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The idea of converting historic buildings into tourist accommodations has emerged as an interesting trend in Bangkok over the past decade. This article provides the idea on development of heritage accommodation in Bangkok. It also includes an analysis of how culture is considered as an important element for this particular type of accommodation. The research has illustrated a number of findings related on culture and how it should be interpreted at heritage accommodation. It became evident that tourists perceive heritage accommodation differently from typical heritage. It shows that culture is the most important aspect for heritage accommodation and tourists who stay at heritage accommodation have high intention to learn about the host culture through having cultural experience and thus culture should be integrated into interpretative program for tourists. It is suggested to acknowledge heritage accommodation as a learning institution of culture of the host country and not only a tourist accommodation that provides overnight stay for foreigners. These new theoretical views on heritage accommodation will be useful for developing approaches on management, conservation and interpretation of culture at heritage accommodation.
Keywords: Heritage, Hotel, Accommodation, Tourism, Interpretation, Culture, Bangkok
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