The first thing you will notice when you enter a hotel is its reception and that pretty much sets the tone on how you will look at the rest of the property. A drab or plain lobby may leave you doubting your choice, while a stylish interior with creative space will definitely put you in the right mood. Here are some creative lobby design ideas that are definitely worth checking out.

Multi-Purpose Space

In today’s world where business & leisure combine, lobbies have to accommodate both or at least provide an appropriate setting. Maximizing space and creativity, lobbies can have areas for socializing, informal meetings, unwinding and even multimedia stations.

Artistic Aspirations

It always helps when a lobby has something chic or artistic to make it stand out. The Phillipe Starck designed Yoo Panama has some really fashionable interiors including its lobby that definitely tells you this is one arty establishment.

Elegant Simplicity

You don’t have to go over the top to get attention. This lobby at Mandarin Oriental Barcelona shows how comfy hotel lobby furniture and simple white interiors with splashes of cooling green can really light up a space and turn it into an urban oasis.

Swanky Sophistication

Decadent design and grandiose glamour offer that real bit of “oomph” for a lobby like this one at Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris Palace keeping with the property’s posh image.

H2O to Soothe the Senses

Of course you can also creatively use water features to bring that Zen feeling to a lobby. Be it indoors or partly outdoors, such lobbies create a space for rest, relaxation and rumination! You do need to complement such designs with comfy furniture that match your theme though and online stores such as Hotelrefurb offer some great options to checkout.

Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+