Putting the 'Hot' in Hotel Rooms
By Amy Locke Director, Interior Design, Hatchett Hospitality | May 06, 2010
So what are the current "hot" trends in hotel room design?
In-room sitting areas add a lot of functional value, plus they add considerably in making a hotel room feel like home. So sitting areas are being enlarged by brands that already had them - and sitting areas are being added by other brands, even properties that cater to budget and mid-priced travelers.
Typically, the sitting area consists of either a sofa, recliner, or lounge chair and ottoman - and sometimes it's a combination of these pieces. Now small tables are being used next to the chairs, rather than just a lamp. This greatly enhances convenient use of the sitting area for paperwork, eating, or just relaxing to watch television.
Guest comfort is being further enhanced by lounge chairs that are overstuffed or that are covered in leather.