New York: Reinhold, 1955/1960. Fourth printing. Cloth over Boards. Quarto, pp. iv, 264, indexed, illustrated with over 600 b/w drawings and photographs. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; ex-library stamp on title page. Item #19808
The motel business came of age with the publication of this book. The old roadside cabin was replaced by a newer building type - the well designed motel - and the beauty and efficient use of space which is possible was never more apparent than in this book. Hundreds of motels are shown in photos and plans, along with complete information on the design essentials of site, buildings, and furnishings. Motel operators will learn what management practices are most popular with the public. In addition, they will see photos and scaled drawings of signs to attract interest, access roads and entrances to invite the motorist in, parking lots and carports to increase convenience and ease of traffic movement, gardens and outlooks oriented away from the road and toward the view to give quiet and privacy, and restaurants, play areas, and swimming pools to supply added attraction.