When hospitality becomes an art it loses its soul – Max Beerbohm
Luxury Spa Bathroom Concept
When designing a spa bathroom for guests of a luxury holiday home, luxury villa, luxury chalet or boutique hotel, you will want to design a journey that fills your guests with delight, joy and wonder.
You want them to feel special, fall in love all over again and keep coming back.
Creating a desired experience means genuinely caring about the wellbeing of guests. After all the word “hospitality” is derived from two Greek words, the first means “love”, while the second means “strangers”.
Living in a connected society, you need to achieve the essence of true engagement with your guests.
When designing luxury spa bathrooms you need to connect with the experiences that guests of the connected generation have and share at an emotional level. To achieve this, you must individualise personal experiences.
As bespoke bathroom design consultants, Exto assists hospitality hosts to create landmarks of unique interior architecture and atmosphere. We believe that reinventing the whole spa experience for your guests means taking a holistic approach.
Before the design stage, and the provision of CAD and virtual images commence, it is important for us to explore and understand the property name, brand values and location of the property, to conceive a personalised experience for your target clientele.
We must feel and discover the qualities which are relevant to each individual property, qualities that are going to make people want to become your guests. Qualities that make your property “the” place to stay.
These qualities can then be built into the luxury spa bathroom design to help enliven guests experiences and enable them to identify with the property even before they arrive.
To understand the true value of an experience in the influence of the design luxury spa bathrooms we need to consider the following aspects:
We need to understand the ‘heart’ of the brand so that we can incorporate design elements that will help enhance your brand’s perceived value.
Whether a luxury chalet in the Alps, a villa in Montenegro or a boutique hotel in Moscow, understanding the local identity and cultural heritage is important in designing solutions which will help your guests identify with their local environment. Our highly skilled logistical team will ensure that all your products arrive on site on time and in pristine condition, anywhere around the world.
Does the property and/or bathroom areas have stunning views? A well-placed spa bath, shower, sauna or hammam can take advantage of the beautiful focal points and strengthen the wellbeing experience.
Incorporating biophilic design elements can help create an organic and natural feel.
Understanding the “movement” and “flow” of the bathroom space is important when designing solutions which will be functional and achieve the desired use.
Guests should feel a sense of proportion as soon as they enter luxury spa bathrooms, and understand instantly how the space has been designed to be used most effectively.
Guests want to escape and re-energise the body and spirit, enjoying the benefits of a blissful, restful and relaxing sanctuary – either alone or in company.
Consider incorporating spa baths, hammams, saunas and relaxation areas into the bathroom design to ensure guests have a memorable wellness experience.
Service makes or breaks reputations.
Understanding your guests desired experiences will help you provide a service which will be shared and which will influence the next persons search process.
This may be through networking behaviour, contributing to reviews and social sites or as a curated approach.
Images of perfectly designed guest spa bathroom will be posted and shared on social networks such as instagram and will relay your brand proposition to your target clientele.
Whatever the style of spa bathrooms, the materials used should be luxurious and appeal to the sensory experience of the client.
Introduce soft and tactile surfaces including marble, hand-sewn leather, precious wood and copper, high-tech glass for shower screens, leather headrests on your spa baths.
Attention to detail is key. Materials that are high in quality and performance with decorative appeal should be carefully sourced for maximum impact.
Individualising an experience is key to the design of luxury spa bathrooms.
This may be in the choice of materials used, the decorative finish of a product or surface, or the size and shape of the product.
You may even wish to personalise products with your properties brand.
All of these design choices will be influenced by the unique qualities of your property, its location and the ambiance you wish to create.
Attention To Detail
A key element to creating a desired luxury spa experience for your client is taking careful consideration of each and every detail.
- How is the space to be used by your guests?
- How will the space function for example is there ample storage?
- Are all the necessary accessories provided?
- Mirrors where required?
- Positioning of electrics?
- Does the lighting create the right atmosphere?
- Is there relaxation space & seating?
- Has artwork been selected that represents the location and mood?
- Is the selection of fixtures and fittings, brassware and hardware complementary to the design?
- How is the bathroom to be heated and are radiators and towel warmers required?
Attention to detail is what will give your property competitive advantage.
We are experts in project managing bathroom design projects and can advise you on each and every element for creating your next luxury spa bathroom.
By creating a landmark of unique interior architecture and atmosphere, the whole spa bathroom experience can be reinvented for the new generations.
We need to look at where the experience originates and how to do it in the future.
How will the technology incorporated in the design of a bathroom evolve and how will the technology effect the behaviour of your guests? What will be the impact of smart technology and IoT (the Internet of Things) for the future of bathroom design?
There is an evolution of bathroom innovations that will simply make everyday moments better – from monitoring water usage, heated shower enclosures to bathroom audio systems and WIFI programmable thermostats.
A mirage of possibilities need to be considered and which will affect the behaviour of your guests.
Wish to discuss your bathroom luxury project?
Exto is a boutique consultancy providing luxury bathroom solutions for residential & hospitality projects. We assist interior designers, architects & developers with their bathroom specifications for high-end residential projects, luxury holiday homes, villas, chalets, yachts and boutique hotels. We deliver projects on national and international appointments.
The team at Exto are here to answer any questions you may have with regards to our collection of products for luxury spa bathrooms. We provide project management services, a full design service to include CAD and virtual images. We source and supply the most prestigious bathroom brands from around the world, and provide a discreet and reliable design and international logistics service.
I realise that I have touched on a number of different aspects in this article. If you would like a more detailed focus on a particular discussion point for a future article then please let me know! Any comments or feedback please reach out to me [email protected]