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Overview of the key design principles for hotel interiors

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  • 1. The Key Design Principles for Hotel Interiors
  • 2. Innovation - Yotel Context - Niki Club Culture - Park Hotels People - Boundary Function - Das Triest Sustainability - South Place Principles which inform the creative approach. Principles which are born out of financial & practical considerations. Principles which are a response to social concerns.
  • 3. Innovation - Yotel Why: Because clients are looking for fresh, inspired ideas, a point of difference and edge. It is a ‘designer’s duty’ to push the boundaries, to enhance and to create.
  • 4. The client for Yotel had an amazingly innovative idea:
    • Boldly going where other hotels can’t; underground, in city centres
    • & airport terminals.
    • Addressing the reality of flight delays, transfers etc, with a booking
    • system by the hour (4hr minimum).
    • Capturing the essence of flying, making air travel exciting again .
    Innovation - Yotel Pod based hotel system for short stay occupancy.
  • 5.
    • How
    • Designing fully functioning comfortable hotel rooms within compact
    • footprints - 10sqm Premium cabin & 7sqm Standard cabin.
    Innovation - Yotel
  • 6.
    • How
    • Employing high quality finishes and styling influenced by business
    • class airline cabins.
    Innovation - Yotel
  • 7.
    • How
    • Nestling cabins over each other in an ingenious, space saving layout.
    Innovation - Yotel
  • 8.
    • How
    • Creating compact cabins with a commonality of components parts.
    • Engineering service access from corridors so cabin maintenance is
    • external.
    Innovation - Yotel
  • 9. Context - Niki Club Why: Because being aware of ‘the landscape’ informs design decisions, whether to achieve synergy or contrast.
  • 10. The landscape surrounding the Niki Club resort hotel was a major influence to the architecture style:
    • A retreat 2 hours away from the bustle of Tokyo.
    • Nestling in a forest clearing set amongst the dense green mountains
    • of northern Honshu.
    • 14 hectares of woodland, streams, meadows and rice fields and natural
    • hot springs ‘onsen’.
    Context - Niki Club A resort hotel comprising a main building and 42 pavilions.
  • 11.
    • How
    • Generating contrast to the environment with a modern, concrete,
    • and glass main building structure.
    Context - Niki Club
  • 12.
    • How
    • Constructing 42 pavilions in indigenous timber and stone to utilise
    • local resources.
    Context - Niki Club
  • 13.
    • How
    • Mimicking the randomness of the forest with meandering pathways .
    Context - Niki Club
  • 14.
    • How
    • Creating uncomplicated, free flowing interior layouts.
    • Designing double height interiors furnished and finished in natural
    • materials, with a natural colour palette inspired by the surroundings.
    Context - Niki Club
  • 15. Culture - Park Hotels Why: Because being aware of ‘the culture’ of the place informs design decisions, whether to achieve synergy or contrast.
  • 16.
    • All the hotels are within India and owned by a pioneering Indian family.
    • The series of boutique hotels demanded individual but complementary
    • design responses.
    • Opportunities to explore a culture rich in colour, ritual and history.
    Culture - Park Hotels Interpretation of India’s cultural vibrancy inspired the designs for the Park collection of boutique hotels: A collection of 7/8 boutique hotels in India.
  • 17.
    • How
    • Delhi: Developing cultural narratives for hotel designs in different
    • cities. In Delhi the Vastu Shastra’s 5 primary elements.
    Culture - Park Hotels
  • 18.
    • How
    • Bangalore: Reflecting the regional diversity of India through design
    • inspired by local art and crafts.
    Culture - Park Hotels
  • 19.
    • How
    • Kolkata: Creating colour associations inspired by the Chakras.
    Culture - Park Hotels
    • How
    • Kolkata: Creating colour associations inspired by the Chakras.
    Culture - Park Hotels
  • 20.
    • How
    • Hyderabad: The history of building vernaculars informing the design.
    Culture - Park Hotels
  • 21. People - Boundary Why: Because by whom and how the building is to be used informs its function and its personality.
  • 22.
    • Multiplicity of different restaurants, offers and different rooms.
    • Offers appeal to different customers at different times.
    • International hotel operational standards mix with local knowledge.
    People - Boundary Set in the heart of Shoreditch and adjacent to the city, Boundary attracts both the diverse local community and the global nomad in pursuit of an alternative experience: A small boutique hotel in the heart of Shoreditch.
  • 23.
    • How
    • The vibrant, urban audience and one-off refurbishment is integral to
    • the Boundary brand, creating a unique destination and customer
    • experience.
    People - Boundary
  • 24.
    • How
    • 3 distinctly different restaurants demanding distinctly different
    • designs and brand approaches.
    People - Boundary
    • How
    • 3 distinctly different restaurants demanding distinctly different
    • designs and brand approaches.
  • 25.
    • How
    • Inspiring 17 distinctly different hotel rooms designed to appeal to
    • different customers.
    People - Boundary
  • 26.
    • How
    • An eclectic design approach with integration of local arts and crafts
    • along with classic globally recognised pieces.
    People - Boundary
  • 27. Function - Das Triest Why: Hotel design and service must fulfil function and embrace budget.
  • 28.
    • Emphasis on personal service, comfort and efficiency & discretion.
    • An existing building with modern interventions.
    • Ongoing refurbishment policy including upgrading of technology.
    Function - Das Triest Close to heart of the city of Vienna, as both a business and a tourist hotel it is essential for Das Triest to operate efficiently at many levels: A 72 bedroom hotel - 10 minutes from the city centre.
  • 29.
    • How
    • Designed with emphasis on comfort; large beds, generous
    • bathrooms, all with double sinks and huge mirrors.
    Function - Das Triest
  • 30.
    • How
    • Design and specification of FF&E within the parameters of its target market and rating.
    Function - Das Triest
  • 31.
    • How
    • Cost effective design solutions, i.e. same designs for bathrooms with
    • individually achieved with choice of loose furniture.
    • Loose furniture as opposed to built-in enabling easy replacement.
    Function - Das Triest
  • 32.
    • How
    • Simple and intuitive access, lighting and technology controls.
    Function - Das Triest
  • 33. Sustainability - South Place Why: Because social and environmental responsibility is essential to business and development.  
  • 34.
    • Client brief to achieve BREEAM Excellent rating – unusual for a hotel.
    • A positive influence on the design, construction and management
    • of buildings.
    • An opportunity to fully integrate ‘green’ technology and initiatives
    • from the outset of the design. 
    Sustainability - South Place In the heart of London, South Place Hotel presents a ‘ sustainability challenge’ but as a new build, also many sustainability opportunities: An 80 bedroom hotel close to Moorgate tube.
  • 35.
    • How
    • Travel information point
    • The hotel is located 250m from Moorgate Station and a dedicated
    • space will be provided within the hotel lobby for the provision of an
    • internet connected computer which will allow guests to access live
    • travel information.
    Sustainability - South Place
  • 36.
    • How
    • WATER
    • Water consumption
    • Where evidence provided demonstrates that the specification
    • includes taps, urinals, WCs and showers that consume less potable
    • water in use than standard specifications for the same type of fittings.
    • 6/4l dual flush WC.
    • All taps (except cleaners and kitchens) to have minimum flow rate
    • of 6l/min.
    Sustainability - South Place
  • 37. How MATERIALS Designing for robustness   Where protection is given to vulnerable parts of the building such as areas exposed to high pedestrian traffic, vehicular and trolley movements. Sustainability - South Place
  • 38.
    • How
    • Full integration of ‘green’ details within the development, such as
    • bird nesting boxes & bicycle racks.
    Sustainability - South Place
  • 39. - a summary Design and service excellence combined to ensure and engaging and pleasing customer experience, appropriate to the target audience and context.   The Experience Innovation - Yotel Context - Niki Club Culture - Parks Hotels People - The Boundary Function - Das Triest Sustainability - South place