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

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