Hotels and Resorts: Planning and Design
by Fred Lawson
This book provides a complete guide to the development of hotels and resorts. It covers all aspects of planning, including market analysis and ... Show synopsis This book provides a complete guide to the development of hotels and resorts. It covers all aspects of planning, including market analysis and investment appraisal, and gives details of requirements for interior design and the installation of technical services. Fred Lawson's text is concise and the information easy to access. He examines the distinctive characteristics of different hotel types, identified by market and location, and specifies the special requirements of each type. Recognizing the need for continuous maintenance and life-cycle refurbishment, a full chapter is devoted to these subjects and the business aspects of the hotel operation are considered. Throughout the book are numerous illustrations of projects showing outstanding examples of hotels and village resorts as well as current trends in design and development.