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5 must have design features for a people-centric hospitality concept

Are you in hospitality? Have you ever wondered how design influences your guests’ wellbeing and health?

Nature inclusive and human centered design approaches look into how we can design with nature and how in turn this creates positive guest experiences. Architecture goes beyond just function and aesthetics and should be thought and developed as a vehicle for human progress. With the correct understanding of these principles, project teams have the power to create spaces that support your guests’ activities, livelihoods and overall emotional and physical wellbeing.

The past decades have been witness to an uptake in wellbeing and health services across the hospitality industry. The global wellness-hospitality market opportunities are present worldwide and being developed across hospitality types including hotels, resorts, destination spas, residential and mixe-used developments. (source:

Meditation, yoga, healthy food programs and spas are taking over hotel services to appeal to an ever growing community of health conscious guests. Covid has, if anything, accelerated this movement and brought back into the conversation the role of our immediate environments in fostering safe and healthy spaces.


We’ve often been approached by hoteliers who have a concern of designing positive spaces and experiences and we thought we would share some of the fundamental design features we rely upon to do so. Our newly released white paper “ Wellbeing is designed before being experienced: metrics for positive hospitality design “ looks into health and wellbeing design principles and will help you develop holistic green and healthy hospitality concepts. More precisely, we look into 5 fundamental design principles which are at the center of human wellbeing and health:

  1. Temperature and humidity

  2. Natural light and access to outdoor views

  3. Indoor Air Quality

  4. Connection to Nature

  5. Acoustic quality

Our approach to building design is human centered and outlined to ensure our buildings and spaces not just support our activities and needs but enhance our capacities to meet our objectives and thrive as human beings. We understand the direct effect of our indoor environments on our physical and mental state and we believe positive results are achieved when the idea of wellbeing is considered holistically and transcribed into our indoor environments as well where wellbeing and health principles are embedded in the walls of the host facilities themselves.

This white paper discusses and identifies how hoteliers can design for improved well-being and health in hotels and therefore curate positive guest experience by carefully engineered building design. Health and well-being is, in our sense, one the fundamental pillars to sustainability and an important factor in major environmental certifications such as LEED and WELL. A hospitality venue designed and operated to foster comfortable and healthy spaces is in essence what buildings should be about: people.

To get your copy of our white paper, just follow the link here > Wellbeing is designed before being experienced: metrics for positive hospitality design


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