The benefits of lighting in hospitality applications have focused on the quantity of light, color quality, perceptions of multi-cultural guests , and the relationship between emotional state and lighting color quality. In turn, lighting in hospitality design involves employing different light levels that work together to highlight unique features and address specific illumination requirements. A good hospitality lighting design should also provide more efficient light sources so that it can translate into savings in terms of money and energy. The purpose of this report is to address the basics of lighting and hospitality design through studying how lighting can assist in designing hospitality applications, and its effect on guests’ behavior, needs and perception. This report involves literature review of lighting, hospitality and sustainability in interior design and their impact on guests’ perception. Design project has been used to create a pleasant atmosphere and provide high-quality lighting design in restaurants as it may create positive perception among guests, potentially influencing their well-being. The results show that lighting in hospitality design is usually required around the clock to help create an environment in which guests feel comfortable and safe. It has been found that lighting is a critical design element to guests’ sense of autonomy and quality of life. People often use lighting to modify relations between them and the surrounding environment in order to regulate space and behavior. Lighting can be used to break the monotony, and different spaces can be enhanced with lighting concepts. Lighting is to provide comfort, safety, and well-being, which help lessen confusion, stress, and unsafe situations. Guests’ feeling of crowdedness can impact their sense of satisfaction with their environment and the quality of their interactions with others. Lighting influences feelings and behaviors of crowdedness for users in the built environment. Areas without lighting caused slower wayfinding and were less accurate when it came down to pointing visitors to designated places in buildings. Consequently, using lighting in hospitality environments is the impulse to building a relationship between occupants and the physical environment.


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  • Received: 22 April 2015
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