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Hospitality Design Book from C.H.I.P.S.

Building Type Basics for Hospitality Facilities
by Brian McDonough

The fastest way to straighten out the learning curve on specialized design projects.

Building Type Basics books provide architects with the essentials they need to jump-start the design of a variety of specialized facilities.

In each volume, leading national figures in the field address the key questions that shape the early phases of a project commission. The answers to these questions provide instant information in a convenient, easy-to-use format. The result is an excellent, hands-on reference that puts critical information at your fingertips.

Building Type Basics for Hospitality Facilities provides the essential information needed to initiate designs for:

  • Luxury hotels
  • Resort/theme hotels
  • Convention hotels and conference centers
  • Limited service hotels (motels)
  • Casinos

Building Type Basics for Hospitality Facilities is filled with project photographs, diagrams, floor plans, sections, and details, it combines in-depth coverage of the structural, mechanical, lighting, internal traffic, security, and accessibility issues that are unique to hospitality facilities with the nuts-and-bolts design guidelines that will start any project off on the right track and keep it there through completion.

Contents

  1. Perspective

    • How a Hotel Functions
    • Hotel Development Process
    • Hotel Categories
    • Project Team
    • Design Concerns
    • Project Phases
    • Preconstruction Phases
    • Postconstruction and Preopening Phases

  2. Luxury Hotels

    • Types of Luxury Hotels
    • Program Considerations
    • Design Considerations

  3. Resort Hotels

    • Types of Resort Hotel
    • Program Considerations
    • Site Considerations
    • Design Considerations
    • Technical Considerations

  4. Conference Centers

    • Types of Convention or Conference Hotels
    • Program Considerations
    • Site Considerations
    • Design Considerations

  5. Limited-Service Hotels

    • Programming
    • Building Planning
    • Site Planning
    • Building Concepts
    • Building Skin
    • Structural System
    • Mechanical Systems
    • Electrical Systems
    • Special Systems
    • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

  6. Casinos

    • Types of Casinos
    • Jurisdictional Oversight
    • Market and Brand
    • Master Plan
    • Games People Play
    • Floor Layout
    • Casino Support
    • Utility Support Systems
    • Prototype Casino Layout

Appendix

  • Principal Planning and Design Characteristics of Hospitality Facilities

Index

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Building Type Basics for Hospitality Facilities
by Brian McDonough
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