Mistakes to avoid when designing a hotel room

by Keith Bezzina


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A hotel room should be a peaceful, restful place for guests to relax in, and therefore it is important to make sure that the design and layout of the room is geared towards comfort, usability, and relaxation. Here’s what to think about when designing a hotel room or even a restful space in an office environment.

1. Poor lighting

Lighting helps to enhance the guest’s experience and increase their sense of security and safety. Including dedicated lighting sources and smart technology can help allow guests to customise their lighting to preference, and give them more control over their environment, thus increasing their sense of comfort.

2. Looks over comfort

While a beautiful hotel will shine on social media, consider that your guest needs to use the hotel furniture, and opt for comfort over stylistic choices. Hotel bedroom furniture should be easy to make use of, without needing to change the room to reap the benefits of items.

3. Lack of technology

Most people today have multiple devices to charge. It’s important that a hotel provides adequate charging stations for their guests, as well as access to Wi-Fi as society becomes increasingly tied into technology. Furthermore, technology such as apps that personalise temperature, lighting, and other hotel facilities are becoming more popular and necessary for hotels.

4. Misuse of space

The biggest hotel room can feel cramped if the hotel furniture is too big, or there’s too much of it. Floor space is critical to a comfortable, safe environment, and should be kept at the forefront of design. For smaller rooms, create space by having furniture perform multiple functions.

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