Hotel cost models
The budget hotel sector is expanding, moving into new locations and offering its customers new facilities. Max Wilkes of Davis Langdon looks at their design, procurement and costs
Despite sharp drops in profitability over the past year, hotel operators continue to invest heavily in refurbishment. In this quarter's cost model, Davis Langdon & Everest examines the key elements and challenges of hotel refurbishment, giving detailed costs for guest rooms and front-of-house areas
The Whitbread Hotel Company's 390-bedroom London Heathrow Marriott is its first new-build hotel, procured to a tight timescale using extensive prefabrication and within a fixed budget of £56 000 a bedroom. The result is Marriott's flagship for the UK
The hotel industry is emerging from recession with profitability returning to pre-slump levels and developers and operators again looking to expand. QS Davis Langdon & Everest examines teh economics of the top end of the market and analyses a five-star, 100-bed hotel in central London. DLE also reviews cost levels and space standards for the international market.
A hotel lives and dies on the quality of its service, but that relies on constructing the right kind of environment in the first place. Neal Kalita of Davis Langdon breaks down the costs
The client wanted a budget hotel built for a fixed price with minimum risk. Thanks to the innovative use of a special purpose vehicle company, it was able to start operating the new Holiday Inn Express at Wellingborough after just 30 weeks on site
Budget hotels are springing up all over the country. Davis Langdon & Everest costs a typical example.
Tall buildings are back in vogue. This month sees the completion of Europe's tallest office building, the Commerzbank in Frankfurt. In Shanghai and Melbourned, towers of more than 100 storeys are planned. In this cost model, Davis Langdon & Everest gives the results of an international survey of tall building construction, with input from the overseas offices of Davis Langdon & Seah International. Consulting engineer Ove Arup & Partners gives a commentary on structural design