With rising expectations, businesses are increasingly aware of the impact meeting access legislation can have on their reputations. A hotel’s success will depend in part upon its ability to provide flexible accommodation that is suitable for all visitors. The concept of Inclusive Design means that, in most instances, specialist provision for people with disabilities is not required. Instead it forms part of a hotel's standard arrangements.
DBA have evaluated and contributed to many significant new build and refurbishment hotel projects. These include The Savoy, Great Scotland Yard and Admiralty Arch as well as hotel groups such as Premier Inn. We base our advice on the latest guidance available combined with innovative developments that respond to visitor research. Building on the experience gained in the build up to London 2012 we have set up a Hotels Forum to share best practice between hotel providers, architects, access champions and approval authorities.