Create a 'Home Away From Home': Make Your Property Appeal to Leisure Travelers
By Amy Locke Director, Interior Design, Hatchett Hospitality | May 06, 2010
Residential and hotel design are closer than ever. Leisure travelers want a hotel that's different from home in nature, but similar to home in comfort, security, and features.
Hoteliers, with the help of their FF&E supplier, must be creative and willing to experiment with space allocation, interior design, and basic architecture. Here are some ways you can give your resort property the right warmth, without sacrificing any cool.
The "look" of your property and "mix" of your amenities will be determined in large part by location and size. For example:
The specific answers will vary, but remember this important constant: resort hotels, by definition, are community centers for one-stop dining, socializing, relaxing, and shopping.
Yes, some guests will want to explore local attractions or dining, but most people like the convenience and simplified vacation plan of never leaving a resort property. That's why most resorts must distinguish themselves not only with fine lodging but also extensive recreational, dining, and entertainment options.
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