Despite having a couple of difficult years, the hospitality industry is a huge part of the global economy. Hotels, bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and many other venues that provide a place for people to eat, sleep, socialize, work, and relax look to hospitality design to craft spaces that will delight their guests.
A good design accomplishes three things: it makes a great first impression, it provides a place that is comfortable and functional for guests, and it creates a luxurious environment to which guests will want to return. We’ll look at each of these below and explore ways that sliding doors can help you achieve the results you are hoping for.
We’ve all heard the expression: “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” In the hospitality industry, if guests’ initial experiences aren’t good, they won’t be coming back.
Those who work in hospitality design know that it is important to consider the overall impression that a space makes, but also to pay attention to the details. Ideally, a guest will be wowed upon entering and then continue to be impressed as he or she has time to notice and experience the individual elements of the design.
Doors are an important aspect to consider. After all, an entryway is one of the first things your guests will encounter and doors often mark transitions and help to set the tone for the spaces being entered. Sliding door systems are an effective way to help create a modern and sophisticated ambience and to elevate a space beyond the ordinary. Through their use of large glass panels, they can also provide a way to open up spaces for expansive views that will impress visitors.
Practical and Comfortable
First impressions are important. But equally so is what it is like to actually use a space. If a room looks beautiful but the seating is uncomfortable, the overall guest experience will not be a positive one.
Klein’s sliding door systems can help you create a space that is functional for your guests. One of the things they are ideal for is satisfying both the desire for light and open spaces and the practical need for privacy and quiet. Large, frameless glass panels and doors can enclose areas when necessary without hindering light or obstructing views. Need more privacy? Our wooden panels can create partitions that completely close off a space.
Moreover, Klein’s sliding doors are designed to be a delight to use. We have created high-quality track systems that provide for smooth and effortless motion while keeping the floor clear of any obstructions that could pose a hazard. Our soft closing systems gently guide the door into its fully opened or closed position to prevent slamming.
A Feeling of Luxury
Beyond first impressions and a functional space, one of the pleasures of staying in a fine hotel or even hanging out in a coffee shop is being surrounded by an atmosphere that is luxurious. Luxury doesn’t have to mean fancy; there is a simple luxury, too, that consists in high-quality design and attention to detail. One of the reasons guests will return is because of the beauty and luxury of a space in which it is a delight to spend time.
Sliding glass door systems are one way to create an unmistakable sense of luxury. Large glass partitions are impressive visually and the fluid motion of Klein doors speak of refined quality. They combine functionality with an air of high-end sophistication.
Klein has several different types of sliding door that together open up many possibilities for hospitality design. They allow a designer to carefully weigh the requirements of a project and choose a system that is a perfect match.
Sometimes, rooms need to be divided by solid partitions for maximal separation. Klein’s LITE+ sliding wooden panels are ideal for this application. At other times, maximal openness is needed with the option to close off a space with a glass partition. Klein’s EXTENDO telescopic glass doors can create a closable opening up to 16’8” wide. Maybe you need warm, natural finishes to complement your design? Klein’s NATURE wooden-frame system would be the perfect choice.
Your Partner in Hospitality Design
We’ve explored three important aspects of the design of successful hospitality venues. They should create a great first impression, be functional and practical for guests, and be luxurious spaces in which people love to spend time. Sliding glass doors can be incorporated into your next design to help you accomplish all three things.
At Klein, we have partnered with many clients to provide the highest quality door systems that are functional, beautiful, and easy to install. We’d love to have a conversation about your project and help you select the best solution. Get in touch to take the next step towards your successful design.
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