How to Create a Family-Friendly Hotel Design

by | Feb 14, 2020

Being family-friendly may not be a hotelier’s first thought when updating its design, but it should be.  These are common travelers. Even luxury hotels are designing for today’s families.  Travelling with a family is an adventure – as any parent knows.  Help the families that choose to stay at your hotel enjoy their stay with a design that has their needs in mind.

We’ve talked about how well-designed lobbies are great for your guests – this is especially true for families.  Impress your guests the second they walk in the door. A well-designed lobby offers a place for your weariest little travelers to rest and a clear design offers a clear direction to make checking in and checking out a breeze.

Prioritize Family-Friendly Design Throughout the Stay

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If you’ve ever traveled with a child (or two, or three), you know the sheer number of things that you need to pack, even if it’s for just a few days.  Larger rooms are the holy grail of traveling families. If your hotel can offer that or connecting rooms, it will be appreciated.  Even just a little bit of extra storage space and a little breathing room for a crib, Pack and Play make a large difference!

Safety is a huge concern for families – no one wants a trip to be interrupted with a trip to the ER!  How does your hotel measure up?  Are there lots of sharp edges, breakables and other dangers? Babyproofing to keep your smallest guests safe means a happy vacation. Even for bigger kids, making sure that they can reach the things they need to (like sinks) can potentially prevent an accident. A safe holiday is a memorable holiday.

After a full, fun day, a good night’s sleep is exactly what your family needs.  The design principles that we use to minimize noise (i.e. relating to furniture placement, etc.) become all the more vital when creating a family-friendly space and ensuring a peaceful sleep.  And it never hurts to try and ensure a little bit of privacy or division between your adult guests and their children.

Your hotel is the backdrop to where so many family memories are made.  By making sure the design is family-friendly, you ensure that those family memories are happy ones.

Our team at Lesley Wong Interiors believe in always designing with your guests in mind.  Book a consultation today to find out more.


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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