Hotel Classification

Hotel classifications are determined primarily by upgrading structure and, secondarily, by service level. Chain management has delivered STR with hotel type arrangements for a important number of locations. Hotel types include:
• All-inclusive: Property with rooms traded only as an entire package, hustling overnight lodgings and value-added services and services (i.e., food, beverage, activities and gratuities, etc.

• Bed and breakfast/Inn: Independently owned and operated properties that typically include breakfast within the room rates, 20 rooms or fewer and a resident/owner innkeeper.
• Condo: Property with individually and wholly-owned condominium units. Inventory is comprised during a rental pool functioned and serviced by a management corporation.

• Conference center: Property with a serious specialise in conference facilities. this sort of multinational must adhere to the rules of the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC).

• Convention center: Property with a minimum of 300 rooms and enormous meeting facilities (minimum of 20,000 square feet) and not a part of the conference house Group (CCG).

• Extended stay: Properties usually focused on attracting guests for extended periods. These properties quote weekly rates. the standard span of stay normal for guests is four to seven nights. STR currently categorizes Extended Stay properties within the U.S. only.

• Full-service hotel: Typically Upscale, Upper Upscale and Luxury properties with a good sort of onsite amenities, like restaurants, meeting spaces, exercise rooms or spas.

• Gaming/casino: Property with a serious specialise in casino operations.
• Golf: Property that has a golf links amenity as a part of its operations. A property doesn’t succeed if it only has freedoms on a close-by sequence.

• Hotel/motel: Standard hotel or motel operation.

• Limited-service hotel: Property that gives limited facilities and amenities, typically without a full-service restaurant. These hotels are sometimes within the Economy, Midscale or Upper Midscale class.

• Lifestyle brand: Group of hotels operating under an equivalent brand that’s adapted to reflect current trends. See Boutique, Soft Brand.
• New build: Property built from the bottom up, not a conversion or building that wasn’t previously a hotel.
• Soft brand: Collection of properties that permits owners and operators to affiliate with a serious chain while retaining their unique name, design and orientation. See Boutique, Lifestyle Brand.

• Timeshare: Property that typically may be a resort condominium unit, during which multiple parties hold property use rights, and every timeshare owner is allotted a period of your time when the property could also be used.

• Waterpark: an inside or outdoor waterpark resort with a lodging establishment containing an aquatic facility (minimum of 10,000 square feet of water park space) and inclusive of amenities (slides, tubes and a spread of water play features).