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Beautify guest experiences with nature-inspired hotel designs

Beautify guest experiences with nature-inspired hotel designs

Ar. Anil Badan, Founder & Principal Architect at Studio B Architects, suggests various design strategies
to enhance the user experience at hotels, all while maintaining a harmonious balance with nature.

Amidst the hustle and bustle of urbanisation and technological advancements, visitors often yearn for a connection with nature. This is where the art of hotel design comes into play, offering a pathway to re-establish this connection. By incorporating natural elements and organic materials, hotels create designs that not only please the eye but also evoke a profound sense of peace and well-being in their guests.


Naturally occurring light is the first step towards making hospitality areas mesh effectively with nature. This includes sunlight to foster an air of openness and a sense of being in tune with the natural world. Additionally, amenities like skylights, floor-to-ceiling windows, and interconnecting glass walls let visitors enjoy the outdoors indoors. Natural light paves the route to peace and relaxation, from sunlight filtering through greenery to expansive views of rolling hills and azure skies.

Boutique hotels are adopting courtyards in their designs to combine hospitality and the natural world. In addition to serving a functional design purpose, courtyards provide peace amid busy lives. Features encouraging guests to re-energise with nature include paths, bubbling fountains, lush vegetation, and water cascades. Offering a timeless hideaway and an opportunity to immerse oneself in nature, one can savour the spirit of the courtyard, whether dining in the restaurant or stargazing with loved ones.

With cities turning into concrete jungles, hotels can create quiet spots on their rooftops by adding vegetation. Rooftop gardens include abundant vegetation, serene green areas, and thoughtfully planned seating areas that facilitate visitors’ simple reconnection with the natural world. Designers can combine elements of nature and design to create immersive experiences that fascinate the senses, thanks to intimate lounges and expansive terraces in rooftop gardens. The distinction between the cityscape and nature is blurred by cascading water features, native vegetation, and sculpture elements that mix with the surrounding skyline.

Well-planned hotel landscapes create a sense of balance, equilibrium, and beauty. Architects incorporate natural materials such as textures, colours, and forms to create compositions that uplift the spirit. Integrated lights, winding pathways, and sculpture-like vegetation lead visitors on an outdoor adventure. Furthermore, it creates a singular experience, so integrating landscape features with the existing structure is crucial. Architects create a sense of continuity across the property by bridging the artificial and natural spaces using natural materials, organic forms, or creative building techniques.

Restaurant design may incorporate elements of nature to create a calm atmosphere. Restaurants incorporate natural patterns to provide vibrant bursts of energy while patrons dine and take in the scenery. Additionally, designers might use colours like blue and green to help guests sleep soundly in their rooms. You can blend in and help reconnect with nature by adding small potted plants and scented candles with natural inspiration.

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