In collaboration, Koubou Interiors designed and built the
‘Hotel Room of the Future for the Independent Hotel Show 2018.
Our brief was to design a hotel room that embraced 21st
century technology without compromising on comfort ensuring ease of use.
A fully interactive room using cutting edge materials and
Technology for Hotel Rooms of the Future
The technology is very simple – the last thing people want
are lights that they cannot turn off and tech that they cannot understand.
The tech wall can be made off-site with all the tech ready
to hook up with the cables once in position. Hoteliers do not like anything
that requires ceiling work and these cables can easily be installed beneath the
flooring. The integral lights work to give a layered look to the lighting,
together with the LED strip and pelmet at the top of the walls. There is a pad
integrated into the media wall which is very easy to operate, with the
potential to use this system to order room service, or a book table in the
restaurant; should you wish to watch your own content on the TV, this would
also be possible, through your own accounts on services such as Netflix, Amazon
Movies and even use the surround sound to listen to your Spotify playlist.
What about access for disability, and how hotel rooms should
future-proof in this regard?
Rooms can easily be adapted and don’t need to look like a
‘disabled’ room. Hoteliers should make sure that there is provision and that
they consult with an expert to assist in creating a room that works for all
requirements and needs, from access for those using wheelchairs, to braille on
the lights and on the pad integrated on the media wall.
As you can see, the ways in which technologies are changing
will help to create rooms which guests can feel not only at home in, but also
will help hoteliers to increase their return on investment when building or
refurbishing their hotels. If you would like any further information about the
installation, the products we used, or have a project in which you would like
assistance to design a similar hotel room, please do get in touch.
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