Hotel Lobby Lighting Design

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Material Information

Title:
Hotel Lobby Lighting Design A Cross-Cultural Comparison
Physical Description:
1 online resource (160 p.)
Language:
english
Creator:
Wang, Da
Publisher:
University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Master's ( M.I.D.)
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida
Degree Disciplines:
Interior Design
Committee Chair:
PARK,NAM-KYU
Committee Co-Chair:
MENEELY,JASON

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
america -- china -- culture -- hotel -- lighting
Interior Design -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre:
Interior Design thesis, M.I.D.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
Hotel, especially hotel lobby, is an environment that travelers with different cultural backgrounds come together day after day. Atmospheric elements in a hotel lobby have been found to influence guest experience. As one of these elements, hotel lobby lighting plays an important role in creating the overall impressions. So far, no study has compared the effects of lighting on guests with different cultural backgrounds in a hotel lobby setting. Base on this reason and the lack of understanding in light contrast, the present study was conducted to identify the effects of hotel lobby lighting with two correlated color temperature (CCT) (warm and cool) and two luminance contrast (uniform and non-uniform) on emotional states (arousal and pleasure), lighting preferences, behavioral intentions (loyalty behaviors and approach/avoidance), and perceived hotel image by comparing American and Chinese cultures. The experimental research was conducted by utilizing computationally rendered images of a hotel lobby and online survey tools. A total of 102 responses were collected from American subjects, and a total of 120 responses were collected from Chinese subjects who live in China. The results identified the significant impact of light contrast, and the constant interactions of culture by contrast on arousal, pleasure, and behavioral intentions. The effect of light color was negligible. While American subjects express pleasure and loyalty under both uniform and non-uniform lighting conditions, Chinese subjects felt more pleased and were more willing to revisit, recommend, and stay in the hotel under uniform lighting than non-uniform lighting. In contrast, the two cultures agreed on lighting preference. Both American and Chinese subjects preferred warm/uniform lighting the most and cool/non-uniform lighting the least. A possible reason might be the changing trend in hotel lobby lighting. This study also confirmed the associations between lighting attributes and perceived hotel image.
General Note:
In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note:
Includes vita.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
Source of Description:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Da Wang.
Thesis:
Thesis (M.I.D.)--University of Florida, 2014.
Local:
Adviser: PARK,NAM-KYU.
Local:
Co-adviser: MENEELY,JASON.
Electronic Access:
RESTRICTED TO UF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE UNTIL 2014-11-30

Record Information

Source Institution:
UFRGP
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
lcc - LD1780 2014
System ID:
UFE0046754:00001