Sleep 2015: what lies ahead for innovative hotel design?
SLEEP is an annual international event that showcases the latest and most innovative hotel design products and developments.
This event allows designers, architects, consumers and all hotel personnel an opportunity to get to know the most current products and design trends for the upcoming year. It’s a visual wonderland of what’s to come. But wait, there’s more.
The Sleep event held several intriguing conferences and round table discussions on different hotel design issues and how to entire industry is in the midst of a design change.
From a design point of view, we learned that the new trends in design will be pastels colors, Nordic influences, and geometric 3D tiling effects.
The design language for the following year will experience some influential changes and create some compelling designs and motifs. These images from the show illustrate that.
From a functional point of view, we learned that the landscape is becoming even more important in the designer’s tool kit – it is now a must in every hotel design. Not only should the interiors of the hotel engage and interact with the client; so should the exterior and its surroundings.
At times, a hotel’s grounds are open to retreats, meetings and tour groups; there’s an opportunity for hotels to garner potential clients with the use of the exterior spaces.
Having meticulous grounds can create a viewing experience of transcendental designs — incorporating buildings, interiors and gardens simultaneously can cause potential clients to remember how wonderful their first experience was at such a location and encourage them to return for another visit.
This is where real innovative hotel design comes in.
From my point of view, Mirabello’s work considers materials and trends as an extension of our designs. We have taken what we saw during our visit and infused it into our styles and concepts to ensure our clients receive the most innovative and unique concepts.
One aspect I found intriguing, was the different views of “HOTEL GUEST ROOMS” in European design; I find it differs marginally from the Middle Eastern design and concepts. In Europe, rooms are based on the experience of the client.
Designers build a setting that clients comment on. What a client wants is what they get. Functionality and creativity often blend in European designs, as history has shown.
However, in the Middle East, this does not happen. Rooms tend to be of a much more standardized approach and the designs do not allow the opportunity for blending functionality with innovation.