Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Tag Archives: hotel design

Winning design tips from Australia’s favourite Wombat

Clint Price, known to Australia as ‘Wombat’, isn’t your average design guru. He lives off the grid in a repurposed shipping container, heats a kettle over a fire for a hot shower, and enjoys the simpler things in life. Accomnews spoke with him exclusively this week...

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How to satiate a guest’s subconscious

Colour psychology dates back to the late 1800s, when Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung started to consider the impact that colour could have on one’s mood and recovery from stress. He’s famously quoted as saying: “Colours are the mother tongue of the subconscious”; a theory that several researchers and psychologists have expanded on throughout the past century.

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Are your bathrooms on point?

Do people even appreciate a good-looking bathroom? The bathroom is usually the first area that guests check for cleanliness and the place where housekeepers spend the most time; so, it’s important that the bathroom set-up is easy to keep clean, cheap to maintain and fulfils its multifaceted role. However, it isn’t all about utility: guests also want to be inspired and a little bit spoilt.

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Property management and the USB: “where can we charge our phones?”

When there’s only so much bandwidth floating around, it’s not easy being a guest. (It must be even worse being a property manager.) Particularly for international guests who are used to super-fast speeds in the UK, US and much of Asia, Australian wifi can be utterly frustrating. Of course, there’s still a scale of good to bad to worse and depending on location, size and structure, internet quality can still be great. Still, there’s a special kind of annoying that is particular to slow (or absent) internet when you’re paying for a room.

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