Effectively Develop and Manage a Resort Property-Revised and Updated In recent years, the definition of "resort" has expanded to include any facility that provides recreation and entertainment in combination with lodging. Revised and updated for these changes, Resorts: Management and Operation, Second Edition covers both new trends, like the increasing popularity of timeshares and cruise ships, and tried-and-true businesses like ski areas, golf resorts, spas, and casinos. The book provides a comprehensive look at how today's industry classifies, develops, markets, and manages these various properties. In addition to covering new growth areas in the resort field, this Second Edition also features a wide range of resources for learning, including: * New chapters on cruise ships, specialty resorts, and casinos, highlighting the newest trends in the industry * New resort case studies in each chapter * Expanded coverage on spas, pools, and indoor waterparks * Quick Getaway sidebars, showing practical examples and applications of theories discussed in the book * Updated statistics throughout the text that reflect the latest industry information * Enhanced discussions of the importance of developing facilities from an environmentally conscious and business-smart perspective so that the integrity of the natural base is maintained Students on their way to a career in resorts, as well as professionals seeking to update or improve their understanding of the business, will find Resorts: Management and Operation, Second Edition the key to success in this exciting industry.
Drawing on examples from a range of economies and environments, this text develops a global perspective on the management issues facing coastal resorts. The main management themes highlighted include the processes of restructuring, and attempts to develop sustainable agendas.
This book provides a complete guide to the development of hotels and resorts, covering all aspects of planning, market analysis, 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. Recognising 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. Fred Lawson is well known as an hotel consultant and is now Visiting Professor at the University of Bournemouth. He has a number of successful books to his credit. As a leading international consultant he has been involved in major hotel and tourism projects in 35 countries including assignments for the World Bank, EC, UNDP and the World Tourism Organisation. The hotels featured include: Bali Hilton International, Oberoi Hotel - Bombay, Hotel Nikko - Australia, Guildford YMCA - UK, Meridien Hotel - Cairo, Turtel Sorgun Resort Village - Turkey. * Covers all aspects of planning and design, including marketing and investment appraisal * Logical framework and comprehensive coverage promotes handy reference use * Numerous examples provide practical help in application of principles
"The photography is stunning and the book gives a privileged insight into some of the most beautiful and stylish resorts. Highly Recommended!" Hot Brands Cool Places There are few destinations more alluring than resorts. The combination of an evocative
Want to relax and bask on sun-drenched beaches or dive in and enjoy great water sports? Drink in Mexico's rich history and heritage or drink up margaritas? Shop for Huichol art, Oaxacan textiles, Taxco silver, or precious gemstones or explore an eco-park? Explore the pyramids and ancient ruins or tee up for world-class golf? Stay in an incredible luxury resort or a handcrafted casa in a remote village? With information on the top beach resorts in Cancun, Cozumel and the Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, Los Cabos and Southern Baja, and more, this friendly guide gives you all kinds of ideas and options, plus information on: The best beaches, most romantic getaways, best bets for families, and hottest night life The desert caves of Los Cabos, the Caribbean reefs off Cancún and Cozumel, and more Sea kayaking, sportfishing, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and more Ixtapa with its high-class hotels and Zihuatanejo with its small-town charm Where to enjoy authentic Mexican foods such as beef filet tacos, pozole, mango éclairs, poc chuc, and more Like every For Dummies travel guide, Mexico's Beach Resorts For Dummies, 3rd Edition includes: Down-to-earth trip-planning advice What you shouldn’t miss — and what you can skip The best accommodations and restaurants for every budget Handy Post-it Flags to mark your favorite pages
All-inclusive guide to designing vacation retreats Hospitality building is todayÆs fastest-growing construction category. Resort Design: Planning, Architecture and Interiors, by international expert Margaret Huffadine, gives you a foundation for working successfully on a wide range of resort projects, casino-based, spa, sport, beach, ecotourism, urban and theme resorts anywhere in the world. This from-the-ground-up guide takes you from feasibility studies through planning,financing, and design stages. Renderings and photographs of architectural and interior design details of public areas and guest rooms at renowned resorts richly illustrate profit-determining concepts. You get critical front-of-house and back-of-house operational details for restaurants and bars...security...housekeeping...structural, mechanical, and electricalrequirements...executive and administrative offices...staff working conditions and accommodations...and much, much more, details guaranteed to help your projects go smoothly and cost less.
Histories of seaports and coastal resorts have usually been kept in separate compartments. This book brings them together and looks at how resort development affected historic ports during the rise and development of the seaside holiday in Europe from the 18th century to the 20th, and what the attributes of ports (fishing, harbour crafts, the whiff of the exotic, fishermen’s homes and families) contributed to the attractions of resorts. Case-studies drawn from across Europe, from Wales and the Netherlands to Norway, Latvia and Spain, bring original perspectives to bear on these histories and relationships, and consider their influence on seaside heritage and regeneration at a time when coastal settlements are increasingly using their past to secure their future. The book will interest academics in tourism studies, history, geography and cultural studies, as well as provide essential information and analysis for policy-makers in coastal regeneration.
AVCE travel and tourism advanced: student book.
These three resorts, he argues, served as forerunners of twentieth-century pleasure cities such as Aspen, Las Vegas, and Orlando.
An in-depth assessment of the entire scope of the U.S. lodging industry ... from luxury resorts to budget motels ... from boutique hotels to timeshares ... from hotel condos to historic hotels ... from leisure guests to business customers ... from hotel fine dining to special holiday packages ... from guest amenities to accommodations for travelers with pets ... from financial assessments to geographic analysis.
For over 125 years, Berrien County has beckoned visitors with its magnificent beaches, attractions, and events. During the early 20th century, some visitors to southwestern Michigan were upper-class industrialists, while others were working-class families belonging to close-knit ethnic communities. As the area developed into a resort haven, elaborate mansions shared the beach with the cottages of Irish, Czech, Swedish, Jewish, Greek, Lithuanian, Polish, Italian, and African-American communities. This book chronicles the early history of Berrien County's resort culture -- from the twinkling amusement parks of Silver Beach and the House of David and the marathon dances at Shadowland Pavilion to the mineral baths at the Whitcomb Hotel and the fruit orchards found throughout the "Heart of the Fruit Belt."
This work studies tropical island resorts, the people who live and work there and the tourists who visit them. The author includes, but goes beyond the more commonly encountered marketing and economic analyses of resort destinations, by examining social, cultural, mythical, environmental, organizational and political dimensions.
Describes and evaluates beach resorts on Mexico's Pacific and Caribbean coasts, features rated profiles of 125 hotels and one hundred restaurants, and includes information on sightseeing and nightlife, tips on tours and packages, and advice on how, when and where to travel in Mexico.
The book features full details and descriptions of resorts, hotels or guesthouses that the authors regard as memorable. The description of each place is not just factual, but emotional in that it reveals impressions. It is more as though a friend is making a word-of-mouth recommendation rather than the bland copy of a brochure. Details of the overall size, the facilities, rates, service, local tours and attractions are fully covered.
Commencing in the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, the obvious jump-off point for any visitor to the country, the book is sectioned into the provinces, each of which is carefully explored, not only selecting a variety of hotels and resorts ranging from five-star to budget, but noting the attractions and area around them. Not only does each double-facing page show a picture of the hotel, but with it is a full description that allows ones mind to not only see it but gain a feel of the place.
Describes landmark hotels and resorts in Alabama and discusses their historic significance
Hill resorts in Uttar Pradesh, India.
A guide, which provides a description of the most luxurious and exotic resorts around the world describing the resorts in terms of history, accommodations, dining, sport facilities, shopping, entertainment and general environs. It features over 700 color photos, which depict the special qualities and charm of the various properties.
Eco-Resorts is a design guide for low impact, environmentally friendly tourist resorts in the tropics. The book is the first to offer architects practical, detailed guidance in developing resort buildings that work with a tropical climate and meet the needs and expectations of the client and building inhabitants. The book includes both architectural design and material solutions, supported by theoretical principles, to present a sustainable approach to resort design. It demonstrates that tropical resort buildings do not necessarily require large energy input, in compliance with green building standards. Case studies show how principles of sustainable design have been successfully applied in tropical environments. written by an industry insider with practical design experience, knowledge and expertise demonstrates design practices related to site planning and layout, and re-assesses best practices for a tropical environment, allowing architects to apply design principles to their own projects includes international case studies from several countries to illustrate best practice from a variety of tropical climate destinations around the world.
A detailed academic cultural study of the rise and fall of the seaside holiday in Britain. John K. Walton offers a broad interpretation of the holidays and resorts, looking at who went, where they went, what they did, and how they were entertained.