Agreed, any shoot should always start with a detailed discussion with the client, it informs whatever may come next. Adapting to the client and the project is the most rewarding thing for me in photography.
As you often photograph for hotels (and rather well, too), your images show a sense of what it's like to stay in that hotel. They're well propped, wonderfully lit. Often straight architectural shoots - and I shoot predominantly commercial interiors - are successful based on how well they pick out details in design (specific wall coverings, fabrics, textures, how the space is used), have perfectly balanced light to reveal the whole space, and have very tight leading lines. They're very technical, and this is a mindset that many generalist photographers sometimes miss out on. Hospitality photography, whilst it shows the room and has exceptionally high production values, often aims to show something a bit different, but using the same physical space. It's this well propped, evocative style which an architectural photographer has to take on board and which, if you spend a huge part of your life looking for precision, can require a change in mindset.
Another way to show this is in the differences between photographing a high-end office and a rustic home. One is focused on the structure and materiality of the room, the other on the small things there that give it its uniqueness.
Same skills, different approaches. How do people change their approach? Lighting (natural and added), props, stylists, time frame, use of people in the shots, tighter compositions, unusual angles...?