By Oliver Heath
Whilst I wouldn’t dare think of travelling without my smart phone and tablet I’m more than aware that we are living in an always on culture; one where where technology never rests, yet we need to.
It should come as no surprise that stress levels are rising globally. In fact the World Health Organisation states that the stress related issues of cardio-vascular disease and mental health issues will be the leading contributors to illness by 2020.
But what relevance does this have to the world of hospitality architecture and design?
How about improving customer experience, increasing perceived value of your product, increased return visits, not to mention improved well-being and productivity from your staff?
It’s a well-known hospitality standard that guests are prepared to pay more to look over views of nature - be it a beach, water, trees, or natural landscapes rather than man-made views of buildings or even carpark.