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Bed and Breakfast Design Accomodating the Traveling Preferences of the Retired Baby Boomers

Title: A Bed and Breakfast Design Accomodating the Traveling Preferences of the Retired Baby Boomers.
Name(s): Pickett, Mandy, author
Waxman, Lisa, professor directing thesis
Wiedegreen, Eric, committee member
Pable, Jill, committee member
Department of Interior Design, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2007
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study addressed the traveling preferences possessed by the retired baby boomer generation. This demographic is looking for authenticity, historical richness, and comfort in a lodging space. Many retired baby boomers are also seeking accessible and sustainable lodging accommodations. For the purposes of this study, an existing architecturally significant house located in Apalachicola, Florida was selected to be renovated into a bed and breakfast to accommodate the lodging desires and needs of the retired baby boomers. The bed and breakfast offered a historical rich environment that was made accessible and eco-friendly. Materials selected for the interior of the bed and breakfast were derived from the Art Nouveau time period which honored the particular style of design when the house was built in 1908. Existing hardwood flooring, window treatments, stained glass windows, fireplaces, and chandeliers remained in the house to maintain the historical value of the house. The bed and breakfast has the ability to offer an eco-friendly environment by providing sustainable furniture, lighting, and materials.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-0890 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Interior Design in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts.
Degree Awarded: Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2007.
Date of Defense: Date of Defense: June 15, 2007.
Keywords: Art Nouveau, Baby Boomers, Hospitality Design, Bed And Breakfast, Interior Design, Apalachicola, Young Tourists, Florida, Historic Heritage Tourists, Accessible Design, Sustainable Design
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory committee: Lisa Waxman, Professor Directing Thesis; Eric Wiedegreen, Committee Member; Jill Pable, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Arts
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Host Institution: FSU

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