One of the great pleasures of staying in a hotel is spending time in a spotless, neat, and organized space that you don’t have to clean. That doesn’t, however, mean the work disappears—when we’re not looking, someone else is doing it. With Housekeeping by Design, David Brody introduces us to those people—the housekeepers whose labor keeps the rooms clean and the guests happy. Through unprecedented access to staff at several hotels, Brody shows us just how much work goes on behind the scenes—and how much management goes out of its way to make sure that labor stays hidden. We see the incredible amount of hard physical work that is involved in cleaning and preparing a room, how spaces, furniture, and other objects are designed to facilitate a smooth flow of hidden labor, and, crucially, how that design could be improved for workers and management alike if front-line staff were involved in the design process. After reading this fascinating exposé of the ways hotels work—or don’t for housekeepers—one thing is certain: checking in will never be the same again.
The newest edition of The Design Hotels(TM) Book offers striking accommodations for the eye and inspiration for the spirit. Each edition of the much-anticipated Design Hotels(TM) Book details the company's stunning portfolio of one-of-a-kind, handpicked hotels. The book includes exquisite photographs of bold new hotels and design legends, and stories of the Original hoteliers who brought them to life. The Red Dot Design Award and a "Special Mention" from the German Design Council are some of the honors the publication has received. The 2016 edition of The Design Hotels(TM) Book showcases 296 of the world's most extraordinary hotels. And once more its popular "Influencers" series returns --"The Influencers 2016" celebrates the work of 10 creative design and architecture geniuses changing the face of design today. Design Hotels(TM) represents and markets more than 290 independent hotels worldwide. It provides them with an international platform for innovation and exchange with other member hotels, guests, and opinion leaders from relevant industries. Design Hotels(TM) also offers them services from concept development to sales.
Strong output demand over the last year has stretched the industry. The issues are being felt by all firms across the delivery chain – from clients to subcontractors. Capacity constraints almost always manifest themselves in prices. Increased tender prices have become the primary symptom of these supply-side issues. The main driver of new work output growth over the last 18 months is slowing. Both the public and private housing sectors are quickly reversing all of their recent upward trends when looked at on a yearly growth basis. The counterpoint to this is that the yearly growth figures are still positive, meaning that new work continues to flow. SPON’S ARCHITECTS’ AND BUILDERS’ PRICE BOOK 2016, compiled by AECOM, still provides the most accurate, detailed and professionally relevant construction price information for the UK. Its unique Tender Index, updated through the year, gives an ongoing reality check and allows you to adjust for changing market conditions. Although it suits a wide range of project sizes, this is the only price book which sets out a detailed cost base for contracts exceeding £3,500,000 in value. Use the access code inside the front cover of the book to get set up with internet access to this 2016 edition until the end of December 2016. We now provide SPON’S Online, a versatile and powerful online data viewing package -- online or offline on your PC/Mac, smartphone or tablet. You can browse and search the content across all the price books you own, make notes and highlights and share these notes with other users. Major changes have been made to this 141st edition: For the first time, plant prices have been separated out in the measured works section. As well as an overhaul of prices, several new items have been added, including: Two new cost models for a stand-alone private patient ward within a larger hospital complex, and an extra care home An expanded range of ACO drainage channels Precast concrete ‘Perfect Manholes’ by CPM Shower-wall laminated panelling walling An expanded range of architectural pre-finished blockwork ... along with the standard features you have come to expect from SPON’S ARCHITECTS’ AND BUILDERS’ PRICE BOOK: 20,000 prices for the most frequently specified items, the majority with labour constants and detailed build-ups. Hundreds of alternative materials prices for the more unusual items. Detailed guidance on wage rates, daywork, cost limits and allowances, property insurance and professional fees, plus useful formulae, design criteria and trade association addresses. Updated, free of charge, two or three times a year – see inside for registration details. Updates are available online at www.pricebooks.co.uk Other titles in the Spon’s Price Book Series: SPON’S MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SERVICES PRICE BOOK 2016 SPON’S CIVIL ENGINEERING AND HIGHWAY WORKS PRICE BOOK 2016 SPON’S EXTERNAL WORKS AND LANDSCAPE PRICE BOOK 2016
An essential reference for everybody concerned with the calculation of costs of mechanical and electrical works. Cost Engineer The construction sector is improving. Will skills shortages derail the upturn? Spon's Mechanical and Electrical Services Price Book 2016
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. From the Panhandle's white sandy beaches to Disney World and the Space Coast to hip Miami with its trendy hotels, dining and nightlife, Florida's attractions, along with balmy weather and beautiful people, lure over 80 million visitors to the state every year. In full-color throughout, Fodor's Florida takes a smart insider's look at the state, with helpful planning advice at the start of each chapter. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · Major sights such as Walt Disney World, South Beach, Key West, Universal Orlando, Kennedy Space Center, Tampa Bay, The Dali Museum, Palm Beach, Broward's Inland Waterways, and Little Havana · Coverage of Miami and Miami Beach, The Everglades, The Florida Keys, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast, The Tampa Bay Area, The Lower Gulf Coast, Orlando and Environs, Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, Seaworld, Northeast Florida, and The Panhandle Planning to focus on just a part of Florida? Check out Fodor's travel guides to South Florida and The Florida Keys.
Even with today’s mobile technology, most work is still undertaken in a physical workplace. Today’s workplaces need to be healthy environments that minimize the risks of illnesses or injuries to occupants to compete in the marketplace. This necessitates the application of good ergonomics design principles to the creation of effective workplaces, and this is the focus of this book. This book will: · Focus on ergonomic design for better health and ergonomic design for better productivity · Presents environments that support new ways of working and alternative workplace strategies, as well as the impacts of new technologies · Covers the role of ergonomics design in creating sustainable workplaces · Includes ergonomics design for a wide variety of workplaces, from offices to hospitals, to hotels to vehicles, etc... · Shows the design principles on how to design and create a healthy and productive workplace The market lacks an ergonomics design book that covers the topics that this book will cover. This book summarizes design principles for practitioners, and applies them to the variety of workplace settings described in the book. No other book currently on the market does that.
Hotel Dreams is a deeply researched and entertaining account of how the hotel's material world of machines and marble integrated into and shaped the society it served. Molly W. Berger offers a compelling history of the American hotel and how it captured the public's imagination as it came to represent the complexâ€”and often contentiousâ€”relationship among luxury, economic development, and the ideals of a democratic society. Berger profiles the country's most prestigious hotels, including Boston's 1829 Tremont, San Francisco's world-famous Palace, and Chicago's enormous Stevens. The fascinating stories behind their design, construction, and marketing reveal in rich detail how these buildings became cultural symbols that shaped the urban landscape.
The Eighty Four Rooms Collection invites you to enjoy 84 of the world's most beautiful and unique boutique hotels. Regardless of your budget, it should always be possible to travel with an eye for style and comfort. This is the philosophy behind the hotel platform of the same name, eightyfourrooms.com. Along with recommending the best rooms and suites, the book provides tips about the restaurants and bars you should visit to make your trip a truly unforgettable experience. Thanks to detailed guides on each property and local highlights, the book provides everything you need to be an insider. Each of our hand-picked choices undergoes a rigorous check of every facet of its operation. This is the only way to ensure that each hotel presented is truly best-in-class in terms of its surroundings and its fabulous signature style. We offer a wide variety of choices: places for rock stars to remain anonymous, romantic getaways, and luxurious ski resorts, as well as properties offering amazing views of the sea or big-city skyscapes. Bon voyage!
In My Life in Design, Terence Conran tells the story of the Conran brand from the founding of the Conran Design Studio sixty years ago to the creation of the Design Museum, now moving to a dazzling new space on High Street Kensington in November this year. Extensively illustrated chapters consider the many areas where Terence and his design team have made a lasting impact on the way we live our lives, including the founding of Habitat, which introduced good, affordable homeware to the high street, his restaurants, which brought Britain out of the culinary dark ages to discover the joys of eating out and his talent for rescuing and regenerating abandoned buildings and bringing them back into exciting new use. My Life in Design is illustrated with more than 400 images - many from private collections that have not been published before. The book is introduced by internationally renowned designer, Thomas Heatherwick, who identifies his mentor Terence Conran as 'a modernist who, together with a tiny handful of others, gave us a new vision of Britain and ourselves.' Now in his eighties and still designing beautiful homeware and opening buzzy, welcoming restaurants, Terence reveals the secrets and stories of this transformation of British design. Gloriously lively, opinionated and visually stimulating, this is the only book to tell the story of Terence Conran's remarkable career in his own words. Terence Conran: My Life in Design is published in time for the opening of the Design Museum at its new home in a world-class building. It will appeal to designers, students and all those who have grown up with the work of the multi-talented Sir Terence Conran.
The guest house offers a distinctive experience and addresses architecture and interior design as critical methods of contributing to an alternative or ideal lifestyle. Escape, Designing the Modern Guest House showcases 43 distinctive and well-known projects from around the world, created by architects, designers, and artists. These exclusive works have visual and spatial impact and represent the essence of new guest house design. This book highlights some of the most outstanding architectural strategies and displays the variations of spatial experience through the interplay of design elements. It provides strong reference material for design professionals and students in architecture, interior design, and related design fields, and those looking to revamp their guest house accommodation offerings with a contemporary 21st-century focus.
- Boutique hotels and B&B are extremely attractive to tourists, and are becoming increasingly popular worldwide; this book features somewhere in the region of 200 boutique hotels and B&B projects from around the world - Detailed descriptions and multi-angle pictures make this an excellent insight into international B&B style Boutique hotels and B&Bs have become exceptionally popular among tourists and travelers in recent decades. B&Bs originated in the United Kingdom, but have spread across Europe and beyond. Fantastic Escapes: Architecture and Design for Stylish Stays features somewhere in the region of 200 boutique hotels and B&B projects from around the world, including Argentina, Canada, Chile, China, Europe, India, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Scandinavia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Each example is illustrated with multi-angle pictures of guest rooms, restaurants, leisure areas and other spaces. Accompanied by detailed description to demonstrate how these institutions have evolved, this book is a valuable reference for hotel designers and B&B operators.
This book includes 17 Neo-classical hotels and illustrates the whole design process with hundreds of beautiful photos, drawings and informative words. Readers will get the quintessence of Neo-classicism from each hotel. Neo-classicism gets rid of the complexity of Classicism and the roughness of Modernism. It contains cultural deposits and combines modern technologies to express classical culture, which is a perfect combination of Classicism and Modernism.
Unveiling show-stopping hospitality interiors from across the globe, as an overview of design trends for bars, restaurants and hotels. As much of a barometer of design as its successful predecessors, Night Fever 5 is a global overview of the prevailing trends in hospitality design. The luxurious volume consists of three chapters; the first covers bars and clubs, the second features restaurants, and the third is devoted to hotel interiors. This book offers readers 100+ fresh and exciting projects featured on a total of 496 pages. Interiors are featured on 2 to 8 pages that are filled with photos, drawings, sketches, floor plans and of course a description of the design. Projects are selected based on their original concept, creativity, innovative approach or the project’s unmistakable wow-factor. An extensive index at the back of the book describes each featured design studio including their contact details and the addresses of each venue they have designed.
Comprising of the proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature, the papers deal with topics such as building technologies, design by passive systems, design with nature, cultural sensitivity, life cycle assessment, resources and rehabilitation as well as many others. This book follows five successful meetings which started in the New Forest, UK in 2006, then followed in the Algarve (2008), A Coruna (2010), Kos (2012) and Siena, Italy (2014). Eco-Architecture signifies a new approach to the design process intended to harmonise its products with nature. This involves concepts such as minimum use of energy at each stage of the building process, taking into account the amount required during the extraction and transportation of materials, their fabrication, assembly, building formation, maintenance and eventual future recycling. The adaptation of the architectural design to the natural environment, is another important issue. The book will be of interest to architects, engineers, planners, physical scientists, sociologists and economists and contained within these proceedings are case studies from many different places around the world. Topics covered consist of: Design with nature; Energy efficiency; Tall buildings and environment; Ecological impacts of materials; Biomaterials; Bioclimatic design; Water quality; Green facades; Ecological; Education and training; Adapted reuse; Transformative design; Sustainability indices in architecture; Bioclimatic design and passive systems; Recycle, reuse, reduce and recovery; Mixing it up and building flexibility; Architectural visualisation and New techniques: building information modelling.
We live in a world obsessed by luxury. Long-distance airlines compete to offer first-class sleeping experiences and hotels recommend exclusive suites where you are never disturbed. Luxury is a rapidly changing global industry that makes the headlines daily in our newspapers and on the internet. More than ever, luxury is a pervasive presence in the cultural and economic life of the West - and increasingly too in the emerging super-economies of Asia and Latin America. Yet luxury is hardly a new phenomenon. Today's obsession with luxury brands and services is just one of the many manifestations that luxury has assumed. In the middle ages and the Renaissance, for example, luxury was linked to notions of magnificence and courtly splendour. In the eighteenth century luxury was at the center of philosophical debates over its role in shaping people's desires and oiling the wheels of commerce. And it continues to morph today, with the growth of the global super-rich and increasing wealth polarization. From palaces to penthouses, from couture fashion to lavish jewellery, from handbags to red wine, from fast cars to easy money, Peter McNeil and Giorgio Riello present the first ever global history of luxury, from the Romans to the twenty-first century: a sparkling and ever-changing story of extravagance, excess, novelty, and indulgence.
The bestselling AutoCAD reference, with all new bonus video content Mastering AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016 is a complete tutorial and reference, helping you design accurately and efficiently while getting the most out of the AutoCAD 2016 software. Concise explanations and focused examples strengthen your understanding of AutoCAD concepts, while step-by-step instruction and hands-on projects help you develop the skills you need for real-world projects. This new edition covers the latest AutoCAD capabilities, and gives you access to videos demonstrating crucial techniques. The companion website provides all of the project files necessary for the tutorials, and features additional video tutorials and other bonus content. You'll start with the basics of AutoCAD drafting, and gradually build your skills to an advanced level as you learn 3D modeling and imaging. Whether you're preparing for the Autodesk certification or just want to be an AutoCAD guru, this book provides the comprehensive information you need. Get acquainted with the AutoCAD 2016 interface and drafting tools Work with hatches, fields, tables, dynamic blocks, solid fills, and more Build an accurate, scalable 3D model of your design for reference Customize your AutoCAD and integrate it with other software Packed with expert tips, tricks, techniques, and tutorials, Mastering AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016 is your essential guide to get up to speed quickly.