Catalyzing Tourism: Through Integration of Cultural Heritage
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This thesis investigates the question, “How can architecture reflect a region’s cultural heritage and work as a catalyst for tourism?” The typology for the examination of this problem is a resort style hotel. The idea behind this investigation is that it is possible to for a lodging to become a traveler’s destination by reflecting the local culture, cuisine and activities, while increasing tourism for the city in which it resides. The project is justifiable due to the fact that most hotels today have a large disconnect from communities in which they are located. People see them only as a place to sleep and not as a destination. This resort will be different; not only a place to stay but a destination. The site for this project is Sioux Falls, South Dakota.