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Design - top 6 trends in hotel and restaurant design

Design plays incredibly important role in hospitality business. In today’s world, dominated, driven and created hugely through social media, people’s choices are dictated by visual attractiveness. For restaurant owners, it is the interior that attracts new guests like heather attracts bees. For hoteliers - the better the design the more desirable their destination becomes. It is therefore critical to get the design thing right. Every year new things come up, new trends emerge. Some of them will last only one season, the others will stay hip for a while. What are those new styles which will bring long time returns? We picked five design routes that can take you far.

1. BIOPHILIA

Millennials brought in the big love of plants and followed. The big ferns, hanging baskets of leafy climbers, cacti, succulents, palms - you name it! Just fill in your open spaces with greenery and you will be the talk of the town.

Mr Foggs House of Botanicals, Restaurant, London, UK

https://www.mr-foggs.com/house-of-botanicals/

Petersham Nurseries Cafe, Restaurant, London, UK

https://petershamnurseries.com/dine/the-petersham

Amerikalinjen, Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark

https://amerikalinjen.com/eat-and-drink/the-haven-restaurant/

Castello di Reschio, Hotel, Perugia, Italy

http://www.reschio.com/general_info.php

Babylonstoren, Spice Garden Restaurant, Cape Winelands, South Africa

https://babylonstoren.com/greenhouse

Botania, Restaurant, Madrid, Spain

https://www.botaniamadrid.com

2. BATH TUB IN THE BEDROOM

This idea might have once seemed extravagant. It started with bridal suits but then it conquered retreats and resorts. We can divide people in two groups - shower lovers and bath lovers, and any bath lovers’ dream will come true with a bath not far from bed and with a good view out of the window. Some of them give you the outdoor bath too!

Babington House, Private Members Club, Somerset, UK

https://www.babingtonhouse.co.uk

Stamba, Hotel, Tbilisi, Georgia

https://stambahotel.com/aviator-signature/

Brody House, Hotel, Budapest, Hungary

http://www.brody.land/brody-house

Porto 1829, Hotel, Porto, Portugal

https://as1829.luxhotels.pt/hotel

3. CONCRETE

Industrial styles have been around for a while, but the old exposed brick wall is becoming a bit dated now. What came in with a big boom is the brutalist plasticity of concrete. Concrete started coming in shyly, firstly polished on floors, then slowly leaking into counter tops, and now it is everywhere - from massive feature walls to any kind of detail casted in it.

Pink Mama, Restaurant, Moscow, Russia

https://thecoolhunter.net/pink-mama-moscow-russia/

Stamba, Hotel, Tbilisi, Georgia

https://stambahotel.com/aviator-signature/

The Standard, Hotel, London, UK

https://www.standardhotels.com/london/properties/london

Waterhouse, Hotel, Shanghai, China

https://www.designhotels.com/hotels/china/shanghai/the-waterhouse-at-south-bund

4. MINIMALISM

Minimalism has been very often perceived as cold and soulless. Recently, however it shows its classy side, with the clean aesthetics that create peaceful spaces. Minimalism starts from limiting the numbers of units packed into the space, limiting colours and variety of shapes, it tones down the types of materials used and creates very harmonious environment.

Four Seasons Astir, Hotel, Athens, Greece

https://www.fourseasons.com/athens/

The Prestige Hotel, Penang, Malesia

http://theprestige.my

Budapest Cafe, Chengdu, China

https://www.wallpaper.com/travel/china/chengdu/restaurants/the-budapest-cafe-chengdu

Mondrian Hotel, Doha, Quatar

https://www.morganshotelgroup.com/mondrian/mondrian-doha

5. WES ANDERSON

For those who are not in the know yet, Wes Anderson is a film director. He has become a hipster icon known not only for the sense of humour, but also for the very characteristic visual character of his movies. The art in his pictures shows in the set designs, scenography, costumes and make up. His Grand Budapest Hotel brought us velvets, golds, pinks and round soft shapes - sounds familiar, right? This style is loud, colourful, bold and sweet like candies.

Como Taperia, Restaurant, Vancouver

https://www.comotaperia.com/#about-us

Pink Zebra, Cafe, Kanpur, India

https://thecoolhunter.net/pink-zebra-feast-india-co-kanpur-india/

Lyaness, Bar, London, UK

https://lyaness.com

Provisioners, Restaurant, London, UK

https://www.provisioners.co.uk

Breadaway Bakery, Odessa, Ukraine

https://www.wallpaper.com/lifestyle/breadway-bakery-odessa-ukraine

6. NATURE ERGONOMY

The last style we present is a twin sister of minimalism. This style is also quite restrictive in terms of colours and materials, however it very often is plentiful. Here we see the inspiration coming from desert homes of norther Sahara, the raw clay and lime plasters, loads of wood and stone, sometimes leather too. This style is perfect in nature retreats, it connects to nature.

Santa Clara 1728, Residences, Lisbon, Portugal

https://www.silentliving.pt/houses/santa-clara-1728/

Maku Poke, Restaurant, Cancun, Mexico

https://www.dezeen.com/2019/08/05/maku-poke-bowl-wewi-studio-cancun-mexico/

Masseria Moroseta, Hotel, Brindisi, Italy

https://www.masseriamoroseta.it/moroseta-villas/villa-cardo/

Noma 2.0, Restaurant, Copenhagen, Denmark

https://www.dezeen.com/2018/09/24/big-noma-restaurant-copenhagen/

Anantara, Hotel, Tozeur, Tunisia

https://www.anantara.com/en/tozeur

Amangiri, Resort, Canyon Point, Utah, USA

https://www.aman.com/resorts/amangiri

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