Hotel & Restaurant Branding Concepts Utilizing Paper Beautifully

With most of the world slowly but surely reopening after months of restrictions and lockdowns, there’s one thing we’ve missed terribly – restaurants and hotels. The hospitality industry has been one of the worst hit sectors in this crisis and now that it seems like light at the end of the tunnel is shining brightly in our eyes, we want to celebrate the industry in the best way we know; highlighting our favorite restaurant and hotel branding concepts that utilize paper in a beautiful or unique way.

Each detail, including the paper choices, are integral parts of a successful visual identity

The main goal of a visual identity is to guide your perception as well as the expectation of a specific brand, service, or place prior to experiencing it. Every brand needs a clearly defined visual identity that makes the brand recognizable across all channels and appeals to the target audience, building brand awareness and equity.  When dealing with brands in the hospitality sector, consumers are especially demanding, as their expectations might also be higher, and they base them off the perception they have, partly made from the visual identity. So each small detail, down to the paper choices are important.

A good visual identity captures your interest and rises intrigue, while a great one gives a promise of something new, unexpected, and worth having.

Visiting a hotel or a restaurant is expected to be a fully holistic experience, a joyous event that fulfills your needs and wants. It’s the little things that become meaningful. When you think back to your last successful hotel visit, do you remember what the room smelled like, how crisp the sheets were, or what the hotel stationery looked like? These are all integral parts of your experience. Sometimes we focus on the big things, but truly, it’s the small things like paper choices, that are the loudest.

When you visit a restaurant, even before you have your first bite, you hold the menu. You feel it, is it heavy, does it feel good to the touch, does it match with the overall atmosphere of the interior? All these affect your perception, and further, your experience. Below you can see some of our favorite restaurant and hotel branding concepts that have taken paper into consideration, using it in a beautiful, memorable way.

Steiereck Restaurant branding utilizes Remake in parts of their visual identity material

Touch Of Matcha cafe visual identity by Diego Carneiro includes elegant gold printed on on soft pink and white papers

La Case – Cheval Blanc St-Barth hotel restaurant visual identity by  Violaine & Jeremy includes white papers with various finishings

Salt restaurant visual identity by studio Nur (previously here) reflects a sustainable gastronomy concept for which they fittingly chose  Crush paper 

Le Grand Spa visual identity by Studio Nur includes delicate pen drawings of mountain herbs like edelweiss or stemless gentian, printed on Crush

Mae Aurel Brasserie,  a restaurant in the heart of Vienna’s 1st district, visual identity by Maria Prieto Barea, uses Munken Pure Rough paper

Grand Park Hotel Rovinj identity by Bruketa&Žinić&Grey is an analog travel log of guest experiences that utilizes Neobond white and blue papers (previously here)

La Souge restaurant identity by Mohamed Alaa combines earthy tones and textures

MALVA Restaurant branding by Łukasz Radoliński uses deep copper color with transparent paper

Casa Borges Hostel branding by B. Estudio/Taller combines a range of broken shades from a peachy orange to deep forest green

Hilton Hotel catalog by Symbol Creative uses  Pergraphica Natural RoughGarda Gloss, and Classy Covers Red papers

Alice Restaurant visual identity by Viktoriya Nezhinets uses deep copper color with transparent paper

Barefood Giulia hotel branding by Eskader ® combines two contrasting colors, red and green, in deep, rich hues

Walnut Restaurant branding by Max Creative uses Via Felt papers by Europapier

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