Vastu for Resort/Hotel/Restaurant or cafe
Vastu Shastra is a precious cosmic science from the ancient Indian architecture, which benefits to the people who adopt it irrespective of any religion. It involves important principles of constructing a building by taking the advantage of nature’s five basic elements (Water, Fire, Earth, Air and Space) forming the universe. People today realize that the environment does affect you and the vastu is a key to understanding how our surroundings have an influence on us.
Vastu is gaining acceptance all over the world both by businesses and individuals. It is considered hot trend even in U S A. There is presently an estimated 300 million dollars of Vastu related construction going on in the U.S. only. Vastu has become a worldwide trend including a hotel industry for attracting more guests to their places.
The Hospitality industry relies on quality service and facilities for the repeat business. If hotel has a vastu design then guest will feel comfortable, relaxed and welcomed immediately.
Creative design with vastu norms has much to offer the hospitality industry. Hotel, restaurants and cafes in order to encourage more people to visit them should incorporate precious vastu design in their layout.
When vastu norms are properly implemented at Hotel /Restaurant or Café, it helps to create an environment that enhances the guests’ experience. The result is a satisfied guest who will return over and over for repeat order/stay.
The key placement to consider in a hotel & Restaurant’s vastu arrangement are the careful positioning of entrances, main counters , table arrangements and even more importantly the kitchen.
Entrance to the hotel should be welcoming and easy to find and access. It is a gateway to the wealth and success. Entrance in order to make it auspicious, it should be in the positive direction marked by an experienced vastu expert. Any obstacles in front of the main entrance could result difficulty in getting new as well as repeat customers. When a hotel driveway warmly welcomes you with beautiful plants & flowers, an exotic water fountain and a smiling-greeting doorman, you are immediately satisfied even before you step into the lobby area.
Seating arrangement:- Tables and chairs should be in a harmonious arrangement preferably in alignment with magnetic axis. The customers should be facing east or west while taking a food or drink at the restaurant. Square or rectangular table with little round corner is preferred to avoid conflit and discomfort at the site.
Kitchen:- Harmony and efficiency in the kitchen is the key to any hotel or restaurant's success. As the kitchen uses most two important element of the vastu i.e. fire & water, it is an area prone to conflict. For the success of any hotel or restaurant it is advisable to put kitchen in the fire corner of the site. Taste of the food cooked in the south east corner is much better pulling much more customers with frequent visits. There are lesser number of the complaints about the food quality and service, if kitchen is made at fire corner.
Colours:- Use warm colours like orange, yellow, cream & brown in the interior as well as menu design. These colours are more conductive to the nourishing and enjoyable experience of eating. Too much use of cool shades like grey and green may gradually lower the customer turnover.
Location of waste disposal area
Following are important points to be considered while designing a layout for hotel/resort or restaurant:-
- The surroundings of the hotel like roads, structures, river, cannels, mountains etc.
- Location of the main Entrance
- Direction of the reception
- Location of the Cash Counter
- Location and direction of Tranquility zone (Meditation area)
- Location of the Owner Cabin
- Location of store room
- Seating arrangement of the guest in case of restaurant
- Location of the kitchen
- Location and placement inside each room in the hotel
- Colour of each section of the hotel e.g. entrance lobby, reception, café area, guest room, kitchen, gymnasium, spa, accounts, Owner’s cabin, staff quarters etc.
- Location of the water body like undergoround water tank, swimming pool, fountains, overhead water tanks etc.
- Location of electricity room
- Placement of windows, AC’s etc.
These are general guidelines for the design and placement that can be safely applied to your establishment. However, if you are serious about achieving a perfectly balanced and beautiful hotel or restaurant environment, then a personalized consultation is recommended for your success in business and a memorable dining experience for your valued guests.