5 Tips For Designing Hotel Interiors That Stand Out

by | Apr 14, 2022

We live in an increasingly visual society. When designing the interior of your hotel you need to make sure it stands out. Your interior will be the backdrop of your guests’ pictures and their memories.

From the moment your guests arrive until they leave you want them to feel comfortable and at home. A skillful design can help you create an atmosphere you and your guests will love!

In this article we will discuss 5 tips for designing a hotel interior that will stand out from the crowd.


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Start at the lobby

They say you don’t get a second chance at a first impression. Your guests will begin forming an opinion about your hotel from the second they cross the threshold. Does it look inviting and warm? Or does it look sterile or dated?

You have a vision for your hotel. You want your guests to experience that vision during their entire stay. Your lobby needs to reflect the best of your brand. From the décor to the furniture to the carpet, your lobby will set the mood for the rest of the hotel.


Add some local flavour

Your hotel is the gateway to the rest of your city for your guests. It’s likely the first place they will spend time upon arrival. Have an interior design that reflects the community.

Incorporate pieces from local artists. Echo the heartbeat of the city you are in. Your guests should be able to feel the spirit of the location in your choice of color and texture. There should be no doubt in their mind they are visiting a city you and your employees are proud of.

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Hotel décor + Social Media = Success!

Whether traveling for business or pleasure people love to take pictures when visiting new and interesting places. Frequently those pictures end up geotagged on social media. This could be the greatest customer driven advertising or a missed opportunity depending on how you design your hotel’s interior.

When designing your interiors, think about what the backdrops for your guest’s photos will be. A quick scroll through Instagram shows people love a wide variety of backdrops. Bright and colorful, earthy and warm, vintage or retro. You can design your hotel’s interior in a way that fits the mood you want to evoke and provides stunning photo opportunities for your guests.

Be proactive!

Your guests will notice if the interior looks, feels, or smells stale. Don’t wait for reviews to say your place looks dated. Update regularly.



Keep up to date on current design trends and incorporate those elements into your interior. For example, in a post-Covid world, your guests are concerned about cleanliness and safety. From the lobby to the rooms, the design of your hotel’s interior should reflect an awareness and response to this need.

Choose the right hotel designer!

A professional hotel designer will be committed to helping you create an interior that stands out. Lesley Wong Interiors will bring years of experience and trade connections to you. We can help you execute your vision in a cost-effective way.

Download the Guest First Strategy E-book for more tips on designing a hotel interior your guests will adore!

LESLEY WONG, Principal Designer

Lesley is committed to continuously keeping up with ever-changing trends and technology. But as every decorator knows, there’s no greater opportunity for learning than on-the-job experience. Lesley has worked in hospitality, commercial and residential projects and enjoys crafting customized and beautiful environments for her clients.

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