Hotels are complicated buildings because they house multiple functions from food to baths to sleeping and meeting areas. They also house dense concentrations of human beings in unfamiliar settings, which can create significant risks. As a result, hotels are subject to an array of government regulations through building codes, OSHA requirements, fire safety requirements, ADA (requirements to accommodate people with disabilities) and others. With the requirements come inspections and permits.
Sometimes the requirements kill the deal – they simply cannot be met within a budget that permits profitable operation. However, in most cases, navigating the regulations and requirements is a well-documented predictable process. It inevitably has infuriating and frustrating hurdles. It is enormously helpful to have experienced local experts on your team. Then, for the most part, the result is a stronger safer asset and standardized operation.