Developments - April 2018 - 36

ROUNDTABLE

From the Experts: Design, Amenities
and What's Next
We asked a few of the experts from ARDA's
Professional Timeshare Community
Committee to weigh in on trends they're
seeing for 2018. Here are their insights-from
various vendor perspectives.
Design Sweep

Brushed nickel everywhere has given
way to the use of mixed metals. Blending
matte blacks and brushed brass is now
completely acceptable and aesthetically
pleasing. This more eclectic look is also
ideal for properties who wish to renovate,
giving them the chance to keep elements in
good condition and integrate new product
with mixed finishes.
Turn It Down: Why Is the Light So Bright?

By Rich Budnik
President, Hospitality Resources & Design
This year holds exciting new design trends
for the hospitality industry, specifically
as they relate to hotels and timeshares.
Whether building or renovating, these fresh
ideas will stir the senses for your owners
and guests.
Art and décor is definitely taking
hold in locally sourced product. Sports
memorabilia-whether vintage or new
themed around college or professional
sports team's cities- can provide color
and camaraderie among guests as they
reminisce about memorable events and
games. Hometown photographers are
usually eager to work with design teams to
have their work displayed and patrons are
loving the feel of being immersed in the
community. Vintage maps and artifacts are
also popular.
The days of needing a vacation from your
vacation are dwindling. A focus on healthy
spaces and a connection with nature is
popular. Living walls in public and open
spaces encourage relaxation and a chance to
disconnect from technology and reconnect
with each other. Designers are selecting furniture and seating that promotes interaction
and lobbies have become gathering spots to
the delight of resort operators.

36 - Developments

By Margit Whitlock AIA
Architectural Concepts Inc.
We are all feeling the hit from lighting
changes affecting our homes and our
resorts. Incandescent and fluorescents light
bulbs are becoming obsolete with new
energy codes, technology, and the fact that
LED bulbs last 15-20 years. LED lighting is
becoming the only option for illuminating
our resorts, and you want to take advantage of the energy savings, no doubt.
But do not get stuck with any off the shelf
LED. We love and miss the color of incandescent bulbs (warm color) and hate the blue
light of off the shelf LEDs. So here is the key:
color temperature is measured in degrees of
Kelvin; the lower the Kelvin, the warmer the
light. LED's range from 2700-6500 Kelvin and
probably higher. Please use these guidelines
when selecting your LED lighting fixtures for
any of your replacement or new projects.
* 2700 Kelvin is = to warm incandescent or
halogen lighting
* 3500 Kelvin is = to the range of a
florescent light
* 4000 Kelvin is = to the range of natural
filtered light

* 6500 Kelvin is = to bright natural sun light
With all this technology, one has the
opportunity to dial in the correct light for
the task, the experience and effect.
For example: Our guest units want to be in
the range of 2700-3500 Kelvin temperature.
As humans, we are attracted to warm light
that is comfortable and looks good on our
skin. Use a combination of down lighting
and front lighting accented with pendants
and under-counter lighting fixtures.
Corridors and other circulation areas
should be well-lit at 3500-4000 Kelvin,
unless your theme and vibe is darker.
Be careful when creating darker areas of
circulation and please comply with local
codes for mandatory lighting levels for
egress. For your back of house offices,
you will want to have 3500 - 4200 Kelvin
to efficiently illuminate work surfaces.
The best fixture for this is a Direct/
Indirect LED ceiling or suspended fixture.
Other public areas such as lobbies and
restaurants are more complicated, and we
recommend engaging a lighting designer
and architect who can create the mood
you are looking for.
Lighting is an art and can dramatically
increase engagement if designed properly.
Color and placement of lighting fixtures are
key to creating the feel of any space. Just
know you have a choice and can be instrumental in creating a winning environment.
Time for Fun!
By David Keim
Aquatic Development Group
As designers and builders of aquatic
recreation settings, we are seeing an uptick
in demand for skill-based attractions in
key resort markets throughout the United
States. This goes along with the larger trend
of families traveling together and looking to
meet the demands of the whole family.



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Developments - April 2018

UP FRONT
FIRST WORD
AROUND THE INDUSTRY
TRENDS
FACES FROM THE FRONTLINES
TECHNOLOGY
PARTNER SHOWCASE
RESORT OPS
WHERE GREEN DESIGN IS GOING
WHO’S THE BOSS?
FROM THE EXPERTS
FOCUS ON: REPUTATION MANAGEMENT
MEMBER MATTERS
MEMBERSHIP UPDATES
LAST WORD
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