The interior design of a hotel room has a significant impact on the imagination and the customer experience. The materials of the interior play a big role in whether the hotel is perceived as a basic destination or a luxury hotel. But the interior also has a big impact on how economical the construction and maintenance of the hotel is.
In a basic hotel, the materials are inexpensive, durable and easy to maintain, while in a luxury hotel, others can also be used. Business Finland describes luxury tourism as follows: “Luxury has certain essential factors that must be taken into account in its production. Luxury is always combined with top quality and high-quality hospitality. High quality is reflected in both the overall service process and the management of details throughout the service chain; they can be picking up guests at the airport, carrying bags or high-quality sheets in bed.”
In addition to the visual look, it is important to find a sufficient compromise between the ease and speed of cleaning and the choice of materials in the interior design of a hotel room. In a basic hotel, cleaning is faster than in a luxury hotel.
In Mari Päkkilä’s thesis, “An orientation guide for the cleaning staff of a luxury hotel”, cleaning of luxury hotel room is described as follows: “The condition of hotel rooms can vary a lot based on the way customers use the room. The need for cleaning varies from day to day, but in Hotel Jávr cleaning is always done carefully. In addition, the cleaning time varies from room to room, whether it is daily cleaning or final cleaning, and how many staff members are available. The cleaning time of the room is also affected by the cleanability of the room. For example, cleaning glass surfaces in rooms takes time. The cleaning time for an outgoing room per room at Hotel Jávr varies from 30 to 60 minutes (about half the time in a so-called standard hotel) depending on whether the work is done alone or in pairs.”
Multipurpose furniture in hotels
The more versatile the rooms are decorated, the more profit per night is possible to achieve. The solution for a basic hotel to add more beds is usually a sofa bed or a mobile travel cot, but the most common challenge with these options is that sleeping comfort might not be optimal. It may also seem unfair to hotel guests that some members of the group have a good, wide mattress and some will have to settle for a hard and narrow sofa bed.
There are options for a sofa bed! Both Cabinet Beds and Tablebeds are becoming more common in hotels. Due to its materials, Tablebed is suitable for both basic hotels and a boutique atmosphere. Thanks to Tablebed, a desk can be turned into a spare bed in seconds without sacrificing the atmosphere of the room. The hotel’s cleaning staff is able to handle the opening and closing of Tablebed along with other work, since Tablebed is designed to require only one person to handle it.
Thinking of a designing a hotel-like bedroom at home?
If you dream of a hotel room-like interior in your own bedroom, you should pay attention to the following:
- Clear lines. There are rarely any extra ornaments or items in the hotel room. So clean up the unnecessary stuff that is sagging on the levels.
- Impressive and functional curtains. Hotels often have both plush interior curtains and blackout curtains behind them. With these, you can both completely darken the room and reduce the echo and create a more atmosphere.
- Necessary furniture and amenities. There is nothing extra in the hotel rooms, so think carefully about what kind of furniture and items you need for your bedroom.
- Don’t forget the green plants! There is no greenery in the hotel rooms for convenience, but they are easy to add to your home. Remember the importance of greenery as an atmosphere creator, even if you otherwise stay in the hotel theme.