Developing the Meridian Adventure Dive Resort: a modular construction case study

Richard Charles Whitfield, Li Chun Lin, Gert Noordzy, Liberty Tatenda Chirumiko

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This is a case study on the development of the Meridian Adventure Dive Resort in Indonesia. Considering the local situation and the target guest for the Resort, this case study explains why modular construction was the best way to build most of the property instead of using traditional in situ construction methods. This case study further explains how the Resort was designed and built and identifies the key issues that had to be addressed to successfully complete the project. Additionally, it examines how the use of modular construction methods impacted the normal pre-opening activities in this new hotel development, and the ongoing hotel operations for the completed Resort. In conclusion, some recommendations regarding how to improve the development of comparable resorts in the future are given. This case study has been prepared after reviewing published materials about the project and interviewing a senior member of the project team.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-198
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2022


  • Island resorts
  • New hotel development
  • ecotourism
  • modular construction
  • project management


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