Introduction to Hotel Industry

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INTRODUCTION TO THE HOTEL INDUSTRY According to the British laws a hotel is a place where a “bonafied” traveler can receive food and shelter provided he is in a position to for it and is in a fit condition to receive. Hotels have a very long history, but not as we know today, way back in the 6th century BC when the first inn in and around the city of London began to develop. The first catered to travelers and provided them with a mere roof to stay under. This condition of the inns prevailed for a long time, until the industrial revolution in England, which brought about new ideas and progress in the business at inn keeping. The invention of the steam engine made traveling even more prominent. Which had to more and more people traveling…show more content…
Mid range services: They appeal to the larger segment of traveling public [tourist]. The services provided by the hotel are moderate and sufficient to budgeted travelers. Economy / Limited services hotel: They provide comfortable and inexpensive rooms and meet the basic requirement of the guest. These hotels may be large of small in size depending on the kind of business they get. The key factor behind the survival of these hotels is that they are priced very low and are in the budget of most of the travelers. OWNERSHIP AND AFFILIATION: Independent hotels: They have no application with other properties. They have their own management and are single properties with one owner. Chain hotels: They impose certain minimum standards, levels of service, policies and procedures to be followed by their entire establishment. Chain hotels usually have corporate offices that monitor all their properties and one management runs these properties. That is all the hotels under the chain are completely owned and run by the chain itself. Franchisee hotels: The franchisee grants the entities, the right to conduct business provided they follow the established pattern of the franchisee, maintains their standards, levels of service, practice their policies and procedures. AWARDING OF CLASS: Awarding of class is done by the HRACC in India. These are a few things listed down that are taken into consideration while awarding star category to any hotels.
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