The best thing to do when it comes to renovating your hotel, and that is making it stand out. Invest in cost-effective ways to renovate but make sure it is done properly. Your reputation is on the line, and it is important to keep up with modern trends and do it better than the hotel that has a luxury day spa down the road.
The happier the customers, the more they will come back which means more revenue in your pocket.
Here we look at the top 3 hotel trends to add when renovating:
Adding Social lobbies
Guests need a spot to power up, meet with colleagues, connect their devices to Wi-Fi and be able to have a private conversation when they are out of their rooms. An inviting lobby is just the place. Now called a social lobby the aim is to provide a gathering space to meet and socialise and be able to use the facilities of modern technology such as Wi-Fi and charging their gadgets.
When you start renovating allow for some table and chairs where people can set up their laptops or iPad with plenty of charging ports and room to move but also be private. The lobby used to be a more traditional business place, but now hotels are changing them into a more social lounge with couches, Wi-Fi, coffee facilities and places where travellers can sit and check their emails etc.
After reviewing feedback from guests at many hotels, there was plenty of positive feedback regarding the more social atmosphere but allowing for privacy if you need to.
Guestrooms with plugins:
Hotels are now getting up to speed with the technological demands of the growing world. Business people travel with smartphones, laptops that all need to be plugged in and charged several times while they are staying at the hotel.
Guests don’t want to be carrying laptops and devices down to the lobby late at night; they would prefer to stay in their own private room. Allowing for outlets to charge and run such devices will keep hotel stayers happy and able to perform the duties they need to.
Even just having a family staying in a motel room there will be plugs needed to charge the parent’s cell phones, children may have an iPad, a laptop and an iPod that all need to be charged.
Most hotels are going for ten outlets to allow for technology devices among others like lamps and electric blankets. No one wants to be crawling on the floor or bending right down to reach power points having them at average height works well.
Changing things up:
Reinventing F&B to reconfigure the F+B restaurant design along with the menu to freshen everything up and give the menu a new lease on life. This will give customers motivation to come in and try the new menu.
When it comes to dining areas, some tend to design mainly on practicability. While this is good, you need to be introducing creativity and add some romantic dining spaces for a romantic geteway in Tasmania, unique dinnerware with chairs and tables that stand out. Match styles and designs but don’t go for the traditional look that is old hat now and people want to see modern styling and current trends.