Custom Contract Hotel Lighting That Sets You Apart
To really make your hotel shine, you need the best hotel lighting to accentuate and highlight your unique interiors.
At PTY Lighting, we are experts in custom lighting design and manufacturing.
We understand the ins and outs of hotel lighting and know how to create amazing lighting that best illuminates your property.
Why Custom Lighting Is So Important for Today’s Hotels
Today’s hotel guests are very discriminating and expect a certain level of cleanliness, attractiveness, and functionality at the hotels they stay in.
Whether you aim to be a 5-star resort appealing to the utmost of the upper crust, or a mid-range hotel appealing to families on vacation, you need to pay attention to your lighting design.
Millennials, in particular, have high expectations in terms of design “flair.” They grew up in a world of granite countertops, not linoleum in the kitchen, and they expect an upscale look even in casual eating establishments.
Custom contract hotel lighting plays a critical role in the hospitality industry.
The best hotel lighting will positively accentuate the interior design or be a focal point of interest in and of itself. Bad hotel lighting can frustrate and even turn away guests, especially business travelers who rely in quality light in their rooms to get things done.
One of the most common complaints hotel guests make when reviewing a hotel stay is the quality of their room lighting. If it is poor, you can expect they will complain about it.
Considerations When Implementing Hotel Lighting
When you are looking to obtain contract lighting for your new hotel or renovation, you will need to look at a variety of factors.
1. Lighting Function
The biggest challenge in setting up custom contract hotel lighting is that each hotel has so many different areas that need illumination, including lounge areas, restaurants and bars, meeting rooms / conference rooms, and of course, guest rooms. Each area has its own considerations when setting up custom lighting.
Lounge Areas: These are often the first places people see when they come to your hotel, and first impressions are important. As more and more business travelers are now using lounge areas as places to get some work done, lighting has to be functional as well as attractive.
Restaurants and Bars: Bars and restaurants are big projects in and of themselves when considering custom lighting. Does your restaurant primarily focus on a breakfast or lunch crowd? Or, it is more geared towards dinner? Different times of day require different levels of lighting, and the type of restaurant (casual and quick vs. sit-down) also determines the type of lighting design.
Meeting Rooms / Conference Rooms: As hotels become more and more focused on appealing to mobile business travelers who can often work via tablet and smartphone, having a variety of meeting rooms and conference rooms is important. These rooms need to support versatile lighting functionality, such as the ability to dim the lights when a presentation is running, or providing good working light without creating too much glare for tablets and phones.
Guest Rooms: Guest rooms should not be neglected. It can become tempting to focus on flashy lighting in the lobby and then shortchange the guest rooms. This is not advised. While the lobby may be the first impression, the guest room is where your paying customers will be sleeping, relaxing, dressing, and socializing. They may also be trying to work in their guest room. Having a poorly lit guest room can sometimes mean the difference between a one-time guest and a recurring customer.
2. Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency is becoming more and more important when it comes to contract lighting. Not only do many Millennials expect a certain level of eco-friendliness at their choice of hotel, energy efficiency saves you money. Having the right energy efficient lighting, such as LEDs, can also help you get LEEDS certification.
3. Current Trends
You want your hotel to be on trend and not look like it is a throwback to the 1980s (unless this is being done on purpose for kitsch value). Therefore, your customcontract hotel lighting needs to not only be designed with a modern aesthetic, this design must be versatile enough that it will last you for a few years and not just become outdated in a year or two.
One of the more interesting recent trends is to have retro incandescent lighting, often with exposed filaments, despite the proliferation of energy efficient LED lighting. Whether you use real incandescent lights or LED approximations, this retro look is very popular now, as it brings some added warmth to what might otherwise be a sterile environment.
Reach Out to The Industry Professionals
PTY Lighting has the expertise and know-how to create original custom contract hotel lighting for your hotel that will be attractive and functional. Contact us today for a consultation.