Why Hotels Need Great Interior Design

Interior design is a very important aspect of constructing and marketing your new hotel, you should make sure that it looks modern, unique, and friendly for visitors. Interior design is a priority for anyone looking to start a business in the hospitality industry. Interior design delivers a great first impression to visitors and people walking by, if you’re looking to market your new business with a specific theme, then it’s a great idea to hire an interior design consultancy to find the best way to display your brand to many demographics.

There are some hospitality businesses where the interior designs are poor. For instance, a bar where the corridor to the bathroom is very wide while the sitting room is congested. That is a property with a poor interior design as your visitors will be squeezed in the sitting room, this provides a bad customer experience and will lower the rate of return customers. Here are 4 reasons why interior design is important and why you should pay attention to it:

For Safety Purposes

This is one of the most important considerations for any business, you need to ensure that your customers are safe when visiting or staying, if you purchase a building and have no in-depth renovations, you can’t guarantee that the property is safe for the long term. The beauty of interior design is that it not only looks great, but it provides structural security for the long term. By hiring an interior design consultancy you’re able to guarantee that everything will be done professionally, with safety being the most important features. A property that has one safety incident can result in the entire business closing down, it’s not worth the risk.

A High Quality Interior Design Is Easy To Maintain

Maintenance is another aspect that should be considered when you’re looking into interior design. This is because each and every business should be maintained at a regular basis. If the interior of the property is properly designed, then the maintenance is very easy to schedule as the similar equipments that are to be maintained together are placed together. This will make your business’s maintenance a lot easier and streamlined. Besides, when the design looks great, damages to the property are less common as people are aware that it’s a high-quality design that needs to be taken care of.

A Great Design Will Accommodate The Internal Ample Space

Ample space in the interior of the property is a very important factor in the interior design process for restaurants and hotels. A hotel with a great design for the interior of the rooms will have enough space to keep your customers happy. If designed correctly, the corridors should also be big enough to not feel cramped for customers. This will completely eliminate the issue of unnecessary congestion which is common in the poorly hotels.

Great lighting is the key to success

If you have your lighting correct, everything changes. The vibe, the customer experience, and the return business will be far higher with decorated lighting, at PTY Lighting, we specialise in high-quality hotel lighting fixtures to ensure that your hotel looks great.

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Hotel Lights Explained

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 it comes to creating a calming, welcoming atmosphere for guests, planning out your lighting well is key. Here are some tips and tricks to keep in mind when strategizing your hotel lighting situation. If you have an unconventional design that seems to work, however, it may be a great way to make your hotel distinctive.


Lighting cues apply to all sorts of spaces. The following lighting elements can and should be brought into play when it comes to planning lighting.

Natural Light

Embrace natural lighting. Since most people are indoors for most of the day, having natural light brightening the place up will be well-received. If your location is not ideal for natural light, consider installing lights with a color temperature of 4000k+, as it will be a good alternative to the sunlight. Make sure that there is regular upkeep on any windows to keep the sunlight flowing into the space.


Your brand image can be conveyed through lighting. You may be a brand that conveys comfort and home, or one that exhibits luxury and grandeur. Whatever it may be, subtle changes in lighting can help your space express the look of your brand.


When lighting is layered, it is able to highlight and contrast different things to really make a room special. The ability of layering to make a room go from meh to amazing cannot be undervalued. There are three main layers that need to be balanced in a room:

  • Ambient lighting: illuminates the whole room
  • Task lighting: lights up areas of activity for better visual clarity
  • Accent lighting: to emphasize a certain element as a focal point


Dimmable/Controllable Lights

Different people have different preferences when it comes to the brightness of the light. As natural light shifts throughout the day, you may even choose to save energy by dimming artificial lights. When the sun is shining through the windows, you do not need much artificial lighting indoors. Investing in lights that can be dimmed gives you control over when to use less light and when to turn them on full brightness.


Although this guide puts more emphasis on the type and amount of lighting, the fixtures that they are arranged in is also a critical point to consider. However, it ultimately comes down to how you choose to style your space.


This segment of the guide will address the main section of a hotel, outlining how lighting affects each part.


This is what a guest sees when they first set foot inside your hotel. As always, first impressions matter, so be sure this area captivates your guests.

The entire entrance area of a hotel consists of four smaller parts that need to be dealt with in a different way.

  1. Doorway: As people walk into the building, their eyes are not yet acquainted with the indoors. Right as they walk in, try to have lighting that mimics the current outdoor light in order to allow them a period of adaptation.
  2. Lobby: This area of the hotel is the biggest and most noticeable. Decorative lights are a must in this area. A chandelier is particularly prominent, but other more subtle types of lighting can be great too. A place to sit is often a staple in the lobby, and it’s a good idea to light this area well in case people wish to read.
  3. Reception: Upon entry into the hotel, people are usually looking for the reception desk. It is essential to make it noticeable. Good lighting can help you achieve this. You may use fluorescent lights, or even put some small ribbons around the edge of the desk to give it a little something special. Since this area is usually very bright, a matte counter may be beneficial as it will minimize glare.
  4. Corridors: The only thing you need to remember when thinking about lighting for your corridors is that they need to be inviting. That usually means bright and warm – somewhere people would like to walk through. Walking through a dark, cold corridor would be very unpleasant for many guests – lighting it well will give off a welcoming feeling.


Decorative Lighting Case Study: Brooklyn Bridge Marriott

Decorative Lighting Case Study: Brooklyn Bridge Marriott

Marriott Brooklyn Bridge Ballroom

Case Study

Who Was Involved?


Cost Savings


Install Time Saved

The Challenge

The Project Team at the Brooklyn Marriott had a unique request – purchasing a new set of crystal grand chandeliers for their ballroom without replacing the existing electrical work from their previous installation. This request would greatly reduce the client’s costs by eliminating the need to hire and coordinate with union electricians, which is an expected expense when typically installing a chandelier.

The Solution

After some deliberation on our end, PTY Lighting approached the Marriott team with a proposal that involved constructing retrofit cages that would be mounted onto the existing framework and lights. The idea was well received; however, there would be a number of challenges to overcome.

From Concept To Creation

Thinking Outside the Box

Thanks to our talented design team, we moved ahead with the task of designing and constructing the retrofit cages. Our goal was to create a cage that would not only fit over the old chandeliers but also bring a fresh, practical look to the space. By avoiding the need for electrical work with this design, we completely bypassed the need for electrical work during the installation process, which saved time and costs related to the installation project. As a result the project was able to come in on budget and meet the strict deadline put forth by the Marriott team.

Crafting The Peg

With an unconventional job such as this, detail was paramount. Working together with the design team and ownership, we requested and took account of every single element and measurement of the space and existing chandeliers.  PTY’s top designers calculated the necessary reflective properties to ensure that no radiance was lost in the retrofit process. After carefully selecting an optimal crystal style and design approach, we conferred with the Marriott team once more and began the process of drafting shop drawings that would serve as the foundation for the project. Passing our drawing through multiple draft phases in collaboration with the Marriott design team, we fabricated our first samples and were ready for testing.

Threading The Needle

All the planning and preparation in the world pales in comparison to a trial run and final installation. Aware of the pitfalls that can befall even the best designers, PTY insisted on fabricating and sending a sample to the build site for on-site testing of the retrofit cage. We provided partial samples of the main chandelier, as well as complete samples of the replacement wall sconce and its’ crystal dressing. From there, we gathered all the stakeholders involved on the project (PTY Lighting, Benjamin West, Krause and Sawyer), to evaluate the results of the test. Thanks to the feedback from our clients, PTY Lighting was able to make the final necessary adjustments and revisions before moving ahead to fabrication.

“Our experience is positive with respect to their being able to offer valuable suggestions on design and manufacturing matters. They’re a key member of our vendor team”

Peter Serpico
CEO of OmniBuild Construction

The Finishing Touch


Moving Forward

With our revised specifications and notes from the on-site test of the retrofit frames, we moved forward into production stage of the project.
The final design approved upon resulted in a large metal frame donning very large hanging crystals, that would fit around and over the previous fixture. Due to the size and complexity of the fixture, we took special care in measuring the precise lengths of each strip of metal while simultaneously fortifying them to hold the large hanging crystals that the chandelier would be dressed with.

Because this is a retrofit rather than your typical installation, the fixtures were built with the installation process in mind. We shipped the frame in segments that could be fit onto the old chandelier section by section, while also creating a detailed installation guide that detailed the precise method as to which new chandeliers were designed to be installed with. This greatly eased and streamlined the installer’s job on-site. Once the fixture was received, we sent one of our in-house experts to oversee the installation and assist with any and all difficulties that may have occurred.

The Finishing Touch

First, we would need to ensure the retrofit cage would fit onto the
existing electrical framework and the dressing could fully take advantage of the type of existing lighting.

Second, we would need to capture precise specifications of the existing chandeliers so as to determine the size of the frame we potentially design. Afterward, the Brooklyn Marriott team provided us with the existing lighting
Finally, with all the information and measurements in hand, a scope of work is created. During this phase, our team decides the type of crystals that will adorn the finished frame. If poorly chosen, it could potentially result in a crystal dressing that can’t fully utilize the available lighting and thus look lackluster as the finished product.


Our Path To Success

Analysis & Engineering

Reviewing the pertinent information we set forth planning the most design-minded and cost-effective approach. Engineering of the fixtures had the aesthetics, function and the installation process as a priority.


After careful consideration, our designers crafted  production drawings, down to the fine details. The drawings were crafted and then reviewed by the onsite engineers, electricians and designers on the project.


Once the design drawings were created and approved, our team quickly moved into fabricating the first retrofit cages, to install and examine onsite. With a few slight revisions, we were ready for full production.


With testing now completed, manufacturing proceeded, including the producing of the retrofit cages for the grand chandeliers, matching wall sconces clusters surrounding the room and the crystal dressing for each.


Due to the complexity of the installation, our staff helped guide othe site installers along the way with detailed installation instructions, well packaged and organzied parts, weekly team conferences and frequent site visits to ensure success.

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