Do not let the reviews of your hotel darken by bad lighting! Osram discovered in studies in 2014 that guests regularly criticized the quality of lighting when they gave feedback to a hotel. For example, travelers spent over 10,000 evaluations of the lighting in London hotels, where many of them complained about gloomy, sparse light.
In order to give you and your hotel a glint, ModernPlace hotel lighting expert for hotel lighting gives us some tips!
Ask A Light Planner
You do not always notice when the hotel lighting has been successful – “but more so if it does not fit!” He explains that too much lighting planning and design is put into the hands of electrical engineers – creating good style and style Look sometimes in the background. A professional lighting planner, on the other hand, defines the appearance of the light exactly, especially in public areas. This is essential to prevent negative first impressions.
Hotels Change – Adapt The Light To It!
The foyers of hotels are changing and the foyer lighting as well: the traditional format of the separate foyer, restaurant, bar and check-in area is increasingly being replaced by free-flowing transitions, by accommodating various functions in the same room. Lighting must therefore be adapted to the use and purpose of the rooms over the course of the day. In the morning, for example, cool light during the breakfast can be used, while warm lighting creates a cozy atmosphere in the evening. Other areas such as the bar can also be deliberately “excluded” by setting light contrasts when they are not currently in use.
Pull Through Your Concept
There is a narrow ridge between a positively prominent position and a distorted look. Special lamps can provide a first-class view for guests; Nevertheless, it is important that these fit into the overall design concept of the hotel. This applies, of course, to hotel rooms as well as public areas. Lamps are more than mere design elements. They should also emphasize architectural or decorative aspects that determine the individual flair of a hotel or determine its concept.
Ensure That All Areas Are Well Lit.
Also within the tunnel should be light, not only at its end! Hotel corridors are often neglected when it comes to light design. But precisely because they are an important part of the way from the foyer to the rooms, they should connect the different areas of the hotel so that it reflects the overall atmosphere. Sufficient light in the hallways is necessary because of the better orientation. However, there should be no major differences in the light temperature as you move through the various premises.
Leave The Room Lighting Flexible.
One room – many applications. The lighting of a hotel room must be bright enough to work, but also comfortable enough to relax. Therefore, it is important that guests have sufficient lighting in the room. One of the most important elements is the reading lamp. And his other must? “A main switch to turn off all lights at once.”
Do Not Make It Too Complicated.
Have you ever looked for an eternity in the bathroom of your hotel? Pretty annoying, right? Avoid lighting systems that can not be operated intuitively by your guests. If IT-based systems are used, we recommend interactive control panels with international symbols and icons – so-called touch panels. Avoid text. Hotel rooms are also increasingly introducing systems that enable guests to control everything from room service to lighting via a tablet or smartphone. To do this, they usually do not even have to download an app: They simply scan a QR code to access all lighting controls via their devices. Usability is here as well.
Invest In Quality.
Quantity and quality belong together. Think about how many guests run through a hotel – every day, every week, every year. The lighting as well as their controls and fittings are thus exposed to intensive use – especially in the hotel rooms, where guests control the lighting themselves. This can quickly lead to a material wear of lamps and lamps. So make sure you use robust and durable materials designed specifically for hotels.
Offer A Wide Range Of Lighting For A Wide Range Of Events.
Hotels provide the setting for a wide range of events and events, from business meetings to weddings. But only a few guests want to celebrate the most beautiful day of their lives in a place that reminds them of their office. Therefore, you should provide lighting options. From a wide range of colors to adjustable dimmers – guests should have the opportunity to illuminate the room according to your needs. It is best to make sure that the right light for the planned event already exists. Predefined settings for different purposes can save time and allow for a quick change – from “evening reception” to “conference”.
Put On Natural Light.
Conferences in hotels without daylight – these times are definitely over. In the past, working meetings were often held in windowless rooms (therefore without natural light), since it avoided sunrays and maximized the wall area for projections. Nowadays, however, there is no daylight, no booking. As a matter of fact, natural daylight should always be included in the spatial planning!
Efficiency Thinking – With LEDs.
No question: When it comes to lighting fixtures, LEDs are now the best choice for hotels. In terms of light design, they are the measure of all things. Especially because of their clear energy savings and falling prices, more and more hotels are replacing their old luminaires with LEDs.