Designing for hospitality focuses on creating an environment where a guest can relax, rejuvenate and continue to be productive while navigating the stress of being away from home, in a different time zone while meeting the demands of being their very best. Key scientific concepts have proven that lighting plays a very holistic role in enhancing a guest’s physical and emotional well-being. Today’s hotel acknowledges wellness as a continuum to positively impacting the guest experience.
- Understand the significance of lighting design as it impacts wellness in designing for hospitality.
- Identify key guest environments impacting physical and emotional well-being of guests.
- Learn concepts outlining the importance of personalization of space.
- Comprehend the significance of design decisions, and how they impact other physical features and elements in the space.
Kavitha Iyer is a Senior Design Manager for Lifestyle Brands at Marriott Global Design. A licensed architect with over 18 years of experience in designing for hospitality and travel, she believes in using her comprehensive understanding of spaces, volume and sensory empathy to paint a compelling and memorable guest experience. An award-winning designer, she has worked on several high-profile projects and design strategies for multiple brands over the years. Coming from a background of art, she has been able to impact project executions by being able to weave in the significance of interacting with the immediate and extended consumer environment.