Accessible Hotel Design
Designing accessible bedrooms and ensuites can be a challenge for some hotels, leading to clinical, institutional looking environments that meet building regulations, but often compromise the design and aesthetics of the room for guests.
According to VisitEngland research, accessible tourism is a £12bn a year market and guests requiring accessible rooms tend to travel with others, take longer trips and are loyal to hotels that get it right.
Peter Banks, MD at Rudding Park Hotel, has found this to be true; 'Improving accessibility in our hotel has increased revenue by £250,000 pa and the average length of stay in the accessible room is 2.3 nights vs 1.8 nights in non-accessible rooms.’
Designing stylish accessible bedrooms and en suites can be a challenge for some hotels, leading to clinical, institutional looking environments that meet building regulations, but often compromise the design and aesthetics of the room for guests. This, however, doesn’t have to be the case. With some clever design solutions, hotels can create beautiful, accessible rooms that appeal to everyone and are in keeping with the hotel’s overall aesthetic.
At Motionspot, we work closely with hotels to create compliant, cleverly designed, accessible bedrooms and en suites that complement the interior features of the hotel.
Chic, accessible bedrooms can be designed to have concealed ceiling track hoists, accessible beds, wardrobes and entry access and we can design sophisticated en suites with removable supports to meet the need of the room occupant and highly specified products that are universally appealing to all guests. This helps to improve the customer experience as well as increase occupancy rates because using concealed or removable products means the room can also be used by those who don’t require accessibility.
From improving the customer experience at check in, to designing the right access principles in restaurants, lounges, corridors, lifts and spas, Motionspot can assist in providing the design advice and product specifications required in any hospitality setting. For more information on our services please download our online PDF with bespoke options below.
Experts in creating spaces suitable for accessibility
Our work with the hospitality industry has won us awards such as the ‘Bespoke Access Awards Celia Thomas prize’. Watch the video below to see how our expert team would tackle a design project for making a hotel more accessible.