Hotel Management

“A partially open closet simplifies the look and feel of the room,” she said, and guests are less likely to leave items behind when the storage is open and visible.

That was a problem Stonehill Taylor principal of design Michael Suomi had faced as a frequent traveler. “I’ve lost so many clothes by just leaving them in closets,” he said. When Suomi was designing the new Aloft Philadelphia, he custom-designed half doors on the wardrobe that let guests easily see the interiors.