External Article28 January 2019
The contemporary traveler sees a hotel more than just a place to sleep and take a shower. The hotel has become part of the travel experience and sometimes an important part of a traveler’s escapade. Hotel owners/managers and interior designers who understand the new role of the hotel (including rooms, public spaces, dining options, recreational facilities and amenities) are finding repeat guest and word-of-mouth referrals. The hotels that continue to take a cookie cutter approach to lodging, are wondering why their rooms are only filled when prices are discounted.
For hoteliers looking for new ideas, the Boutique Design New York (BDNY) has become a big deal. For 2 days, over 8000 interior designers, architects, buyers and owner/developers are able to visit with more than 750 manufacturers and marketers of furniture and fixtures that are new and suitable for hospitality interiors.