2019-08-07

Hospitality Design & Wellness

Wellness travelers seek innovative and even eccentric ways to improve their health and wellbeing while on vacation. Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo (WATG) one of the world’s leading design firms, claims that hospitality trends in the wellness sector will be based upon: enhancing mental health, preventing illness, supporting a variety of dietary restrictions, and creating stimulating sensory experiences.

Say goodbye to basic resort spas, and say hello to full service wellness amenities like: private yoga and meditation classes, personalized juice cleanses, ‘soft’ medical treatments like sleep analysis and metabolism studies, even nutrigenomics. Hospitality design must accommodate these popular trends by creating functional spaces for wellness treatments and services.

Furthermore, architects in San Luis Obispo need to apply wellness design into the look and feel into their projects. Hotel goers want to feel healthier and happier on their vacation, which necessitates careful sensory management within these spaces. Architects are now meeting these needs by embracing sensory management. From circadian lights to mood-based air temperature and noise, serene environments are micromanaged to perfection. Architects are also embracing wellness design by bringing nature indoors. Trends in biophilic design include: an influx of plant life and matter within rooms and common spaces, fresh air flow and special night time lighting, and opting for spaces to watch the stars rather than television.

Finally, wellness travelers seek eco-travel, and so hotels must embrace sustainable practices to truly qualify as a wellness retreat. More and more hospitality trends include solar panels, eco friendly soaps and amenities, as well as efficient transportation to and from the premises.

At Studio Design Group Architects, we pride ourselves on our ability to not only stay on top of trends, but exceed them. Our designs incorporate careful cultural input while also being incredibly unique. Whether you have a new project in mind or simply need to update your space, our team is comprised of the top architects in San Luis Obispo that are ready to take on any challenge. Our work is innovative and paradigm busting, our portfolio says it all.

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