In today’s world of low cost travelling, our expectations of a trip has dismished notably. Perhaps it happens because we have lost sight of what it means to take a break, to take time for oneself but hotels should embrace the welcoming feeling of wood warmth to make guests’ stay something to remember.
There is—at least for this writer—a certain amount of trepidation when opening the door to a hotel room. What lies beyond the threshold? That feeling of home away from home should not be underestimated.
Comfort, warmth and light are qualities that many hotels simply fail to comprehend. Yet they are essential—to relaxing and resting. While handsome design, crisp bed linen and take-home-worthy toiletries are wished for, warmth and light are a must. One material, above all, is the perfect facilitator: wood.
Wood is a wonderfully natural material that will add a beautiful homey feel. And wood warmth adds integrity and clarity to any design–including hotels and their rooms.
Strong, tactile, aesthetic and sustainable, wood is also long-lasting—in particular, modern production techniques work to improve its imperishability and fire retardancy.
An interior whose features include wood fixtures will doubtless work to calm the mind, body and soul of the traveler. And in wood paired with light, we find exceptional levels of cosiness—in subtle shades and tones, casting shadows and tracing contours, where light is sometimes radiant and sometimes soft. It’s the hallmark of LZF.
Even if the journey is a trial (courtesy of most budget airlines), the destination can and should provide a reward. Choose a hotel that offers that home away from home experience, with an added touch of luxury.
Smaller hotels will often place a greater emphasis on hospitality, seeking to ensure a warm welcome and relaxing stay. Opt for hotels with a keen eye on good design, where wood is a key component and light is a considered source of comfort and well-being.