Once upon a time, it would be a tremendous compliment to describe a frequently visited hotel as your “home away from home.” Nowadays, though, well-heeled, style-conscious travelers are often inspired by great design they discover on the road. Twenty- and thirty- somethings who travel frequently for work may have years to familiarize themselves with the compact chic of space-savvy boutique hotel rooms before being able to afford a cosmopolitan condo of their own.
They may covet ownership of a tidy city apartment with the cool flair of a “hotel away from hotel.”
Passport recently reached out to five notable design professionals to get their perspectives on ways in which hotels and homes are influencing each other. We also gleaned some inside tips on what hotel rooms can teach us about smart home design.