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Hotel Administration 255 Hospitality Development and Planning ONLINE SECTION 3 – PROGRAMMATIC CALCULATIONS LEARNING GOALS: After completing this online section, you should: 1. Be able to estimate the gross square footage of most kinds of lodging properties. 2. Recognize how programmed values change to accommodate different development conditions. What’s a Program? Early in the development process, the development team needs to work out the building program, which is a detailed outline of what the building needs to include to meet market and financial goals. The program is a document that consists of two parts: the space program, and the functional or descriptive program. As the project progresses, the program becomes more detailed and more refined, and eventually serves as a template for the design team as the spaces are planned and detailed. The space program is a listing of all the physical spaces needed in the building, how large they need to be, and how many there are of different types. While a lot of the detailed space programming happens later in the development process, a general idea of the hotel’s total square footage, number and mix of rooms (or keys, as the industry calls them), and amount of function space needs to be worked out early on so that the project’s construction budget can be estimated, an adequately sized site can be located, and the financial projections for the project can be assembled to establish whether the development is feasible. Of course, these numbers will all change slightly as the project moves forward (or in some cases, change a lot!), so recognize that the program is a living document. The functional or descriptive program outlines how the various parts of the hotel will operate in order to give the designers enough information to create the necessary environments. Much of the information in the functional program comes from the hotel operating company, and so this portion of the program document isn’t really put together until an operator is on board with the project. But the early space program numbers are assembled by the architect with input from the developer during the development planning phases so they can be tested during feasibility. How Big Should a Hotel Be? Well, it depends! Essentially, the drivers of hotel size are: : Market demand : is there a need for rooms in a given segment or of a particular category in a market? Is there latent demand for rooms during some or all periods?
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  • Fall '07
  • SROBSON
  • Square foot, Hyatt, guestroom area

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