Top 5-star hotels all over the world have one thing in common: they are always the first to embrace the latest interior design trends. Over the decades, hotel interior design have gone through many phases. In order to keep up with these trends to satisfy their customer’s preferences and tastes, popular hotel chains and luxury hotel brands have revamped their look again and again.
What are some of the design trends in the hospitality industry that have withstood the test of time over the last 10 years?
If there ever was a colour that has dominated social media in the past few years, it has to be “green”. Starting from their early inception into commercial areas and then slowly finding its way into homes, nature and greenery has been and still is extremely popular. Naturally (pun intended), the introduction of plants as a decorative element in the hospitality sector was bound to happen sooner or later. It is a great way to spruce up public areas of the hotels (such as the lobby, dining areas and recreation areas), as well as inside the rooms.
Colour it soft and light
In one of our published articles, we examined the importance of colours in interior design and how it affects a person’s behaviour and mood. When it comes to colour palettes in hotel interior design, it is important to not only stay on top of the latest trend, but also create a space that makes visitors feel welcome, at peace and relaxed.
Neutral colours were a hit in 2019 to 2020 and insiders predict that its popularity will continue in the years to come. To create a truly luxurious environment in any room of a hotel, opt for champagne, coral, or olive hues.
The first place visitors step into when entering through the main doors of a hotel is the lobby, which is why it is crucial that the lobby area is inviting and appealing. The first thing that visitors see should be that your lobby area is themed, with all its elements (floors, walls, paintings, lighting, colour palette, furnishings) consistent. Theme is key when it comes to luxury interiors.
Areas with comfortable sofas or café-like set-ups should also be set up in the lobby for visitors to utilise as a waiting area or for meetups. This will create a space that works similar to the living room of the home for visitors.
The classic bathroom in a 5-star hotel has marble floors and ceiling. This is a timeless interior design trend that does not seem like it is going away any time soon as luxury hotels continue incorporating top-quality marble in its bathroom designs.
Add elements such as marble beams, carved mouldings, dimmable light fixtures, in-built sound system and brightly-lit mirrors to elevate the luxury factor.
Luxury hotels should not only offer a lush and comfortable living experience but be functional and offer convenience too. A tablet that visitors can use to control the air-conditioning, lighting, television is now the very basic technology that people expect from a 5-star hotel. To truly amp up the smart technology game in hotel bedrooms to provide guests with the best experience, the following can be taken into consideration:
Voice-activated controls: instead of a tablet-based control system, how about a voice-activated system that allows guests to call for housekeeping, concierge, or front desk?
Portable streaming: allow guests to watch Netflix, Disney+, HBO Go or Amazon on the hotel television via their own personal accounts.
Wireless charging: install charging mats in the rooms to allow guests to charge their devices cord-free.
Travellers are now more willing to spend on luxurious accommodation when vacationing, whether it is on a staycation or overseas. As a result, more luxury hotels are popping up everywhere and the relevant design trends continue to diversify and change. At the end of the day, the marriage of aesthetics with pragmatism is what’s important in keeping your guests satisfied and comfortable.