Luxury hotel design not only aims to meet the aesthetic needs of tourists or business professionals, but also captures the imagination of clients, providing them with a positive experience.The influence of fashion brands on lifestyle living and the link between the disciplines of fashion, art and design, also demonstrated in case studies on key players such as Armani, Missoni, Bulgari, Moschino, Starck and Ito show the design interpretation that provides the charm and relaxation of holiday travel or the efficiency and comfortable appeal for successful business trips. Particular attention is given to high-end experimental design, with innovative solutions and maximum impact more frequently used in contemporary luxury living today. Participants learn the skills to formulate designs in response to the requirements of luxury living.


Weekend 1

Participants begin with an analysis of the professional, architectural and technical skills necessary for the interior designer to respond to the aesthetic and functional criteria that a demanding traveller expects. They take a look at the history of the Hotelier industry and contemporary consumer habits of the client, as well as the most iconic international boutique hotels for image, architecture, aesthetic and functional solutions, designed by renowned architects and designers.

Weekend 2

Participants examine the latest trends in the assessment of a contemporary hotel layout; from the lobby and recreation lounge areas, to the spa etc. They are introduced to project layout plans and the elaboration of concept ideas and inspiration. Moving onto textiles and materials: participants discover the realm of furniture textiles and materials used in the design of interior space for luxury hotels.

Weekend 3

At this point in the course participants assess the meaning of luxury for an international market, looking at home collection products and the philosophy of the Fashion Brand. They investigate ‘wellness’ in the hotel suite and the sensorial approach to design and décor, learning how to interpret the concept of space for the hotel project.

Weekend 4

Participants are introduced to the study of lighting technology and innovative solutions that may be applied.  The work created during the course culminates with the preparation of a brief portfolio of design layouts, basic technical drawings, materials and furniture proposals, lighting and decorative elements, and examples of 3D rendering demonstrating each area of the Hotel Suite from a technical and emotional motivation.

At the end of the course participants wil be able to apply the most contemporary thinking and trend influences in colour, ambient lighting, space and materials in fresh ways to a vibrant field of niche of a dream home from home experience for avid travellers.


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