Feng Shui for Hospitality Businesses

Feng Shui for Hotel Business and Management

Feng Shui for Hotels and Resorts: The Difference Between Success and Failure

For years I have been consulting for a hotel development and management company on all their projects in the field of Feng Shui for hotel development and hospitality designs. As you well know, most hotels these days include restaurants, bars, spas, conference rooms, and other amenities in addition to the guest sleeping accommodations. So it is not an easy task to make them successful across the board.

Over time I have advised their CEO and development team on several hotels at every stage.

This included advising them on their existing hotels which the company had previously built and managed. Some of them were more successful than others, so I had the chance to see what Feng Shui features worked best for this industry and what didn’t as I compared them. (It’s the only way to really learn and then properly apply Feng Shui when you are building new ones.)

Ironically but not surprisingly, I found that most often good Feng Shui makes or breaks the success of a hospitality business more than the brand name or its design.

In light of these experiences, I also consulted for them on older hotels they were refurbishing and planning to redesign with Feng Shui in mind to increase their commercial success. Most notably, I remember one of their top locations—which was very successful and in constant demand—that was under renovation to expand to accommodate the increasing business.

However, during the renovation, the layout of the ground floor, all its services, entries, and management offices were scheduled to be moved around and relocated. When I reviewed the proposed project plans I realized that in doing this all the primary sources of success for this building were going to be relocated with a layout adverse to the success of the business. Luckily, still being at the design stage, we were able to make modifications to the design and complete a successful expansion while keeping the Feng Shui mojo of the building intact.

And of course, I also consulted on new hotels the company was planning from scratch. I advised them on the plan reviews as well as advised them on selecting the lots on which to build, and in some cases advised not to purchase a certain lot because it had unfixable restrictions causing the future building to be inevitably unsuccessful (and even worse, unfixable).

So, you may ask, what is it that constitutes good Feng Shui for hotel and hospitality design and hence guarantees its success?

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It is a bit complicated to explain that answer in an article because hotels are yet another category of a business completely on its own. However, it is not about design. Choosing Minimalist Zen style (which has been paddled as Feng Shui style for a while now) or a more classic choice of design… it doesn’t matter. Paradoxically, it is not even about the comfort of the individual bedrooms and suites. Sure, sleeping comfortably is always a plus and not to be undermined, but often people are so tired from travelling they would sleep anywhere (at least I would!).

In my experience with doing Feng Shui for hotels (which is now extensive) the applications of Scientific Feng Shui are geared more to make people feel embraced by the space and welcomed by its invisible energy, which gives them peace, balance, and appreciation for being there.

And I am not just referring to temporary guests staying for a night or two, but particularly to the managing staff; those whom spend most of their time in these hotels providing customer service, marketing, and all kinds of services to the patrons. If these employees have good energy to put forth with the customers, your hotels will always be remembered and sought after for years to come, even if the design could be a bit out of style. But this can only be accomplished with the right Feng Shui for hotels advice provided by an experienced professional. Then hopefully afterwards, these establishments will be so “in demand” they will be in need of an expansion, which should also be executed with the best Feng Shui advice in mind.

Planning on designing and building hotels and other hospitality developments? I’ll be happy to assist you in creating your most successful one yet!

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We now offer a quality Feng Shui Property Certification upon request. The purpose of this certification service is to acknowledge the Feng Shui quality of a space or a project that we have consulted on, existing or under design, giving added value to the building for our client’s benefit as well as their tenants and buyers.

Increase your potential for success by starting with a Feng Shui for business design or site consultation on your hospitality property to avoid common business pitfalls that lead to unproductive work environments, low employee moral and high turn-over, or worst of all— bankruptcy.

Feng Shui has been used for thousands of years in notoriously successful business cities like Hong Kong, Singapore, and more recently in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Many attribute the success of these cities to having had all their buildings designed according to strict Scientific Feng Shui principles both at the time of the commercial property inception and throughout their changing business needs.

You too can increase your chances of success and create a more dynamic, productive, and profitable business environment with the use of Feng Shui for business.

Our Feng Shui consultant services for retail, Feng Shui for business, Feng Shui for restaurants, hotels, and other hospitality property are customized according to your specific business needs, concerns, and goals.

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  • Make your business more profitable and successful
  • Plan your building's layout to maximize productivity
  • Get rid of “bad luck” energy that keeps your business slow, stagnant
    and unprofitable

  • Create a more dynamic and harmonious working environment
  • Improve brand recognition
  • Find the best location suitable to your business
  • Maximize all the potential that your new location has to offer
  • Create more foot traffic customers
  • Make sure the building's design has the best possible good luck and success energy right from the start
  • Enhance the building's energy flow so it is conducive in addition to
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More specifically:

Move-in Consultations - Taking your existing building as is and maximizing its full Feng Shui potential without involving any renovations. It’s like giving your business an energy boost in the business world, and gaining a leg up on the competition. Major successful retail chains already use it, so why don’t you?

Renovations - Two types are offered:

- Cosmetic, which is a step up from a Fit Out. It means giving your existing building a "face lift", though without involving any structural changes. Included in this type of consultation would be choosing paint palettes, materials, and a new furniture lay out based on the existing energy of the building.

- Structural, which means adding additions by undergoing full transformation of buildings by adding or removing floor levels, rooms, doors, walls, or windows. By doing this type of renovation you may or may not change the building's existing energy. Therefore, this type of consultation is much more complex and involves having a more in-depth type of analysis that first evaluates the deeper effects on an energy level of how your building is going to effect your future corporate and business life. Then, in the second stage, it addresses the color palettes, materials, and establishes a new furniture lay out.

New Projects - Apply Feng Shui to new projects by reviewing the floor plan during the building's design process, or develop your new design on a vacant lot. Since each project is different, we will be happy to discuss more about this with you directly.

Developments - These types of consultations are specifically tailored for office spaces designed to be used by a third party, either for sale or by lease. Like a New Project, each of these unique building developments needs to be handled individually on a case-by-case basis.

Relocations - When you are ready to move your business to a bigger site or expand it's operation to different areas, this type of consultation will help you screen several different options until we identify the right location with the best Feng Shui and then help you fit it out for maximum success.

Annual Updates - The energy of a building is established at the time of its construction. However, the yearly energy that affects everything around it constantly changes while interacting with that same building's established energy. The Annual Update is a brief consultation, usually done at the beginning of the Chinese New Year, which addresses and foresees potential problems related to this interaction and instructs you on how to correct them before they happen.
Note: This update can only be done as a follow-up to any of the above previous consultations.

Launching Date Selection - Time selection is a long honored secret with Asian businessmen. Choosing the right time, date, month, and in some cases, year, to start the construction or to launch your business will significantly improve your business's potential for success.


We now offer a quality Feng Shui Property Certification upon request. The purpose of this certification service is to acknowledge the Feng Shui quality of a space or a project that we have consulted on, existing or under design, giving added value to the building for our client’s benefit as well as their tenants and buyers.


Feng Shui for Architecture provides American developers, architects, interior designers, building managers, real estate professional, design and construction professionals with opportunities to learn about Feng Shui practices and requirements to successfully serve your clients.

Our in-house Feng Shui Master Simona Mainini, Dr. Arch. is the go-to-person for educational presentations and resources on Feng Shui, which include first-hand knowledge and experience from working directly with the Chinese market and its Feng Shui requirements.

Our aim is to help build bridges between the two cultures to promote a beneficial alliance between real estate buyers/tenants needs and developers supply.

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