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Six tips for rethinking an outdated hotel atrium

Dated elements, undulating floor plans and towering ceilings make giant atriums a design challenge for hoteliers. In LODGING, we share six tips for reinventing an oversized atrium as an amenity hub guests love.

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Big hotel atriums from the big-hair 80s can be a sore spot for hoteliers today as guests crave more intimate, human-scale environments. Those colossal space-frame-enclosed spaces that once wowed guests with their grandeur now leave them feeling cold and uncomfortable. Increasingly, guests are leaving the lobby in search of character-rich urban environments and authentic local bites to populate their Instagram feeds.

Still, there’s something iconic about those monumental atriums. At their best, they give a feeling of space and light, and a visual link to the exterior environment. So how can owners modernize those enormous spaces for today’s guest?

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