Hotel Interior Design
This course will provide you with an introduction to the process of designing for hotel interiors. With increasing growth in the hospitality design sector - currently employing almost 10% of the UK workforce - there is now high demand from hotel operators to present trendy, updated commercial interiors...
Taught by: Manuela Mannino.
This course will provide you with an introduction to the process of designing for hotel interiors. With increasing growth in the hospitality design sector - currently employing almost 10% of the UK workforce - there is now high demand from hotel operators to present trendy, updated commercial interiors.
Through a series of practical exercises, combined with lectures, guest speakers and an off-site visit, you will gain an initial overview of all aspects of hotel design, including designing for communal areas and understanding room typologies. You will consider how to specify products in hotel design, including customising unique products. As well as gaining an overview of the supply chain and other areas such as sustainability, energy saving, budgets and deadlines.
You will have the opportunity to explore design techniques applicable to a wide range of diverse commercial interior design projects, with a particular focus on the guest room. This is a dynamic course where you will gain an invaluable insight into current industry practice, including how to become part of a creative hotel design team, as well as being introduced to the latest materials and trends.
By the end of the course you will understand how to formulate a concept project, begin the design process and develop and present your design. You will have learnt how to plan a guest room and bathroom and will understand the design development process.
Who Should Attend
This course is ideal if you're studying or practising interior design and looking to increase your skills in this flourishing area of commercial interior design. This course is also suitable if you have an interest in hospitality design and planning a career specialising in hotel, high end residential design.
View PDF to explore progression: Interior Design: Your Journey [889kb]
Previous Guest Speakers during Hotel Interior Design: An Introduction
Imran Hussein Editor of The Hotel Culture
Julia Pearson PR Director at The Hoxton Hotel
Chris Penn Managing Director at The Ace Hotel
Ivan Pavlovic Project Manager at The Generator Hostels
Jane Moyses Senior Project Supply Manager at Hilton Worldwide
Jeremy Whyntie Senior Design Manager at Hilton Worldwide
Michael Voigt General Manager at L'Oscar Hotel
Previous Visits during Hotel Interior Design: An Introduction
L'Oscar Hotel Holborn (no website as yet)
Afroditi Krassa’s studio for an insight of her successful award winning practice.
Manuela Mannino is an Italian Architect and owner of THDP, a London and Turin Architecture and Interior Design practice specialising in hospitality design. THDP was established in 2004 with partner Nicholas Hickson. The studio has brought together some of Britain’s and Italy’s diverse design talents to serve the most prestigious International clients. THDP’s first project was the interior design for the Olympic Hotel Project ‘Pragelato Village Resort and Spa’ in Italy. Clients include Hilton, IHG and private investors. Working in London from 2000, she gained contract experience on residential developments projects: ‘Riverside Quarter’ and ‘Albion Riverside’ and designed the interiors for the contract design company CP Hart. She brings her contemporary eclectic approach to projects, combined with her skills in design concept, to take care of the aesthetic link between architectural function and decorative details. Manuela is also a chartered member of RIBA.
Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:
A notebook and pen
On the last 2 days of the course, you will need to bring:
Propelling pencil 0.5 with 2H leads
Fine liner pens(i.e. Pilot 0.2 0.4)
An Eraser and putty rubber
A glue stick
A small craft knife
A pair of scissors
A laptop (optional). This may be useful for research and design work if you have your own software and are more confident working digitally. Please note no software tuition will be provided.
Please note that most of the materials needed for short courses are available at the Chelsea College of Arts' Art Shop. Please contact the Art Shop directly for opening hours and availability.