Definition of the word lobby

What part of a complex is considered as a lobby?

What is the origin of the word “lobby”?

What is the difference between lobby and hall in a complex?

Who operates in the lobby?

Nexalife, as one of the market leaders in providing lobby and hospitality services, intends to answer the above questions in a general manner:

Linguistically, the equivalent of the word “Lobby” refers to a group of individuals who represent a specific organization or campaign and attempt to persuade the government or a council to support or assist them. In hotels or large complexes, the lobby is a space near the entrance, usually with corridors and stairs that people pass through. Generally, the lobby is a room in a complex used for entering from outside. Sometimes it is perceived as a reception hall or an entrance hall. The lobby is often a large room or a set of rooms (in a theater, opera house, concert hall, exhibition, cinema, etc.) adjacent to the conference hall. This place is a calming space for residents and people inside the complex. It is often considered as a place for friendly meetings. Additionally, during events in conference halls or parties, this place serves as an entrance, waiting, and exit area for guests. From the mid-1980s, residents’ views on the lobbies in complexes have somewhat changed, and the exclusive use of the lobby as pathways from the entrance to the elevators has shifted in the minds of residents. Since then, there has been an increasing trend in thinking about the space available in lobbies as social spaces for interaction, conversation, and socializing. In recent years, extensive research has been conducted in the field of lobby space studies in to improve and enhance the design and decoration of lobbies by creating a new scale for the atmosphere and space of lobbies. Nowadays, many residential, administrative, and commercial complexes and hotels invest significant efforts in decorating their lobby spaces to create a suitable ambiance that leaves a proper image in the minds of residents and guests. As a term, the difference between a lobby and a vestibule (foyer) lies in the fact that a lobby is a formal space that includes an entrance door or gate or reception area. The space found in lobbies often has features such as corridors, passages, or hallways, similar to a maze. On the other hand, a vestibule refers to a space such as a waiting area, or corridor in hotels, theaters, or cinemas.