Hospitality Design sector is back in the game with fresh focus on sustainability and well-being after a strict hiatus in 2020. Exceptional new hotels, restaurants, and spa projects have emerged since last year, redefining the guest experience through innovative business models. In this new era of hospitality design, striking interiors with genuine personalities, the redesign of spaces to fit modern lifestyles, and incorporating local experiences to enable visitors to truly connect with the place all play defining roles. Inspiration is essential in this business, which is witnessing a renaissance.
The hotels, restaurants, and spas offered by Boca do Lobo serve as both social hubs and venues for unique encounters. We provide this collection of carefully chosen hospitality interiors, which offers a unique perspective on the contemporary hospitality story. The new hospitality interior design trends that form the foundation for a changing world are thoroughly examined in this book, which also establishes itself as a source of inspiration for interior designers by examining various styles and concepts.
Reception Areas: First impressions matter
A location of great importance is a hotel reception. Here, a visitor has their first and last interactions with the facility. Making sure visitors have a good first impression is crucial. When it comes to making sure the reception room effectively serves guests and delights them, every detail counts.
A strong personality should be expressed through the design, but not at the expense of overpowering the guests with extraneous excess. In order to make visitors feel even more at home than they already are, comfort and functionality are crucial. Stone, wood, ceramic, glass, and concrete are common materials.
Lobbies: A vibrant social hub
A Lobby is no longer a vacant waiting area, as hotels are no longer just a place to sleep. Hotel Lobbies are being reimagined as vibrant social hubs, a place to socialize and, above all, engage. Stepping into a perfectly designed space filled with beautiful artwork and elegant furniture is a sign that a guest is about to have an amazing stay.
In fact, there may be no greater indicator of a hotel’s quality than the lobby. But should be integrated into the design so travellers can easily connect to Wi-Fi, use mobile or kiosk check-in, and engage with other technologies. A hotel lobby must be conceived as a destination point for both modern travellers and locals.
Bar | Lounges: A space adapted to a new generation
The perfect Hotel Lounge is a place to enjoy a drink while surrounded by a spectacular ambience that is mentioned in every travel guide as one of the best spots to visit in the city by modern travellers. The Hotel Lounge is no longer a stuffy place for solo business travellers.
The biggest change in bar design is making the bar a more prominent part of the lobby. In fact, more and more hotels are emphasizing the bar as the leading element of the lobby and the anchor of a hotel’s public space. Key elements when designing a lobby include modern technology. Furniture options at hotel bars can include lounge chairs, barstools and traditional tables and chairs.
Restaurants: Creating Memorable Experiences
Apart from a great menu, a restaurant must be able to create a memorable experience overall for its visitors. Modern restaurants have carefully designed entrance seen from the street that provides a centralized view of the entire restaurant.
Inside, you can create a pleasant atmosphere by including modern lighting fixtures, artwork, greenery, statement furniture and surprising elements that will set the restaurant apart from others. It could be blending the space seamlessly into the surrounding landscape or including local elements in the design and general experience. Many hotel brands have invested in eye-catching modern designs paired with incredible tasting experiences signed by Michelin-starred chefs.
“The goal is to create memorable experiences that resonate with modern lifestyle.”
Suites: A home away from home
Design-oriented hotel suites are the most common inspiration hunting ground for residential projects when it comes to creating outstanding master bedrooms. When designing a hotel suite, comfort and technology are key. Who doesn’t love the feeling of a soft, freshly made-hotel bed?
Pair those elements with a large bathroom and walk-in closet specially designed as well-being-focused spaces for pampering guests and voilà… The master bedroom of dreams is born. A hotel suite is a home away from home, and therefore it must be even more welcoming than home. Statement furniture like iconic luxury safes is an unexpected element that will surprise the Modern Guest.
Bathrooms: Create Wellness Retreats
Just like the Hotel Suite, luxury hotel bathrooms are ofter wellness retreats that set the example for residential bathrooms. While creating a luxurious, wellness-focused experience may be the common goal for these spaces, when designing hotel bathrooms the starting point is usually the overall story the hotel’s design is telling.
Guests want to be surprised and charmed, and creating that experience is all about the details. Use sliding glass doors to bring natural light into these spaces. Choose walk-in showers with oversized shower heads and statement freestanding bathtubs, with brass and marble accessories. Overall, creating spa-inspired bathrooms remains a common standard when designing Hotel Bathrooms. It’s all about impressing guests and creating that “wow” moment.
Hallways & Corridors: A seamless transition from public to private areas
Hotel hallways and corridors may not seem like the most important spaces to consider in a hotel interior design project. However, they present another opportunity to convey the hotel’s design story by providing a seamless transition from the lobby to the hotel suite.
Corridors are the natural extension of the hotel suite and must therefore provide a cohesive style and ambience. Adorn a hotel corridor with statement floors, some artwork exhibited in beautiful displays and luxurious art pieces like marble consoles and statement mirrors with intricate details. The result is the perfect transition from public to private areas.
Spas: Re-connecting with nature
Spas are often associated with luxury and are now considered a necessary element in hotel interior design. Spas must provide distinctive and inspirational experiences to guests who demand originality and a strong character from luxury hotels.
These spaces are often designed to allow natural light in, and connections to the outdoor spa areas, gardens, or even a roof terrace. Therefore the spa’s sitting is crucial. Luxury spa design is no longer formal and minimalist. Instead, the focus is creating welcoming retreats designed to appeal to all the senses, that are all about comfort, relaxation, and reconnecting with nature.
Offices | Meeting Rooms: The modern creative hub
Office and meeting rooms are places for creativity to flow and collaboration to bloom. This has led to different design requirements, including the need for more comfortable, stylised furniture and advanced technology solutions. The basic categories to have in mind when designing an office are seating, work surfaces, collaborative equipment, acoustics and privacy.
Adding some artwork and decorative accessories, as well as the right lighting fixtures will create a more welcoming feel in the room. The central piece of an office is the desk. Pair the table with an ergonomic leather office chair for maximum comfort, and the modern luxury office is born.
Kids’ Lounges: A magical world of self-expression
Kids’ lounges are play areas designed to stimulate creativity and provide fun by allowing children to experience a magical world of their own. These spaces must be colourful and functional and include some eye-catching statement designs to provide a little extra stimulation to adventurous minds.
In the pages that follow, you’ll find the most innovative concepts for designing outstanding kid’s lounges, including airplane beds, rocket armchairs, hot air balloons, sleeping vehicles, and playhouses.