Interactive and lively lobbies in hotels isn’t a new phenomenon, but it is fun to see, the consultants said. “If you look back 200 years ago, 100 years ago, basically a pub was a place to meet. It was a place to have meals or anything else, and they have to have rooms,” said Bill Barnett, managing director of Thailand-based C9 Hotelworks. “So we’re back to that point. We can say we’re innovating and changing, but we’re back full circle.” The emergence of distinct age generations looking for interaction and the ability of mobile technology to promote it is driving the return to lobbies serving as the living rooms of hotels. Get the full story at Hotel News Now