5 Hotel Lobby Design Ideas That Will Inspire You

If you are looking for some hotel lobby design inspiration, we will discuss some of the design ideas out there and what makes them so great. Hotel lobbies are at the physical forefront of the overall customer experience as it is the first point of contact for hospitality customers who would experience the hotel business. They must be designed in a way that is both functional and appealing to them. So if you are in the market for some new furniture or front office equipment, be sure to check out these ideas.

Lobby Design Idea #01: Use Inviting Front Desk Office Furniture and Comfortable Hotel Furniture

One of the most important aspects of any lobby design is the front office furniture (and even the equipment).

You want to make sure that your lobby furniture is beautiful, comfortable, and inviting to guests.

This can be achieved by planning a variety of different colors, textures, or finishings for your front office reception desks, reception furniture items, or front office equipment such as luggage carts harmonized into the overall interior design

For example, at the reception desks, if the space and theme of the front desk allow for the office furniture type, opt for the reception tables and cushioned chairs than a front desk reception counter.

That would minimize the amount of time a guest spent standing in wait, especially in a long queue.

Instead of having a standing queue, have a priority reception seating area (or Majlis or sitting room in Arabic) for checking in, furnished with cushioned seating or sofas with coffee tables in an organized array to make waiting guests more comfortable.

Novox Inc. Hotel Furniture – Sofa Seating, Cushioned Chairs and Coffee Table for Lobby Area
Novox Inc. helped a client sourced for quality sofa seating, cushioned chairs, side and coffee tables for their lobby area.

Use soft fabrics, varying colors, different textures, and patterns on your customized chairs and seating furniture to add visual interest.

Additionally, you will want to make sure that your furniture layout is arranged for both form and function of elegance and harmony.

Lobby Design Idea #02: Incorporate Technology

Another great way to improve your lobby design is by incorporating technology. This can be done in a variety of ways, such as using digital signage to display information about your modern hotel or providing guests with charging stations for their electronic devices.

Novox Inc. Hotel Furniture – Charging Station for Pan Pacific Singapore
Novox Inc. custom designed a charging station for Pan Pacific Singapore.

You can also use the latest hotel business technologies to improve the overall efficiency of your reception area by implementing a self-check-in system or using key-less entry systems, which can be used at your reception waiting area.

With the technologies, you can have the versatility to adapt your reception seating area as an effective front desk check-in or check-out space.

Lobby Design Idea #03: Use Natural Materials in Your Furniture and Interior Design

Another great way to create a beautiful interior space is to use stone or wood for your flooring, side/center tables, or incorporate plants into your interior design, which has a more organic feel that will be sure to please your guest.

Lobby Design Idea #04: Create a Focal Point

Another important aspect of any lobby design is creating a focal point. This can be done in several ways, such as strategically located artwork or a unique piece of furniture such as a mobile display shelving.

Whatever you choose, make sure that it is something that will catch the eye of any person entering your hotel and make them want to browse the interior of your lobby further.

Lobby Design Idea #05: Use Lighting to Your Advantage

One final way to improve your lobby design is by using lighting to your advantage.

This can be done in several ways, such as using accent lighting in the interior of your rooms or furniture to highlight certain features or using task lighting to provide guests with a better view of the reception area.

Additionally, you may want to consider using natural light to brighten up your lobby and make it more inviting.

These are just a few of the many hotel lobby design ideas that you may want to consider when planning your next project.

Remember, the lobby is one of the most important areas of any modern hotel so you must take the time to integrate the hotel company brand message into the interior design that can deliver the form and functionality.

With quality interior design planning, quality furniture selection, and service creativity, you can easily provide a customer experience that will make your hotel a world of difference from the rest of your competition as well as the success of your company.

Contact us via sales@novoxinc.com if you need the assistance of our company to source or design unique hospitality furniture. To find more about Novox® furniture for hotels, check our product online or click here to download and browse our catalog.

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