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Hotel Design, Planning and Development
by:Walter A. Rutes
Travel and leisure is the world's largest and fastest growing industry. This book anticipates the increasing demand for diverse hotels, resorts, and leisure-time amenities now appearing worldwide. "Hotel Design, Planning, and Development" presents the range of significant hotel types being developed today and illustrates them in their full global array of...
Travel and leisure is the world's largest and fastest growing industry. This book anticipates the increasing demand for diverse hotels, resorts, and leisure-time amenities now appearing worldwide. "Hotel Design, Planning, and Development" presents the range of significant hotel types being developed today and illustrates them in their full global array of settings. The book discusses the latest trends from guestrooms perched atop ultra-tall mixed-use towers to lavish desert villas shaded by high-rise structures to exotically themed resorts rising out of pristine tropical island waters. The book outlines essential planning and design considerations based on the latest data, supported by technical information and illustrations, including original plans. Analysis and theory supports each of the major trends that is presented, highlighting how the designer's work fits into the development of the industry as a whole, and giving a clear understanding of how successful new concepts develop. The experienced author team and their contributors represent both the professional and academic sides of the subject. In major sections covering Hotel Types, Design, and Development, they provide the developer, architect, designer, and hotel executive with a comprehensive and practical international overview of hotel design. It contains an excellent overview of the hotel industry, with international case studies and numerous illustrations. It includes vital technical information and covers a wide range of hotel types for comparison. Well-known author team represents both professional and academic sides of hotel design, planning and development.
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