From brown cafés to Michelin-starred restaurants, lighting is the calling card for every catering establishment. It can make or break your hotel, restaurant or café. At lampandlight, we would like to help you make a functional and atmospheric choice so that you can offer your guests an unforgettable experience.
Offer visitors a unique ambient experience
As a hospitality provider, you want to stand out from the crowd. You can do that based on quality, price, and exclusivity, but also by creating an ambience. Ultimately, guests will forget the price, what they have eaten or drunk or how their plate was presented. But they will remember the mood and the atmosphere! Whether it's breakfast in a hotel, a sophisticated dinner in a restaurant or a night out in the pub: people remember the atmosphere!
A friendly, informal atmosphere ensures that guests feel at ease. As a result, they appreciate the service more, the food tastes better, the tip may be higher and positive reviews are more likely to be forthcoming. A good overall atmosphere also increases the likelihood of positive word-of-mouth advertising. So it is important to approach this properly.
What do you look for when lighting hospitality establishments?
Every hospitality establishment is different, of course, but the basic issue is about two types of lighting: functional and atmospheric. Both are essential for designing spaces that are both inviting and practical. Functional lighting is needed, among other things, to illuminate the parking area, the sanitary facilities and the kitchen. It might be atmospheric, but that is not necessarily the aim. Mood lighting on the other hand offers just that little extra. Outdoor frontage or terrace lighting creates a good or bad first impression. When it looks inviting and cosy, people are more likely to step inside. Depending on the interior, you can use different styles (from rural to industrial) and types of lighting. You can use accent lighting with spotlights or track lighting but also create warm indirect light. A beautiful hanging or table lamp always does the trick!