In 1976, Crown Center Redevelopment Corporation initiated a project for designing and building a Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City Missouri, Gillum-Colaco was selected as the consulting structural engineer for the project. This tragedy resulted from the conflictual and controversial communication between the Havens Steel Company and G.C.E International Inc. The fact that these two professional engineering companies obviously were not able to communicate each other in professional boundaries and haven’t acted in a responsible way and understood the importance of the job they were doing this project resulted in a disaster. A set of structural drawings and specifications for the project were prepared in late 1977. On July 17, 1981, the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, held a videotaped tea-dance party in their atrium lobby. With many party-goers standing and dancing on the suspended walkways, connections supporting the ceiling rods that held up the second- and fourth-floor walkways across the atrium failed, and both walkways collapsed onto the crowded first-floor atrium below. The Kansas City Hyatt Regency walkways collapse left 114 dead and in excess of 200 injured.G.C.E. was responsible for preparing structural engineering drawings for the Hyatt project: three walkways spanning the atrium area of the hotel. Wide flange beams with 16-inch depths (W16x26) were used along either side of the walkway and hung from a box beam (made from two MC8x8.5 rectangular…
THURS 8AM (Danial McGinty)
INDIVIDUAL ESSAY – The Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse
The engineering profession is undoubtedly one of the most important fields in our modern society. Engineers carry the technical skills and knowledge that are essential to the safe and efficient construction of infrastructure upon which our society relies on. The responsibilities tangible to this level of expertise are of the upmost importance when understanding the professional role of the modern engineer. An unfortunate…
The Coal Harbour Hotel is a 4 star full service hotel located in downtown Vancouver built in late 1980’s and signed a affiliation agreement with Stardust Hospitality in 1990. At first, this affiliation enhanced the business but when the 2000s hit, business started declining significantly due to increased competition in the Vancouver market. The mixture of global events and increased competition caused the GM of The Coal Harbour Hotel to panick and develop a tunnel vision focusing…
The main issue with John Becker’s approach to the Regency Grand Hotel was that he dove right into the same plan that he had used when he took over other hotels. However, the other hotels that Becker had used his plan with were of poor profitability and low moral whereas the Grand Regency had been a very profitable hotel since it had opened. Becker did not take a chance to evaluate the operation that the hotel was currently running on and see how it was giving them success.
Becker wanted to introduce…
McDonald's and the Hotel Industry
Problems and Challenges
Should McDonald’s enter into the hotel industry, opening its own hotels? If so, which segment of hotel market should McDonald’s be targeting?
1. Associations and meaning of the McDonald’s brand from consumers’ perspective
First of all, we should conduct survey among consumers to get full understanding of the brand.
Below is a full list of associations collected with detailed meaning explained.
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The Sensbury Hotel |
Global Business Plan |
The Sensbury Hotel
The Sensbury Hotel came to life in 2012 after several years of dreaming, planning, and negotiating by , owners of the Sensbury Hotel. Both having a strong belief in sustainability, the consumer’s impact on the environment and a passion for travel, the two began planning for what was soon to become the Sensbury Hotel. The hotel opened in January 2012 to solid reviews and continued…
INTERNET MARKETING & WEB DESIGN
FOR THE HOTEL & LODGING INDUSTRIES
According to the Travel Association of America, Americans will spend almost $5 billion
booking lodging accommodations online in 2003 and $8 billon by 2006. Given this dramatic
increase on online booking, the Internet has become one of the most powerful marketing
channels available to the hospitality industry.
Companies that leverage the power of the
Internet will attract more customers…
On April 6, 1994, a one hundred day reign of terror and genocide took over the country of Rwanda. There were two divided ethnic groups in Rwanda, the Hutu and the Tutsis. The Hutu rebels led a massive civil war against the Tutsis in beginning in April 1994. The Hutus killed over 1,000,00 Rwandans. There were very few people to protect the poor defenseless Rwandans. Paul Rusesabagina was one man who strived to save approximately 1,200 people at the hotel he worked.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Bangkok
Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok is a five-star hotel in Bangkok owned in part and managed by Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. Located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, the original structure was the first hotel built in Thailand when it opened as The Oriental in 1879. Today, the hotel is one of two flagship properties of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and is known for service, which consistently places it among the world's best hotels
Background and History
Majestica hotel in shanghai? 5th team
Majestica was founded in Western Europe and focused exclusively on Europe and the United States initially, the expansion into China had been on management’s agenda since 1999, the opportunity emerged in late 2003, Majestica’s proposal to operate the luxury hotel satisfied CPS’s ambition to build a pre-eminent hotel in Shanghai, but there are 5 issues between Majestica and CPS.
First, the length of contract term, Majestica asked…