With evolving preferences, desires, and tastes, new generations of travelers are ready to spend money and enter the marketplace. Rather than being reactionary, hotels are trying to be revolutionary. In the hospitality industry today, one of the most profound reasons for change is the incorporation of biophilic designs in hotels.
The principles of biophilic design are now being integrated by hoteliers and designers into the large-scale plans of their buildings. In doing so, hospitality businesses are hoping to meet their guests’ expectations – be they old or young.
Biophilic design refers to the weaving of nature forms and patterns into architectural frameworks. To strengthen the human connection, it is incorporated into a built environment.
Biophilic Design Essentials
If you’re considering incorporating biophilic design into your hotel, here are some of the essentials:
- Outdoor and indoor connections to nature
- Shelter or refuge
- Natural odors and scents
- Water features/water
- Clustered and scattered vegetation with randomness and varying heights
- Natural lighting exposure and diffused, dynamic light
- Indirect and direct exposure to nature at random and varying heights
- Vertical gardens/living green walls
- Use of local materials and sustainably sourced materials
- Natural architectural patterns
- Rooms with a view/views of nature
Implementing The Design
To incorporate biophilic design in new and exciting ways, hotels are looking beyond the views of parks, ponds, and gardens. To enhance their properties, today’s hotels are opting for interior architectural elements.
Spaces that blur the boundaries between outdoor and indoor areas are being purposely designed by today’s hotels. How do they do it? They are leveraging open spaces, woods and stone, natural lighting, glass, living walls, and plants. They’re providing guests with a sense of relaxation and wellness through the use of biophilic enclaves combined with more traditional decor and furniture.
Water And More
By using a variety of design patterns including water features and natural materials, biophilic architectural forms are being incorporated. In common areas such as restaurants, lounges, and lobbies, these forms create dynamic, comfortable, and complex spaces. So, in a one-of-a-kind, beautiful environment, guests can enjoy their cocktail or meal.
The Customer Experience
Not only will guests stay longer, but the likelihood of them having a memorable and unique experience increases thanks to the use of biophilic design. Hopefully, the reviews they leave online will reflect their much-improved experiences thanks to today’s new designs and features.
If your hotel is in an urban environment, this can be even more crucial. Stressors such as travel complications, frustrating or annoying interactions, light pollution, and urban overstimulation can be somewhat relieved through the atmospheric stress relief of biophilic design. Your new arrivals will immediately feel like they can decompress in your newly designed establishment incorporating biophilic characteristics.
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