In the world of hospitality and hotel design, new things are always coming forth and pushing the boundaries of what is considered normal. As more and more modern design ideas emerge, it can be hard to sort through some of them. From minimalism, modernism, and hygge, there are a lot of directions hotel owners can take their design. It’s crucial to find the best one for your brand. One of the newest trends in hotel design is hygge.
What is Hygge?
Hygge is a bit hard to describe. That’s because no word in English serves as a direct translation. Instead, we have to rely on a description that only hints at what truly means. A word of Scandinavian descent, hygge can mean a variety of things to different people in the culture.
Hygge is, in fact, something we don’t do enough today. The New Oxford Dictionary defines it as “a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture).” It is also often described as the act of being present, conscious, and aware of your surroundings in a grateful way.
So, what is hygge in the world of design? According to Boutique Hotelier, “Hygge is a feeling or a mood of wellbeing that is created through simplistic living, appreciating the small joys in life and cozy [sic] contentment.” In other words, it’s all about comfort on a whole new level — hygge places emphasis on being homey and cozy without being outdated or dingy. Its design is fresh, clean, and snug.
It’s no surprise why this style is gaining traction among hotels in the US and globally. Like many modern design approaches, minimalism is distinctive within hygge style. The design, itself, could be modern or traditional – as long as it is clean, cozy, and all around enjoyable.
Hygge hotels we love
There are a few hotels around the world demonstrating this design — and we’re sure you’re bound to see even more embracing the hygge trend. Here are a few of our favorites:
AC Hotel Bella. Clean, modern, pure, and earthy — this hotel is full of gorgeous design.
Scandic Hotel. Modern and hygge, but also full of fun, family-friendly design throughout. Great for kids!
Mountain Lodge at Telluride. Very different from Scandinavian designs, this hotel goes all-in on the cozy aspect of hygge, showcasing with exposed wooden interior and comfortable couches.
Advantages for hoteliers
There are clear advantages to implementing hygge design in your hotel. First of all, it’s always good to be in style.
They say that trends come and go, but some are timeless and classic. Hygge is just that. Because of its simplicity and functionality, hygge design is a natural selection for hoteliers. The simple design is modern and clean — and you won’t have to redesign in a few years like you could with less lasting styles.
Maximizing expenses is an added benefit to hygge design. Requiring only a few accouterments in rooms, bathrooms, and common areas, this design is a great way to save on the cost of filling your hotel with furniture.
Non-traditional furniture. Elegant designs. Top quality.
The Beachwood Custom team has been part of the hospitality industry since 1992, and are confident we can bring your hotel design to the next level. Hygge, minimalism, or anything else, we’d love to give your hotel a remodel or an original design from scratch. Our services range from design, purchasing, and manufacturing to installation.
Ready to start your custom design? Contact the Beachwood team today.