ISBN: 1 85669 401 1, 1-85669-401-1
Год издания: 2005
Издатель: Laurence King
Количество страниц: 240
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The phrase "21st-century hotel design" inevitably has a touch of the futuristic about it, almost as though hotel design strides ahead and those of us who actually stay in hotels must somehow try to keep up with the trends. In fact the exact opposite is true. Hotels have never been so earnestly responsive to the Zeitgeist. How else can we explain the latest trends in hotel design which at one extreme increasingly blur the border between lodging, lifestyle and living theatre, and at the other seek to reinvent the more discreet manners and style of the grand hotels of the late 19th century? As with any period, certain fashions dominate. The growth of the spa complex sometimes challenges the very definition of the word "hotel". Similarly there is emerging another subtler strand of hotels which might be described as "themed". Meanwhile, as in the last century, a certain type of "luxury" hotel is still primarily determined by how much it costs to stay there. The alternative arbiter...