boutique hotel design

The course

Luxury hotel design aims not only to meet the practical needs of the tourist or businessman but to capture the imagination of clients, allowing them to experience the charm and relaxation of holiday travel or business trips.
Particular attention is given to high-end experimental design, with innovative solutions with maximum impact that are more frequently used in contemporary luxury living today. The course will consider the influence of fashion brands on lifestyle living and the link that the Istituto Marangoni has always made between the disciplines of fashion and design. This will be illustrated by case studies such as Armani, Missoni, Bulgari, Moschino, Starck and Ito. This course will teach participants the skills to formulate an aesthetic through design in response to the requirements of luxury living. This course is for those who would like to work in or who are already working in this sector and wish to specialize and refine their skills.

Course themes

week 1
Background and techniques. Textiles and materials: overview of furniture textiles and materials to be used in the design of interior space for luxury hotels. Analysis of the most international iconic boutique hotels for image, architectural, aesthetic and functional solutions, designed by renowned architects and designers. General analysis of the most important trends in the assessment of the contemporary layout of a hotel, from the lobby to the spa. Lighting solutions, project management and contractual agreements.

week 2
Design and décor. Development of layout in the boutique hotel through appropriate design considerations. Project representation through the use of specialist software. 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.
Preparation of a portfolio, which includes design layouts, technical drawings, materials and furniture proposals, lighting and decorative elements through to 3d rendering.
Prerequisites • qualification or work experience in interior design, product design, architecture, engineering.
Basic software skills: AutoCAD (3d Studio Max, Mental Ray and V-RAY preferably).