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23 February 2016

Randa Tukan on the Trend of Designing Hotels for Millennials

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Hotels are catering to the whims of Millennials by designing technology-enhanced spaces that incorporate public areas for socializing and reflect the local flavor.

“The look and feel of tomorrow’s hotels might be decidedly Millennial, but other generations share their habits and values, too, says Randa Tukan, director of interior design for HOK in Canada. She believes more credit should be sent their way because Millennials are forcing architects and designers to rethink how hotels have traditionally worked and functioned.”

“‘That’s the kind of thinking that pushes innovation,’ says Tukan. ‘There’s a Millennial in all of us. So maybe I wasn’t connected 20 years ago, but I am now and it changes our behaviour and it applies to me too. I have the same neck problems that Millennials have too. They are seriously affecting how we design. It’s not linear any more. Millennials got us unstuck in the thinking that sitting has to happen on a chair. It doesn’t. That opens a whole other realm of discussion.’”

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