I’d like to know if you care about the way your home-away-from-home space looks and feels when you’re on vacation. Do you cringe at the thought of laminated hotel furniture? Will thread count make or break your memories of vacation? Is a marble bathroom crucial to your relaxation? Take my poll and tell us your hotel happy or horror stories in the comments section.
DOES IT MATTER IF YOUR HOTEL ROOM IS A DESIGNER’S DREAM?
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4 responses to “DOES IT MATTER IF YOUR HOTEL ROOM IS A DESIGNER’S DREAM?”
To be honest – when the economy was good – $$ was more of the concern. But now that the economy is bad and every business has some sort of discount deal to drive business – I do choose looks more.
That’s interesting. Thanks for dropping by!
FENG SHUI OF HOTEL ROOMS
The most important thing is that it “feels” good. If you don’t have a good feeling while you’re traveling for business or pleasure, the room will be counterproductive to a good night’s rest and the success of your business trip or your vacation.
I’ve checked into many a hotel room to find things that did not work or were in disrepair. The first night of my recent vacation, the room itself was beautiful but the toilet overflowed. The venue fixed it right away otherwise I would have moved to another room immediately. So, before you settle in, check that there is good water pressure, the coffee machine and alarm and TV are working, the bed is comfortable and the size you wanted, you have enough blankets, etc.
If you’re going to be there more than one night, get it right!
The decor of the room is a personal choice often based on budgetary concerns and end purpose. If I’m traveling with my dogs, for example, I am limited to dog friendly hotels. If I’m on a road trip trying to get from one place to another, I just want comfort and convenience more than anything else.
But if you are on a once-a-year vacation or special event such as a honeymoon or family reunion, I want the details to match my expectations for the event. The setting has impact on mood (and that goes back to feelings again). It’s easier to have a lovely time in a lovely environment than in a crappy one!
Also, if the room is too small to contain the scale of the furniture, that blocks the flow. That’s obviously bad feng shui and will annoy you and distract you from having a good time.
I think everyone enjoys a beautiful hotel room, but at what cost? If your trip costs an arm and a leg, then a beautiful hotel room becomes extremely important so that you get your money’s worth.
If your trip is budget, then appearance is not nearly as important as CLEANLINESS and FUNCTIONALITY (does the hot water work, are the sheets clean, is the bathroom clean). Room appearance here is relatively unimiportant compared to these things.
Margot, the Wood Sheep