Need to know what a hotel term means? Look it up in the Xotels Glossary. We explain definitions of terminology industry lingo from hotel revenue management, ecommerce, marketing and distribution.
What is the meaning / definition of Group Displacement in the hospitality industry?
There might have been more profitability in refusing a group booking, even if it involved a group consisting of several people who wished to stay for several nights and even over the weekend.
What is the meaning / definition of Group Rate in the hospitality industry?
Hotels that frequently accept bookings from groups can offer reservations at a specially negotiated rate. This is called a Group Rate.
You might be wondering how many people (and therefore how many total rooms!) are involved for a booking to be categorised as a 'group booking'? Well, the answer is usually five rooms or more. It is quite rare that a hotel will accept a group booking, and therefore offer a reduced Group Rate, for less than five rooms.
|HCD - Hotel Content Database||
What is the meaning / definition of HCD in the hospitality industry?
HCD stands for: Hotel Content Database. HCD, formerly (ODD - Online Distribution Database), is a content database service offered by Pegasus Solutions. It includes text, images, geocoding, contact information etc. from the hotels in multiple languages.
|Heads in Beds||
What is the meaning / definition of Heads in Beds in the hospitality industry?
Of course, any hotel's aim is to maximise profits. The best way to do this is to make as many bookings as possible. When discussing the level of occupancy of hotel rooms, staff will often use the term: Heads in Beds. This may sound a bit strange, but it is true!
|HEDNA - Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association||
What is the meaning / definition of HEDNA in the hospitality industry?
HEDNA stands for: Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association. The non-for-profit organisation, founded in 1991, is dedicated to the advancement of hospitality distribution through strategic collaboration and knowledge sharing.
|HOD - Hotel Details||
What is the meaning / definition of HOD in the hospitality industry?
What is the meaning / definition of Hotel?
A hotel is an establishment which purpose it is to host guests over-night.
What is the meaning / definition of Hotel Asset in the hospitality industry?
All property fully owned by the hotel can be described as a Hotel Asset. Common hotel assets are the hotel itself, equipment, furniture and food items. Assets can appreciate or depreciate in value over time, its therefore important to track and record in order to know the financial situation of the hotel.
|Hotel Asset Management||
What is the meaning / definition of Hotel Asset Management in the hospitality industry?
This term describes the practice of managing a hotel like an asset, rather than solely as a business, as it is common in hotel management. Hotel asset managers thereby see the hotel as a resource that generates income or other returns in multiple ways, not only through providing products and services to its consumers. They are thereby able to generate income streams from parts of the property which are often overlooked. Hotel asset managers do not only focus on how best to generate income from hospitality aspects, but might also look to rent parts of the property for other more profitable aspects.
What is the meaning / definition of Hotel Capacity in the hospitality industry?
Capacity is the set number of rooms in a single hotel: i.e. the maximum capacity.
What is the meaning / definition of Hotel Franchise in the hospitality industry?
A Franchise is the right to use the brand and the business model of a specific parent company for a prescribed period of time. It is a method for expanding a business and distributing products and services through a licensing relationship.
What is the meaning / definition of Hotel Group in the hospitality industry?
A Hotel Group can be either a Hotel Chain or a Hotel Franchise. It means that the hotels of that particular group are under the same management and belong to the same brand of hotels.
|Hotel Market Intelligence||
What is the meaning / definition of Hotel Market Intelligence in the hospitality industry?
The global hotel industry is MASSIVE. Keeping track of changes, developments and in-market trends is not something that can be achieved in a disorganised manner, therefore. To always remain abreast of market fluctuations, hoteliers need to carefully and thoroughly gather intelligence. This is where Hotel Market Intelligence comes in!
|Hotel Market Segments||
What is the meaning / definition of Hotel Market Segments in the hospitality industry?
Not all customers are the same. Although, of course, all guests must receive the same high standard of service at a hotel or other kind of facility within the Hospitality Sector, there are definitely different types of customers. And offering them a hospitality experience that entirely meets their particular type and exact needs is the key to a providing an enjoyable hotel stay, where satisfaction is virtually guaranteed.
|Hotel Market Share||
What is the meaning / definition of Hotel Market Share in the hospitality industry?
In the Hospitality Industry, all hotels should strive to capture maximum revenue at all times. And, sometimes, comparing revenue levels with other hotels can provide a valuable insight. This can help to establish a hotel’s Market Share: the percentage of business it is getting within the hotel market overall.