What Will the Hotel of Tomorrow Look Like?
There is a lot of debate right now around what the hotel of tomorrow will look like. A number of exciting new trends are promising to shake up this industry and give travellers more of what they really want, but which ones will really take off?
What big changes should we be anticipating seeing in the near future, then? The following are some of the biggest innovations that are currently predicted for hotels or that have already started to appear around the planet.
It is no surprise to see that the hotel of the future is expected to have a lot more technology in it. This is a trend that has already begun, with keyless entry, guest apps and room customisation features all being introduced in different hotels.
Virtual reality and artificial intelligence are a couple of other types of technology that we can expect to see become more widely used over time. It seems clear that every hotel will need to look closely at their use of technology in order to satisfy customer expectations.
A Local Style
It is interesting to note that a lot of hotels are moving away from an international design towards a style that more closely reflects the local area around them. This can lead to them being inspired by the local landscape, traditions and culture.
It is an exciting concept that allows designers to integrate hotels more seamlessly into their communities. You can also expect to see a big push towards a greater use of local produce in the bars and restaurants of hotels in the future, to give guests a truly authentic experience.
The idea of dispersed hotels is something else that is gathering pace right now. Will the hotel of the future be made up of a number of separate buildings that guests can move between throughout the day?
Japan’s first dispersed hotel recently opened in Kyoto and it has 5 different locations dotted across the city. This idea comes from Italy and the theory is that it helps to give travellers more opportunities to discover the local culture as they move between the parts of the hotel.
Designed for Mobile Workers
The rise of the mobile worker has become a key part of the global economy in the last few years. These are people who move from place to place to work online, enjoying the freedom of being able to work wherever they have an internet connection to hook up to.
It is likely that the hotel of tomorrow takes these people into account even more than we do just now. A number of hotels have already started to design co-working spaces that give mobile workers a better place to do their business. Some hotels are also looking at introducing smaller rooms with mobile working spaced instead of the traditional desk space.
There are certainly some fascinating trends in the hotel industry just now. Which of these new ways to cater to your guests will you look to introduce first?