Hotel chains are increasingly focused on innovation and the design of unique spaces, since they take more into account the opinions of professionals in the field of architecture, product, industrial or interior design and motivate them to create the hotel spaces and furniture, making them respond to the current needs of clients and the demands of the sector.
The common objective and link is the interest in capturing and adapting to design trends in the hotel sector, giving greater importance to common areas, making them more spacious, multifunctional and intelligent.
The importance of design
Experience is the essential element of design: a new concept that is committed to humanization through interpersonal relationships and the friendlier finishes that are generated in these spaces. The union of these pillars on which the different projects are built respond to new trends in design and interior design that focus on the closeness and comfort of the individual. In the case of the reception, it stops being a place of passage and becomes a socializing space.
Entrance lobbies become dynamic spaces with multiple uses, acquiring greater importance where socialization is encouraged: the reception of a hotel becomes an area that acquires experiential value. The need to convert it into an area that allows these social gatherings is answered with furniture that offers comfort and functionality and transforms it into a warmer and more welcoming room. In this way, they are transformed into more versatile spaces that allow the guest to leave their room to use the common areas, perfectly equipped to carry out any other activity.
Technology at the customer’s service
Technology encourages and reaffirms client autonomy. Without a doubt, one of the most tangible and evident trends regarding reception is the incorporation of a greater number of technological devices that allow the client’s autonomy when using and managing some services. This is why the check-in process as we currently know it will tend to be replaced by an electronic device such as a tablet and can be carried out directly by the guest, while leaving time for leisure, such as having a drink.
Elimination of architectural barriers
The elimination of the counter eliminates the barriers between the receptionist and the guest. The fact of becoming larger and more ambitious projects allows the creation of more spacious, active and multipurpose areas. In this way, it is also opened with the intention of eliminating the traditional counter as a symbol of breaking down the barriers between the hotel reception staff and the client and will tend to be replaced by long tables equipped with high technology. Thus, a more direct, close and personal service format is created. In addition, the self-check-in devices that will be incorporated in the lobby will relieve the most operational functions of the receptionist, so they can focus on acting as a host at the destination for the guest.
Adaptability without neglecting design
It is important to highlight the incorporation of modular and mobile furniture that allows it to be moved depending on the needs of the moment. In the same way, lighting also acquires adaptability and flexibility with the incorporation of systems that allow it to be positioned depending on what is needed. Therefore, in common spaces we opt for light furniture that can be adapted in different configurations to create different spaces; for example, during the day, a space conditioned for work or study can be created next to our devices and at night, a place to settle into the armchairs to enjoy a drink or coffee in good company.