HMI Next Issue Autumn 2018 – Design

The latest stats on European hotel performance from our associate partners

Design: The demand for wellness-designed hotels, which aim to make their occupants healthier and happier, is growing according to hospitality-focused architecture firm WATG. Wellness design encompasses everything from lighting to air quality, materials, colours, textures and the inclusion of biophilia. We sit down with the firm’s director of spa and wellness design Jean Dusek Klueter; as well as Harvard University’s Dr Joseph Allen, an expert on the impact of buildings on human health; and Hilton’s global brand director for wellness Melissa Walker, to find out why wellness should be considered in every hotel design.

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