Hospitality Design for the Graying Generation: Meeting the Needs of a Growing Market / Edition 1

Hospitality Design for the Graying Generation: Meeting the Needs of a Growing Market / Edition 1

by Alfred H. Baucom
     
 

Hospitality Design for the Graying Generation With millions of baby boomers rapidly approaching retirement age, the over-65 age group is the fastest-growing segment of the population. As they become healthier, live longer, and have more disposable income, their use of hospitality services, such as hotels and restaurants, will increase dramatically. Whether you are

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Hospitality Design for the Graying Generation With millions of baby boomers rapidly approaching retirement age, the over-65 age group is the fastest-growing segment of the population. As they become healthier, live longer, and have more disposable income, their use of hospitality services, such as hotels and restaurants, will increase dramatically. Whether you are a designer or a hospitality professional, Hospitality Design for the Graying Generation helps you plan for this growing market by providing you with critical information for designing facilities that accommodate the needs of all generations. Clearly written and generously illustrated, Hospitality Design for the Graying Generation shows you how to address the specific physical and psychological needs of seniors, with detailed chapters on mobility, hearing, vision, color preferences, and other important areas. Going beyond ADA guidelines, Alfred Baucom’s Universal Design approach enables you to integrate senior-friendly design principles into a wide range of specific environments—from lobbies, common areas, and public restrooms to restaurants, lounges, and hotel guest rooms. In meeting the needs of the over-65 market, Hospitality Design for the Graying Generation ensures that all potential users, regardless of age or ability, will be well accommodated.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471137894
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/03/1996
Series:
Wiley Series in Healthcare and Senior Living Design Series, #3
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
0.58(w) x 8.25(h) x 11.00(d)

Table of Contents

THE MARKET.

Universal Design.

The Boom Generation.

Aging Myths.

THE ISSUES.

Mobility: Dexterity, Strength, and Tactile Senses.

Hearing and Acoustics.

Vision.

Color and Light.

Color Systems.

Illumination.

THE PLACE.

Hospitality Industry.

Hospitality Accommodations.

The Lobby.

Restaurants and Lounges.

Primary Circulation.

Public Restrooms.

Guestrooms.

Conclusion.

REFERENCE.

Designer's Punchlist.

Appendix.

Bibliography.

Index.

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