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Ch 4: Rooms Division in Hotel & Lodging Operations

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This entertaining chapter offers a comprehensive overview of the rooms division in hotel and lodging operations that can strengthen your performance in school or on the job. Enjoy exclusive access to fun lessons, mini quizzes and a practice exam that can improve your knowledge in a short timeframe.

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  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the hotel front desk, night audits, hotel housekeeping and waste management in hospitality
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Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a rooms division unit of a standard hospitality management course. Topics covered include:

  • Functions and departments of hotel rooms
  • Responsibilities and functions of the hotel front office
  • Hotel front desk responsibilities and operations
  • The guest cycle and central reservation system in hotels
  • Duties and procedures of a night audit
  • Housekeeping overview, standards and checklist
  • How to calculate housekeeping linen par levels
  • Waste management and uniformed services in hospitality

11 Lessons in Chapter 4: Rooms Division in Hotel & Lodging Operations
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Hotel Rooms Departments & Functions

1. Hotel Rooms Departments & Functions

The rooms department handles several different aspects of a guest's visit, including the front desk, housekeeping, and guest services. Let's take a closer look at each of these teams and what they do.

Hotel Front Office: Functions & Responsibilities

2. Hotel Front Office: Functions & Responsibilities

In this lesson, you'll learn about the many tasks that the front office of a hotel is responsible for. You'll see that the front office keeps working long after the guests are asleep!

Hotel Front Desk: Operations & Responsibilities

3. Hotel Front Desk: Operations & Responsibilities

In this lesson, learn what happens at the front desk of a hotel. See how the front desk manages all the rooms of a hotel, as well as how they interact with guests from the time guests check in to the time they check out.

The Guest Cycle in Hotels

4. The Guest Cycle in Hotels

In this lesson, we'll discuss the four stages of the guest cycle in hotels, including pre-arrival, arrival, occupancy, and departure. After finishing this lesson, you should be able to identify and explain the guest cycle in hotels.

What is a Hotel Central Reservation System?

5. What is a Hotel Central Reservation System?

With so many hotel chains and franchises opening up all over the world, having one central place to book a reservation makes sense. Hotel central reservation systems make it easy to book different hotels in a location.

What is a Night Audit? - Duties & Procedures

6. What is a Night Audit? - Duties & Procedures

A hotel night auditor is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of hotel accounting records at the end of each business day. In this lesson, let's examine the duties and procedures of Jerry, a night auditor for a busy hotel in a resort town.

Housekeeping in the Hospitality Industry

7. Housekeeping in the Hospitality Industry

One of the vital parts of the hospitality industry is the housekeeping department. This lesson will explain the role of the housekeeping department, basic functions, standards and expectations, and supervisory responsibilities in housekeeping.

Hotel Housekeeping: Standards & Checklist

8. Hotel Housekeeping: Standards & Checklist

This lesson will review hotel housekeeping standards to aid in providing high levels of customer satisfaction. We will discuss the importance of focusing on room comfort and safety with housekeeping checklists.

Calculating Housekeeping Linen Par Level

9. Calculating Housekeeping Linen Par Level

The housekeeping department of a hotel goes through hundreds of sheets per day. To have enough linen, housekeeping managers maintain par levels of inventory to meet the needs of the hotel.

Waste Management in the Hospitality Industry

10. Waste Management in the Hospitality Industry

Providing rooms for guests can be very costly for hotels. One way to reduce that cost is to reduce wasteful habits. In this lesson, we'll learn about waste management habits and tips for the hospitality industry.

Uniformed Services in Hospitality: Roles & Responsibilities

11. Uniformed Services in Hospitality: Roles & Responsibilities

Uniformed services in a hotel are the staff members who perform essential duties that add to the guest experience. This lesson will highlight key aspects of guest services, such as baggage handling, valet parking, and dinner reservations.

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