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À propos de ce livre
Hotel Design, Planning and Development presents the most significant hotels developed internationally in the last ten years so that you can be well-informed of recent trends. The book outlines essential planning and design considerations based on the latest data, supported by technical information and illustrations, including original plans, so you can really study what works. The authors provide analysis and theory to support each of the major trends they present, highlighting how the designer's work fits into the industry's development as a whole. Extensive case studies demonstrate how a successful new concept is developed.
Hotel Design, Planning and Development gives you a thorough overview of this important and fast-growing sector of the hospitality industry.
Foire aux questions
Along with new hotel types and almost infinite combinations and varieties, it is increasingly difficult for guests to select a hotel when labels are inadequate or misleading. Downtown hotels have as many tennis courts, pools and saunas as resorts. Resorts have as many convention or conference guests as downtown convention hotels or airport meeting centers. Motor inns are not necessarily superior to motels. And “inns” are not necessarily old. “Lodge,” “spa,” “guest ranch” also are unclear labels. Price is no indicator—expensive hotels may have small rooms, while budget hotels have larger, better appointed rooms. Buying on the basis of ingredients looks like the new wave.
It is likely that today's oxymoron marketing mantra of “mass customization” is increasing in the hotel feld, after bringing gold to industries ranging from clothing to personalized vitamins. It responds to the consumer's desire for individual treatment in an increasingly impersonal world. If the typical guest buys designer clothes and made-to-order music CDs from a long questionnaire, why not a virtual Ritz at Times Square?(Rutes, Penner, and Adams, 2001, p. 6)