This series investigates the historical, theoretical and practical aspects of interiors. The volumes in the Interior Architecture series can be used as handbooks for the practitioner and as a critical introduction to the history of material culture and architecture.
Hotels occupy a particular place in popular imagination. As a place of exclusive sociability and bohemian misery, a site of crime and murder and as a hiding place for illicit liaison, the hotel has embodied the dynamism of the metropolis since the eighteenth century.
This bookexplores the architectural significance of hotels throughout history and how their material construction has reflected and facilitated the social and cultural practices for which they are renowned. Contemporary developments in the planning and design of hotels are addressed through a series of interviews and case studies.
Illustrated throughout, this book is an innovative and important contribution to architectural and interior design theory literature.
Introduction: Hotel Lobbies: Anonymous Domesticity and Public Discretion 1. Beyond the Lobby: Setting the Stage for Modernity – The Cosmos of the Hotel 2. Learning from Los Angeles: Hollywood Hotel Lobbies 3. The Architectonics of the Hotel Lobby: The Norms and Forms of a Public-Private Figure4. The Hotel Lobby and Local/Global Journeys 5. Shifting Spaces 6. Tracing Tacks: Illusion and Reality at Work in the Lobby Case Studies 1. Hotel Ritz 2. Strand Palace Hotel 3. Imperial Hotel 4. Hotel Gooiland 5. Hotel Le Corbusier6. Watergate Hotel 7. Hilton Hotel 8. SAS Hotel 9. KdF Prora 10. Hyatt Regency Hotel 11. Viru Hotel 12. Hotel des Thermes 13. Hotel Lakolk14. Gramercy Park Hotel15. Hotel Paramount 16. Hotel Il Palazzo 17. Hotel Seaterminal 18. Cube Hotels