Hospitality & Hotel Lighting Design


The first impression is half the battle. This truth applies to a variety of industries, including hospitality.

Appropriate light intensity, colour and arrangement of lamps contribute to the hotel’s success. Hotel

lighting affects the mood, ability to concentrate and the psyche of guests. Lighting can also be an

original decoration of the hotel, which can constitute a stylistic coherence of the interior and effectively

attract the attention of visitors.

Hotel Entrance Hall

The hotel’s entrance hall is the first place that welcomes guests and invites them further. Therefore, it

should be a warm and stylish hotel space. Lighting design experts recommend separation with hotel

lighting into an active zone and a resting area. Warm and dim light where guests are waiting, and bright

light at the reception desk. The main hotel lighting, whose task is to provide general light, can be created

by the installation of pendant lamps, wall lamps (sconces or downlights). It is worth highlighting the most

important elements to facilitate directing guests to the reception. The crystal chandelier might be a

delightful and eye-catching solution. It is also worth thinking about individual lamps above the reception

desk. The comfort of work of people in reception positions requires the installation of light bulbs emitting

a neutral colour of light.

Hotel Corridors

The hotel corridors are communication routes inside the hotel. Therefore, they should be well lit when

visitors are around. Lighting designers often treat corridors worse than other hotel interiors, which is a big

mistake as they are becoming more and more representative element of architecture. Proper lighting of

the corridors creates a pleasant and peaceful atmosphere in the interior and ensures easy orientation. It

introduces order in the corridors, emphasizes the location of elevators and stairs. Regardless of what

corridor lighting is used (ceiling lamps, downlights or wall lamps), it is important to adjust them to varying

brightness and not create monotonous lighting for the eyes. Otherwise, in long corridors, the light can

cause the tunnel effect.

Restaurant Lighting

When considering the lighting for a restaurant, you must be aware of the fact that the main factor will be

the mood of the interior. The style of the selected lighting in the restaurant depends primarily on its

individual character. The possibilities for creating a mood are virtually endless. Remember to pay special

attention to adjusting the lighting in the restaurant to the architectural environment. Additionally, it is

worth remembering about good lighting of the food so that it looks attractive and the entire table lighting

is conducive to pleasant conversation. The degree of selected brightness of the lighting determines the

level of intimacy for people eating meals in a restaurant. All important factors affecting the level of

customer satisfaction should be correlated with appropriate lighting taking into account the gastronomic

concept of the premises.

Energy Saving

Hotels usually consume enormous amounts of electricity. Therefore, it is worth introducing solutions

that will allow reducing energy consumption. Remember about LED lighting, motion detectors, and

twilight sensors, especially in outdoor lighting. There are also advanced lighting systems that control the

entire lighting in the hotel by selecting the appropriate intensity depending on the time of day and needs.

Proper hotel lighting should combine design, functionality, energy-saving, an unforgettable atmosphere

and warmth of the interior.