The new guest’re looking for on your next stay quiet, safe and nice. After the health crisis caused by the coronavirus, the hotels have had to adapt the safety measures and to the new demands of the users.
The interior designer Natalia Heredia, founder and director of Interior1, believes that this new normal is presented as a challenge for you architects and interior designers find new strategies to strengthen your offer, considering the demands and needs of the increasingly selective customers.
For her part, Patricia von Arend, the study of interior design by Denys & von Arend, points out that the hygiene was revalued and become a very important aspect within the interior design. It is for this reason that, he says, “the hotels that are successful post pandemic are those where clients can relax and feel protected, where he gives them what they expect and were surprised with a plus, always creating an atmosphere of peace, safety and hygiene”.
To facilitate the matching of the hotels from the interior with an offer safe and attractive, Interior1 offers the following recommendations:
Incorporacón of domática
The use of the technologies, touchless or touchfree allows the guest to feel safe and secure without having to have contact with the surfaces of the hotels. Measurements from the online check-in up until the access to rooms or room service have accelerated its incorporation to the hotels after the pandemic of the coronavirus.
Information and signaling
The safe movement for the various spaces of the hotels is crucial, so the signaling and information should be clear to the understanding of the host. All of this will be kept during the first months post-pandemic, but in the words of Natalia Heredia, “the designers should focus on making you feel comfortable and safe to guests without appeal to solutions that can be perceived as invasive”.
Nature and outside, new protagonists
After months of confinement, the contact with nature and the outside has become essential for many people. Generate new child-friendly spaces in these areas, caring and encouraging this contact with nature, will make the stay of guests with an experience much more enriching.
Flexible spaces and personalized
What started with an obligation to adapt the spaces to comply with the social distancing can become an opportunity for the areas and spaces of the hotels to evolve to the needs of a new customer looking for a personalized attention. The bedrooms and other private spaces should be classified not only by the amount of people who occupy, but also for their style of life. Thus, the objective should be to focus on spaces that are adaptable to each person to create enriching experiences depending on the tastes of each user.
Incorporation of new materials
The interior design is based on a more functional and in comfort, without forgetting the part aesthetics. New materials anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and self cleaning must join to offer the guest that security.
‘Desmasificación’ and bets for the local
The new user post coronavirus will search for a hotel sustainable, increasingly focused on local produce and with a trend toward deglobalization. In the words of Heredia, “user-post-a pandemic is a person more aware of what they eat and more selective when choosing what to stay to find, prioritize the proposals are less massive and more local and custom”.