(Fig1 – Baseline Lighting Design Studio – Make Your Hotel Attractive With Luxury Lighting Design)
Some people visit hotels for business purposes, while some do it to experience a different lifestyle for a day or two. By combining service, design, and ambiance, you can provide an unforgettable customer experience. The latter two can be enhanced with the help of luxury lighting fixtures.
The three main types of lighting perfectly apply in the hotel setting. But the choice of design, tone, and intensity will vary, depending on the branding you want to emphasize.
Hotels can exhibit luxury through architecture, design, and ambiance. The latter is greatly affected by how you place your luxury lighting fixtures both in the exterior and the interior of the establishment. Using different styles like chandeliers, sconces, track lights, and concealed lighting fixtures will add variety and character to your hotel. Today, it’s quite common to see chandeliers hanging down on hotel lobbies, dining areas, and executive-class suites.
As its name suggests, luxury lighting fixtures under this category are designed to enable people to do specific tasks. Whether it’s cooking, reading, or eating, using a well-designed task light will make it easier for anyone to fulfill the job at hand.
Luxury lighting fixtures under this category are used to highlight an area of interest in the room. As a rule of thumb, they should be 3 times brighter than the ambient lighting to create a dramatic effect.
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Different areas of the hotel will require distinct lighting designs to accomplish specific functions.
The reception area is the gateway to your hotel and it’s your best shot for follow-through after the good impression you’ve made with your exterior luxury lighting.
The reception must have an effective task light to promote a quality working environment. It should provide sufficient lighting for comfortable face-to-face interactions.
(Fig2 – Baseline Lighting Design Studio – Reception area)
The lobby has become a common area for visitors to gather for personal and business purposes. Hotels should allow natural light to penetrate the area. Not only does this provide savings on energy consumption but it also encourages productivity by activating the circadian rhythm of the visitors. During the day, the lounge area should present an inviting, warm atmosphere. At night, luxury lighting and decors should take the spotlight and emphasize the beauty of the architecture and the overall design of the space.
(Fig3 – Baseline Lighting Design Studio – A well-lit lobby)
Guests must have total control of their room’s lighting. Controllers should be easy to navigate and must be responsive to customer needs.
Prestigious hotels now offer mobile locks, wherein customers can use their mobile phones to check-in without having to go through the front desk. Their phones can also be used to automatically adjust the temperature, brightness, and color of their room’s luxury lighting fixtures based on their previous preferences.
(Fig4 – Baseline Lighting Design Studio – Hotel room with various types of lighting)
The hotel restaurant is one of the most challenging areas for choosing the right luxury lighting and furniture. The dining area serves different functions throughout the day, thus the need for special lighting fixtures to provide varying levels of illumination for specific purposes.
The brightness of the luxury lighting fixtures should be at their highest during breakfast. As night approaches, the brightness of the dining area should be toned down to promote intimacy and privacy.
Luxury lighting and furniture choices have to offer both functionality and aesthetics. Branding, target market, and location are other important factors to be considered in designing the lighting of the hotel.
High-end lighting consultants like Baseline Lighting Design Studio know what to do to make your establishment stand out above the competitors. Our expertise in luxury lighting design can make your hotel look more prestigious, lush, and comfortable.
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