The advancement and the modernisation in the domain of hospitality has led to a huge awareness amongst the Hotel owners to choose an apt design for their hotel and its rooms.
Since the design and the orientation of the hotel room is directly proportional to guests foot fall and pertains to the total hotel management and experience. Therefore, it is almost imperative to carefully decide the style and order of arrangement of the furniture to be used in a hotel.
Three chief aspects to be carefully perceived while deciding the appropriate furniture are: Orientation, style and credibility.
People today want to experience the best of the facilities especially when they are charged heavily for their stay.
It becomes important on the part of the hotel to provide the guests with utmost comfort in order to satisfy them. People expect to enjoy their time in the hotel spaces like Living Rooms, Cocktail Lounges, Business Centres and private getaways. Establishing these areas with optimum room is very significant and largely depends upon the correct orientation and the placement of the furniture.
Also, the arrangement with a large block of low backed chairs is a must and pre-requisite for creating a basic lobby offering convenience to everyone. Situating a raised top bar with barstools adjacent to the reception is the right way to render privacy to the guests.
Locating a common table in a restaurant is a symbol of active contribution and social activity.
Also, placing the furniture not only to provide flexibility to the guests but also to the hotel staff is crucial. Special consideration should be given to the entrance of the hotel and the furniture should be kept there with proper spatial distinction. It should not be over-done and should not appear at the very beginning.
Style of hospitality furniture deeply portrays and represents the quality and the service that the intends to offer. Also, it symbolically depicts the hotel's persona. Therefore, the style of the furniture should be representative while catering to the guests sumptuously.
Hotel Designers should endeavour to customise the furniture according to the basic theme of the Hotel itself in order to fit in appropriately with the structure and the architecture.
Space should be offered paramount significance in respect to the guest room and custom furniture should be placed to achieve the targeted effect. In a lobby or restaurant, scale is crucial in conveying the right relationship each piece of furniture has to one another.
Also, the furniture should neither appear to be withered nor to be extravagantly flashy for it does not leave a good impression on the guests.
The Hotel Furniture should necessarily be changed between five to ten years for adhering to a pattern that the hotel advocates.
It is vital for the designer to assess the quality of furniture and its durability with reference to its colour, fabric, texture and notch. There has to be a set equation between the design and the durability. Credibility should be iterated in such a manner that it does not disrupt the countenance of the furniture and space.