An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)


This study aimed at applying Ashwort (1989) model which reflects the relation between urban development and hotel location structure in a few cities, and the impact of transportation, the central market of the city, the cultural as well as natural features in a given city on Amman’s hotel locations and their development in the last 100 years using the evolutionary approach and by application of Geographical Information System (GIS). The results are partially consistent with the mentioned model. In this regard, the image of the new neighborhoods, the location of public and private establishments - such as universities, hospitals, and residential land catogeries have to be added to the aforementioned model in the case of Amman. The study recommends the follow up of the recent development of the old city , and to study hotel’ locations in other Arabic cities to draw a new or compelmentry “hotel location model” for Arabic Cities.