You can (almost) say goodbye to some of the amenities that were once non-negotiable staples of three and four star hotel rooms. Closets (replaced by wall hooks), carpets, floor to ceiling mirrors and desks have been purged by chains such as Marriott's Moxy Hotels, Best Western's urban boutique brand Vib, and Tru by Hilton. According to Jll Real Views, "The move to more minimalist but functional design is driven by consumer feedback; with a big emphasis on intelligent use of technology coming from modern, both younger and business travelers in particular". But will guests be gaining anything new? Stronger WiFi connections as well as more expansive communal areas.