2024 Hospitality Trends Report by Momentum Reimagines Luxury Design, Solutions for Small Spaces and More
Forward-Focused Hospitality Trends: A Comprehensive Report by Momentum Textiles & Wallcovering
As 2023 draws to a close, the way we experience travel and leisure is constantly reshaping itself through emerging trends and the ever-changing desires of consumers and society at large. Through this shift, the hospitality industry remains at the forefront of innovation and adaptation, drawing on current trends to elevate the guest experience. To remain on the cusp of what consumers — and hospitality designers and operators — need, Momentum consulted their own research and sources in and outside these industries to delve into the biggest and most relevant contenders for 2024 and beyond. We will explore four significant trends that are currently shaping the future of hospitality, Quiet Luxury, Biophilic Elements, Designing for Small Spaces, and Designing for Mixed-Use Spaces, and how each of them stands to make an impact in the coming year.
These trends, both individually and collectively, are indicative of an industry-wide evolution in hospitality that prioritizes wellness, sustainability, and the efficient utilization of space as much as it does sophistication. By exploring these trends in-depth, shedding light on their impact, potential benefits, and practical applications, this report helps to ensure that Momentum is on the cutting edge of industry conversations, meeting the shifting needs of specifiers and remaining a beacon of innovation and extraordinary commercial interior design.
Emphasizing understated elegance, the popular fashion trend “quiet luxury” has made its way into the realm of interior design. Centered on a refined simplicity, quiet luxury entails investing in high-quality, timeless pieces crafted with meticulous skill. The trend gravitates towards muted neutral tones, like the taupes or beiges of the different Tapa wallcovering colorways or Belgian Bold’s Merino colorway, as well as dark and dramatic hues. Moreover, an essential element of the trend is the emphasis on comfort. Introducing textures like the shearling-like Shelter textile, or the rich Luxique velvet textile can infuse a space with a sense of coziness. Quiet luxury also champions the use of natural materials for decor and accessories to impart the space with a polished feel. The incorporation of the upcoming Finnegan Wools Collection also adds a timeless sophistication to the overall ambiance.
Transforming indoor spaces into peaceful, welcoming environments that encourage mental and emotional well-being has become an increasingly popular need in the modern hospitality world. Biophilic design incorporates organic patterns like Kaali that reflect natural tones into spaces to foster a sense of tranquility and relaxation in otherwise sterile environments. Paired with the integration of plants and sunlight in indoor spaces, designers aim to reconnect people with nature in order to create a soothing, meditative effect on the mind. Joining biophilic design is an increased interest in wellness spaces, such as “sonic healing spaces” or “sound baths”, where acoustic solutions such as Pindrop can further positively impact overall health and mental state in the ever-evolving push to reimagine community interiors.
Designing for Small Spaces
With hotel rooms shrinking in size, hotel operators are left optimizing every inch and using design to elevate “micro rooms.” Patterns featuring vertical motifs, from stripes to painterly designs like Momentum’s Amari Stripe, can create the illusion of more space. Amari Stripe’s soft metallics lend further luxury to a jewel box of a room. Color selection is also key in creating expansive feels for smaller spaces— light, cool colors, such as soft blues and greens, can make a space feel airy. A mix of transparent window treatments for inviting light in during the day and incorporating natural light and the outdoors, combined with traditional blackout treatments for a comfortable night’s sleep, also make an otherwise small room feel spacious and open.
Designing for Mixed-Used Spaces
Due to the rise of “neo-nomadism” and “bleisure” travel, hotel lobbies are increasingly being designed as part of larger mixed-use developments, integrating with nearby coworking spaces, restaurants, and retail boutiques to offer a full-service experience to their guests. But the transformation of mixed-use spaces in hospitality is marked by the integration of diverse elements outside the traditional shopping and dining experiences as well. For example, the incorporation of art and cultural pieces in hotel lobbies enhances local immersion, creates ambiance, and distinguishes them from conventional hotels, adding to their memorability. Including furnishings upholstered with dynamic patterns and vibrant colors like Vivant or the Shelter collection’s Waterfall can make a hotel lobby feel like a unique, artistic and locally-connected hub. This cultural infusion is complemented by making the rest of the hotel feel as interesting and guest-intuitive as the lobby — specifically the coworking spaces which are becoming so important to the modern neo-nomadic employee. In addition to the integration of smart tech, adding features like Pindrop helps to give these areas the perfect amount of sound absorption, turning them into focus-finding spaces for every kind of work. These combined trends contribute to the evolution of mixed-use spaces, enhancing their appeal, functionality, and overall guest experience.
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Momentum Textiles & Wallcovering is the largest supplier of contract textiles and wallcoverings to the commercial interiors industry. Its mission is to create textiles and wallcoverings that inspire and equip customers to execute great work for their clients. Momentum is recognized for sustainable product design and collaborations with renowned artists and designers. Momentum is a recipient of the 2016 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest presidential honor for performance excellence. Momentum is committed to sustainable excellence through innovation and continuous improvement.