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10 Hotel Renovation Before & After's to Inspire Your Next Renovation

Updated: Feb 19


Farmington, NM - Courtyard by Marriott:

One interior/exterior renovation later and this historic hotel in Farmington, New Mexico is ready to welcome guests back with its vibrant new look. A fresh coat of paint and reimagining of the interior was all it took to bring the beautiful hotel back to life. Now guests are drawn to this hotel's bold exterior and are so curious about what lies inside that they can't help but book a stay (if it’s not already sold out)!

Once they step inside, guests will see how the interior was influenced by the environment around the hotel as well as some popular design trends. For example, pops of color and patterns can be found in the guest rooms tying in decor themes local to Farmington, NM. Travelers will also benefit from the layout of the guest rooms which are arranged to encourage separate spaces for relaxing, working, dining, and living.

Amerail Systems Pro Tip: Travelers are much more likely to book, recommend, or revisit a hotel when they can see the effort made to keep your hotel up-to-date.

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Birmingham, AL & Santee, SC - Hampton Inn by Hilton

Both Hampton Inn hotel renovations pictured here are successful PIP fulfillments that follow the V8 model provided by Hilton but with their own unique charms. Each transformations façade upgrades are like night and day with sleek porte-cocheres, faux wood accents, warm lighting, modern elements (like the V8 signature fin), and of course some creative framing around the windows. With the renovations made to the exterior pool area, guests can enjoy the biophilic ambiance provided by large windows and wood paneling while enjoying a swim or a sunny day.

By incorporating things into the design such as natural elements and large windows that overlook the hotels' landscape and water features, we can prompt & fulfill biophilia - the human desire to be in nature. Prompting and fulfilling biophilia can help to improve the wellness of those staying in these hotels because of the beneficial effects nature and biophilic design have on mental health.

Amerail Systems Pro Tip: Travelers are constantly on the hunt for unique spaces and spaces that encourage wellness - incorporating these needs into your hotel design will help you stand out among the competition but they will also help your guests feel more relaxed thus reducing any potential for friction.


Overland Park, KS - Springhill Suites:

If you’ve ever visited a Springhill Suites hotel you know just how inviting and welcoming they are and who could forget the bouquet of Chupa Chup lollipops waiting for you when you enter? Our goal with this project was to provide an inviting and colorful design-build renovation that truly captured the fun and welcoming nature of the hotel chain. To do this, we redesigned the beige mono-tone exterior to one with fun pops of blue against a fresh white exterior as well as faux wood accents highlighting the entrance to the hotel and a stunning porte cochere.

These upgrades successfully portray the brands peaceful, welcoming, inviting, and fun nature. Now all that’s left to do is welcome in all the travelers and passersby who can’t wait to get their favorite Chupa Chup while enjoying a stay that feels just enough like a home away from home.


Palm Coast, FL - Hilton Garden Inn:

Visiting Florida any time soon? If you're not staying at the Hilton Garden Inn in Palm Coast, FL you're missing out!

With the use of bold and bright colors and patterns, we were able to successfully provide this Hilton Garden Inn with an on-trend, "Maximalist" inspired interior remodel. Everything from the furniture and paint to the art and lighting has helped transport this Hilton Garden Inn to the year 2024 and beyond.

Along with the maximalist design, bleisure guests can now enjoy working and networking in the many remodeled spaces available to them. Guests of this beautiful hotel will find that there’s no shortage of desks, tables, and areas to meet up with potential clients or coworkers while working and an abundance of spaces for relaxation and fun when work is done.

For example, the newly remodeled shop provides a seating area to enjoy snacks and while being positioned in a convenient area it is separated enough from potential work areas that it can help guests feel more relaxed when visiting it. Another great example of separating potential work areas and relaxation areas is the hotel bar. To create a sense of separation between work and play, the bar is away from potential workspaces and has a column next to it helping to enhance coziness and separateness of the space.

Whether it be one of the many spaces in the lobby, at the bar or in the rooms, this hotel has listened to the demands of travelers and we have helped to fulfill them.

Amerail Systems Pro Tip: Travel trends can give you great insight into the wants and needs of guests which can help inspire new designs for your property. For example, bleisure travelers are guests who are traveling for work and for pleasure. Due to the rise in WFH (Work From Home) or hybrid work schedules this has not only become possible but has increased in popularity. Acting on that travel trend by increasing the amount of space available for guests to work and creating an environment where they can separate work from leisure will help you stand out among the competition.


Richardson, TX, - Courtyard by Marriott:

From worn to WOW, you can’t beat the renovations to this hotel!

When guests arrive to the Courtyard by Marriott in Richardson, TX they’ll be greeted by a beautifully renovated hotel. Our exterior renovation on this stunning property included updating the porte cochere to reflect a more modern/sleek design, adding faux wood paneling accents to the façade, adding comforting lighting, and repainting the building.

With just a few key changes, this Courtyard has positioned itself above the competition.

Amerail Systems Pro Tip: At Amerail Systems we provide every client with value-engineered solutions to their hotel renovations without sacrificing quality. Fulfill your PIPs and remodel your hotels with us to get the best ROI and increase RevPAR.


Casper WY, - Best Western:

Have you ever seen hotel rebranding magic like this? With a fresh paint job and a custom porte cochere this hotel has been transformed from a Clarion to a Best Western that perfectly unites with its mountain range backdrop.

These upgrades help the hotel fit in with its surroundings, making it feel like the environment around it reflects the integrity of the hotel. From the second they arrive guests are greeted with a warm and welcoming porte cochere constructed from wooden beams and designed to resemble the cabins and A-frames typically found in mountainous areas.

No matter the weather, guests arriving at the Best Western in Casper, WY will be able to unpack their belongings stress-free underneath a cozy porte cochere.

Amerail Systems Pro Tip: Stand out among the competition with customized design elements. If your flag allows for unique and custom features such as the custom PC (porte cochere) featured above, take advantage of the opportunity to give your property an element that will distinguish it from the competition. Customizing hotel design to fit the environment surrounding it is also a great way to stand out.


North Olmstead, OH - LaQuinta:

From outdated to outstanding with the help of the hotel renovation experts at Amerail Systems. This LaQuinta in North Olmstead, Ohio received a successfully fulfilled PIP and brand-new exterior design that brought it up to date. Warm and creative lighting on the exterior illuminates the façade and adds dimension to it welcoming guests in with a feeling of safety and being at home no matter what time it is. Curb appeal is improved with a more modern porte cochere attracting the attention of those who are staying at or passing by the hotel.

Aspects of the remodel such as having the logo painted on the façade reflect the maximalist design trend of today and show that the hotel is more playful and unique.


Metairie, LA - Courtyard:

Out with the old and in with the new! Located in Metairie, Louisiana, this Courtyard by Marriott has received a complete exterior hotel renovation leaving it with a more modern and up-to-date finish. Renovations included a fresh paint job and updated porte-cochere to welcome guests as soon as they approach the hotel.

Before Amerail Systems
After Amerail Systems

Upon entry, travelers can also find beautiful landscaping in front of the hotel which can be enjoyed from the outside or from inside the lobby through the large windows on the façade. Using a biophilic design like this allows the interior and exterior to blend, giving guests a taste of nature as soon they they arrive.


Huntsville, AL - Hilton Garden Inn:

Before Amerail Systems
After Amerail Systems
After Amerail Systems

Take a peek into our stunning Hilton Garden Inn interior renovation located in Huntsville, Alabama. Not only has this project modernized the interior, but it also leans into maximalist design as well. The bold wallpapers, bright carpets, and textured furniture give common areas and rooms a much more playful feel than before.

In addition to maximalist design, their in-room features such as a mini fridge, microwave, couch, and desk are beneficial for extended-stay guests.

Amerail Systems Pro Tip: One trend taking the hospitality industry by storm is extended stay hotels. With the ability to work from home, travelers are staying at hotels longer than usual. Designing for longer stays and including amenities that help make them more comfortable will distinguish your hotel from the competition. Traveling nurses, bleisure guests, families who want to vacation together, and more will be drawn to your property because of these enhancements.

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