Document Type



Master of Science (MS)


Hospitality Management

First Advisor's Name

Elio Bellucci

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Steven Moll


Hotels, United States, Safety measures, Security measures, Florida, Miami

Date of Defense



The purpose of this thesis is to develop a risk prevention safety and security program for the major problem areas of hotel operations. This includes general hotel safety and security, personnel, lock and key control, lighting and fire prevention. It will then evaluate randomly selected hotels in the Miami area to determine how well they meet the criteria set forth in this program.

This thesis will use related texts, periodicals and published articles to develop a the risk prevention safety and security program. The data to determine how well selected Miami hotels responded to this program was developed through the use of a detailed questionaire.

The major finding was that the majority of hotels have adequate risk prevention safety and security programs set forth in writing as part of the overall hotel management function. However. the hotels surveyed failed to implement these programs into daily operations.

Survey members agreed if the hotels could consolidate the risk prevention safety and security program into a singular management function then a valuable management tool would be created.




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