This article discusses the contribution a really impressive and welcoming hotel lobby can make in the fight against Airbnb, especially in light of the latest push for the business and leisure traveller looking to combine the experience rented apartments can offer with a more traditional lodging option.

It shares some of the secrets and names of hotels that do the welcome reception lobby well, including multi-use and day to night transitions; socialising space; elegance; the color and design of the space; versatile eating; anticipation of guest requirements;  community and intellect, bringing likeminded people together; creating awesome spaces, such as stunning chandelier; and print papers and magazines.

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