MatchLine Design Group, a Dallas-based, all-women interior design firm focusing on the hospitality sector, shared their views on upcoming hotel trends for the rest of 2017. They were just recently awarded the title NEWH Top Hospitality Interior Design Firm 2017.
Let’s follow along and see what they say is “yea” or “nay”:
• Geometric and large floral prints on fabrics, carpets, and art work.
• Classic modern – incorporating the past into contemporary and modern designs, with a fresh approach.
• Mixed metals 2.0: warm metals such as copper, bronze, rose gold, with silver special metal finishes will make for infinite varieties.
• Wellness oriented: innovative health and fitness-focused amenities to keep guests fit and active.For example the new concept from Hilton “Five Feet to Fitness“. Certain rooms in their hotels in San Francisco have stationary bikes, a strength station, core and suspension training, a Fitness Kiosk with videos featuring tutorials and guided workouts. These rooms, albeit a bit more expensive (around USD 45 more), offer much more than only equipment – e.g. a meditation chair, black-out shades, menthol-based muscle rubs, and protein and hydration options etc. Hilton plans to add more of these rooms until the end of 2017 in Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, New York, and San Diego.
• Multi-material flooring – mixing hard and soft surfaces, tiles and concrete versus carpets, to visually break up space.
• Relocating the bar to the lobby: giving the lobby more emphasis and focusing on entertaining and relaxing. The formality of checking-in fades in the background.
• City-specific art work: locally sourced art and other design features to create a story and a memorable experience for the guests.