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Resort Development (Development Handbook)by Urban Land Institute
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Packed with photos and site plans, this practical how-to-guide for developing resorts—such as hotels, timeshares, and second-home, retirement, and planned communities—provides an inside look at the challenges faced and lessons learned by actual practitioners in the industry.
Book News Annotation:
For developers and investors, development consultants, public officials, and citizens' groups, Schmitz (residential community development, Urban Land Institute) et al. provide a guide to resort development. The guide explains the history of resorts, different types, resort market analysis, land use planning and product design, operations and management, marketing, and trends and outlook, with a chapter containing 14 case studies describing the development of boutique resorts, fractional and whole ownership resorts, condo hotels, ownership clubs, high-luxury resorts, and second-home development projects in the US, Asia, and Europe. Recreational projects like theme parks are excluded. It includes color photos, site plans, and examples. For this edition, material has been reorganized and revised, including an updated chapter on feasibility analysis and financing, and three new chapters. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Seasoned professionals share their strategies in this practical, how-to guide to all facets of developing resort hotels, timeshare resorts, second-home and retirement communities, and multiuse communities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
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The Urban Land Institute is a nonprofit research and education organization devoted to the responsible use of land and the creation and maintenance of thriving communities worldwide.
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