds an exciting backstory. Adding art pieces improves the guest experience and impression of their accommodation, but adding local art positions your hotel brand as one in touch with the culture of the surrounding area.

Designing With Case & Associates

At Case & Associates, we have seen it all in our 350+ years of combined experience. From traditional restorations like those at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, to modern renovations like our work at The Stella Hotel, we understand that the interior design of your hotel must exceed your guest’s expectations. We work with you to design an experience that will be forever memorable in your guest’s hearts and minds. Contact us today to get started on your next hospitality renovation project.

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