The ambiance and environment of a hotel is glimpsed through the neatness and appropriateness of the hotel reception counters. There is more to designing it than merely adding furniture pieces that look good.
texture, color and shape of the reception in your hotel must reflect a
mood that is appropriate for its function. As soon as the guest enters a
hotel, the first place they head to is the reception desk. A
comfortable, stylish, functional and non-cluttered reception desk makes
sure they don't turn around and head out instantly! Hotel areas should
be designed keeping in mind the frequency of use and the reception is
the most frequently used area no doubt. Other elements to keep in mind
are factors like spillage in the area, amount of space required and the
number of people who will man it.
Fabrics used for furnishing the
reception area must be looked at both from a wear and tear basis and the
design point of view. The reception area is also used by guests for
meetings visitors, hosting business meetings, afternoon teas could be
taken here - this means upholstery could be prone to spillage. This
makes it important to choose carefully yet tastefully when designing the
area. A large, spacious and attractive reception desk looks neat and
tidy. All the electrical paraphernalia required by the staff like
computers and other machinery must have inlaid consoles to hide away all
the untidy wiring. Any art work and colours used must be attractive yet
functional so as not to override the purpose of the reception desk.
could choose desks made from Hickory, Sawn Oak or Cherry wood tables -
all of these have different grains and colors that can do wonders to the
ambiance. Add a finishing coat for an even luster or a gleaming glass
table top. These could be plain or with etched colorful art on the glass
for that extra effect. Instead of paperwork on the table, add sliding
drawers and filing cabinets that remain hidden under the top.