Hotel Lighting Trends You Should Be Following

Hotel Lighting Trends You Should Be Following

Short Overviews


The hospitality industry is expansive. The hotel business is a huge consumer of energy, using a significant amount of lighting on a daily basis. Hoteliers are now finding more and more ways to be energy-efficient with their lighting. This is because a slight increase in energy efficiency can save thousands of dollars annually and improve your bottom line. There’s no reason for hotels to not get on board! New technologies are playing a big role in the industry. Here are some of the top industry trends for hotel lighting:

Efficient Lighting Technology

Even the most subtle lighting changes can make a huge difference in your energy savings. By replacing incandescent bulbs with LED light bulbs, you can save on energy costs as well as maintenance fees. Not only do these lights look aesthetically pleasing, but they can be a great way to shift to more energy-efficient lighting for your hotel. LED lights are by far the most popular right now because they are both energy-efficient and lightweight.

LEDs are very versatile since they are available in all sorts of shapes and sizes. They will not need to be hidden in design since they are not abnormally sized or unattractive. You can use LED in any design to add a modern touch while keeping it green and environmentally-friendly. The overall costs upfront will not compare to the long-term benefits of switching to LED light bulbs.

Sticking To Minimalism

Many places have shifted to the minimalistic and simple look. Consumers want to get the most for their money, and the shift to minimalism has been huge these days. Combine style, art, and sophistication into your lighting as well as your decor. You want to aim for an elegant look when you are decorating. Add lighting to darker spots that need a little brightening up. Keep it clean, but also keep it minimal.

There should be no distracting colors or designs that will take away from your overall scheme. It’s usually a good idea to opt for monotone white or yellow light without a design on the shade. Minimalism is a popular trend in this modern age that you will see throughout many hotels in the world today. This trend keeps your hotel looking sleek and well-lit since minimalism involves a lot of monochrome colors. Minimal lighting can give off a slick and modern look to a room. It can make the room feel bigger, more organized, and well put together.

Mobile Meeting Rooms

Some hoteliers may broaden their customer base by making their hotel spaces available for corporate use. Mobile meeting rooms are the new norm, and hotel owners are most definitely on board! It’s becoming increasingly common for workers not to have a single office to work in. Hotels should provide the basics like wifi, outlets in the lobby, and perhaps some rentable conference rooms.

These conference rooms may have interactive worktables, some type of screen, whiteboards, and anything else that you might find in a workplace. As long as it’s a place where a conference or work presentation can be held, it will function as a rentable corporate space. Lighting will also play a role in brightening this room up for work use and corporate functions.

Are you looking for custom LED lighting for your hotel? Get in touch with PTY Lighting today!
We’ll help create a custom solution that works for your hotel.

We Are Expert Hotel Lighting Manufacturers

PTY Lighting specializes in hospitality lighting. Our results speak for themselves, which is why we are one of the most in-demand hotel lighting manufacturers in the United States. We don’t just help with the design of custom lights, but we manufacturer our lights in-house. This means that we can create high-end work at a reasonable price.

If you need hotel room lighting, contact us at PTY Lighting. We can work with all types of designs and styles, from Mid-Century Modern to Victorian. Whether you have a large hotel chain or a boutique bed and breakfast, we can help create just the right mood lighting to make your guests feel at home and want to come back for another stay.

How Hotel Lighting Has Psychological Benefits to Your Hotel

How Hotel Lighting Has Psychological Benefits to Your Hotel

Short Overviews

As soon as you walk into a room, the first thing you notice is the lighting. The lighting gives you the power to control the ambience of a room. In a hotel, this is critical.

When a guest walks into a hotel, what really matters to them and should also matter to you is the way the hotel makes them feel. The science behind the lighting and design may seem insignificant to them. However, it’s what makes your hotel stand out in the crowd. The job of a designer is usually a thankless one, but this individual is the one who can transform any old building into a masterpiece.

How Does Lighting Play a Role in Hotel Interior Design


The lights involved in a hospitality project can be divided into a few major categories:

Directional Lighting

A well-lit reception area is important to welcome your guests. When a guest steps into your hotel for the first time, he or she should know where to go and not feel lost. A brightly lit reception area helps them understand what to do next while also creating a warm and welcoming feeling. Directional lighting draws the attention of guests and guides them around.

Color Management

Lighting helps to either emphasize or detract from the distinct moods created by the hotel room’s color scheme. For instance, while a blue room may look warm and cheerful in the daylight, it can look gloomy at night. To counteract this effect, you can use warm lights. We must keep in mind that sunlight, which also contains high amounts of blue light, affects the circadian rhythm of the body, i.e., the biological mechanism that tells us when to be awake and when to sleep. Blue light is known to decrease the production of the melatonin hormone that helps us sleep, so it is better to avoid it in the setting.

LED Sources

LED lights are cheap, but they are known to have a lot of blue light too. So while installing them may save you a few bucks, they can compromise the comfort of your guests.

Subtle Illumination

A warm and indirect lighting can highlight certain corners of your hotel and create a relaxing atmosphere. For example, it can illuminate the little coffee table corner that gives your guests a cozy feel or even highlight the paintings and artifacts in your hotel.

Warm Lights

As mentioned before, warm lighting with a minimal amount of blue light can help your guests get a good night’s sleep. Recently, a lighting design firm Nulty created faux windows for a hotel that have no natural sunlight. A combination of warm and cool tones imitates daylight and brings depth to the window, while curved forms helped the eye relax by providing the illusion of depth. To induce natural awakening and sleep, a specific spectrum of light is used in the morning and evening.

The Types of Lights You Need In A Hotel:

General Lights: These lights that are set in the room and bathroom provide visibility and sets the mood too. You can place desk lamps or headboard lamps for reading in bed or working at the desk.

Mirror Lights: You can set bulbs around the mirror or a large light above it. For the bath, a warm and anti-glare light can be just fine.

Accent Lights: The primary purpose of these lights is to create an atmosphere.

Closet Lights: You can set lights either inside the closet or outside the closet directed towards the inside.

Night Lights: Subtle night lights that can help your guests navigate through the room are important. You can install lights under the bed or desks and even along the walls so that guests can move around the room without turning on bigger lights at night. It also makes them feel safe.

Light and Space

Proper lights can make an area appear larger than its actual size. This is especially applicable in the case of business and budget hotels where every bit of space is utilized. A cramped up space can make guests uncomfortable and feel stuffy. This can also make the hotel earn a bad name. Use lights intelligently to set things right, but remember these two pointers:

The color of the light: The lights that you install must be as close to natural light as possible in order to make the room feel airy and spacious.

Smart use of the lights: Install wall-mounted lights and avoid desk lamps and floor lamps to make space in the rooms.

Are you looking for custom LED lighting for your hotel? Get in touch with PTY Lighting today! We’ll help create a custom solution that works for your hotel.

We Are Expert Hotel Lighting Manufacturers

PTY Lighting specializes in hospitality lighting. Our results speak for themselves, which is why we are one of the most in-demand hotel lighting manufacturers in the United States. We don’t just help with the design of custom lights, but we manufacturer our lights in-house. This means that we can create high-end work at a reasonable price.

If you need hotel room lighting, contact us at PTY Lighting. We can work with all types of designs and styles, from Mid-Century Modern to Victorian. Whether you have a large hotel chain or a boutique bed and breakfast, we can help create just the right mood lighting to make your guests feel at home and want to come back for another stay.

Seeing the Project Through – Embassy Suites, Texas

Seeing the Project Through – Embassy Suites, Texas

Hotel Project Case Studies

Seeing the Project Through – Embassy Suites, Texas

Who Was Involved?


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The Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center in Denton, Texas is a newly designed and built hotel that is located conveniently in Denton’s Rayzor Ranch Town Center entertainment district. The Denton Convention Center is 70,000 square feet and designed to handle 1,700 people.

All of the guest rooms in this Embassy Suites location are, as the name suggests, suites, and the average size is approximately 500 square feet. In addition to the bedroom, each suite features a living room with a couch that can also be converted into a bed, a desk for working, and a wet bar with a miniature fridge, microwave oven, and coffeemaker.

In addition to the Convention Center, the hotel also offers its own meeting rooms within the hotel as well as extensive outdoor space that includes an 8,000 square foot “event lawn.” A massive rooftop patio provides views of the Rayzor Ranch Town Center and encompasses 3,000 square feet.

PTY Lighting assisted in providing all of the decorative lighting for the hotel. Production started March 17, 2017 and finished August 20, 2017. We worked with Embassy Suites, O’Reilly Hospitality Management, and MatchLine Design Group on the project.

With its connection to the Denton Convention Center, the Embassy Suites hotel is designed to appeal to business travelers who need a place to stay that enables them to equally relax and conduct business.

At the same time, the hotel may also attract non-working guests, with its outdoor space designed to work as a great spot for weddings. With this in mind, the design of the hotel needed to be modern and not overly burdened with flashy design. Most of the interior decoration in the hotel is comprised of clean lines with muted colors.

Much of the decorative lighting follows this style of clean, simple lines, with guest hallway wall sconces offering a streamlined rectangular shape. Guest rooms offer a variety of complimentary lighting styles, from the distinctive curved wood slats in the pendulum lights to oval-shaped burnished metal lampshades next to the bed.

Of course, we love making signature pieces that truly set a hotel apart. We created quite a few for The Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center.

One chandelier takes its inspiration from the pendulums that keep time in an old Grandfather’s Clock. The lights in this chandelier are in long, clear glass tubes that suspend from the ceiling and are balanced out by simple metal weights. A slight hint of filament can be seen, which evokes the romance of old lighting while keeping a modern look.

Our favorite chandelier is the one inspired by the local music scene: What looks like the flute of a trumpet or trombone flares out from multiple brass pipes, creating what appears to be a unique instrument made of lights.

LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and it is a certification for green building. In fact, it is the most widely recognized and used green building certification on the planet.

Being LEED-certified shows a commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency. Of course, this applies to all of the lighting that is used in a building. Hotels that want to be LEED-certified must have efficient lighting that does not unnecessarily waste energy.

At PTY Lighting, we are experts in designing and manufacturing highly efficient hotel lighting that meets or exceeds LEED standards. We use the latest technologies such as LED lights that can work with smart grids.

We are proud that The Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center has not only received LEED certification, it has achieved the coveted gold-level standard.

LEED buildings can earn certifications in four categories based on points. The more points you earn, the better the certification. The level “Certified” is the basic certification requiring 40-49 points. Then comes “Silver,” which requires 50-59 points. The “Gold” level has a wider point span of 60-79 points. The highest level of certification is Platinum, which needs 80 points or more and is quite rare.

Part of the design of The Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center includes solar panels on the roof to help generate 15 to 20 percent of the power needed for the entire hotel/convention center complex.

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center would not be able to achieve Gold level certification without energy efficient lighting. We are proud to help make that happen.

The Best in Hospitality Lighting Design and Manufacturing

At PTY Lighting, we do more than just supply hotel lights. As hospitality lighting manufacturers and design consultants, we are experts in restaurant and hotel lighting design. From start to finish, we can design and then manufacture your custom lights, providing logistical support throughout the process. We work hard to give you the best, most cost-effective lighting solution. Contact us today for a consultation.

PTY Guarantee Plan

PTY Guarantee Plan

Hotel Project Case Studies

The PTY Guarantee Plan

The PTY Guarantee Plan

When you need custom lighting for a high-profile construction or interior design project, you can’t be left hanging. At PTY Lighting, we deliver. This is our PTY Guarantee: Quality, Cost-Effective Lighting that is ON TIME. PTY Lighting is a custom lighting manufacturer that creates hotel lighting for hotel guest rooms and public spaces such as lobbies and ballrooms.

We stand out because we have the ability to create custom lighting at any size and amount for 10% less than the market rate. We also offer hand tailored creations and customer service that is top-notch. And, because we are also hospitality lighting manufacturers, we can ensure that the custom lighting you receive is of the highest quality.

Our Custom Lighting Design Work Process
We work with you every step of the way to create beautiful, cost-effective, and energy-efficient lighting that adds charm and interest to every room. Our process is entirely collaborative, and we remain in constant communication with you and your team at every step in the process.

We want you to be confident in us. At any point in the design or production, you can always communicate to us if something needs to be fixed, improved, or remedied. We pride ourselves in offering the best customer service in the industry, and we mean that.

Here is an overview of our entire process, from start to finish:

Step 1: Consultation & Discovery

We meet with you and your team to discuss your project and determine the past path forward. Our decorative lighting experts will listen very carefully to what your needs are, and go over form, function, and aesthetics with great attention to detail.

Our team will conduct a thorough review of all the provided information, including, but not limited to, the lighting specifications package, interior design drawings, and architectural drawings. We will analyze the ideas and plans to engineer suitable solutions to properly illuminate a space, while maintaining the design aesthetic.

Step 2: Shop Drawings & Revisions

During this stage, we will be leveraging detailed custom light fixture specifications to create shop drawings. These are then reviewed with your design team. We will resolve any issues or concerns and offer suggestions for revisions. Once you are satisfied, your team will formally sign off on final drawings before production.

Step 3: Finishes & Prototype Approvals

In step 3, custom lighting and hardware finishes and initial prototypes will be presented to and approved by you. We encourage our clients to review these prototypes and communicate as quickly as possible – especially if we need to go back and do another round of revisions. That way, we can begin production as soon as possible.

Step 4: Production

After drawings and finishes are approved, the clock starts on production. We will also create any final prototypes during this time so you can see exactly how the light will look and work. Of course, these too will receive your approval before mass production begins.
Our staff will always keep you well informed during the entire production process. In fact, you will receive regular updates in the form of pictures and videos as your lights are being built.

Step 5: Packing & Shipping

After production is completed, our facilities will package and prepare your contract lighting order for shipment. We verify that everything has been built and packed according to the necessary requirements, and then make sure all of your custom lights arrive safely, in one piece.
Our logistics specialists have the experience and knowledge to plan the quickest and most cost-effective method of delivering your order. Once carefully packaged to ensure safe transport, your lighting goods will be on their way to the property for installation.

Step 6: Installation Support

We offer full hands-on support to the electricians and site techs who will be installing your new hotel lighting fixtures. While we usually don’t provide the actual labor for installation, our expert guidance helps the process run smoothly and efficiently.
In addition to the personal communication, assistance, and consulting, we also provide all necessary literature and instructions to help along the way.
Once your project is complete, we are sure you will be pleased with your custom interior lighting.

Our Work Has Been Proven and Can Be Found at 5-Star Hotel Properties

If you want to hear what some of our many satisfied customers have to say, check out our Testimonials section. We also have a Portfolio of some of our recent projects available, where you can see our custom lighting in action.

Our work has been featured in some of the world’s best hotels, upscale hotel chains, and restaurants, including The Hotel Las Americas Golden Tower Panama, RIU Times Square in New York City, the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott in Brooklyn, New York, the American Cut Restaurant (multiple locations), and the Four Points Sheraton in both Lima, Peru, and Shanghai, China.

We deliver custom lighting solutions to top hospitality brands, including The Ritz-Carlton, Hilton, Hyatt, Westin Hotels & Resorts, and many more.

Our PTY Guarantee Plan: The Best Custom Lights at a Great Price!

If you are looking for hospitality lighting companies, look no further. As hotel lighting suppliers, we do everything, from custom lighting design to manufacturing of light fixtures. Whether you need custom pendant lights or wired custom lighting, for your project, we can help. Contact us today for a consultation.

Custom Lighting and Design – American Golden Tower, Panama

Custom Lighting and Design – American Golden Tower, Panama

Hotel Project Case Studies

Custom Lighting and Design – American Golden Tower, Panama

Who Was Involved?


Cost Savings


On Time Delivery

American Golden Tower – Panama

The Hotel Las Americas Golden Tower Panama is a 5-star luxury hotel located in Panama City, Panama.

PTY Lighting was tasked with providing the entire custom lighting package for this beautiful hotel designed by world-renowned Architect, Carlos Ott. With a production time of just 60 days, we worked hard to help create an amazing lighting landscape for this now-renowned hotel that only launched in December of 2016.

Carlos Ott, Architect

To create the custom lighting for the hotel, we were privileged to work with the Carlos Ott Architect firm. Uruguayan architect Carlos Ott is renowned globally for his astonishing and unique architectural designs. He is well-known for being the architect of the world-famous

Dubai National Bank, with its unique curved glass front.

Ott first became well-known for winning an international design competition in 1983 to architect the Opéra Bastille in Paris. Ott beat out 743 other contestants and was hand-picked by then French President François Mitterrand.

Since then, Ott has won many other competitions around the world, including one for the Jiang Su Opera House in Nanjing, China.

Some of his more recent renowned works include Hotel Boca by Design Suites, Buenos Aires; Universidad Argentina de la Empresa, Sede Pinamar; The Proscenium at Rockwell, Makati City; Philippines, and ECHO Aventura, Aventura, Florida.

Ott said the following about The Hotel Las Americas Golden Tower Panama: “It is a unique hotel in a very central place of Panama City. The goal is to create an exceptional building that leaves a great memory on its clients.”

As you can imagine, working with the Carlos Ott Architect firm was an incredible opportunity to create some of the most fantastic lighting we have ever designed and manufactured at PTY Lighting.

The Importance of Creative Lighting Design

The Hotel Las Americas Golden Tower Panama has 285 rooms on 21 floors. With one Presidential Suite, 270 rooms are “deluxe,” and 14 are junior suites. The restaurant has two full- service restaurants and a “gastronomic area” on the ground floor. There are two bars, one in the lobby and the other by the pool.

The hotel also has a fitness center, spa, beauty salon, business center, executive lounge, and conference rooms.

With such diverse spaces, we were challenged to provide custom interior lighting solutions to

enhance the beautiful architectural design of Ott. Some of the hotel room lighting includes recessed lights in circular ceiling indentations and double lampshades with a black/grey screen covering the interior’s off-white shade. Chrome floor lamps accented suites with sleek white sofas and golden pillows.

The 507 Bar features retro custom pendant lights, and a unique collection of clustered pendant lights graces the bar near the curved pool.

One of the restaurants features a long, central wooden ceiling sculpture surrounded by lamps suspended from thin black rails. Hanging table lights offer a unique see-through ribbed effect.

The Main Attraction: The Custom Chandelier in the Hotel Lobby

Although the entire project came out beautifully, the stand out piece is undoubtedly the lobby chandelier, made of various elements, depicting the country of Panama.

The decorative lighting shows a map of Panama that inspires and highlights Panamanian National Pride. You can see the map when you stand under the lights and look straight up.

The hotel owner has reported that the 60-foot custom chandelier attracts many people, even from the outside of the building.

Because of its unique, iconic look, the chandelier in the lobby has become “selfie central,” with tourists and even local residents taking snapshots of themselves under the dazzling light fixture.

We love when our lighting creations become more than just part of a room. When the lighting fixture becomes an attraction in and of itself, it can add tremendous value to a property. By using unique materials and designs, custom lighting can literally and figuratively light up a place.

Creating Sustainable Lighting for Energy Efficiency

The Hotel Las Americas Golden Tower Panama is committed to environmental sustainability, and it is the only LEED-certified building in Panama. LEED stands for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design,” and it is one of the most well-known green building certifications in the world. It was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council and has strict requirements that

buildings must meet to earn the certification.

Of course, this also means that all the custom lighting fixtures in the hotel had to be energy-efficient to pass the certification.

Therefore, all of the Golden Tower’s hotel lighting fixtures are LED lights designed to save energy. LED lights are extremely flexible, but care needs to be taken to make sure they give off an impression of warmth and not a cold, electric feel.

The guest room lighting is set up with an energy saver option as well. This way, guests won’t waste energy by leaving lights on unnecessarily.

Custom Lighting for 5-Star Hotels

PTY Lighting is very proud of the work we did for The Hotel Las Americas Golden Tower Panama. This is one of our most treasured projects, not just for the opportunity to be a part of a Carlos Ott building, but for the creativity combined with sustainability.

We supported every part of the process, from the design to the actual production of the lights in our custom lighting manufacturing facility. With the creative use of high-quality LED lighting, we were able to produce stunning lighting that perfectly complemented Carlos Ott’s stellar architecture.

If you have a hotel lighting project you need help with, contact us at PTY Lighting. With our extensive experience, creative capabilities, and manufacturing might, we can help with all aspects of your project. Contact us today for a consultation.

We Are Expert Hotel Lighting Manufacturers

PTY Lighting specializes in hospitality lighting. Our results speak for themselves, which is why we are one of the most in-demand hotel lighting manufacturers in the United States. We don’t just help with the design of custom lights, but we manufacturer our lights in-house. This means that we can create high-end work at a reasonable price.

If you need hotel room lighting, contact us at PTY Lighting. We can work with all types of designs and styles, from Mid-Century Modern to Victorian. Whether you have a large hotel chain or a boutique bed and breakfast, we can help create just the right mood lighting to make your guests feel at home and want to come back for another stay.