After several months of sheltering-in-place, travelers around the country are eager to hit the road. With that said, they’re bound to have high expectations as they explore new cities and towns. However, by incorporating these 2020 hotel design trends, your next commercial project will be sure to impress each guest.

Go green with sustainability

From fashion to food, virtually every industry has begun to prioritize environmental sustainability—and hospitality is no exception. After all, as eco-friendly living becomes increasingly popular, today’s guests are longing to connect with nature. Consider adding natural elements such as living walls, built-in trees, and sustainably sourced materials.

Modern industrial is in

What do exposed pipes, unfinished concrete, and rustic wood have in common? They’re all essential elements of the modern industrial trend, which can be found in hotels, cafes, retails, and office spaces—just to name a few. And although this style exploded onto the scene several years ago, it still holds strong today. The trend works exceptionally well in hotels that already have exposed brick or concrete.

Make it mid-century modern

When it comes to modern design, industrial elements aren’t your only option. The clean lines of mid-century modern are extremely trendy right now. Take this beautiful hotel entryway, for example. The combination of sleek mid-century furniture and contrasting surfaces creates an opulent space that guests will adore.

Lighten up with neon signs

Who knew ordinary neon light signs would become a design trend? In fact, in commercial settings, they’re often the focal point of visitor photos—instantly making the space “Instagrammable.” In a hotel space, the trend lends well for displaying hotel logos or quirky catchphrases.

A pop of color

In 2020, make a statement by decorating with neutrals and one (just one!) bright color. This chic hotel lobby, for instance, primarily features black, white, and gray with thoughtfully placed pops of neon yellow. The result is a bold and beautiful space with a head-turning personality.

Design to disconnect

In a world of smart devices and digital screens, many hotels are seeking to help guests disconnect and unplug. In fact, according to Architectural Digest, we can expect to see more hotels incorporating non-digital entertainment like books or vinyl records. From a builder standpoint, you can highlight this trend by adding fixtures like bookshelves into lobbies.

Looking for More Inspiration?

We invite you to work with the Primera Commercial Design team. With our design guidance and expertise, we can help bring your client’s dreams to life. We offer a vast selection of styles, patterns, finishes, and materials, making it easy to use these hotel building trends in your 2020 project.

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