Stimulate the senses for a tasteful take on romance says Suna Interior Design. Starting with SIGHT: Let the lighting set the tone and create a romantic mood. Remember soft lighting is more flattering. Feature lighting, such as chandeliers in the rooms, are ideal and create an opulent atmosphere.
SMELL: Ensure that each of your rooms has a gentle, exotic fragrance. Use subtly-scented candles and fresh flowers in the bedrooms and common areas. In each of the bathrooms source a selection of romantically-inspired hand soaps and creams. And burn fragrant logs, such as Bluegum or Eucalyptus in your fireplaces.
SOUND: Let music amuse your guests. We suggest live music, such as a piano or a string quartet. With the melody flowing through the lounge, guests will be relaxed and at ease. If you have music playing in the elevators, choose something specifically romantic from a selection of music genres and try to avoid repeating songs too often. Utilise your location, if your hotel is next to the sea, let your guests hear the waves crashing. Equally, if your hotel is in a forest, let the birdsong in.
Romance and luxury are entwined - think chocolate, caviar, Champagne and fine wines. Incorporate food into your design by offering your guests a selection of decadent delights in their rooms. Co-ordinate with your restaurant(s) to offer a romantic menu, including breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
Think silky, soft, fluffy, luxe, comforting and sensual. Dress the beds with cushions of silk, faux fur and velvet ? a selection that will caress and embrace. While silk sheets may be several shades ago, ensure slippers, dressing gowns and towels are sensationally soft.