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2018 Hotel trends | Travel in Spain

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Hotel trends for 2018 have been hotly contested, but The Independent Lodging Congress, held in Brooklyn this autumn named a number that match with trends occurring in many Spanish hotels, namely…

Spain Hotel Trends - ONLY YOU Boutique Lounge

Spain Hotel Trends – ONLY YOU Boutique Lounge

Hotel trends #1: Focus on public spaces as travellers blur the lines between working, living and leisure

Only YOU Boutique

At the centre of Only YOU Boutique in Madrid, which is situated in a former 19th century palace, is the hotel’s ‘lounge.’ This has become an adaptable “live” space for art, music and gastronomic talent and a popular after work spot for locals to chat and network. The cocktail menu and soundtrack change throughout the day to adapt to Madrid’s eclectic social scene.


Spain Hotel Trends - Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza- Children of the 80's

Spain Hotel Trends – Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza- Children of the 80’s

Hotel Trends #2: Hotels have to tell stories

Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza / Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife / Children of the 80s

The eclectic Children of the 80’s themed party that takes place at Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza and Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife is where nostalgia reigns! With bright colours and classic 80s hits ringing throughout the islands, as well as live performances from iconic 80s legends, eccentric fancy dress and radical dance moves, the stories of the 80s have been well and truly brought back to life.


Spain Hotel Trends - Only YOU Atocha Bakery

Spain Hotel Trends – Only YOU Atocha Bakery

Hotel Trends #3: Grab n’ go is growing

Only YOU Hotel Atocha

With fewer people motivated by set breakfast times, the availability of food from the lobby 24/7 is growing. Only YOU Hotel Atocha in Madrid has a New York style patisserie from the famous Mama Framboise and the bakery serves delicate pastries, cakes and coffee from 08.00 – 21.00; ideal for grabbing something whilst on the go.


Spain Hotel Trends - The Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel Lobby

Spain Hotel Trends – The Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel Lobby

Hotel Trends #4: Tie in with the arts

Spain Hotel Trends - The Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel Mural

The Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel Mural

Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel

Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel has become renowned for its collaborations with artists and its unexpected design.

From bright and colourful murals created by Felipe Pantone and Okuda, to lobbies covered with spectacular permanent art installations including a colony of huge plastic ants (now symbolic of Ushuaïa’s music event ANTS), creative artwork has become a staple symbol of the property.

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