It seems that the architects of many of the most famous hotel chains have thought of placing the sleeping area and washing facilities in the same space.
Washbasins and showers now in good view, between the bed and the armchair, at most shielded by transparent glass walls and often visible from the street, are a solution at the very least risky and which break down the last barrier of privacy: washing in the same space where you sleep no longer seems to be the convenient solution of floors adapted to home or cheap hotels, but on the contrary a distinctive feature of the most exclusive hotels.
You hope that it is a bit ambitious, better than what you have at home. A bit of fun!
"Much attention has recently been paid to making the bathroom as spa-like as possible. With the right proportions, it also happens for three-star hotels.”
The new requirements of the luxury bathroom
On the other hand, it seems that the need for greater luminosity is precisely one of the main reasons why doors and walls have been demolished in an area that was supposed to be equipped with keys and locks. The installation of glass walls and showers allows natural light to spread into the space, making the room look larger and airy and giving the room a spa appeal, but it forces you to feel a certain amount of confidence with your travel companions, something that you can't take for granted.
Michael Attenborough, head of interior design for Radisson Edwardian hotels, installed in 2009 Philippe Starck's freestanding bathtubs at the Bloomsbury site, and installed glass-walled bathrooms at the Leicester Square hotel.
"I think of bathrooms as living rooms," said Morgane Rousseau, designer and artist responsible for the Particulier project.
"The bathroom is sometimes a private place, but it's also good to share it.”
Today's luxury bathtub is a living space.
And also in Paris, the designer has already proposed and designed several open space solutions for the bathrooms of private apartments, thinking of them as living rooms, with fireplaces, armchairs, tables and ottomans to stretch out your feet and relax.
For the most reserved, all that remains is to make sure at the time of booking that there is the possibility of a door that can be locked if necessary.