Something that revolutionizes an industry shakes it up to its core, having an impact on everything moving forward, but being a buildup of past accomplishments. All the new hotel design trends moving forward in hospitality are ones that are beginning to get there footing in now. In the next five years we can expect to see an expansion of technology in hospitality, more collaborations with brands, and the importance of being benevolent.
Welcome to the 21st Century:
Technology has already begun to make strides in the hospitality and design industry with keyless room entry, mobile notifications, and the use of Apple TVs this isn’t a trend that will be fading off anytime soon. Rather we will see a growth in technology advancements such as, robots delivering room service, automated check in, and the use of VR technology for amenities to further experience the location. With younger generations traveling more they will expect hotels to be up to date and ahead of the curve with technology. Technology is something that will become more accepted and convenient for the guest who will get fresh towels delivered in minutes.
Collaborations are beginning to take off for hospitality design trends through events such as NYFW, and brands holding their events or sponsored rooms at specific hotels. However, this is a trend that will transfer over into brands and artists working with hotels to do collaborations such as artists designed rooms that will feature their works of art and décor style for a unique one of a kind room design. As well as, brands taking to hotels more to create communities for meetings, shopping, inspiration, and classes. Hotels will move more toward a quick staycation event rather than being a long getaway.
Giving Back Through Travel:
Traveling is known to have a big carbon footprint, depending on where you are traveling too, and as people begin to become more conscious of their choices and how they affect others around them, they will be looking for hotels that want to make an impact, and give back. Hotels will begin to pair more with local charities, and creating a difference in their communities. This can be something as simple as donating a percentage of booking revenue to a charity or working with charities to bring their causes to light by letting the guests join in on events or give back through a quick volunteer trip.
While these are all new hotel design trends that are beginning to take root now, they will become something of the norm in five years. Giving hotels newer ways to connect with guests and differentiate themselves in the process.