If you own a hotel or are a hotel manager, you’ll already know that the lobby is one of the most important rooms in your establishment. This is your opportunity to make a great first impression on your customers. The ambience and service that they receive upon entering the hotel will set the tone for the rest of their stay.
So, how can you make this experience the most fantastic one possible? In this blog post, we will focus on the chairs that you could incorporate into your hotel lobby to amp up both the comfort and style levels, such as tub chairs or larger sofas.A comfortable sofa
Comfort levels are of the utmost importance in a hotel lobby. This is not an area that guests just pass through, so you need to ensure that the seating area you provide them with has adequate space. Large numbers of guests may be spending some time waiting here to check in or check out. People will also use your lobby to relax- so you need to invest in some comfortable sofas that look and feel great.
It is important to have a sofa or seats that guests can really sink into, with fabrics that feel good and complement the theme of the hotel in general. Don’t forget to make sure there are enough seats for a big group, you never know how many people might turn up!A statement chair or sofa
If your hotel has a more modern design, it may be a good idea to go for a bold statement piece in the form of a sofa or unique chair. This will help differentiate you from the typical boring hotel lobby decor that many establishments tend to go for, as well making a memorable first impression. It could also provide a great photo opportunity for your guests, depending on how bold a choice you make.Tub chairs
Tub chairs are a great option for hotel lobbies as they are comfortable and chic at the same time. They are also suitable for those of your guests who want to host business meetings in the lobby, as they’re often used in an office environment.Leather seating
Leather is a material that instantly adds a luxurious feel to any room. Including leather seating, either in the form of leather tub chairs or a leather sofa, is a great way to dazzle your guests immediately upon entering your hotel.
Here are some other tips and tricks to help you maximise the design impact of your hotel lobby:
- Lighting is key: So much of the ambience of your hotel is dependent on your lighting scheme. We’d recommend lots of windows for a bright and airy feel during the day, and dimmer lighting for the night time.
- Have lots of fresh flowers and plants on display: Incorporating natural elements will make your hotel lobby a more inviting place for your guests to relax in. Try not to opt for any fake flowers, and keep your lobby adorned with fresh plants. Make sure that you replace plants as soon as they start to wilt, as this could make your hotel lobby look a little shabby.
- Make sure the area is clean and nice smelling: You know you’ve walked into a nice hotel when you get a whiff of that luxurious ‘hotel smell’ upon entering. Make sure your establishment is one of those by keeping the hotel lobby area perfectly clean and smelling fresh with flowers, candles or air fresheners.
- Don’t go overboard with the amount of furniture in your hotel lobby: To keep the hotel lobby looking chic with a relaxing ambience, don’t include too much furnishing. There needs to be a comfortable seating area, but also space for people to move around. Hotel lobbies can often be an area of the hotel that gets crowded, especially during check in and check out times.
- Choose art that complements your furnishings and reflects the vibe of your hotel: Selecting the right art pieces for your hotel lobby is important as they will be viewed by all your hotel guests. Choosing artists from your area to support the local community is a great idea to add a personal touch.
Posted on: 06/11/2017