Painting and Decorating Made Easier!

Most often, it is the lobby that the guest sees, before the room he will be staying in.

 

As far as first impressions go, it is reason enough to want to present the area in the best possible light. Chances are your hotel’s lobby is already designed and decorated in such a way, that the guests feel welcomed and comforted each time they come.

 

As well as providing basic comfort, it’s also advisable to appeal to the guest’s other interests, before going to his room. Examples: You can offer kiosks with information about hotel and local amenities, virtual tour plasma tv systems, small reading alcoves, techy communication centers. Little time will be spent in the hotel lobby. So it is important that the guest feels at home.

 

With respect to the lobby’s aesthetic appearance, there are a number of things that can be done to achieve this.

 

Here are a few general guidelines:

 

* Maintain impeccable cleanliness, especially with the floors.

 

* Encorporate a variety of decorative elements such as colorful paint finishes, textures,

wallcoverings, and also wood as a surface and structural design element.

 

* Install marbleized columns. Or, apply a decorative marbleized finish to existing columns.

    This provides a historical element, and appearance of refinement. Also, add wood moldings

and panels.

 

* Apply gilding or (metallic leafing) to provide the highest order of decorating in the lobby

areas. It is best suited for moldings, picture frames and ornamental elements such as

sculptural relief objects and carved ornamentation. When applying this, it is best done

conservatively.

 

* Develop a decorative paint scheme which includes a random patterned design, along with a

textured appearance and a metallic surface effect. The optimum design would be something

which creates a reflective and transparent look, like a magic trick using chrome and mirrors.

 

Lobbies and the Concierge Center should make a clear and memorable statement about the hotel’s overall raison d’etre. Its mission. Its value system. Its purpose. Its philosophy. Its people.

 

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A victorious Valentine’s Day weekend to everyone! 

Look for Victoria’s Valentine, story booklet no. 3 in the Victor (the St. Bernard) series – if you’re on our family’s snail’s mailing list!

 

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Thank you for visiting “Painting with Bob.”

 

 

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