An interesting article on how thoughtful hotel design and psychology are combined. The considered use of furniture in each space is an important element, regardless of whether you have a motel, serviced apartment or luxury hotel and resort.
Courtesy of Daily Mail Online
Industry experts explain the tricks they use to keep guests happy
Shaun Clarkson from C4's Four Rooms explains the importance of colour
Jo Polmear from Lichfield-based Hunter Patel Creative Group reveals all
She explains how lighting and fabric patterns alter perceptions of a room
By TED THORNHILL FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 17:23 +11:00, 13 October 2015 | UPDATED: 05:47 +11:00, 14 October 2015
Tricks and illusions are normally associated with magicians. But you may be surprised to hear that hotels have a few up their sleeves, too - created by interior designers and architects.
They are used to make guests feel comfortable and secure, to make them linger in some places and not others, talk loudly in some areas and quietly elsewhere, to make sure they get a good night's rest and to make spaces feel bigger than they really are.
And the designers' ingenuity gets to work the moment you enter the lobby.
Here industry experts reveal how colour schemes, bed positioning, lighting, linen and fabric patterns are all cleverly designed to help you enjoy your visit – and come back for another.
The Lobby/reception area
1. Budget hotel reception