The hotelier needs to create an inviting space where anyone and everyone feels at home immediately. This requires a lot of attention to detail in many different aspects to construct this effect. One area of particular importance is lighting. It is something everyone notices as soon as they walk into the lobby, whether it be consciously or subconsciously. The same goes for the rooms – the right lighting can make or break the hotel experience. So, you need to be clever and employ the best possible hospitality lighting available. Below are some reasons why the hospitality group needs to pay particular attention to hotel lighting:
Lighting can affect mood. Natural lighting, for example, can increase serotonin – the brain’s happy chemical that helps beat depression, regulate the circadian rhythm, increase your vitamin D levels, which is essential for your immune system, and a lot more. So, it makes sense to have large windows with curtains that draw all the way back so that the natural light can improve your guests’ mood. You also need to work on your artificial lighting. Good hospitality lighting has the power to affect your guests’ moods positively. If you position your lights correctly, you can encourage your guest to have positive thoughts and feelings. LED lighting is set at just the right hue that it is an imitation of natural light, meaning that you benefit from some of the advantages mentioned above. This is a drastic improvement from the old yellow-tinted lights. LED lighting also is adjustable with dimming options and even different colours. This means that you are giving your guests more options and aiding them in getting a more restful night’s sleep. This is part of the reason why LEDs are replacing incandescent lamps across the hospitality industry.
You can use good lighting to make your food, decor, furniture, paintings, the rooms themselves, and the entire hotel look far more attractive. Good lighting has the power to subtly play on your guest’s sensibilities. You can give more life and energy to your fixtures and, by doing so, activate your guest’s senses. Why not use downlighting to make your food look even better? By doing this, it will smell and taste better too. You can use clever lighting techniques to cast shadows and light rays and turn a bed into a piece of art. You can make things appear more luxurious and inviting.