HOSPITALITY ZONES: BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES
What is a Hospitality Zone?
A hospitality zone (a.k.a. social
and entertainment district) is a mixed-use
area that is a social destination
during the day and evening.
zones are comprised of a cluster of dining and
entertainment businesses such as bars,
pubs, taverns, cafes and
nightclubs. They also serve as
the center for community festivals and special events.
have more than one hospitality zone. They
may host different levels of intensity
during the day and night, depending on
life cycle. They may also
attract people from
different generations and life stages.
What are the Benefits and Challenges of
a Hospitality Zone?
Well planned and managed
hospitality zones with vibrant nightlife can be a
prosperous investment. They drive community revitalization,
increase property value and generate much-needed
employment. Reduced crime and
growth in tourism and
conventions are also benefits of safe and
However, unplanned hospitality
zones that lack coordination of policies and
regulations generate costly impacts. Higher crime
rates, increased risk for underage drinking, and higher
incidence of impaired driving place excessive burden on
enforcement and regulatory agencies. Noise,
and crowd management challenges strain limited city budgets
in an already strapped economy.
How does RHI Improve Safety and Vibrancy
in Hospitality Zones?
RHI promotes a comprehensive approach
to improve nightlife safety and vibrancy in hospitality zones. RHI services unite diverse stakeholders and
city leaders through a common vision to define strategies and tactics
for a long-term action plan.
about how RHI can help your city in our services section.