The Flexible Hotel Concept aims to make hotels more accessible through an architectural and product design collaboration.
We focused on 3 issues:
Accessibility issue 1. It’s difficult to find and book accessible hotel rooms
Our design solution: FLEXIBLE ALLOCATION
Bijou rooms (50% of provision) and Premium rooms (50% of provision) can be combined using the 'SoundSpace' partition designed by 7TH Design & Invention to create up to 100% Deluxe rooms.
THE BUSINESS CASE: No unused rooms
Accessibility issue 2. Hotel bedrooms are not tailored for particular needs
Our design solution: ROOM CUSTOMISATION
A range of layouts and fittings are available through measures such as fold-down / movable beds, multi-directional projectors, detachable grab rails and a range of room sizes.
THE BUSINESS CASE: Broad market appeal
Accessibility issue 3. Accessible hotel rooms feel like a downgrade
Our design solution: THE INTERIOR STYLE-GUIDE
Hotel guidance ensures all rooms are designed to be inclusive as well as stylish. Style-guides incorporate latest colour trends and brand identity features alongside considerations such as light reflective values and acoustic absorption parameters.
THE BUSINESS CASE: No undesirable rooms