Design Considerations for a Holiday Resort | Architectural Planning
‘Holiday Resort’ is an essential part of tourist places. Everybody prefers a good resort and expects good services.
A good ‘Holiday resort’ is one which satisfies all the requirements of the customers and for this purpose the first essential thing is the design and planning of it. The most important person responsible for creating and designing that space is an “Architect”.
People visiting the holiday resort are generally the tourists and they can be from any part of the world. It is therefore the responsibility of an Architect to design it considering various requirements of various classes of people suiting different habits.
The success of every resort is influenced by the following seven factors:
- Good Location
- Attractive appearance (Aesthetic appeal of the structure)
- Good landscape
- Quick and pleasant services
- Food quality
Let us move on with the discussion on some of the most important factors that are necessary to be considered while designing a “Holiday Resort”.
A good location is the dominant factor responsible for attracting business (customers). It is therefore to be remembered that for ventures like these, location is very important. In such cases, the most expensive site is guaranteed to make good business. It has to be located on unsually beautiful locations.
For example: A hill or at the point from where we can get sea or river view from the rooms of the resort.
Attractive Appearance (Aesthetic appeal)
We as Architects are pretty much aware that Aesthetics of the building make a huge difference to its success. Resort is a place where people come to stay and relax and enjoy their vacation in a peaceful and pleasant environment.
Apart from the exterior appearance of the structure, we also have to consider the design of landscape elements surrounding it. In resort design, Landscape Architecture also plays a big role in its success.
When I go to a resort, I select a resort which gives me a feeling of being in the arms of nature. I just love that feel. It refreshes my mind completely.
Apart from concentrating on the external appearance of the structure, interior design is also very important.
Quick and pleasant services
Offering quick services to the customers is the goal of the administration department of the resort. Quick services given by the resort to its customers leaves them with a pleasant experience.
This can only be achieved if the circulation of all the activities in the resort are efficiently connected with one another. Accessibility is the most important factor to be considered for design.
Care should be taken to see that the time required to reach any service area from the living quarters is not more than 5mins.
Proper connectivity and proximity to the service areas plays an important role in the success of the Resort.
Other factors that contribute towards the success of the Holiday Resort are:
Cleanliness, Maintenance, Food quality etc.
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