Hybrid work's long lasting effects on hotel design

Leading hotel architect Tom Ito is starting to see new design trends that are directly related to the pandemic

Nov 25, 2022

With more people moving out of major cities, more thought has to be put into the design of hotels in suburban areas. Lifestyle hotels are known to focus on local communities, but the same needs to be done for any property in a secondary city, to draw in remote workers who fled big cities during the pandemic.

Key takeaways

  • Hotels have always been thought of as a ‘third place’ outside of the office;
  • It’s not necessarily in the room you want to work, but outside the room to get inspired, or meet with others;
  • Hoteliers also look carefully at secondary airports as gateway airports are getting overcrowded as the travel industry recovers.

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