The 5 Design Cs for Innovative Hotel Conference Rooms

When it comes to creating the ideal conference room experience, design makes all the difference. Business executives are all about the experience these days, and many hotel chains are putting millions of dollars into creating ultra-modern social lounges and business centers.

In fact, hotels are now strong competitors with conventional office spaces and even convention centers. Hoteliers are going beyond just making guests comfortable by applying their expertise to creating productive, creative environments for business executives.

They’ve perfected the 5 Cs for designing an engaging, enjoyable conference room that enhances the business meeting experience. Built-in coffee bars are just the beginning. Hotels are demonstrating their innovation with:

  • Comfort – Leather furniture, area rugs, and seating booths are reinventing the executive conference room.
  • Convenience – Self-serve coffee bars, modern food trays, and even device charging stations are available.
  • Color – From beautiful glass doors to the efficient use of natural lighting, stone walls, and more, the environment keeps getting better.
  • Collaboration – Interactive whiteboards, state-of-the-art software, and room dividers are redefining today’s hotel conference rooms.
  • Climate – Hotels have covered everything, including temperature, humidity, air quality, and lighting. Letting natural light in is the key to innovation, creativity and uplifted moods.

Hotels are stylistically changing executives’ expectations of a conference room. Whether you are a startup or part of a large corporation, you can book hotel conference rooms that are more luxurious than a simple, bland, uninspiring room, complete with the latest technologies and magnificent glass walls.

See how Space Plus can redefine your hotel conference room, especially with interior sliding glass walls, keyless entry and more by reading the invaluable insights below.

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5 Tips for Selecting Glass Finishes for Your Office

You’ve made the great choice to use glass for office wall dividers to create areas that are more open and collaborative. However, your work isn’t done. Because it’s completely customized glass from Space Plus, you will also have to choose the best finish types for your dividers. Here are some tips for choosing the best ones, regardless of industry or size.

1. Think About How the Space Is Used

Your office will have more than one area, so, in order to choose the right product, you’ll need to consider how those areas are used. For example, a private meeting room may benefit more from a linen or smoked frosted finish, whereas combo glass may work well for open areas like those in multi-unit buildings where tenants and guests gather.

2. Consider the Proximity of Offices to Windows

Another way to choose the right finish for office walls is to look at how close an area is to your office windows. The more natural light you can allow to flow through your office, the healthier it will be for everyone who works in and visits there. Natural light is a mood booster that has many health benefits. As well, the more natural light you let in, the less electricity you’ll need to use, which is great news for government buildings wanting to set a green example.

3. Finishes Can Increase or Decrease Room Size

Another tip when choosing a finish is to consider the size of an area. If you want a space like a teachers’ lounge to have a smaller and more intimate feel, choosing a smoked or black finish will accomplish this. For small areas like private doctors’ offices that need to look larger, clear glass can be a good choice, as can frosted glass, which also offers you translucency.

4. Public and Private Space

Healthcare providers have both waiting and examination areas, which means choosing a finish that provides visual separation between the two spaces. There are many options to do this. If you don’t want people to be able to see what’s happening on the other side, then finishes like white laminated, smoked milky, and deluxe white can accomplish this. Smoked clear and smoked frosted finishes can allow for more visibility, as well as a greater degree of light.

5. Flexible Spaces

Does a small education room need to be as flexible as possible? Where this is the case, office divider walls can be a great way to re-purpose this space. However, in doing this, the finish you choose must be able to work with your needs. When in doubt about the best finish, the best option can sometimes be deluxe white, white laminated, and smoked milky, as they all offer their own level of privacy and can cut down on the visual distractions that can affect student creativity.

Still not sure about the best glass? A specialist at Space Plus is ready to assist! We will help you choose the perfect finish for any space.


Rethinking Classroom Sliding Doors: The Wave of the Future

Thanks to plenty of research, we now know that the environments we spend our time in can and do affect our thoughts and feelings. When focus was placed on the effect of the school environment on students, however, it was discovered that the learning ability of children can be directly impacted when glass room dividers were in place instead of traditional walls and doors.

Light, Learning, and Health

Light has some interesting effects on the human body. For instance, just a few minutes of full sun exposure on the skin can produce enough Vitamin D to meet the body’s daily requirements and, when this blue light enters the eyes, a direct connection to the brain is made.

When this happens, an inner switch is activated that controls cognitive performance, releases hormones to influence our level of alertness, and boosts the ability to learn. One study found that students were less likely to miss school due to illness and had better dental health when exposed to natural light.

Daylighting Design for the Benefit of Students and Staff

Daylighting design includes the allowance of natural light or where a school is renovated to provide more natural light than before. Not only is this type of design good for students but also benefits staff, as well as adds more function when movable walls are installed.

However, in order to ensure complete effectiveness, the following need to be in place:

  • The daylighting plan must offer better light than electrical illumination.
  • Uncontrolled and direct sunlight must be eliminated.
  • Rely on windows to add light.
  • The plan should be implemented in high-use areas.

When natural light takes the place of electricity, fewer dollars are spent on utilities. Windows that allow direct sunlight to enter classrooms and staff rooms will often be blocked by blinds. Instead, installing glass can allow for natural light to be diffused while allowing it to enter the room.

More Ways to Use Rooms

By installing a glass privacy wall, any classroom, staff room, or cafeteria can be transformed into a multi-functional space with one slider. For example, a staff room can be divided in half to allow space for breaks and a separate area for meetings. Cafeteria space can be split to allow for students on one side and staff on the other. A school wanting to generate more revenue opportunities can install sliding room dividers in the gym area, and then offer those spaces to rent for special functions.

Customized Interior Solutions for Every School

There’s nothing like the clean and modern look of glass. Space Plus has installed glass doors, walls and other divider solutions for hundreds of educational facilities and because we own the entire process, we ensure your input at every stage of manufacture. Our wide range of latches, locks, frame finishes, and glass types gives you the ultimate in choice and functionality. Glass can bring many benefits to your school’s design; discover them now by claiming your free consultation: 1-888-869-1850.