6 bathroom design ideas inspired by hotels

Take inspiration these design-forward luxury hotel suites for your own bathroom design.

By Hugh Metcalf | 21 February 2020

Your home’s bathroom can be a restful getaway from the rest of the household, so where better to look for luxurious design inspiration than the world’s best hotels.

hotel ensuite with pink pocket door - grand designs

Image: Experimental Hotel Menorca 

You might have booked the hotel for its beachfront location or scenic landscapes, or perhaps it was the hotel’s interiors which piqued your interest.

When you’re staying away from home, it’s a great time to seek out inspiration in how you use and enjoy a diifferent space, and nowhere more than the bathroom.

We’ve scoured the web for some of our favourite luxury hotel bathrooms to see what lessons can be learned to be applied to your own home renovations.

Pocket doors

Pocket doors work particularly well between bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms, avoiding unwieldly doors opening into these often compact spaces. This clever design from Experimental Hotel Menorca adds colour and shape into the interior scheme.

Furniture in the bathroom

silo hotel with foot stool and vanity - grand designs

Image: The Silo Hotel, Cape Town 

To make a bathroom a space you can repose in, add in soft furnishings so that you can sit down and enjoy the room. A good idea if you have a large bathroom, and certainly if you have spectacular views like the Silo Hotel in Cape Town.