DESIGN METHODOLOGY OF ROOM RECONSTRUCTION IN METROPOL PREMIUM HOTEL IN MOSCOW
Vestnik Tomskogo gosudarstvennogo arkhitekturno-stroitel nogo universiteta JOURNAL of Construction and Architecture
Relevance: Many of historical hotels in Russia were built late in the 19th and early 20th centuries and functioned as premium hotels. Today, many of them do not meet the requirements of international premium hotels. The reason is a lack of planned reconstruction, which decreases hotel star-rating, reputation and attractiveness.Purpose: The aim of this work is to suggest the relevant standards of premium room convenience, the reconstruction methodology of rooms in Metropol premium hotel, and
... mium hotel, and highlighting little-known details of its history. Methodology/approach: The paper considers the problem of accommodation facilities on the home market and describes the history of grand hotels which are de luxe buildings. The analysis of Metropol Hotel includes its history and reconstruction works. The ideal room models are summarized in the table which also contains the up-to-date standards of room convenience, flow charts, and superior and executive suites. The idea is given to functioning of a number of unchanged bath- and bedrooms of minimum size. Ideal room models are created via a combination of unchanged units and data from compliance tables of room convenience. These models are connected with existing axes of the building. Since Metropol Hotel is included in the list of cultural heritage buildings of federal importance and allocates a range of protected things, the ideal room models should be modified. The proposed approach to the protection of valuable things utilizes such techniques as restoration, preservation and, sometimes, reconstruction. Research findings: The high level of the room convenience in historical hotels of Russia can be provided by their reconstruction once every 15–20 years due to the constantly increasing standard requirements of the world. A methodology is proposed for the room reconstruction in historical hotels, which will allow designing a reconstruction project.Practical implications: The proposed methodology can be readily used in reconstruction either of accommodation facilities or historical buildings in order to obtain premium hotels independently from their inclusion to the list of cultural heritage sites.Originality/value: The reconstruction methodology and routes of modeling ideal hotel rooms are first suggested herein. They both employ a number of unchanged units and compliance tables of various room convenience.