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New Trends in Hotel Design

Posted by Daltile Team on Jun 10, 2017 10:30:00 AM

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The hotel isn’t just a place to sleep anymore. Architects and designers are leaning toward making the hotel an experience all on its own. Whether that means retro interior design that transports you to the 1920s, or the opportunity to engage in some extreme sports, the new mindset for hotels directly plays into their architecture and design.

Here are four trends that are defining hospitality design right now.

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Woodbridge in Spruce in the lobby

Wellness & Leisure

A getaway should be relaxing. Today’s hotels aim to fill their spaces with out-of-the-ordinary amenities that ooze relaxation. For instance, leisure farming where guests can get their hands in the dirt and select their own veggies for dinner. Biophelia has found its way into hospitality design!

Going way beyond the spa, some hotels are planning wellness resorts where guests can recover from medical treatments or get a much needed mental health retreat.

Simple living is an idea that also influences wellness and leisure. Some hospitality designers, instead of tricking out the room with technology and gadgets, are removing them in favor of a more natural, technology-free rest space.

Social Spaces

Similar to multi-unit residential design, hospitality is turning to the shared space. Shared spaces are for gathering. Whether for socializing or for work, these spaces adjust to the occasion. In some cases, this means the hotel rooms are a bit smaller, but guests, especially Millennials, appreciate the social amenities above the room size.

Spaces where groups can stay near each other echo the design of a suite but with individual, private quarters nestled within. It creates an intimate setting that offers some separation from the goings-on of the rest of the hotel—a customized experience.

Midcentury Modern

Interior design in hospitality is leaning heavily toward mid-century modern styling. It’s a classic that’s well suited to luxury and offers a special feeling that sets apart the lodging experience. Some favorite details include LED mood lighting, 1970s décor and color schemes, extravagant murals and other craft design.

Eclectic & Playful

Hospitality is getting personal. The stale, safe designs of years past have fallen on the wayside in favor of colorful, eclectic, youthful design. Much of this is due to the hotel industry shifting their focus to marketing to the younger crowd. But it’s design that works for other generations too. It’s a return to the past that appeals to both the Boomers and the Millennials.

Tile for Trend-driven Hotel Design

Tile is an indispensable material for this type of design. It offers the durability needed for high-traffic usage and the low maintenance and longevity that makes it a favorite for hotel owners. Here are a few ideas that will help you achieve on-trend design.

Colors: Natural Hues, Semi Gloss

70s kitsch: City Lights, Regal Pendant

Wellness: Showscape Brushstroke, Modern Dimension Wave, Multidude Wave

Mid-century modern: Modernist, Natural Hues Oval and El Hex

Eclectic: Bee Hive, Keystone Custom Mosaics


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