Hotel lobby design has been changing over the course of the last few years, as the average tourist and hotel customer has shifted from the Baby Boomer to the Gen Xer to the most current generation, Millennials. The prepackaged hotel lobby design of the Baby Boomer generation and the Gen Xers have now shifted to the hand-tufted touch of authentic-craftsmanship-needs of the Millennial.
Because of this change (Millennials now make up well over 50 percent of the hotel guests), the design of the hotel lobby has to follow suit to what this particular generation expects.
Hotel Lobby Design: The Social Space
The hotel lobby is becoming the social space for both work and for play (like Starbucks before). The lobby is now transforming into a more communal space that can be occupied by more people for socializing and food serving. Since the lobby will have more foot traffic, this would require the use of a more durable material to prevent wear and tear for both area rugs and surfaces such as for tables and chairs.
Such durable material that can be used in some cases is vinyl. Here at PierPoint, our vinyls have been tested to meet 200,000 to 500,000 Wyzenbeek Rubs, which is a test to see the durability of fabric. Anything above 30,000 double rubs is highly durable. This means that we offer goods that are well above the industry standards.
We also offer a wide array of vinyl that comes in a variety of colors, patterns and textures.
What This Means for You
At PierPoint, we assist you in making sure that your design for those unique spaces are not only durable but comfortable. Our vinyls give you that option. Some look and feel like fabrics while others may make you wonder if they are leather.