With new hotels, restaurants, and other hospitality driven spaces popping up every day, what trends will be popular in 2020? Below are some trends predicted for hospitality design:
1. The Environment
Structures and objects in our day-to-day lives are being redesigned as a response to climate change. Committing to environmentally conscious decisions is pushing the industry forward as well as giving guests to make choices in travel and leisure that align with their own values. In a technology dominant world, a swing back to natural materials and forms is exactly what people are looking for.
Less polished finishes and more handcrafted and tactile materials will be prevalent in design this year. With the use of layering with pattern on pattern, multiple materials, and mixing the old with the new, hotels and restaurants will become less uniform and more relaxed. A layering of vintage and recycled objects alongside new things is also predicted.
Hospitality is moving towards more holistic and mindful experiences for guests in order to provide them with an experience focused on self-care. Designers are moving towards focusing less on the trendy experiential design and more on designing a space that lets people create their own experiences instead of being forced to have a certain experience.
4. Re-evaluating Technology
While all guests love being independent, all of the integrated technology that the hospitality industry rushed to implement may be overkill. The human element of hospitality is what is most important, and technology is limiting that connection. A look into how to healthily use technology will be very important. Hospitality spaces will also continue to introduce less technology and more objects that require the guest to slow down and enjoy the moment.
5. No more ‘Instagramable Moments’
With the internet and social media being such a large part of our lives, hotels and restaurants rushed to create spaces that everyone wanted to post about. The accessibility of the internet has introduced a loss of individuality in spaces. Breaking away from trends and focusing on a sense of place and history will help hospitality spaces create their own design path and story.