Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/13175
Title: Revitalization of industrial buildings into hotels : anatomy of a policy failure
Authors: Ren, L
Shih, L
McKercher, B 
Keywords: Hong Kong
Hotel
Revitalization
Underutilized industrial buildings
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: International journal of hospitality management, 2014, v. 42, p. 32-38 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of hospitality management 
Abstract: Communities are faced with the conundrum of what to do with obsolete industrial buildings. Revitalization through adaptive reuse is seen as one option, with many buildings being converted to hotels. This paper analyses the policy by the Hong Kong government to encourage adaptive reuse of under-utilized high rise industrial buildings. It was launched over 20 years ago, with hotel conversion permitted since 2000. To date, though, few successful hotel redevelopments have occurred. Through in-depth interviews with key informants, secondary data analysis, and multiple site visits, the paper analyses why the policy has failed. Informants identified four broad themes, including core weaknesses of the policy itself, pragmatic development complications, building-specific reasons and various contextual issues.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/13175
ISSN: 0278-4319
EISSN: 1873-4693
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhm.2014.06.007
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