Washington, D.C. Urban Land Institute, 1984. First edition. Paperback. Quarto, pp. xi, 212, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs. Good; mild musty odor. Item #20575
Innkeeping has changed dramatically since 1948, when the lodging industry consisted almost entirely of independently owned and operated properties Hotels with fewer than 50 rooms dominated the market. Today, the hotel industry consists of many types of hotels around the world, ranging from 20- to 30-room inns to large convention hotels. This book covers historical perspective, travel and markets, the development process, financing, trends, and eleven case studies. A thorough look at how commercial development of hotels and motels has responded to changing markets.