Australia’s Hotels, Restauranteurs Meet 2016 With Panache
Architects and designers for the hospitality industry are aware of wide varieties of atmospheres available to deliver strikingly new dining and resort concepts. Exactly what is the ambiance the owners desire? What materials in construction and accessories will help achieve the desired style? At the same time as designing the ultimate in atmosphere and aesthetic mood, the designers must ensure Australia’s basic regulations are met, without any compromise in by the elegant, intimate architecture and design elements.
This restaurant design article is written for those in the hospitality industry who appreciate and desire a new, innovative and elegant environment for their hotel, restaurant or café. From the owners-investors, architects, and interior designers to the chef and staff, new ventures today will forego budgetary concerns to create their goal.
As the economy begins a determined upswing, more Australians are acting on their affinity to have evenings out to dine, not just to eat. They relish entertaining professional peers and celebrating personal events and occasions. When vacationing, most Australians no longer need to stay in a budget hotel but can opt for a resort with luxury amenities. The 2016 Australian calls for an atmosphere conducive to celebratory and intimate dining and vacationing experiences.
Budget Concerns Not Tenable
DS17’s director Paul Papadopoulos calls this search for upscale hospitality “the perfect puzzle of interior design”. In an interview with Architecture Design earlier this year, he said his designs are driven by brief and budget. However, restaurants today are increasingly amenable to spending more if it will influence the right clientele to come, enjoy, and return again and again. To fulfill all this, the architect must have a keen understanding of who the clients are, where they are from, and what they want in their dining experience.
No doubt, most owners will be armed with an arsenal of restaurant design ideas, some more extravagant than others, to assist them in designing the perfect hotel, bed & breakfast or restaurant. Building the hospitality getaway right is another question altogether, but one that many Australian designers and architects find an exciting challenge.
Example of Architectural and Restaurant Design Achievement
Composition, colour, and lighting are very important for the restaurant design of Penfolds’ flagship Magill Estate restaurant in South Australia. The restaurant’s architects were invited to reinvent the restaurant with a modernist glass pavilion, utilising our own Australian materials and products to combine Penfolds’ history and reputation of “oenological notion of terroir.”
The design won a Hospitality Design prize at Australian Interior Design Awards largely due to the project’s features of:
- Tailored shapes and forms
- Unique curtains
- Custom furniture
- Exquisite glass lighting
- Spatial planning redefines traditional seating
- Roles of service and staff are clearly understood
The estate restaurant design embraces the guest with an elegance and comfort. It is an immense environment which wholly involves the guests via seduction by a luscious interior that complements their experience.
Operable Walls Open Vistas
Operable walls have become a trending design tool, especially for hospitality venues such as resorts, restaurants and bar cafes. Exterior operable wall systems can glide open in fair weather to reveal to your impressed guests the panoramic view of the ocean, mountain or city lights, as well as any formal garden trade marking the facility. The same operable walls’ guidance system can close aesthetically and securely if Aussie weather dictates a more intimate setting.
Automation Adds Smart Hotel Service with Remote Staff Interaction
Today’s hotels are also outfitted from the ground up with powerful automation functionality using sophisticated back-end management software. This provides reservation ease, extensive guest room status updates, whether new batteries for a remote control or a mini-bar restock. Smart hotels can deliver an elegant, unparalleled experience, greeting guests with automated lighting, remote-controlled shades, entertainment and climate control as soon as they enter their rooms. From doors to draperies, built-in electronics offer a complete automation solution for the hospitality industry. By uniting operations that were once separate and staff time-consuming, electronic automation provides a personalized, five-star stay for your guests without wasting personnel.
Summary of Trending Hotel, Restaurant Upscaling
Within interior designer touches, providing unexpected but delightful extras will carry word about your establishment by clientele, which is the best advertising you can never buy. Hidden nooks or private rooms bring mystery and closeness to the guests, and the discovery of original sculpture and artwork décor increases your entire package results.
One is warned to not repeat the mistake of an upscale restaurant which displayed a large rare truffle valued at $6,000 in a glass case for guests to view. Unfortunately, one guest thought it was for degustation, and ate it.