Meeting the Challenges of Hotel Design (Part 1)

by | Mar 15, 2020

It goes without saying that owning a hotel has its challenges.  It is an enormous investment of your time, money and energy.  There are many moving pieces that must fit together to create a great guest experience.  There are no “off” days and keeping your guests happy is more than a full-time job!  Interior design can play a considerable part in lowering your costs, keeping your staff happy, and creating a memorable guest experience.

Guest Experience

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Hotels are unique in that your space is welcoming guests from all backgrounds, age groups, and nationalities for a wide array of reasons.  We’ve talked about appealing to families, and business travelers, and it can be difficult to appeal to all your guests.  We create memorable experiences so your guests are glad that they stayed, and encouraged to return.


Firstly, we think like a guest.  We are passionate travelers and approach each design through the eyes of our ideal stay.  We make sure that the basic elements of each space are designed to perfection.  By way of example, regardless of your reason for visiting a hotel, everyone notices the impact of having proper lighting.

At Lesley Wong Interiors, we stay abreast of developments within the industry.  We use our experience in the hotel industry in creating designs, while embracing current trends. For example, we wrote earlier about how today’s lobbies are used as a social space, as a workspace and more.

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Hotel Design that Considers Your Staff

The average hotel has 115 rooms and each room takes between 30 minutes and an hour to clean.  How your rooms are designed makes a huge difference in that scale.  A straightforward and clean design does not have little spaces that trap dirt.  All areas being accessible to clean will make a considerable difference in how your housekeeping staff is able to keep your rooms looking spotless.

We make a point to speak to staff at every level during the design process so we can understand in a practical way how your hotel is operating each and every day. Your staff faces strenuous issues – wrestling against a design that is aesthetically beautiful, but impractical, does not need to be one of them.


In choosing the right interior designer, you want someone with industry experience, a solid educational background in design and your best interests in mind.  Here at Lesley Wong Interiors, we have all those qualities.  Since we are a boutique firm, we offer high-level service and design at a price-point that is attainable for all hotel owners.

We would love to talk more about how our hotel designs can meet your challenges – contact us below to set up a time to speak.

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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Memorable Hotel Experiences


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