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hyatt regency hotel disaster

Date Submitted: 07/11/2003 09:46:00
Category: / History
Length: 7 pages (2006 words)
Case Synopsis The Kansas City, MO Hyatt Regency Hotel was designed to be open and airy, with a lobby consisting of an open atrium that extended to the top of the building. On one side of the building were the hotel rooms, and on the other side were the meeting and conference facilities. To facilitate the transfer of guests from their rooms to the conference facilities, walkways were to be built on each floor to …
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