Trends change from year to year, which is why hospitality businesses that want to maintain their trendy image should always be looking ahead. With the new year right around the corner, it’s time to say goodbye to our favorite hospitality trends of years past and welcome in the hospitality trends of 2022. What do those look like? Here are a few that have stood out to us in the current trend predictions:
The past two years of COVID-19 have ushered in a new era of remote work, and many hotel spaces even moving into 2022 are business trips rather than simply for leisure. Hotel guests appreciate a dedicated space where they can sit with their laptop and work, whether it be cranking out a novel or answering emails from clients and business partners.
This could be a lounge with a long table and plenty of outlets, a well-lit counter space with comfortable seating, or even a small office space within their hotel room. Consider the benefits of group workspaces and private workspaces to make your decision.
Many travelers are thinking more and more about waste, and so are hospitality business owners. After all, those little keurig cups and tiny shampoo bottles thrown away can really add up. Instead, many hospitality facilities are looking for solutions that will last. This may include buying bulk soap dispensers, offering more reusable options, and having furnishings that are built to last.
Having to replace the furniture and case goods every few years as it starts to wear down is both bad for the environment and the budget. Expertly designed furniture manufactured with care proves to be a much more sustainable option.
Although we now have vaccines and boosters against COVID-19, the Omicron variant is still in the air and many hospitality guests still prefer to do their travel alone. A solo trip to a hotel offers a chance to get away from their house while still maintaining social distance, especially with the rise in contactless check-ins. It also gives them a break from their daily lives and responsibilities like any other vacation might. A luxury feel in hotel rooms, as well as plenty of accommodations for someone traveling alone, will go perfectly with this trend.
Playing off of the concerns when it comes to travel, hotels and other hospitality businesses are likely to have more local customers as staycations come back into popularity. A “staycation” is the chance to get away from the house, but not necessarily travel. Guests instead look for a hotel or a bed and breakfast in their own city where they can relax for a weekend before returning to their normal life. Highlighting the local color in your design is sure to impress and help make the most of their staycation.
Looking to revamp your hospitality business in 2022? Premier Hospitality International can help with premier case goods, upholstery, seating and more. We can create furnishings in a wide range of designs, all handled by design experts at every step of the process. Contact us today to learn more or to see what we have to offer.