Well-curated hotel outdoor spaces become own destinations

The calming and restorative effects of nature has leads to a rising integration of nature and outdoor spaces as popular features in hotels

May 16, 2023

Hilton's report 'The 2022 Traveler: Emerging Trends and the Redefined Traveler' identifies the desire to experience and connect with nature (even indoors), natural light and indoor/outdoor spaces (such as rooftop bars) as key elements shaping hotel design, highlighting these among features that help “create feelings of warmth and relaxation as well as renewed energy and focus.”

Key takeaways

  • Having floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies can blur the boundary of indoor and outdoor space in a guest-room and allow guests to feel truly immersed in the local environment outside;
  • The desire for and appreciation of outdoor space also carries over to food-and-beverage outlets and meeting space, with outdoor dining terraces, rooftop bars and pool bars are popular dining spaces for patrons seeking fresh air, sunshine and views of the local environment;
  • Demand for event spaces featuring floor-to-ceiling windows offering views and natural light, as well as terraces and patio spaces, undoubtedly is on the rise, a trend expected to continue with more guests opting to hold events outdoors.

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