Hotel design: planning and development

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Architectural Press, 2001 - Architecture - 480 pages
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 settingsThe 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.

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Acknowledgments Hi Significant Examples Condominium Resorts
Trends Marina Hotels Planning and Design
Downtown Hotels 12 5 Convention Hotels

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About the author (2001)

Rutes is Chairman of 9 Tek Ltd. Development Consultants and was vice president and director of architecture of such hotel companies as Inter-Continental, Sheraton, Ramada, and Holiday Corporation.

Penner is Professor at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration where he teaches courses in hotel development, planning, and interior design.

Adams is President and co-founder of Adams Soffes Wood Architecture & Interiors. He specializes in hotel design and large scale developments.

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