When it comes to hospitality environments, the design of the space can mean the difference between a successful space and an unsuccessful space. Hospitality interior design deals with the spaces that are used by the public or by large groups of people at a given time for entertainment purposes. Hospitality interior design includes the design and planning of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, hospitality suites, conference centres, lodges and hotels.
Hospitality Interior Design
Restaurant interior design
Restaurant Interior design is a specialised practice.
Extensive knowledge is required in ergonomics and the application of appropriate materials and finishes to ensure that the environment is both hygienic and durable.
The design of the front end of a restaurant must be carefully executed to ensure that the dining experience as a whole is a success.
Creating a suitable ambiance, is of utmost importance and all restaurant styles have different requirements when it comes to the dining experience, for example- a fast food restaurant will not be treated in the same way as a fine dining restaurant.
The décor presents half of the customer’s experience in the restaurant and is responsible for a large part of the success of that experience, diners do not visit restaurants for the food lone.
Restaurant layout and design
The layout of a restaurant is critical to the success of the space.
There are many regulations governing the use of access space as well as materials that must be applied carefully to ensure the safety of restaurant patrons.
Restaurant layout and Design, must take into account the requirements of the serving staff, the kitchen staff and the diner. Easy navigation through the space is vital as is natural flow of space.
Conference centre design
Conference centres are public spaces that are required to function as efficiently as any top-notch office does, with all the audio visual requirements of a fully functioning office as well as the comforts that one would expect to find in a hotel environment.
Conference Centre design must take into account the various uses that the space is required to be set up for, with many conference centre spaces being required to be multi-functional in use.
The most successful conference centre design is where the space is created in such a way that allows it to be reconfigured to suite the required function as well as to suite the amount of people. This means that clever Conference centre design will allow for large crowds to be hosted and small, more intimate groups. Both parties will be equally comfortable in the environment.
Hospitality suite design
Hospitality suites, typically located alongside most sports arenas, are required to be designed to house the maximum amount of people in style and comfort.
Hospitality suite design therefore requires creative space planning to create an upmarket environment where space is maximised without sacrificing comfort.
Most often hospitality suites are owned by companies and brands wanting to have their brand present in stadiums in order to enhance brand exposure and therefore hospitality suite design becomes an extension of the office interior design and corporate identity of that brand.