In a hotel, guests want to feel at home almost as much as they want the experience of being “elsewhere” to be fulfilled. Is it necessary or can these two needs be synthesized by your profession?
In my opinion, one of the main characteristics of good interior design is that it can harmonize different needs in a completely unnoticeable way. We have an amazingly rich toolkit for all of this. In the case of a hotel, the wow factor is really paramount, the novelty of the experience is important. It is definitely expected that it is different from home. But this is not equally true for all user spaces. Primarily, the communal spaces are the ones that are extravagant, there the emphasis is on gaining experience. In the rooms where the guests retreat, where they rest, we fine-tuned the “surprises”, homeliness is more important.
Interior design is both a sight and an experience, which mostly depends on the elaboration of details. To what extent does a hotel require a different vision in this regard? After all, the space is huge, so there are many details to pay attention to and to see.
Gaining experience is a controlled thing, it takes place in space and time. What the guest sees when entering, where we want to drive, what stimuli they receive in the restaurant and what in the cafe area, for example, have been thought out. These accents placed in spaces are not exclusively visual elements. One large-scale, dominant element gives the rain impulse, and as we move through the space, smaller-sized objects also play a role. As soon as you approach things within arm’s reach or the guest takes a seat, the tactile senses also come to the fore: they are surrounded by materials with different tactile properties. The ubiquitous live and dried plants and flowers are also included in the fragrances. The space offers a multi-sensory experience.