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…
Hotel trends #1: Focus on public spaces as travellers blur the lines between working, living and leisure
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.
Hotel Trends #2: Hotels have to tell stories
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.
Hotel Trends #3: Grab n’ go is growing
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.
Hotel Trends #4: Tie in with the arts
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.