Human Spaces 2.0: Biophilic Design in Hospitality
According to the Global Wellness Institute, “wellness tourism expenditures are projected to grow to $678.5 billion
in 2017, rising from 14% to 16% of the total global tourism market.” These numbers, which include non-spa wellness tourism, suggest a significant opportunity for hotels and resorts to leverage wellness initiatives to gain a competitive advantage.
The value of biophilic design has been well documented by studies showing the physiological and psychological benefits of reconnecting humans with nature. So far, much of this research has focused on the workplace and the value of strategic biophilic interventions in office buildings. However, the implementation and benefits of biophilic design have been much less documented in the hospitality industry…