Hotel guests seek out experiences offering a sense of place

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Expectations for the guest experience at resorts have been evolving since the 1960s, and for the past two decades, resorts have been in an amenities race with...
Drake Hotel lobby in latest modern wing

Design firms create efficient hotel co-working spaces

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As hybrid and remote work models continue to thrive, hoteliers are recognizing the importance of re-modelling lobbies, business centres or meeting facilities into co-working spaces to generate...

Hotels emphasize design of outdoor spaces

As today’s design standards continue to evolve, outdoor spaces are being enhanced and seen as value-add offerings at hotels. In fact, many recent hotel-trend reports identified integration...

Decor & Design: Community spirit is at the heart of today’s public spaces

The dramatic changes in the hospitality industry over the past two years have added a new perspective on the design of public spaces. As guests begin to...

Bathroom design is evolving as guest’s ideas of wellness shift

Creating the perfect in-room oasis has increasingly become a balancing act. While working to deliver a sense of luxury and escape in guestroom bathrooms, designers must also...

COVID-19 is re-shaping hotel design and architecture

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As the tourism-and-hospitality industry continues to re-build in 2022, keeping up with the latest hotel-design trends is paramount. After many months of cancelled vacations and Zoom meetings,...

Operators Are Reinventing Lobbies as Social Spaces

Lobbies were once designed as functional enclaves where little happened beyond check-ins, checkouts and the occasional ad hoc gathering en route to another destination. “For many years,...

Hotels Within Hotels Are Answering the Call for Modern Luxury

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The hotel-within-a-hotel concept has been a long-standing way for upscale properties to distinguish the hotel experience for its most loyal and elite guests. However, the concept...

The Hotel Welcome Experience is Undergoing a Renaissance

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Technology has continuously transformed how travellers and hoteliers alike view the welcome experience at hotels, yet through all the ebb and flow of the industry, there has...

Designers are Breathing New Life into Spas and Fitness Facilities

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In the past, spas and fitness spaces were often small rooms tucked away in far corners of hotel properties. But today’s spa and fitness amenities are taking...