From the 23rd to the 25th of November, Rovinj – a lovely Croatian tourist destination, will once again become a location of a creative fusion of design and tourism. In this article, powered by Design District Rovinj, discover new trends in design and travel and how to create a trendy hospitality design, find out how architects and designers can contribute to the creation of a successful hotel or restaurant, go green, and get to know how sustainability designs a top travel destination. Welcome!
- Design District Rovinj Emphasizes Design & Travel Trends and Sustainability
- Design Meets Hospitality – the Perfect Match
- Designers and Architects – Key Contributors to the Tourism and Hospitality Industries
- How to Create a Restaurant, a Bar, or a Cafe?
- How to Design a Hotel or a Holiday Apartment?
- Focus on Green Products and Services
Design District Rovinj Emphasizes Design & Travel Trends and Sustainability
Design District Rovinj, an international trade fair for furniture and interior and exterior design, in this year’s edition, presents more than 95 renowned brands thus mixing and matching the tourism sector and the world of architecture and design.
This specialized trade fair is the most important event in the world of the interior design of hospitality spaces in the region. Design District Rovinj emphasizes design & travel trends and sustainability and provides answers to questions about designing contemporary hotels, holiday apartments, villas, restaurants, bars, and cafes.
For instance, what are holiday travelers and business travelers looking for in a travel destination? How to create hospitality spaces that attract guests and reflect environmental awareness and innovation?
The tourism sector is increasingly aware that guests want to stay in hotels, hostels, holiday apartments, and villas that have a story, and these stories are increasingly being told through the lens of sustainability. Design District Rovinj responds to this trend through its exhibition units that fit perfectly into the narrative of the ‘green’ philosophy. Products and services that promote energy independence, economic profitability, and environmental protection will be presented at the trade fair, all with the aim of meeting the needs of conscientious travelers who are looking for more than the standard offer.
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Design Meets Hospitality – the Perfect Match
This connection between the design and hospitality industries is essential as guests value authenticity, a personalized approach, and eco-chic destinations and spaces more and more. Interior design that tells a story incorporating local arts and crafts enriches the guest’s experience and promotes the local economy and culture. This includes the use of locally sourced materials, products made of recycled materials, upcycled furniture and lighting fixtures, and eco-certified elements that reduce the carbon footprint and support local communities.
Sustainability has become one of the key factors in choosing a travel destination or accommodation because tourists increasingly choose those that demonstrate environmental responsibility and social conscientiousness. Interior and exterior design with a focus on sustainability attracts tourists and contributes to the long-term sustainability of the business and the entire travel destination. These are the top topics of this year’s Conference – “Sustainable Aesthetics and Functionality: Architecture and Interior Design in the Light of the Green Deal”.
Outdoor spaces, such as gardens and terraces, are transformed into extensions of the interior, places where guests can enjoy local plants and amazing views, often integrating elements such as vertical gardens or pools with natural filtration. These are all themes, products, and services communicated in three days of the most important regional event for the design of hospitality spaces, the Design District trade fair in Rovinj, Croatia.
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Designers and Architects – Key Contributors to the Tourism and Hospitality Industries
In response to the previously mentioned trends, interior designers and architects have become the key contributors to the tourism and hospitality industries. Their ability to create indoor and outdoor spaces that are simultaneously functional, aesthetically pleasing, and sustainable is all-important. Their work increases the value of the hospitality facilities and plays a key role in creating a unique experience the guests will take home with them – in the form of memories and photos posted on social media. In other words, the creative ideas of designers and architects paint picture-perfect spaces that are often trending on social media and, as such, are a valuable addition to the marketing communications of a hospitality business.
The innovative and adaptable interior and exterior design that follows trends, such as modular furniture, smart technologies, and multifunctional spaces, reflect the dynamic needs of modern travelers. The integration of technology into the design, such as smart rooms that allow guests to customize their space, further improves the user experience. Exhibitors at the Design District show through the entire range of products – furniture for seating, kitchens, bedrooms and hotel rooms, bed systems, windows, doors, floor and wall coverings, tiles, and many other parts of the interior – that trend-following design marries aesthetics and functionality.
How to Create a Restaurant, a Bar, or a Cafe?
Lighting, interior design, and decor create the atmosphere of a restaurant, a bar, or a cafe – welcoming your customers and inviting them to stay a while. In other words, the visual element of the hospitality spaces sets the beautiful scene, and food and beverages complete that scene by adding delightful aromas as well as by amusing the tastebuds of your customers. Mix with the right music, and your restaurant, bar, or cafe is ready to attract customers.
There are several design elements to combine – such as lighting, colors, materials, shapes, and textures. All of the previously mentioned elements and their combinations play roles in creating attractive and functional hospitality interior space.
Light and Colors in Design
Let’s talk about light and colors because they are the ones we notice first upon entering the well-lit interior (lighting and colors go hand in hand). For example, a designer’s tip for creating a lounge-style restaurant, bar, or cafe is to choose soothing colors and color combinations that’ll paint a cozy space in which your guests will be motivated to stay longer – lounging on comfortable sofas and armchairs while listening to soft music. When it comes to lighting, lounge-style hospitality spaces often include dim lighting in their lighting scene to create a relaxing space and set a romantic ambiance.
Which decorative style to choose – depends on what profile of guests you wish to attract, the location of the hospitality space, etc. Whichever style you select – make it eco-chic. Embrace sustainability and design a planet-friendly interior. The keywords that lead to green business are organic, sustainable, vegan, recycled, recyclable…
Design tells stories about a restaurant, a bar, or a cafe as much as the food and beverages served. Every detail counts, and every space is a design story. At Design District Rovinj, meet lighting and furnishing brands, interior designers, and architects who’ll gladly assist you in creating your successful hospitality story.
How to Design a Hotel or a Holiday Apartment?
It is known that the architecture and indoor/outdoor design of a hotel creates a lovely and functional hospitality space. Also, they play an essential role in its marketing. Attractive hotels and holiday apartments are treasure chests full of ideas for storytelling – for selfies and videos for social media, blog posts, design & travel news.
So, where to start when creating the design of a hotel or any other hospitality establishment? Well, among the first steps, consider the wishes and needs of the target groups – regarding everything from the color palette and materials to equipment and hotel facilities.
All the design choices should be made by anticipating the wishes and needs of the prospective guests. For instance, the Mediterranean style is a great choice for designing a relaxing space embraced by sea vibes.
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Focus on Green Products and Services
The exhibition units at the trade fair in the old tobacco factory, present a multitude of topics: from eco markets of natural delicacies, through floor and wall coverings, doors and windows, furniture for hotels and other hospitality interiors, equipment, art paintings and sculptures, and all the way to digital business solutions.
In addition to being an opportunity for hotels, restaurants, holiday apartments, camps, and villas to furnish their facilities conveniently and on time, this renowned trade fair is also a platform for arranging cooperation with reliable suppliers. What makes the Design District Rovinj unique is its focus on products and services of high quality and design, emphasizing the importance of green construction and ecology within the travel and hospitality offer.
In addition to bringing the newest in the world of design, the trade fair also provides an educational platform through a series of workshops and lectures that cover topics such as the circular economy in architecture, climate-neutral urbanization, and the role of designers in sustainable furnishing, with a special emphasis on the implementation of the principles of the European Green Deal in everyday practices.
Welcome to Design District Rovinj!