The assignment is to, in teams of 5 randomly chosen students; create an overview of the physical design of a hotel/resort property in non urbanized areas of South Florida or the Caribbean Islands. (Exceptions will be made is the request is in writing before project proposal is due) The hotel/resort must have a variety of recreation facilities. Your team may determine the additional amenities.
Identify the 14 Green Operating Activities as specified in the American Hotel & Lodging Association Green Program that will reduce resource use, while assuring guest and staff comfort, for all of the major operating systems of the hotel/resort.
Discuss how your project design incorporates design factors, building materials, Furniture Fixtures & Equipment as well as wall coverings, flooring and floor covering and other interior products and materials. Food and beverage must also address ways in which you will reflect environmental management in the food and beverage operations.
Address how your hotel/resort will impact the surrounding community in the areas of energy and water use as well as waste-trash and sewerage. The project will identify how the property, its activities and guests will impact the surrounding environment, depending on the nature of your recreational activities.
Identify ways in which the property team will contribute to efforts in the community to reduce the impact of the property and help to support environmental programs for the community.