Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring each have their time in the spotlight. However, some lodgings aren’t put together to shine during off seasons of the year. Designing with all four seasons in mind will vary wildly based on your location and climate. If you are lucky enough to be building in a temperate zone, like San Diego, this post may not be for you.
For everyone else, here are a few tips to get you started.
Plenty of Things to Do (Inside)
If there is a particularly long winter or rainy season in your neck of the woods, you’ll have to accommodate your guests with some entertainment. Try making the typical hotel spaces more appealing like:
Increasing the size of restaurants to house more people when going out is troublesome.
Making the pool large and indoors to keep people happily swimming.
Adding an ample gym space to help those with cabin fever burn it off.
Bonus: If you are in a vacation spot don’t use it as an excuse to skimp out. Put in a large game room to keep families happy during poor weather conditions.
Plenty of Things to Do (Outside)
Even if there is a terrible winter and an extremely rainy spring, there will still be times that the sun shines and guests want to be outside. Take full advantage by adding a few things to your property:
A lengthy walking path. If you can’t afford the space, make it shorter with some well-groomed garden elements and seating.
Extra space to change into pool clothes would be considerate and noticed.
Have a helpful kiosk with information about the surrounding area to encourage guests to get out and enjoy the area.
Make It Last
Even if your hotel has an answer for every season out of the year, it will still wear down. The elements, guests beating on everything, and time makes it necessary for your design to be constructed with the best material possible.
Choosing hearty plants that can survive a cold winter, picking carpet that can stand the force of a thousand children running down the hall, and building your structure with the best quality hardware are all examples of the hotel that will stand up to the seasons and time.
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