Both branded and independent hoteliers are increasingly experimenting with a non-standard assortment of room types within their properties, reflecting the more diverse needs and expectations of today's traveling public.

At many hotels, that means the preset blueprint of the past - with a set ratio of twin, queen and king rooms, plus suites - is now open to reinterpretation and reinvention.

Others are taking this notion further, crafting room concepts entirely outside of the standard configuration spectrum. Themed rooms, rooms with bunk beds, rooms designed to accommodate larger groups and entirely separate resort areas are just some of the layouts that are becoming more prevalent.