Are you opening your first hotel, or renovating one you have owned for a while? If so, you should spend a lot of time in the lobby. After all, the lobby is the first thing guests will see, and it is crucial to make an excellent first impression.
Thankfully, it is relatively easy to set up an eye-catching, beautiful hotel lobby. You do not need to hire a top designer or spend hundreds of thousands; you just need to create a welcoming space that caters to your guest’s needs.
Here are four tips to help you create a stunning hotel lobby.
Add Unique Lighting
You could add unique lighting to make the lobby more personal. You can get personalized backlit lobby signs in a range of colors and fonts, and this could be fun or directional; for instance, the sign could direct people to the reception desk, or you could use a fun quote that sums up your hotel well. This is a simple way to add additional light sources, and it tends to look much more eye-catching than a standard print sign.
Use Eye-Catching, Comfortable Seating
Seating is one of the most important aspects of a hotel lobby, so it is essential to choose eye-catching, high-quality seating. You could choose colors that match your brand or logo, or you could select striking, unique colors that will make the space look stylish and modern. One very popular color for 2020 is classic blue, which is a deep, vibrant shade that will make furniture stand out.
It is also essential to use a range of seating options; low sofas are ideal for tired guests who are waiting to check-in, while high backed armchairs can be used for meetings and socializing.
Choose the Right Kind of Table Bases
Many people overlook this, but it is best to choose tables with the right kind of table bases. A pedestal base is the best option as you can easily tuck chairs underneath it, and it also won’t reduce leg space if you decide to push tables together. A less ideal choice is a table with four points, as it is harder to tuck chairs underneath them (and you are more likely to scratch the walls or doors if you try to move the furniture around).
Choose Furniture with A Long Lifespan
It can also be beneficial to choose furniture with a long lifespan, especially if you have a tight budget. It can be tempting to buy the cheapest furniture you can find, but if the material is not durable, you will likely need to replace the furniture in the near future. So instead, we suggest spending a bit more on furniture that is made out of durable material (such as acrylic), as this means the furniture will be able to last for years without becoming visibly damaged. Sure, it may be more expensive to start with, but it will last far longer than a cotton armchair will!