CONFERENCE SEMINAR
Designing for Wellness: How Design Can Impact and Enhance the Guest Experience
WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 17
2:00 - 3:00 pm | Seminar S9
EDUCATION TRACK
Health and Lighting
TARGET AUDIENCE
Architects | Engineers | Lighting Designers | Interior Designers | Landscape Architects | Other End Users
AUDIENCE LEVEL
Beginner | Intermediate | Advanced
QUALIFIES FOR
1.0 AIA LU; 1 BOMI CPD; 1 IDCEC
Kavitha Iyer, AIA, LEED AP
Sr Design Manager, Lifestyle Full Service, globaldesign strategies – Marriott International
ABOUT THE SESSION

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.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • 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.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Iyer Kavitha - speaker
Kavitha Iyer, AIA, LEED AP
Sr Design Manager, Lifestyle Full Service, globaldesign strategies
Marriott International

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.

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