Hilton is Turning Out Some Nifty New Designs
For the past year, Hilton Hotels have been working to upgrade their look, using the Hilton Tysons Corner in Virginia as their guinea pig.
The hotel is unlike any other Hilton in that it features new guestroom design concepts, a Technology Lounge and a new lobby bar and restaurant concept where guests and locals can interact, work and collaborate.
But now, Hilton is rolling out some other new design concepts which Hilton Hotel owners can start implementing in their properties--new and old.
The first concept borne out of the newly created Hilton Design Studio is the Hilton Valet, a multifunctional armoire.
You might be thinking, "Armoire?" Ugh that's so 90s but this armoire does more than just hold a TV and your shoes. The Hilton Valet comes with a a built-in ironing boards, outlets for the iron, a safe for valuables positioned at standing height (for easy access), a mini-fridge and a coffee/tea tray that slide into drawers so they are only seen when in use (perfect for when you have guests come to your hotel room?)
The second concept is one we're much more excited about--the Hilton Connectivity Station, a modern take on the traditional business center. With either four or six seat configurations, guests can plop down to use computers for work or pleasure and even print out boarding passes.
These have already been tested at a few Hiltons and are set to roll out at more than 75 properties in the U.S. and abroad in 2012. Even better, we just found out that the services available at the connectivity station will be complimentary for hotel guests. Sweet!
Of course, we do expect some fees to be attached to these new stations--whether it be for internet or for printing but those could vary from property to property.
Have you spotted these newfangled designs during your recent Hilton stay? Let us know what you thought!