Hospitality is one of the biggest industries in the world and is continuously growing. The hospitality industry is also one of the most important branches of commercial design. Interior design, since its inception as a profession, has played a central role in service-driven business. Designing the interior hospitality industry has included hotels, restaurants, cafes, bars, gyms, spas, clubs, among others.
Functionality is what the guest expects at the bare minimum. Regardless of the consumer demographics or the amount of money paid, the essential functionality of a room remains non-negotiable for guests. It's the role of the designer to creatively bring together local culture and functionality and wrap it up in a blanket of luxury.
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An enduring trend that prevails in the hotel industry is a laidback luxury. As trends progress, luxury becomes less rigidly focused on the consistency of brands across countries and continents- to create a familiar and reliable identity irrespective of where the guest may be. Rather, hospitality services have picked up on the importance of honing in on the experience. Guest of today, want to explore and embrace their surroundings.
Creative space segmentation is necessary. Providing intimate and private zones as well as furniture that delivers comfort and functionality should be arranged in a particular way. The use of color, furniture, space segmentation, and lighting is at a designer's disposal to make the lobby a space that welcomes all interactions.