How the pandemic is changing hotel design
“In Italy we had a lot of areas in the past that were called verandas [or] loggias. We therefore wanted this loggia not to be just a terrace, we started to connect the different rooms and atmospheres facing the loggia, and to give great importance to this space, ”she explains.
“It’s an entry and exit area which is covered but on the other side gives you fresh air and also gives you the option to hide. This year it really exploded in several of our projects and we started doing it in hotels, on yachts… because nature is very important and we see that today people really need to breathe and breathe. to be free.
The death of bling
Just as we’ve gotten used to wearing less restrictive clothing, locking down has also made us value comfort in our living spaces. We’ll want this when we travel too, Francesca thinks, so expect hotel rooms with softer furnishings, furniture to relax on and warm touches.
“Sleek, comfortable, cozy – all of those words came out during the pandemic because before people wanted more, they wanted super-luxury, they wanted super-shiny, they wanted super-bling. Today we understand that something beautiful or too stiff might look fantastic, but not comfortable, social, or comfortable. ”