Innovative applications in the world of hotels

The best hotels create cosy, personal and intimate spaces that make us feel something special. Many hotel managers are aware that a unique hotel design is the best way to stand out among the rest. When both the destination and the hotel are amazing, travelling becomes much more exciting. In many cases, the designs are adapted to the country or area the hotel is in, from modern New York to the ethnic style of Zanzibar.

“A unique hotel design is the best way to stand out among the rest”

The best decorated hotels in the world know of this, and we can tell by how they’re usually on the latest trends in both paint and coatings, indoor and outdoor.

Charming hotels around the world

Elle DECOR considers that the 15 most beautiful hotels in the world have one thing in common: they make us fall in love and amaze us at the same time with their original designs. Some of those hotels are:

  • Walled Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat (China), which has integrated every one of its spaces with nature, combining stone, wood and brick structures.
  • Freycinet Lodge Coastal Pavilions (Tasmania), with granite and wood structures that reflect the landscape to help the traveller escape from their everyday life.
  • The Mist Hotspring Resort (China), which has coloured glass cladding to reflect the light of day.
  • Kintele Congress Hotel (Republic of the Congo): this incredible hotel combines structures and coatings made of wood, local stone and aluminium.
  • Aqualagon Water Park (France): the most renowned part is the swimming pool, which has a spectacular indoors treatment. The main building is made of stone and glass and reflects light throughout the whole year.

Innovative paint and coating applications

Paint and coating application in the world of hotels usually goes hand in hand with the evolution of architecture and design that we see in the market. Here are some of the most original indoor and outdoor applications.


When indoors, both paint and paper are widely used options for decorating hotel rooms and facilities. Apart from indoor plastic paint, we can also see applications with matt, satin, glossy, latex or artistic paint, with very original textures or prints. There is also acoustic insulation paint for hotel hallways.

Decorative vinyl paper has become increasingly popular in the past few years, and the materials from which it’s made have also varied (cellulose, textiles, vinyl, etc.). Geometric patterns and contrasts are key to delimit the different spaces, especially in common areas.


When it comes to outdoor installations, we can see a great variety of coatings depending on the area of application and the desired effect: ceramic coatings, for ceilings, for walls, adhesive, hydrophobic with stone effect (one of the latest trends), PVC, vinyl or textured.

The latter uses contrasts to create the perfect space. For example, the outdoor of a cafeteria can be delimited with a stone panel and a brick one. Let’s not forget about outdoor paint as well! It creates a bonding effect between the indoor and outdoor space and adds warmth to the whole place.

Luxurious and romantic hotels in Spain

Based on information from Skyscanner, the most beautiful, luxurious and romantic hotels in Spain are a total of ten. A night in any of these will surely be an unforgettable experience.

  • Hotel Cap Rocat, Mallorca
  • Hotel Isla de Burguillo, Ávila
  • Hotel Les Cols Pavellons, Olot, Girona
  • Hotel Plaza de Toros de Almadén, Ciudad Real
  • Hotel O Semáforo, Finisterre, A Coruña
  • Zouk Hotel, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid
  • Hotel Marqués de Riscal, Elciego, Álava
  • Hotel Luna del Valle, Llanes, Asturias
  • Hotel Rural Los Caracoles, Torrox, Málaga
  • Hotel Aire de Bardenas, Tudela, Navarre

The future of indoor design

We hope you enjoyed our summary of the best-decorated hotels in the world. Indoor design is not only about luxurious hotels, so use all these ideas to get inspired and renovate your own business or home!

What will the future of indoor design bring us next? Here at Banema we’re constantly in contact with the latest trends and we’re more than happy to share them with you.

Banema, your paintbrush allies all over the world.

Photo credits:

Header: Kintele Congres Center, copyright: EmreDorter

Water Park Aqualagon, copyright: Didier Boy De La Tour

Cap Rocat Hotel, copyright: ©