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Analysis of the hotel buildings reveals greater than 50% of rooms have inadequate day lighting. This topic is especially important here in Las Vegas because 15 of the 20 largest hotels in the world are located in our city. With a total of about 150,000 hotel rooms. An average of about 31% of all rooms in the strip are in the shadows, and have no exposure to sunlight over the year. Studies reveal that being in rooms facing north or with poor lighting brings negative effects to its inhabitants like depression, increased stress, gives people little energy and buildings spend more electricity. Good amount of daylighting helps improve sleep, mood, body temperature, overall health, decreases depression, improves indoor and thermal and visual comfort.
Las Vegas (Nev.)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Daylighting; Hotel Design; Resort Design; Human Health; Circadian Rhythm
Environmental Design | Interior Architecture
Garcia, Jairo, "The Importance of Daylighting In Guest Rooms and The Fundamental Flaws of Hotel Design" (2020). Hospitality Design Graduate Capstones. 21.
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