The hotel industry looks to be growing as more and more people aim to travel in the coming years. With a steady economy, more people can relax and take advantage of their PTO or time off to travel. Worldwide, tourists spend about $830 billion a year for stays in hotels. With such a demand, there’s a need for the construction of new hotels. 

Here are some growing trends in the hotel construction industry to look out for to help accommodate the needs and versatilities of future guests.  

Going Green

With a focus on the environment, there’s a call for buildings to be green—that is, that they are constructed in a way that is eco-friendly. The construction sector isn’t known for its eco-friendly practices, but with every passing day and newer and graver climate reports, consumers are becoming more aware of the importance of being/going green; companies have been realizing the importance of being mindful of their environmental impact. In 2014, eco-friendly construction made it to the list of top industries attracting talent.

The hotel construction industry needs to focus on green techniques, which can range from more planning, less waste onsite, and building with less. With more exact planning, much of the waste during construction can be prevented. 


Many hoteliers are seeing the necessity to renovate their hotels to meet the needs of their patrons. As stated, with the growing green trend, renovations to accommodate this new consumer demand could help boost more traffic, and create an atmosphere that will reflect positively on the guests. 

With every guest posting on social media, the need to make each facet of the hotel to look “picture perfect” can help boost the standing of any hotel, offering free marketing with every shot. And with renovations, hoteliers can appeal to existing and new guests.

Lobby Takes Center Stage

The lobby design takes center stage as hotels continue to focus on unique layouts that capture their guest’s attention and meets the needs of their consumers. With an open floor setting, couches, coffee bars, and plugs to charge phones, lobby design has become the centerfold for hotel designers. 


New construction projects for the hotel industry are designed to meet multifunctional needs, meaning that a single property can house the demands of guests, including projects that mix hospitality, workplace, entertainment, sports, and other purposes.

Modular Construction 

Modular construction is a good way to go green, improve on construction, cut costs, and stay on time and on budget. Modular construction is an efficient way to develop your building needs, without sacrificing the end result—a space for guests to enjoy. And with modular construction, you can add to an existing site, expanding your hotel or build a new structure. 

One of the main reasons for using modular technology is to speed up the delivery time which, compared to traditional on-site construction, can create buildings in a much shorter timeframe. Modular construction can eliminate overages, it has become a process of interest for those in the construction industry. 

The hospitality industry is booming and because of this the need for new hotel construction is increasing. With the growing trends of going green, eco-friendly is a must for hotels to maximize this growth. Social consciousness is a new hotel industry requirement—and that’s true with construction, too. 

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