Accessibility Adaptation in Heritage Boutique Hotels: A review on literature


  • Syazwani Abdul Kadir Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, UiTM
  • Mariam Jamaludin Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia
  • Abd Rahim Awang Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia



Accessible tourism, accessibility adaptation, heritage building, boutique hotel


This paper offers a literature review for a study that intends to explore heritage boutique hotels’ methods in adapting accessibility. Methodology employed for this paper is mainly an analysis of secondary data from scholarly articles and other types of academic publications. Topics being discussed emerged from the issue of accessible tourism to the accessibility adaptation in repurposed heritage buildings, which then scoped to the heritage boutique hotel trends in today’s tourism industry. The literature reviews highlight the heritage boutique hotels’ ability in providing distinctive cultural tourism and conclude that the discussed topics are interrelated with each other.

Keywords: Accessible tourism; accessibility adaptation; heritage building; boutique hotel

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2019. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.


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How to Cite

Abdul Kadir, S., Jamaludin, M., & Awang, A. R. (2019). Accessibility Adaptation in Heritage Boutique Hotels: A review on literature. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 4(10), 103–108.

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