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Hospitality Facilities (Building Type Basics)
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Building Type Basics for Hospitality Facilities is a one-stop source for the essential information architects need to fast-start the design process. In this book, leading architects from four major hospitality design firms share their knowledge and expertise on a broad scope of issues that are essential to the design of luxury hotels, resort/theme hotels, convention hotels/conference centers, limited service hotels (motels), and casinos. They address the rising demand for online connectivity and sophisticated video, data, and telephone systems; the international character of hospitality design; the growing need for flexible layouts; the adaptation of buildings created for other purposes to a new use as hotels; renovation guidelines; safety issues; and more. This book provides critical information on the process, potential problems, unique design concerns, and recent trends in hospitality facilities design, along with complete coverage of energy issues and mechanical systems, structural concerns, lighting, internal traffic, security, ADA issues, and much more. This indispensable guide:
* Asks and answers twenty questions that commonly arise in the early phases of a project commission
* Provides project photographs, diagrams, floor plans, sections, and details
* Includes guidelines for luxury, resort/theme, and convention/conference hotels, as well as limited service hotels and casinos
This conveniently organized quick reference is an invaluable guide for busy, dedicated professionals who want to get moving quickly as they embark on a new project. Like every Building Type Basics book, it provides authoritative, up-to-date information instantly and saves countless hours of research. Engineering consultants will also find a wealth of information to help them tackle hospitality commissions of all kinds.
The Building Type Basics Series provides architects and other design professionals with the essential information they need to jump-start the design of a variety of facilities. These comprehensive and generously illustrated design references address the program requirements and typical client needs for today's major building types.
Here's the essential information you need to initiate designs for luxury hotels, resort/theme hotels, convention hotels and conference centers, limited service hotels (motels), and casinos.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-169) and index.
About the Author
BRIAN MCDONOUGH is Vice President of the Hospitality, Entertainment & Leisure Sector at Hanscomb, Inc., in New York City. Hanscomb provides consulting services in the fields of construction, project development, planning, and design management to clients worldwide.
JOHN HILL and ROBERT GLAZIER are Principals of Hill Glazier Architects in Palo Alto, California. Hill Glazier specializes in the design of hotels, resorts, and spas.
WINFORD "BUCK" LINDSAY is President of Lindsay Pope Brayfield & Associates in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Lindsay Pope Brayfield's experience ranges from a small chapel to a large warehouse, and includes hotels and educational projects.
THOMAS SYKES is Principal of SOSH Architects in Atlantic City, New Jersey. SOSH provides design services to major casino corporations throughout North America.
STEPHEN A. KLIMENT, FAIA (Series Founder and Editor), is an architectural journalist and an adjunct professor at the City College of New York. He was chief editor of Architectural Record from 1990 to 1996.
Table of Contents
Preface (Stephen A. Kliment).
Chapter 1: Perspective (Brian McDonough, Hanscomb, Inc.).
How a Hotel Functions.
Hotel Development Process.
Postcontruction and Preopening Phases.
Chapter 2: Luxury Hotels (John C. Hill, Robert C. Glazier, Douglas Atmore, Peter T. Mason, Catherine A. Clover, Hill Glazier Architects;
Hani Motran, Rybka, Smith, & Ginsler).
Types of Luxury Hotels.
Chapter 3: Resort Hotels (John C. Hill, Robert C. Glazier, Douglas Atmore, Peter T. Mason, Christina Zimmerli, Hill Glazier Architects).
Types of Resort Hotel.
Chapter 4: Conference Centers (John C. Hill, Robert C. Glazier, Douglas Atmore, Peter T. Mason, Hill Glazier Architects).
Types of Convention or Conference Hotels.
Chapter 5: Limited-Service Hotels (Winford (Buck) Lindsay, Lindsay Pope Brayfield & Associates).
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Chapter 6: Casinos (Thomas Sykes, with Roger Gros, SOSH Architects).
Types of Casinos.
Market and Brand.
The Games People Play.
Utility Support Systems.
Prototype Casino Layout.
Appendix: Principal Planning and Design Characteristics of Hospitality Facilities.
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