Hospitality Design Trends: Exploring the Role of Upholstery

Moodboard of different sofas and armchairs, in diferent shades of green, pink and red. In the center of the moodboard, there is also a model dressed with the same colors as the sofas and armchairs.

In the dynamic world of hospitality design, the role of upholstery has evolved to become a crucial element in creating spaces that are both practical and aesthetically pleasing. Guests seek more than just a place to stay, therefore the ambiance and comfort provided by upholstery choices play a key role in shaping their overall experience.

The choice of upholstery in hospitality settings should takes some things into consideration. Firstly, the upholstery goes beyond mere decoration. It integrates practicality with aesthetics, as it should not only look good but also offer durability and easy maintenance. Additionally, the type of fabric used in upholstery can impact the look and feel of a hospitality space. Favored for the comfort and breathability, natural fabric create an inviting atmosphere, ideal for settings where guests are encouraged to relax. On the other hand, leather upholstery is prized for its elegance and ease of cleaning.

The versatility in upholstery, being able to choose textures and colors, plays a significant role, allowing designers to tailor spaces to specific themes. Furthermore, by choosing the right upholstery, hospitality design can create environments that are not only visually appealing but also inviting and comfortable.

Hospitality with the most exquisite design

Every hotel has a different concept and notion of design excellence. Therefore, we hand-picked some hotels with the best, most special Hospitality Design.

KOKET is renowned for their exquisite craftsmanship and bold designs. As such, we selected some KOKET pieces that would further elevate the ambiance of each hotel. These pieces will seamlessly integrate with the hotel’s décor, adding an extra touch of luxury and flair.

Four Seasons Bahrain

Located in Bahrain, the Four Seasons hotel epitomizes modern luxury with its elegant design. Characterized by simple lines and subtle pops of color, along with a variety of different patterns, this brings its spaces to life. This sophisticated aesthetic creates a welcoming and dynamic atmosphere for guests, ensuring a memorable stay.

Geisha Chair

Elegant dark-green velvety upholstery chair, with contemporary but simple lines, and a golden metal structure.

With contemporary but simple lines but an elegant velvety upholstery, this chair adds a touch of sophistication and comfort.

Dark-green chair with a modern curvy design. Its golden metal legs have a scultural form.

Besame Metal Legs

With a curvy design and its scultural legs, this piece would bring a unique blend of modern design and artistic flair, adding a touch of elegance to any piece of furniture they support.

Jumeirah Burj Al Arab

A representation of luxury, Jumeirah Burj Al Arab is recognized by its colorful and opulent interior design that captivate the senses from the moment you step inside. Located in Dubai, this hotel seamlessly combines vibrant hues with lavish furnishings, creating an atmosphere of splendour and sophistication.

Dark-blue upholstery Kelly Metal Base Sofa has a flowing design and a luxurios golden metal base.

Kelly Metal Base Sofa

Designed to be a statement of elegance and comfort, this sofa embodies the vibrant hues and lavish craftsmanship that define the hotel’s aesthetic.

With a dark-blue velvety upholstery, the Mandy Armchair has the distinctive feature of having a twisted high-gloss metal structure in golden hues.

Mandy Armchair

This chair stands out with its unique twisted high-gloss metal base, combining modern artistry with luxurious comfort.

New York Plaza Hotel

New York Plaza Hotel is a timeless retreat that exudes elegance and sophistication through its classic decor and design elements. The hotel’s color palette is dominated by neutral tones, creating a serene and welcoming atmosphere. Furthermore, to add a touch of luxury, the New York Plaza incorporates subtle golden accents, delicately integrated into the decor.

Simple yet sophisticated, the creamy toned Mimi Sofa has clean lines. Its golden metal structure gives this furniture piece a luxurious touch.

Mimi Sofa

The epitome of simplicity and sophistication, designed to bring a touch of understated luxury, this chair is a versatile piece that seamlessly fits into various spaces.

Magnificent Sofa has classic lines, with creamy upholstery and a golden hand-carved serpent resembling structure.

Mistress Confidante

Aligning with the classic atmosphere, the golden touches and design of the hand-carved serpent frame give a hint of magnificence, while the plain upholstery maintains an ageless ambiance.

Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

This Hotel in Los Angeles focuses on minimalist, clean lines, with a sober color palette, with different hues of grey and cream. Hence, the hotel’s interiors are a harmonious blend of contemporary and classic elements. Each room is thoughtfully designed with clean, minimalist lines that exude a sense of calm and sophistication.

Elegant Naomi Chair with simple lines features a clean cream upholstery and black structure, with golden metal tipped feet.

Naomi Chair

With a clean black and white look, with tiny golden details, this chair’s understated yet sophisticated appearance adds a sense of refinement.

Arendal Chair has a creamy upholstery and a black frame with golden tipped feet, resulting in a simple yet stilish design.

Arendal Chair

Simple yet stylish. Those are the best words to describe the Arendal Chair, with neutral colors, but golden tipped feet, this chair is the ultimate option for a sophisticated hospitality design.

Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Minimalistic elegance meets the tranquil beauty of the sea, Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo offers a serene haven characterized by clean lines, light neutral colors, and a simple decor that harmonizes with its breathtaking natural surroundings. While the guest rooms embrace simplicity, the lobby presents a luxurious contrast with its classic décor, creating a welcoming and sophisticated atmosphere.

Aberdeen Chair has a clean design, featuring cream tones and golden metal feet, being an elegant design element.

Aberdeen Chair

In cream tones, this armchair would go perfectly with the decors of Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, being a comfortable place to sit and watch the ocean view.

Display of Chandra Dining Chair, demonstrating its distinctive feature of only having 3 legs, its frame contrasting with the elegant creamupholstery.

Chandra Chair

With its bold design, the Chandra Chair would be a classy and sophisticated option, with cream upholstery and golden frame, it would fit perfectly the classic ambiance without being extravagant.

The Ritz Paris

The Ritz Paris embodies understated luxury and an ambiance that exudes tranquility. Despite its use of neutral hues, with subtle pops of color, while using clean lines and classic decor. The hotel features a cozy and intimate dim-lit bar, with soft, ambient lighting.

Side view of the Nahéma Bar Stool, showcasing the black structure, dark blue upholstery and the luxurious golden hand-shaped detail on the backrest.

Nahéma Bar Stool

Perfect for a calm evening in a bar, the Nahéma Bar Stool combines sleek aesthetics with exceptional functionality, enhancing the overall ambiance with its elegant design.

Anastasia Dining Chair: in black and white hues, this chair balances a minimal aesthetic with its flowing lines combining in a timeless elegance.

Anastasia Dining Chair

Balancing a minimal aesthetic with its graceful, flowing lines, this chair effortlessly enhances any space with a touch of timeless elegance.

Here are some of the KOKET products we believe would perfectly complement the designs of the hotels mentioned above. Moreover, all of our products are customizable, allowing to select the upholstery fabric in a variety of colors. This flexibility ensures they can seamlessly adapt to different hospitality design styles.

Ultimately, the role of upholstery in hospitality design is multifaceted. It balances practicality with aesthetic appeal to create memorable and comfortable environments. Therefore, it is a key component in crafting an environment that resonates with guests.