By Nina Simons
If you really want to make your hotels stand out you need to invest in a few cost-efficient renovations because let's face it, your reputation depends on following trends and doing better than your competition. Here are top renovation ideas that will make your guest have a memorable experience staying at your hotel and that will help increase your revenue.
Create an amazing and original entrance
The first thing you should do when starting your renovation project is to focus on creating a unique, dynamic multi-use space in your lobby if you want to leave a great first impression on your guests (since first impressions are the most lasting.) Your new hotel lobby should provide a multi-use space for both casual and formal talks. This means that you have to create space segmentation in order to provide intimate, casual zones for socialization as well as comfortable and functional working areas. After dividing the space and creating different zones, you should first decide on what you want to achieve with the new look.
You can make your entrance extravagant and make your guests wowed as soon as they walk in by investing in large green walls or indoor waterfalls. That way they will feel connected to the outdoors and nature and you will create a peaceful space that will inspire relaxation while socializing or working. Introducing green walls in your lobby means you have to make sure that there is enough natural light and therefore either opt for installing more windows or creating an atrium.
Also, a great option to make your hotel lobby look sophisticated and glamorous is to include large chandeliers, dark wood flooring and furniture and moody color palette. Decorating with small, colorful flower bouquets in glass vases will add a touch of romance in your entrance area.
You can make a combination of modern meets vintage by introducing vintage furniture (chairs, sofas, tables, artworks, sculptures, lamps etc.) in a modern interior and create a unique modern design that will attract Millennials and international guests. In that case, opt for a neutral or whitish color palette to put an accent on the vintage furniture pieces. Add a lot of leafy houseplants and voila! A perfect combination of styles in your hotel lobby for a memorable experience.
Modern dining area
When it comes to restaurants and dining areas, don't base the look strictly on the practicability. Instead, push creativity to new heights and create a cozy dining space with colorful dishes and unique chairs and table. You can combine the dining area interior design with your lobby and match styles. Whatever you choose, make sure to avoid the old-fashioned 'practical' look.
Combine styles to create unique rooms
Avoid making the classic bed-table-locker combination in your hotel rooms. Keep it simple and open up the space using a light color palette for your walls; play with patterns, textures, and materials and put an accent on the furniture. The more creative the solution for a hotel room is the more guests will talk about it and spread the word, which will help increase your revenue.
If you have lots of natural light in rooms, you can add a splash of color and play with colorful furniture. For example, you can turn a plain white room into eccentric by playing with colors – adding a blue metal TV shelf, a yellow chair, vintage natural-wood nightstands (they shouldn't be matching), and a simple white closet. Placing a striped black and white rug and a few green houseplants will complete the eccentric and eclectic mix in this new look and inspire your guests to, well, tweet about it!
Inspire relaxation with Zen-inspired bathrooms
Make spa-like bathroom s to inspire relaxation. There is nothing more alluring for guests than a luxurious, resort bathroom with spa-like features! When making en-suite bedrooms, think about installing two sinks, because your guests will simply love it! Create a Zen-inspired bathroom and install waterfall showers and decorate with natural elements like stones, rocks etc. If you want to create a perfect, spa-like oasis make sure to use natural materials; when choosing the right tiles opt for ones that look like they are made of stone and pay attention when choosing the bathroom sanitary so that it goes well with the rest of the design. Oversized bathtubs can also do the trick for your Zen-inspired bathroom, especially if placed under a roof window!
Stay eco-friendly while renovating
Whether you are simply updating the look of your hotel interior or you are doing it from the beginning, you shouldn't avoid being eco-responsible. Make sure to recycle recyclable, reuse whatever you can and reduce the amount of rubbish. Think about hiring reliable companies that provide quick removal of commercial rubbish to stay eco-conscious throughout the whole renovating process.
These renovating ideas can help you update the look of your hotel and create a home away from home for your guests. With these simple tips, you will create a place that is comfortable, functional and modern. In other words, you will provide a memorable, all-sensors-engaged experience for your guests. And remember, the happier the guests the more successful the business!