Top 3 Hotel Design Trends

Hotels are being designed (or redesigned) to live, work and play under one roof. Catering to remote workers and the "bleisure" trend, is the overall guiding principle says Alpa Patel, founder of design and branding studio, 9th House.

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Top Three Hotel Design trends:

  1. Lobbies are becoming lobby bars and co-working spaces serving both the guests and locals. Public spaces are being reshaped to include working nooks and more power outlets.

  2. Instagrammable murals are all the rage right now which helps to get organic content for social media channels.

  3. Marketplaces have become norms in the lobbies of hotels for guests to buy snacks and drinks––many with a focus on local products, craft beers, and wines. Some hotels are even introducing centralized butler pantries on each floor instead of mini-bars. Many hotels are replacing the complimentary breakfast with specialty drinks, local beers, wine, and grab-and-go food items.

Alpa is the founder and CEO of 9th House, a hospitality design and branding studio. Her mission is to democratize hospitality design and make it accessible and affordable. The studio works with clients in the hospitality sector, taking a highly conceptual, inspired, and holistic approach and leveraging cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence to make hospitality design faster, better and cheaper and translate ideas, design, and brands to give truly memorable experiences.


Learn more about Alpa and her inspiring story of growing up in her parents' hotel and leaving an unfulfilling marriage to start her own business by reading our full interview with her here.