Hotel fit out and design trends for 2024

18 / 03 / 2024

When exploring hotel fit out and design trends for 2024, you’ll find a blend of timeless elegance, contemporary sophistication and of course, a huge nod towards sustainability. Plus, what we’re noticing, is a hotel’s interior design is more than what a person sees – the fit out of a hotel now plays a huge role in enhancing the overall guest experience. With that in mind, the fit out experts at Milkris Interiors explore in more detail the prominent trends shaping hotel interiors in 2024.

Multi-functional areas

Lines are becoming increasingly blurred between different ‘types’ of travel, forcing hotels to reimagine their spaces and be more flexible – and in turn, catering to the diverse needs of guests. We’re seeing more often that areas now have several purposes – for example, lobby that also serve as co-working spaces, as well as social hubs. This trend is growing in popularity and it’s easy to see why – after all, modern-day guests seek spaces that can seamlessly adapt to their changing needs, whether they need to work, socialise or simply enjoy a cup of coffee.

Here are a few ways hotels can create a multifunctional area:

  • Opt for an open layout

Consider an open layout design that allows for seamless flow and flexibility within the space. Try and avoid cluttering with bulky furniture positioned close together and instead choose multi-functional tables and chairs that can easily be repurposed for various activities. By doing this, you’re empowering guests to utilise the space as they wish, depending on their requirements.

  • Zone planning

Divide the space into distinct zones or areas based on functionality. For example, you could designate one area of the lobby into a space for lounging, another for doing work and a separate zone for grabbing a coffee. You can do this using different types of furniture and lighting.

More than a hotel

Hotels are embracing their role as community hubs by incorporating spaces that encourage interaction and engagement with the local community. The layout and design of a hotel should allow for event hosting, creating opportunities for both guests and locals to connect.

Wellbeing is a priority

When it comes to hotel fit out and design trends in 2024, wellness is undoubtedly a huge priority. This means that hotels are looking for more ways to create spaces that promote relaxation and rejuvenation. Using calming colour schemes, opting for natural lighting, incorporating indoor plants and including specific ‘quiet zones’ all help to enhance mental wellness. 


More than ever, hotel visitors are looking to escape their everyday lives. This means the likes of rooftop gardens, ‘Instagrammable’ seating areas draping with fake foliage and al fresco dining will continue to trend as the year rolls out.

Consider your surroundings – are there any characteristics that make your local area unique? Build your hotel’s brand by weaving these into your layout and design where possible. 

Sustainable design

It will come as no surprise to hear that sustainability continues to be key when it comes to hotel fit out and design in 2024. From using eco-friendly materials to choosing energy-saving lights, we’re certain that guests will increasingly be looking for hotels that prioritise our planet.

Update your hotel design with fit out experts Milkris Interiors

It’s clear that hotel fit out and design in 2024 will be driven by flexibility, sustainability and a focus on creating relaxing environments that seamlessly cater to the evolving needs of the modern-day traveller.

Does your hotel fit out and design meet the needs of your guests? Get in touch with Milkris Interiors. Our team of experts specialise in creating memorable hotel spaces, designed with both your business and guests in mind.







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