3 Common Hotel Design Mistakes That Are Hurting Your Guest Experience

by | Feb 20, 2023

Looking to avoid common hotel design mistakes? Read on to learn more.

You can’t judge a book by its cover, but when it comes to your hotel’s design, your guests are making snap judgments. A well-designed space can create a strong first impression and great memories that last long after a guest leaves. Hotel design is more than just decorating – it’s an opportunity to draw customers in, give them comfortable spaces to relax and be creative, and ensure that they have an unforgettable experience at your hotel.

A well designed hotel room that demonstrates how good it looks when you avoid common hotel mistakes.

Hotel Design Mistake #1 – Poor Lighting

One of the most common hotel design mistakes is providing inadequate lighting. This can range from too few lights, to lights that are too dim or harsh, to simply not having enough different types of lighting options available in public areas. Poor lighting can create an unpleasant atmosphere for guests and also make it difficult for them to find their way around the hotel. To prevent this issue, hotels should ensure that they have sufficient lighting throughout all areas of their property and that the light levels are appropriate for different activities.

Hotel Design Mistake #2 – Inadequate Storage Space

Another frequent mistake is designing small rooms with limited storage space. When guests come to a hotel, they expect spacious rooms where they can comfortably store their belongings without feeling cramped or cluttered. However, if the room designs don’t allow for ample storage space or include furniture that takes up too much room, then it defeats the purpose of having a larger room in the first place. Hotels should strive to give their patrons all the necessary features without sacrificing vital floor space.

Hotel Design Mistake #3 – Focusing Only On Your Guestrooms

Finally, one other big mistake made by many hotels is neglecting public area décor and design elements. Public areas are just as important when it comes to creating an inviting atmosphere for guests. Hotel lobbies, restaurants and lounges should be aesthetically pleasing with well-curated furniture pieces and décor accents that reflect a cohesive theme throughout each area of the property. Additionally, color schemes and decorations should be carefully considered so as not to overwhelm visitors with too much visual stimulation but still provide interest and engagement throughout each area of the hotel.

Overall, there are many different ways in which a hotel’s design can go wrong if care isn’t taken when planning out its layout and features – from inadequate lighting systems to overcrowded guest rooms with limited storage capacity; from failing to provide necessary amenities to overlooking décor elements in public areas; these mistakes can lead to unhappy customers who won’t want to return again in future visits. By taking steps towards avoiding these issues ahead of time through careful planning and consideration of potential problems before they arise; hotels are more likely able maximize customer satisfaction while optimizing occupancy rates at the same time!

Let’s Design A Hotel

At Lesley Wong Interiors, we understand that designing a hotel takes more than just arranging furniture. It requires an attention to detail and understanding of the unique needs of hotel guests. When it comes to creating a space that meets these needs, our team is dedicated to helping you from start to finish.

First, we consider the overall feel and atmosphere of the hotel. We’ll work with you to create the perfect ambiance – one that both appeals to your target audience and creates a warm and inviting space for all visitors. To achieve this, we make sure each room has ample lighting, comfortable furnishings, art pieces that add visual interest, and other design elements such as wallpapers or area rugs that complete the look.

Second, we pay close attention to the functionality of each room. We plan out space in a way that maximizes efficiency while still making sure that guests have access to all the necessary amenities such as mini-fridges, coffee makers, and internet access. Additionally, we make sure there is enough storage for visitors to easily store their belongings without feeling cramped or overwhelmed.

Finally, we design public areas with just as much care and attention to detail as guest rooms. This includes selecting furniture pieces and décor elements that create a cohesive look throughout each area of the hotel – which can include lobby seating areas, restaurants, lounges, conference rooms, and more. All these features will provide your guests with an enjoyable experience while they stay in your hotel!

Contact us today or connect with us on LinkedIn to learn more about our custom hotel design services. We are dedicated to helping you create a space that not only meets the needs of your guests but also reflects the unique values and vision of your hotel!

Let’s get started on creating the perfect atmosphere for your property today!

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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