IntroductionThis document is intended as an initial brief to outline the operational philosophy, physical space and accommodation standards for a 149 Bedroom mid-scale ‘Scandic’ Hotel.
The intent is that this document be used to develop the initial sketch scheme design proposals for review and ‘in principle’ approval by Scandic. Following the ‘in principle’ Franchise Agreement being signed and the principle scheme design being approved by Scandic, detailed Standards for design development and guidance will be issued.
Proposals to be prepared by the design team should give due regard to the intent to apply the design, initially in the wider EU areas and subsequently on a wider global basis. Design team members are reminded of the confidentiality of this document and any material prepared by them on behalf of Scandic. All designs, documents and material provided will be assigned to Scandic for its exclusive use and ownership. All reference and contact in respect of the above will be referred to Scandic.
Terms of referenceThe project covered by this documentation could be an owned, managed or franchised Scandic hotel with the ultimate control of the building and FF&E elements being directed under the supervision of Scandic.
A Schedule of building, services and FF&E items, will be issued for this project, once the project proceeds to the detailed design and development stage.
The project architects are initially required to prepare sketch proposals, based on the initial brief provided for review by Scandic to evaluate the anticipated costs, operation and brand requirements.
The total gross area per room, targeted at 45m2 per room and cubic volume of space will be determined after review of initial architectural designs, which will be based on meeting the requirements of this document and the Scandic Design Guide and Standards Manual, in preparation.
The total square meterage area required for the hotel should comply with the Area Specifications set out in this document.
Area relationships and basic flow patterns indicated in the prototype design should be respected wherever possible. Variants inherent in proposed plan solutions can be submitted in sketch form to [Scandic] for comment.
The overall design, product definition and brand identity inherent in the Scandic prototype design are to be respected.
The building is to be designed to provide a low maintenance external fabric.
The interior design should achieve a seven-year durability period for internal furniture, fixtures and equipment and allow for a flexible and economic approach to redecoration.
Preliminary operation philosophyA 149 bedroom mid-scale hotel providing compatible standards in service and accommodation in an individual style, reflective of the Scandic brand characteristics, with an intimate and relaxed ambience.
The accommodation and service provision will comprise a mixture of bedroom types, bar, restaurant and meeting service with limited conference facilities and health and leisure areas.