Title: Component hotel: the continued evolution of urban hotel design in the 21st century

Authors: Paul Matthew Wiste; Mimi Li

Addresses: Development Design, Jumeirah Group, UAE ' School of Hotel and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Abstract: The strategy that hotels employ to design the properties is a reflection of the socio-demographic changes in the society. Based on a review of the history of urban hotel design, the article argues that the social changes brought about by the advancement of technology as well as the popularity of social media, the newly emerged business and services in the sharing economy, as well as the scarcity of land resources in urban area contribute to the emergence of the component hotel. The component hotel is defined as an urban hotel property that has satellite guest services (referred to as components) such as accommodation, food and beverage, and wellness located outside of a central core facility which is located within an urban centre. The design details were also discussed in the paper.

Keywords: urban hotels; component hotels; hotel design; socio-demographics; social media; satellite guest services; land scarcity; hospitality industry; cities.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHEM.2016.082165

International Journal of Hospitality and Event Management, 2016 Vol.1 No.4, pp.325 - 332

Received: 16 Dec 2015
Accepted: 16 Jan 2016

Published online: 09 Feb 2017 *

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