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Author: Sujit Ghosal

ISBN: 13: 978-0-19-806291-2, 10: 0-19-806291-5


Publisher: OXFORD University Press

Edition: 2011

Price: INR 292

Pages: 438

REVIEW: Hotel Engineering is a comprehensive textbook designed for students of hotel management. The book covers the fundamentals of engineering systems used in hospitality establishments. Written in a student friendly style. It explains various design and engineering concepts with suitable examples and exhibits. The book begins with an introduction to the engineering systems in a hotel and goes on to discuss the fundamental concepts of work, power and energy. It also touches upon basic electrical wiring and safety precautions with respect to electrical appliances in a hotel. Further, it elaborates the science of illumination and lighting requirements for different functional areas in a hotel. Topics such as fire and its prevention, water hardness and its treatment, water distribution system, refrigeration, ventilation and air conditioning are also elucidated. The book discusses maintenance requirements of buildings, utility systems and also the safety and security of a hotel. Owing to its coverage of key concepts of engineering in the context of the hospitality industry, the book would also be useful for practicing hotel engineers.

Key features of Books are:
  • Provides numerous photographs, tables and figures to explain the engineering systems employed in the hotel industry.
  • Contains many industrial examples along with simple and solved problems to explain the concepts.
  • Includes maintenance and troubleshooting guides of engineering systems in the hotel industry.

  Reviewed By: Gupta Atul , Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Bhopal
Issue: V3N2
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International Journal of
Hospitality and Tourism
An International, Biannual,
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ISSN: 2240-5371
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