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Stepping Thru Hotels, Motels, Inns, & Restaurants and Access


An overview of elements found in hotels, motels, inns, and restaurants along with their scoping and technical requirements. These are one of the more involved building types. Not only do guest rooms have a myriad of parameters but there are many diverse elements, each with their own set of requirements found within one facility. It is not unusual to find retail and restaurants, pools and fitness rooms, business and banquet facilities, not to mention valet service and hotel shuttles for even more complexity. We will also review student housing at a place of education which is considered transient lodging but with some additional requirements.


  • Understand technical and scoping parameters for guest rooms with communication and mobility features, and non-mobility rooms
  • Review requirements regarding pools, spas, and fitness centers
  • Learn about retail, restaurant, and other elements often-times found in transient lodging
  • Overview student housing at a place of education and how it overlaps transient lodging

typically 5 hours for the full seminar – this seminar can also be increased in time to incorporate more elements and can easily be customized for just specific elements

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