Design trends are rapidly changing and luxury hotels are incorporating new changes in their interiors and layouts.

The new generation of tourists has different demands and expectations and so hotels have revamped their style and incorporated new elements in their rooms and interiors.

Changes are visible in the dining scene, lobby, guestrooms, bathrooms and outdoor spaces. There’s a focus on blending sustainability and modern technology.

With the increasing need for wellness and safety, the following design trends are rapidly being adopted.

1. Sustainable Materials

Today more hospitality designers are incorporating sustainable materials in their hotel designs by utilizing recycled and locally available materials.

Eco-friendly and sustainable hotels are assumed to be far less striking in terms of design and aesthetics, but this is far from the truth.

Natural materials like bamboo, fiber sheets, porcelain and terracotta not only give the hotel a unique look but also increase its brand value.

The new generation of tourists and travelers is more aware of the toxic effects of waste on the environment and they’re likely to gravitate more toward hotels with sustainability a priority.

2. Lush Outdoor Spaces

Lush and well-designed outdoor spaces not only give your hotel an edge but also highlights the guest experience.

Green gardens with seating areas are a popular choice and if designed properly can serve as a place of relaxation and wellness for the residents.

It is important to devise a good landscaping design that considers all the elements in your outdoor space.

Pathway designs, types of plant species, ponds, fountains and other elements should coordinate with each other to create a cohesive and harmonious environment.

There also needs to be a balance between the vertical, horizontal and curved dynamic lines to create a good impression of the architectural design.

Some hotels connect the indoors with the outdoors so that the guests can feel more connected with nature.

For example, the Sorano hotel in Tokyo is a resort hotel by Curiosity that has a lobby opening into an outside garden to connect an urban environment with a natural one.

3. Integration of Technology

Over the past few years, working online has become necessary for many people and it is very important that hotels adapt their designs to accommodate this need.

Increased provision of electrical outlets and wifi spots in the common areas like the lobby and guest room will enable residents to work from the hotel and make important contacts if necessary.

Many luxury hotels have also incorporated other robust technologies like keyless room entry, automated check-in and check-out, inbuilt tablets in rooms, self-cleaning surfaces, and many more.

The inclusion of these technologies in the hotel’s design will help them attract the modern crowd and also give them leverage in the industry.

4. Theatrical Elements

Theatrical elements are an emerging trend in interior design and take hotel interiors to another level.

These elements can create points of interest and make a statement that will then be associated with that hotel.

For example, some hotels are famous for their interior fountains or grand arched stairways.

Rich layered wallpaper with bold colors is another way to make your interiors stand out.

5. Spa-Like Bathrooms

There is nothing like taking a long steamy shower after a long day.

Bathroom designs are very important in a luxury hotel and most hotel guests will review a hotel based on the bathroom amenities they provide. They’re also an indication of the hotel’s cleanliness.

Designing a bathroom with spa-like features makes it a good selling point and enables guests to have a relaxing and pleasant experience.

Including features like bay windows, bathtubs, custom high water jets, fabric draperies and double rainfall showers will truly transform the bathroom into something resembling a luxurious spa retreat.


While luxury hotels charge more than the average hotel, the experiences they deliver are outstanding. It’s the amazing design features that make these hotels and resorts stand out.

For anyone associated with the hospitality industry, these design trends are definitely something to take inspiration from.