SIGNIFICANCE OF ROOMS
- The sale of rooms contributes approximately 50% or more to the total hotel revenue.
- A room ‘sale’ occurs when a room is leased for occupation for 24 hours, at a predetermined cost.
ROOMS (a perishable commodity) – A room not sold on a particular day loses its opportunity to earn revenue for that day.
GUEST ROOMS –Rooms to guests means:
- Hygiene And
- A “Home Away from Home”
TYPES OF ROOMS
Common Type Of Rooms
The room has one single bed, meant for one person.
The room has two single beds, separated from each other by a bedside table, meant for two people.
Room having one composite double bed, meant for two people
A suite comprises more than one room. It is an apartment having one bedroom with one composite double bed & a parlor. The décor of such unit is of very high standards, very expensive. Normally suite has a theme, & is named after this theme.
Special Type Of Rooms
CABANA: A cabana is suited away from the main hotel building, in the vicinity of a swimming pool or sea beach. It does not have beds and is generally used as a changing room and not as a bedroom.
LANAI: A lanai or lānai is a type of roofed, open-sided veranda, patio, or porch originating in Hawaii. Many homes, apartment buildings, hotels, and restaurants in Hawaii are built with one or more lānais.
EFFICIENCY ROOM: An efficiency room has an attached kitchenette for guests preferring a longer duration of stay. Generally, this type of room is found in holidays and health resorts where the guest stays for a longer time.
HOSPITALITY ROOM: A hospitality room is designed for hotel guests who would want to entertain their own guests outside their allotted rooms. Such rooms are generally charged on an hourly basis.
STUDIO ROOM: A studio room is a small apartment, which combines the living room, bedroom, and kitchenette into a single room.
HOLLYWOOD TWIN BEDDED ROOM: It has 2 single beds with a common headboard. This type of room is generally occupied by two guests.
MURPHY BEDDED ROOM: Murphy bedded room is a room where the bed is hinged at the base of the headboard and swing up into the wall for storage. During the day room can be used in a sitting /living room and at night the bed can be laid for the guest to sleep.
INTERCONNECTING ROOM: Two rooms have a common wall and a door that connects the two rooms. This allows guests to access any of the two rooms without passing through the corridor.
DUPLEX: Rooms having two levels under one roof, upper level used as a bedroom, the lower level used for living room, connected by an internal staircase. Rooms are expensive, generally used by the business client who wishes to use the lower portion as office and upper level as bedroom.
A duplex comprises two-room situated on different floors, which are connected by an internal staircase. The suite is generally used by a business guest who wishes to use the lower level as an office and meeting place and the upper-level room as a bedroom. This type of room is quite expensive.
SUITE: A suite comprises more than one room, occasionally, it can also be a single large room with clearly defined sleeping and sitting areas. The decor of such units is of very high standards, aimed to please the affluent guest who can afford the high tariffs of the room category.
JUNIOR SUITE: Large room converted to a suite by a partition. Not very expensive but priced higher than a regular room.
PRESIDENTIAL SUITE: The most expensive room provided by a hotel. Usually, only one president suite is available in one single hotel property. Similar to the normal suites, a president suite always has one or more bedrooms and living space with a strong emphasis on grand in-room decoration, high-quality amenities and supplies, and tailor-made services (e.g. personal butler during the stay).
The room size or area of Presidential Suites is generally between 80 m² to 350 m².
PARLOR: A parlor has a living room without a bed and may have a sofa and chair for sittings. It is generally not used as a bedroom. The European term for this is Salon.
ADJOINING ROOM/ INTERCONNECTING ROOMS: An adjoining room shares a wall with another hotel room and is connected by a door. An adjoining room is two guest rooms that are located next to each other and are interconnected by a locked door between them. Adjoining rooms may be booked together by request for one traveling party, or two different parties may book them separately. These are useful if you are traveling with older children or a larger group and need more space.
ADJACENT ROOM: An adjacent room is very close to another room but does not share a common wall with it. A party of guests might request adjoining rooms to ensure that they are situated in the hotel in close proximity to each other. Guests should remember that adjacent rooms do not necessarily mean that they are adjoining rooms.
Adjacent Rooms vs. Adjoining Rooms
While an adjoining room is always adjacent, booking an adjacent room does not mean that you will have an adjoining room. The key difference is while both rooms will be side-by-side, the adjoining room will have an inside door that directly connects each room. If booking an adjacent room, the guest would need to exit their own room and go into the hallway for access to the room next door.
SPATT ROOM: Special attention room, room meant for the physically challenged guest.
SINGLE LADY ROOM: Rooms specially designed for the ladies traveling alone. These rooms are designed keeping in mind the needs of the lady guests.
PENTHOUSE SUITE: A penthouse is generally located on the topmost floor of the hotel and has an attached open terrace or open sky space. It has very opulent decor and furnishings and is among the costliest rooms in the hotels, preferred by celebrities and major political personalities.
QUAD: A quad room has four separate single beds and can accommodate four persons together in the same room.
DOUBLE ROOM: A double room has one double bed for double occupancy. The size of a double bed is 4.5 feet to 6 feet.
DOUBLE-DOUBLE: A double-double room has two double beds and is normally preferred by a family or group as it can accommodate four persons together.
SINGLE ROOM: A single room has one single bed for single occupancy. The size of the bed is normally 3 feet by 6 feet.
TWIN ROOM: A twin room has two single beds for double occupancy.
TRIPLE: A triple room has three separate single beds and can be occupied by three guests. This type of room is suitable for groups and delegates of meetings and conferences.