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A hotel sells a combination of accommodation, food ,drinks and other services and facilities to its guests. The main accommodation product is the room, which is among the principle sources of revenue for the hotel. Other facilities and benefits, such as ambience, d?cor, in room amenities and security ,are add-ons that play a significant role in the pricing of the services . In order to suit the profile and pocket of various kinds of guests, hotels offer different types of rooms that cater to the specific needs of the guests. The sale of rooms contribute 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.The rooms may be categorized on the basis of the room size, layout, interior decoration and services offered. Room is a perishable commodity. A room sold on a particular day loses its opportunity to earn revenue for that day.
What does a room mean to a guest?
It means
      Cleanliness and Hygiene
      A Home away from home.

The various types of rooms offered by a hotel are as follows.

1.     Single room-  A Single room has one single bed for single occupancy. An additional bed (called extra bed ) may be added to this room on the request of a guest and charged accordingly. The size of bed is normally 3 feet by 6 feet.

2.     Twin room-  A Twin room has two  single beds for double occupancy. An extra bed may be added to this room on the request of a guest and charged accordingly. The bed size is normally 3 feet by 6 feet.

3.     Double room- A double room has one double bed for double occupancy. An extra  bed may be added to this room on the request of guest and charged accordingly. The size of double bed is generally 4.5 feet by 6 feet.

4.     Triple room- 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 the meetings and conferences.

5.     Quad-  A quad room has four separate single beds and can accommodate  four persons together in the same room.

6.     Hollywood Twin room- A Hollywood twin room has two single beds with a common headboard. This type of room is generally occupied by two guests.

7.     King room- A king room has a king size bed. The size of bed is 6 feet by 6 feet. An extra bed may be added to this room on the request of guest and charged accordingly.

8.     Queen room- A queen room has a queen size bed. The size of the bed is 5 feet by 6 feet. An extra bed may be added to this room on the request of the guest and charged accordingly.

9.     Interconnecting room- Interconnected rooms have a common wall and a door that connects the two rooms. This allows guests to access any of the two room without passing through a public area. This type of rooms is ideal for families and crew members.

10. Adjoining Room- An adjoining room shares a wall  with another hotel room but is not connected by a door.

11.  Adjacent room- An adjacent room is very close to another room but does not share a common wall  with it.

12.Parlour-   A parlour has a living  room without bed and may have sofa and chairs for sitting. It is generally not used as  a bedroom.

13.Studio-  A studio has a bed and a sofa cum bed , and is generally used as a living room.

14.Cabana- A cabana is situated away from the main hotel building, in the vicinity of a swimming pool or sea beach. It may or may not have beds and is generally used as a changing room and not as a bedroom.

15.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.

16.Duplex-  A duplex suite comprises two rooms situated on different floors which are connected by an internal staircase. This suite is generally  used by business guests who wish 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.

17.Efficiency room- An  efficiency room has an attached kitchenette for guests preferring longer duration of stay. Generally ,this type of room is found in holiday and health resorts where guests stay for a longer time.

18.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.

19.Pent house- A pent house is generally located on the topmost floor of hotels 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.

20. Lanai- A lanai has a veranda or roofed patio ,and is often furnished and used as a living room. It generally has a view of garden or sea beach.


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