Hotel architects and designers have been coming up with ingenious ways to create hotels that sparkle, entice customers, are comfortable, functional, and of course make money for the owners, for over a century and more. There are a few different considerations to make when putting together a design plan for a hotel, and with the perfect hotel architects that understand the needs and desires of the customers, as well as the budgets and the requests of the hotel owners and management, a great hotel can be designed and built within all planning requirements and constraints. Here, we take a look at a few of the things that must be considered when designing a hotel.
The design of a hotel includes the planning stages, the design of the structure and the interior design, and the development of the whole process until it comes into fruition. The concept of hotel design goes back centuries, giving a place for travellers to put their heads down for a night or longer, although in the last century and more the leisure time afforded more and more people has meant that the culture has pivoted to more long-term comforts and amenities being a requirement in many cases.
The first thing to consider when designing a hotel is that it has to have an attractive appearance. If possible, it should match or complement the surrounding architecture of the area, be enticing to passers-by and be somewhere that people want to stop and enter. Once the design (both exterior and interior) is thought of, you should then make the plan of the hotel a priority. It has to be as efficient and functional as possible within the parameters of a good aesthetic. All the different services within the hotel should work independently well, but also function well with each other in a coherent plan of action.
The hotel design is sometimes guided by the location of the hotel. For instance, a hotel with a large capacity, or one that is close to a major transport hub such as a city centre railway station or an airport, will require a large lobby and waiting areas that can hold large numbers of people safely and efficiently in one go. Hotels in quieter locations or without other surrounding architecture to consider can go a different route completely in shape, space and design.
If you are in the process of investing in a brand-new hotel, make sure that you have the best architects and designers on side, those with experience of working on hotel projects and that understand the planning constraints and budgets being worked within. With this in mind, you can then move forward with peace of mind that all considerations are carefully looked at and that the end result is a hotel that hits all the right notes, makes for a comfortable stay for guests and is efficient and profitable at the same time. There are a few things that can be done to ensure this, and that is why it is vital to work with an architect that understands hotel design.