Sleep in the softest comfort, dream of the sweetest dreams of your life, wake up in a morning full of surprises, these are only few of the things that awaits you, the luxury you have never imagined to be yours, all in one package. Hotels are always correlated with the word luxury, and really it is. The competition in the Industry is considerable as tough, not because this competition has minimized the number of hotels operating but because it has pushed other hotels to give their best shot to be able survive and excel in the industry. This competition has set the hospitality industry into a higher stage of excellence.Like a contestant in American Idol, Hotels are also being rated, it may be with the use of different markers, and it may be with the use of stars, diamonds or sometimes with the use of letters. Consider the fact; ratings would not be ratings if it didn’t undergone necessary criteria.Travelocity, a leading research group responsible for evaluating hotels based on its level of comfort and style, has revealed its rating of what a hotel should be:Star Ratings 5-Stars: These luxury properties are members of an elite group of hotels that exhibit an exceptionally high degree of service and hospitality. These properties display an original design, elegant room decor, exceptional dining, and meticulous grounds. The flawless execution of guest services is the staff’s prevailing concern. 4-Stars: These superior properties distinguish themselves with a high level of service and hospitality, as well as a wide variety of amenities and upscale facilities. A well-integrated design, stylized room decor, excellent restaurant facilities, and landscaped grounds are all present. The comfort and convenience of the guest is the staff’s prevailing concern. 3-Stars: These properties offer a higher level of service with additional amenities, features, and facilities. The property grounds, decor, and quality of furnishings are a noticeable upgrade in terms of style and class. Most properties in this category feature restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Room service availability may vary. Valet parking, pools, and fitness centers are often provided. 2-Stars: These properties meet a traveler’s basic needs for comfort and convenience while offering moderate aesthetic enhancements in the property grounds, room decor, and quality of furnishings. Some may offer limited restaurant service, however room service is usually not provided. 1-Star: These properties meet a budget-traveler’s basic needs for comfort and convenience. They tend to be located near major attractions or thoroughfares and provide clean guest rooms. Many properties do not have a restaurant on site but are usually located within walking distance of dining establishments.Design has been evidently one of the most important factors in bringing the highest rating for the five star hotels. With this information it is just necessary to take the interior design into a big factor to be considered. We may not know that behind all those beautiful and admirable designs are passionate hotel interior designer who have given their full passion and dedication to make the hotel interior space, remarkable. -----
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Carolyn Miller has been engaged in the professional practice of interior design in Chicago, since 1994, after obtaining a bachelors degree in design from the Ecole d’Arts Appliques, Poitiers, France, 1984-1987. Her affiliations in Agence Vidal, which is an architectural firm, and in Air France, both located in Paris polished her knowledge in architectural design. Miller obtained her NCIDQ certification in 2000. She currently works on a renovation project for her company.