Feng Shui for Hospitality Businesses

Feng Shui for Restaurant Business and Management

Feng Shui for Restaurants and Cafés:

I have recently done a consultation for one of my long-term clients about a chain of restaurants he is currently developing. Having consulted on all his residences before, it goes without saying that he had already learned firsthand about the positive benefits my consultations have had on his life, his family, and of course, his business and success.

This particular consultation got me thinking, for when it comes to Feng Shui for restaurants the rules and applications of the principles are very different than they are for any other kind of business. (Generally speaking, the application of Feng Shui rules for a business is very different than the Feng Shui rules for a house too, but that’s another topic altogether.) Feng Shui also differs significantly from business to business, which is why it takes time and a lot of experience for a consultant to really learn how to do each of them right. This is also the reason why no book or website addresses them. It’s too difficult!

To really master this aspect of Feng Shui you need a minimum of 20 years of continuous practice or more doing different kinds of Feng Shui business consultations.

Luckily for my client, I have consulted for many restaurants before. And not only am I a foodie, but I particularly enjoy seeing my clients who are great chefs and entrepreneurs become successful in their enterprises as they share their culinary gift with others. So when Max, my client, asked me to look at these new restaurants he was developing (along with his partners), I knew exactly what I needed to do.


Three of the restaurants under design were simpler to address because they were all new constructions, so I knew exactly where and how to place all the strategic areas that would make a restaurant successful and brainstormed with the architect about it until we got the layout completed. However, the fourth building we worked on, posed a different challenge. In the past it had been the location of two different, very famous restaurants. The first one was extremely successful and after a few years (when the lease was up) it moved next door and into a bigger space. The following tenant invested a significant amount of money to completely renovate the premises, but sadly, this new restaurant business ended up in disgrace before the first lease term was even up.

If you are reading this and are an entrepreneur or an investor, your first thought would be “bad management”. But in my experience, if the Feng Shui is good, you do not just go from the stars to the dust in less than one term lease, no matter how ‘bad’ you are at managing the place. So when I consulted for this building I knew that the answer to why the first occupant succeeded and the second one failed had to do with the renovation done in between the two businesses. More importantly, I knew the key to my client’s future success had to do with correcting whatever mistakes had been made during the previous renovation.

So I did some research and I was able to reconstruct the layout of the first space—which was entirely different from the layout I was observing during my inspection. I was made aware of water features that had been removed, entrances that had been shifted, management offices that were relocated, and kitchen layouts that were modified. In short, the entire space was turned around. And that is what made the whole difference in the success and failure of the two different restaurants.

It was quite a task doing the research and coming up with a solution that was Feng Shui efficient, cost effective, and design compatible for my client and their architect. But that is my job and luckily for my client I was there to assist him with making his restaurant successful, making his investors happy, and improving everybody’s life—including the future patrons of this new restaurant.

Imagine how sad it would have been if they had launch their project with a 4 million dollar renovation budget and no Feng Shui plan in mind, just to tank miserably like the previous restaurant owner had done?

And what about your business, your office, your manufacturer, or your store? Are you willing to risk hundreds of thousands of dollars or even millions in investments without having a good Feng Shui business plan in place? Think about how much more profitable your investment could be simply by having my Feng Shui business consultation first!

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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.

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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.

Let Feng Shui for Architecture Help You:

  • 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
    being esthetically pleasing from a design standpoint

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.

To have Dr. Mainini speak to your staff, association, or group, please email us and we will get back to you right away.

"Your Feng Shui advices have allowed us to sell our property quickly and smoothly. It had set in the market for months with little activities prior. After we implemented your remedies, we started getting showings and sold with multiple offers. For that, we are very grateful."- J.T. Real Estate Specialist, Sotheby’s International Realty

“I have been an entrepreneur for many years; consulting with Dr Mainini has been one of the very best decision I have made. Even though she is not Chinese, she does know a lot about the culture and is truly a master in Feng Shui.Following her professional advice, I arranged my home furnishing and within a month, I close one of the largest transaction in my business. Besides high professionalism and excellent customer service, she is a very caring and passionate being- she is very passionate about her profession and very caring to her clients. I am very grateful to Dr Simona Mainini”- C. Yang, entrepreneur, Santa Monica

“Thank you so much for all your help with our new house. Not only it is beautiful and comfortable, we enjoy spending time both inside it and outside in our backyard very much, and the new space has brought us so many new career opportunities—most of which we never dreamed of! My husband’s business has tripled its venue, both my children have achieved their highest academic results ever and they are also in demand on their athletic teams. Not only are we happy as a family now, we are also very successful and accomplished in all other aspects of our lives. Thank you again, Dr. Mainini!"—G. & J. Y., Newport Beach, CA

“Dear Dr. Mainini… My family and I just moved into our new house. Given the great results we experienced after you consulted for us on our previous house, we decided to now have you consult for us once again on this new one. To be honest, we shopped around for other Feng Shui consultants too, but none of them worked out as successfully as you did for us in our previous house, so please, please, please come and work with us again in this new house.”—S. & K. H., Burbank, CA

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