Hotel Room Layouts
Guest rooms, or suites, are the most fundamental consideration when it comes to hotel planning and design, as they take up the bulk of the space within the facility, as well as account for the majority of the guest experience throughout the duration of their stay. While the design of individual guest rooms is largely driven by the targeted clientele type, nearly all hotels provide a variety of room types which include rooms with one king or queen bed, rooms with two double or twin beds, and suites of differing configurations. Aside from sleeping accommodations, hotel room layouts also typically include private bathrooms, storage closets, and a variation of furniture such as televisions, nightstands, lounge chairs, dressers, and so on.
Although the bed is the focal point when planning a hotel room layout (often centered against the wall), it is important to consider the other areas of the room often provided, such as a lounge area and workspace with a vanity. It is important to meet guest expectations, provide ease of mobility about the room, and ensure privacy.
Upon guests’ entrance into a hotel room, they are first surveying to confirm the adequacy of the guaranteed accommodations about the room. Guests desire a unique experience as well as a standard of upkeep and maintenance. A layout that delivers and amplifies these qualities will generate positive first impressions.
Often, a guest bedroom will be set up much like a hotel room. The first step is to clear the room of any miscellaneous items and keep the furniture minimal. Details can be added or installed such as reading lights by the bed, proper drapery, tucked in sheets, and a vanity.