July 12, 2017 | Publications

Design Trend Roundup 2017

Exceptional design in hotels draws in its guests in several ways, from Instagrammable moments to seamless integration of technology, and travelers want it all. Here’s a look back from Hotel News Now at how some industry experts have achieved these trends.

Millennials continue to inspire and be the driving force for hotel design trends, which include smaller guestrooms and larger common areas to accommodate their preferences.

“Small guestrooms offer opportunities to accommodate more travelers, the ability to build on what would typically be considered too small of a lot, more space for experiential common areas, restaurants and bars …,” writes Harry Wheeler, principal at Group One Partners. And designs in smaller spaces include furniture with USB ports for charging mobile devices, along with colors and accessories that make the space appear larger.

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