HMD395 – Murphy

Summer 2020 Term Project Guidelines

Due no later than the beginning of class on JULY 6, 2020

Project guidelines:

Select a project topic from the list below. In each topic, you will feature a property or operation that can serve as a point of reference in your research. The property can be in any location, globally, but must be a functioning business.

  1. Water conservation in Hotels and restaurants. Explain what can be done to conserve Give several case examples.
  1. Guestroom technologies. Include smart cards, phone, cable, entertainment and locking systems, room selection and personalization. Give examples and include the technical aspects of installation and cost factors.
  1. Crisis management planning. Discuss the types of disasters facing hotels and the type of planning hotels must do to prepare for, deal with and recover from a crisis situation.
  1. Recycling in the hospitality industry: Give examples of how a hospitality property can implement a recycling program and include the costs and benefits of such a program.
  1. Energy Audit. Investigate the level of energy usage of a hospitality property. Conduct an energy audit and implement energy conservation program and include the costs and benefits of such a program.
  1. Green Certifications. Explain Green Certificate and trends in the hospitality industry. Give examples of hospitality operations who are leading the efforts. Explain the future of Green Hotels / Restaurants.
  1. ADA and its effects on the hospitality industry. What must properties do to comply and what are the costs associated with compliance.
  1. New trends in kitchen designs. Include the basics of kitchen design as well as hot-design and equipment trends. Give several case examples.
  1. The concerns and problems of hotel or restaurant renovation. Present several cases for a typical renovation process.
  1. All other topics approved in advance by the instructor.

Murphy – Summer 2020

  1. Submit Action Plan.
  1. Research Paper
  1. Sources: Articles from the library, industry resources, company literature

Submit your topic, research focus & reference property in WebCampus by no later than JUNE 22, 2020 Topic changes will be requested if there are too many similarities.

Typed, double-spaced, 1” margins, 12 pt. font. Must include a cover sheet with name and research topic. Your name should not be found anywhere else throughout the paper. Minimum of 5/ maximum of 10 typed pages.

Summer 2020 Term Project Guidelines