Villas or Resort?

by  |  earlier

0 LIKES UnLike




  1. The term “villa” is used to refer to a variety of structures. The meaning is usually clear from the context, and many senses of the word are generally meant to imply luxury and occupancy by the upper or middle classes. Because of the dilution of the meaning of this word, it can sometimes be confusing when someone talks about a “villa,” especially if he or she is from a region of the world where the term may be used differently.The original villas were country estates built by the Romans. A Roman villa  consisted of a large central building with amenities like hot water, surrounded by outbuildings including stables, storage warehouses, wine pressing facilities, and so forth. The structures were surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and working farmlands, and managed primarily by servants. Some Roman villas were close to urban areas, allowing for a quick visit, while others were more remote, and used primarily as leisure homes in the hot summer months.

    A resort is a place used for relaxation or recreation, attracting visitors for holidays or vacations. Resorts are places, towns or sometimes commercial establishment operated by a single company. Such a self-contained resort attempts to provide for most of a vacationer's wants while remaining on the premises, such as food, drink, lodging, sports, entertainment, and shopping. The term "resort" may also be used to identify a hotel  property that provides an array of amenities and typically includes entertainment and recreational activities. A hotel is frequently a central feature of a resort, such as the Grand Hotel at Mackinac Island, Michigan. A resort is not merely a commercial establishment operated by a single company, although in the late twentieth century this sort of facility became more common.

    Towns that contain resorts—or where tourism or vacationing is a major part of the local activity—are often called resort towns. Towns such as Sochi in Russia, Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt, Barizo of Spain, Cortina d'Ampezzo of Italy, Druskininkai of Lithuania, Nice or French Riviera of France or Newport, Rhode Island or St. Moritz Switzerland, Blackpool, England or larger regions, like the Adirondack Mountains, the English Lake District, or the Italian Riviera are well known resorts. The Walt Disney World Resort is a prominent example of a modern, self-contained commercial resort. Resorts exist throughout the world, increasingly attracting visitors from around the globe. Thailand, for instance, has become a popular destination. Resorts are especially prevalent in Central America and the Caribbean. Closely related to resorts are convention and large meeting sites. Generally these occur in cities where special meeting halls, together with ample accommodations as well as varied dining and entertainment are provided.

You're reading: Villas or Resort?

Question Stats

Latest activity: earlier.
This question has 1 answers.


Share your knowledge and help people by answering questions.