Everybody associate tricks and illusions with magicians.
But interior designers and architects that create Hotels use to do the same as magicians.
They are used to make guests feel comfortable and secure, to make them linger in some places and not others, talk loudly in some areas and quietly elsewhere, to make sure they get a good night’s rest and to make spaces feel bigger than they really are.
And the designers’ ingenuity gets to work the moment you enter the lobby.
Here industry experts reveal how colour schemes, bed positioning, lighting, linen and fabric patterns are all cleverly designed to help you enjoy your visit – and come back for another.
The Lobby/reception area
All hotels need their reception areas to give guests a warm reception. But they are usually carefully designed so that guests never want to leave.
First of all, it’s important that as soon as guests walk into the hotel they are met with a friendly face to welcome them and answer any questions they might have.
Reception areas provide the warm and inviting welcome, but it’s all about checking guests in and will encourage them to move along to their rooms as quickly as possible, the area will be clean and appealing in design.
They are brightly lit to inspire an air of efficiency.
There may be seating in some hotels, but the chairs are there for quick stops, so won’t be overly comfortable. Instead, there will be access to a comfortable bar and lounge – often visible from the check-in desk – to draw you in and move you along.