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An investigation on the planimetric design efficiency of guestroom floors in 4-star hotels

Kula, Berk Osman
A large number of hostelries have been established in Turkey in line with the necessities of our age. From the period of Seljuk and Ottoman, we encounter many variations of these facilities which have come up to our time starting from the caravansaries. Today, even though these facilities differ architecturally, conceptually they work in the same way. The common feature in almost every one is to keep the maintenance, establishment and repair costs at the minimum level. In addition to this, hotel facilities should be given importance to functionality and efficient flow in space. As a condition to this foresight, the design and organization of the floors where guestrooms are located in hotels are significant in both evaluating the fuctionality of these units and in examining the facilities architecturally. While designing a facility from the bottom up and creating it, the designer’s knowledge on the planimetric configuration of the hotels built previously may lead the designer to different perspectives. Thus, it is so essential that how efficient these currently used facilities are shared among the guests, employers and the circulation areas should be investigated and the rational relations among these should be analyzed. In this study, the planimetric configuration of the floors where standard rooms of four-star hotels established on a single parcel in Cankaya district of the city of Ankara in Turkey is examined. In the study, 9 hotels carrying the features mentioned above were randomly selected from a sample space of 25 facilities. The architectural drawings of these structures were obtained from the relevant institutions and organizations. Data regarding area calculations and measurements made were made the investigator from these drawings. Based on these measurements, 3 different statistical tests were used in order to determine differentiations and similarities among the ratios depicted in chapter 3. These tests were stated as; regression analysis, t-tests and analysis of variance. Results showed that significant differences are obtained when the net usable areas are examined and classified according to the number of beds they have and no significant differences were obtained when the analysis made according to the other factors.