Hospitality experts deliver a great escape by layering elements not found at home The hospitality sector took a beating due to COVID-19. Still, it was hard not to notice how many people, even during the height of the pandemic, were eager to pack up the car for a weekend away at the nicest hotel within driving distance. Even with very limited amenities, the desire to escape to a change of scenery was powerful. Restaurants with outdoor dining also provided a welcome respite from work at home. We're in a different place now. The pandemic is not yet behind us, but hospitality is back and consumers are shopping around for their next escape. Designing the guest experience is more important than ever-whether it's for a romantic dinner, a fun weekend trip with friends, or the family's summer vacation.