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Hospitality Design Trend 2012

Introduction:


Here is some research I had to do for the company I was doing my internship in, this material was never used to any purpose so I thought I might share it with the web.

Introduction:

Disclaimer:

Technology moves forward, and so should hotels:

Design Trends:

Ascetic modernism

Nostalgic opulence

Extravagant fantasy

Exotic exclusivity

Design trends and the incorporation of the local landscape, design, culture & trend:

The incorporation of ethno-cultural diversity, by developing designs complimenting the local cultures and traditions in luxury getaways.

Urban regeneration, by refurbishing old housing in prime locales in places like London and New York.

The new “lifestyle” brands will be an increasing force in the market, continuing their growth in both number and scale.

Tablet’s Top 10 modern hotel design:

REMOTA, Chile :

HOTEL AMERICANO, New York :

CONSERVATORIUM, Amsterdam :

H2HOTEL Sonoma Valley, California :

CLASKA TOKYO Tokyo, Japan :

NEW HOTEL ATHENS Athens, Greece :

LA PURIFICADORA Puebla, Mexico :

KAMEHA GRAND Bonn, Germany :

SAFFIRE FREYCINET Tasmania, Australia :

Bonus:

Disclaimer:


I do not take any credit for most of the part of this blogpost, here are parts of articles I found throughout the Internet that I regrouped in order to make it easier for someone searching for the same information as me. The sources are all cited at the end of each sections.


  1. Technology moves forward, and so should hotels:

  • The landscape is evolving quickly as new technology demands that hotels become more social and engaging in their marketing efforts.
  • Consumer demand is pushing for hotels to make concerted efforts on property upgrades and improvements.
  • Technology advances and expectations increase from the consumer’s point of view.
 
  • Improvement in quality in business hotels, emphasizing on comfort :

- Wireless technology.

             

- Space design in the lobby area.

                 

Sources : Hospitality Net IHRCS

Images from : PatentlyApple Pomeroy Interior Exterior Plan

  1. Design Trends:


Ascetic modernism

Nostalgic opulence

Extravagant fantasy

Exotic exclusivity


  • Exotic exclusivity

Images from : Hotel Management

Source : IHRCS

  1. Design trends and the incorporation of the local landscape, design, culture & trend:

  • The incorporation of ethno-cultural diversity, by developing designs complimenting the local cultures and traditions in luxury getaways.

  • Urban regeneration, by refurbishing old housing in prime locales in places like London and New York.

  • The new “lifestyle” brands will be an increasing force in the market, continuing their growth in both number and scale.

Source : IHRCS

Images from : Design Hotels Kiwi Collection Hotels.comEternal Optimist

  1. Tablet’s Top 10 modern hotel design:


REMOTA, Chile :

HOTEL AMERICANO, New York :

CONSERVATORIUM, Amsterdam :

H2HOTEL Sonoma Valley, California :

CLASKA TOKYO Tokyo, Japan :

NEW HOTEL ATHENS Athens, Greece :

LA PURIFICADORA Puebla, Mexico :

KAMEHA GRAND Bonn, Germany :

SAFFIRE FREYCINET Tasmania, Australia :


  • REMOTA, Chile :

Modern architecture at its most self-effacing.

  • HOTEL AMERICANO, New York :

The room concept is “urban ryokan”. The gleaming metal screen that covers its face is anything but minimal.

  • CONSERVATORIUM, Amsterdam :

Classic façade, but the inside was totally re-imagined, put to new use as the ultra-modern.

  • H2HOTEL Sonoma Valley, California :

This modern classic in the Northern California wine country was inspired by Tuscan villas and Provençal farmhouses.

  • CLASKA TOKYO Tokyo, Japan :

Fifteen rooms, nine Western, three in traditional tatami style, and three unique designer-conceived rooms. Situated in Tokyo’s creative-focused Meguro district, it is a pilgrimage site for design groupies and boutique-hotel junkies.

  • NEW HOTEL ATHENS Athens, Greece :

The Brazilian-born Campana brothers mix hyper-modern forms with favela-inspired salvage installations, radically transforming the interior of Athens’s New Hotel.

  • LA PURIFICADORA Puebla, Mexico :

Ricardo Legorreta’s modernist makeover of a 19th-century water processing plant is one of Puebla’s new architectural wonders, with a rooftop pool that’s not to be missed.

  • KAMEHA GRAND Bonn, Germany :

Karl-Heinz Schommer’s striking wave-shaped structure and Marcel Wanders’s whimsical neo-baroque interiors combine to create a luxury hotel for the next century.

  • SAFFIRE FREYCINET Tasmania, Australia :

It takes an impressive building to compete with the scenery at Tasmania’s Coles Bay, and the stingray-shaped main lodge at Saffire Freycinet does its best to rise to the challenge.

Source : Tablet.

Bonus:


While I was searching for hospitality trends, I stumbled upon a video made by Monocle on their travel Top 50. The 11th best travel tip was about a clothing worn on airplanes for long flights by night. The journalist pointed out a very well-thought fact that no one would have understood otherwise.

"Please note that this outfit is for in-flight only and not to be worn beyond door one unless it’s an emergency landing"…

“Thanks Captain Obvious, I nearly got off the plane in pyjamas.”