Hindsight and hotel bedroom design-wtf!

I was reading an article by Cristina Villalón (dated December 9, 2019) in the Álvarez-Díaz & Villalón blog entitled 15 Innovative Hotel Design Trends to Watch for in 2020,

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Hotel Verde by Álvarez-Díaz & Villalón

While I enjoyed reading about designing hotels for ‘the Millennial factor’ i.e. Instagramable experiences and perks, ‘ Feeling Good’ ,’Going Green’ and ‘Tech savvy hotels’ I became ecstatic by noticing the omission of a trend that we’ve all come across many times recently: the 'feature' bath and in particular the open bath as a bedroom feature!.














The essence of a hotel break is to experience a bit of luxury, to disassociate one’s self from the normal daily grind of living and to reconnect with what important in your life, not having your partner listening to you thundering on an open w/c just behind the bedhead or inside a non-sound proofed glass wall or being watched undertaking basic ablutions.


It’s hard to imagine to how the discussion goes ‘I know, everyone loves a freestanding bath, everyone wants to rekindle the romance in their relationship, so lets abandon any sense of dignity, put the bath in the middle of the bedroom and save the cost of a decent sofa!’


A freestanding bath and other innovative bathroom arrangements are, to my way of thinking, a sure-fire way of ensuring that romance dies so thank feck a leader in the field of hotel design also considers it old hat and hopefully these abominations are removed.


Hoteliers, you know what people want so don’t be swayed by fashionable ‘trends’ proposed by those whose existence depends on fashion churn: fashion is essentially ephemeral and most of it looks just terrible in hindsight. 










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