Where Should You Put the Tub? Inspo From Top Hotel Designers


Bath and shower trends come and go, but figuring out the most efficient use space will always be the biggest challenge when it comes to bathroom layouts. Whether it’s a residence or hotel guest room, a shower stall is the default/minimal requirement, but the demand for freestanding tubs as a luxury amenity has savvy hotel designers thinking both outside and inside the shower stall …

Enclosed freestanding tub and shower

These designs bring the bath back into the shower enclosure without sacrificing the immersive, deep tub experience.

At The Gray Chicago, Beleco Design’s “King Spa Studio” bathroom combines the best of both worlds.

Deborah Berke Parters employed a similar concept but with a completely different feel in this all-in-one bathing space at the 21C Museum Hotel in Oklahoma City. Just looking at it makes us feel squeaky clean!

Freestanding Tub With aN Ocean View

For a resort whose brand is all about the spa experience, Studio IDC chose to make MTI’s Halo tub a standalone focal point in the guest room suites they designed for The Body Holiday in St. Lucia.


At the Wymara (f.k.a. Gansevoort) resort in Turks & Caicos, D’Amico Design Associates specified MTI’s Kahlo and Adena 7 tubs to take advantage of ocean (and TV) views.

MTI BATHS ADENA 7   D’Amico Design Associates  for Wymara Turks & Caicos


D’Amico Design Associates for Wymara Turks & Caicos

Freestanding tubs are just that…their placement and design is limited only by our imaginations and plumbing systems.

We love that everything at MTI Baths is made to order; from drain placement and faucet holes to air jet and spa features, you can design it your way.

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