Safety and Security in Hotels and Home SharingSpringer Nature. 2020
This brief comparatively reviews the security and safety features of hotels and home sharing services. It reviews crime data, laws, and applicable theories – such as defensible space, rational choice, and routine activity theories - to determine how responsibility for crime control and accident prevention in these industries is allotted.This analysis identifies key policy questions about the role of the home sharing hosts and guests in ensuring their own safety and security, which will be of...
This Could Be Home : Raffles Hotel and the City of TomorrowEpigram Books. 2019
No hotel is as inseparably linked to its city than Raffles Hotel, writes Pico Iyer, arguably the world’s greatest travel writer alive. Drawing upon numerous stays in Raffles over 35 years and the fast-ascending city all around it, Iyer—a lifelong global soul—reflects on the “Grand Old Lady’s” literary legacy and its mark on writers everywhere. In the process, he finds new ways of considering not just yesterday, but tomorrow. How have Singapore and its white-stucco monument evolved to meet...
Welcome Home: Poems Inspired By 1 Hotel South BeachLulu Press, Inc. 2019
Welcome Home: Poems Inspired by 1 Hotel South Beach was written during a writer-in-residence program where Oscar Fuentes had the opportunity to spend time and experience 1 Hotel South Beach as a guest visiting the city. Set against the tropical and relaxed energy of Miami Beach, Oscar captures poetic impressions from an inner voice that feels at Home, while away from Home.