The Hotel Inspector 2013 - (Page 17)

style From the bedroom to the lobby, aesthetics will define your guests’ first impressions, so make sure you set the style bar high… THE BIG SLEEP Get your bedrooms right, so your guests can sleep easy WORDS: Jessie Bland I f you were to look at the skeleton of your hotel, and its many facilities, amenities and services for guests, the bedroom will always present itself as the very heart of the hotel. ‘When we talk about hotels, the bedroom is of fundamental importance,’ says Simon Numphud, Hotel Services Manager of AA Hotel Services. ‘It’s the main reason guests have chosen to stay overnight in your hotel in the first place.’ ABOVE: The Baglioni Hotel, London, showcases a combination of textures from the gold metallic vases to the velvet chair. Symmetry is commanded by the modern four-poster bed and carefully laid cushions. However, consumers’ tastes and expectations of hotel bedrooms are ever-changing. Today, the discerning hotel guest expects much more than just a bed, desk and lamp in their room (although of course, these are crucial). Guests anticipate a room that goes above and beyond their home comforts, with extra touches of luxury. They want a room that is stylish and spacey, but also appears warm and not austere. > THE HOTEL INSPECTOR 17-21 bedrooms FINAL CF.indd 17 017 2/1/13 14:38:48

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Hotel Inspector 2013

Alex's welcome
News bulletin
Statement pieces
Series round up
Gym & Spas
Fine dining
Kitchen matters
Energy efficiency
Food management
Cooking equipment
Technology upgrade
App integration
Renewable energy
The Hospitality Show
Hospitality Technology Expo
Business supplies
Hotel management
Global clients
The 10 best hotels
AA interview
Hotels of the future

The Hotel Inspector 2013