A hotel is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms. Larger hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. In the United Kingdom, a hotel is required by law to serve food and drinks to all guests within certain stated hours. In Japan, capsule hotels provide a minimized amount of room space and shared facilities.
The precursor to the modern hotel was the inn of medieval Europe. For a period of about 200 years from the mid-17th century, coaching inns served as a place for lodging for coach travelers. Inns began to cater for richer clients in the mid-18th century. One of the first hotels in a modern sense was opened in Exeter in 1768. Hotels proliferated throughout Western Europe and North America in the 19th century, and luxury hotels began to spring up in the later part of the century.
Hotel (known as Hotels in North America) is a dimensional real estate game created by Milton Bradley in 1986. It is similar to Square Mile and Prize Property. In Hotel the players are building resorthotels and attempting to drive their competitors into bankruptcy.
Players take turns moving around the board. Each square on the board is adjacent to one or two hotel properties. Most of the squares are either purchase squares or building squares.
Whenever a player lands on a purchase square which is adjacent to an unowned property they may buy that property by paying the purchase price. Once they own a property they may attempt to build on it whenever they land on a building square. A special dice is rolled to determine if permission to build is granted or denied. If it is denied the player must wait for a later turn.
When permission is granted to build the player may add new buildings or facilities to their property. Each hotel has from one to five buildings and a set of recreational facilities. The main building must be built first, followed by the other buildings then the facilities. The cost of each addition is listed on the deed card for the property.
HOTELS is a trade publication serving the information needs of the worldwide hospitality industry.
Established in 1966, HOTELS is published monthly. Regular features include design, food & beverage, technology, and a global update section with industry news, executive interviews and marketing stories.
Along with monthly print articles, HOTELS posted new content on its Web site every day. Some of this came in the form of press releases and aggregated industry news, while some was original content such as blog posts or podcasts. Topics included green hotelkeeping, sales and marketing, finance & investment, and coverage of hotel conferences.
As of December 2006, total BPA audited circulation was 62,330 subscribers. The magazine had readers in more than 165 countries around the world.
Former owner Reed Business Information sold off the magazine to its publisher, Dan Hogan, in 2010. Hogan then sold the magazine to Marketing & Technology Group.
Indian is an American brand of motorcycles originally produced from 1901 to 1953 in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. Hendee Manufacturing Company initially produced the motorcycles, but the name was changed to The Indian Motocycle Manufacturing Company [sic] in 1928.
The Indian factory team took the first three places in the 1911 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy. During the 1910s, Indian became the largest manufacturer of motorcycles in the world. Indian's most popular models were the Scout, made from 1920 to 1946, and the Chief, made from 1922 to 1953.
The Indian Motocycle Manufacturing Company went bankrupt in 1953. Various organizations tried to perpetuate the Indian Brand name in subsequent years, with limited success. In 2011, Polaris Industries purchased Indian Motorcycles and moved operations from North Carolina and merged them into their existing facilities in Minnesota and Iowa. Since August 2013, Polaris have marketed three modern Indian motorcycles that reflect Indian's traditional styling.
This data captures Indian travellers checking into hotels within India and abroad ... KB Kachru, vice president of the association and chairman emeritus and principal advisor for South Asia, RadissonHotelGroup said almost 50% of demand has been impacted in the first two weeks of January especially in hotels in major metro cities.
Restaurants in Chennai gave preference to takeaway services over dine-in as businesses resumed on Monday after more than 70 days ... “We expected 200 to 300 visitors for fine dine-in on Monday ... M Ravi, president of The Chennai Hotels Association, said that 10% of additional restaurants were reopened for fine dine-in on Monday.
At least 17 people died on Tuesday as a fire tore through a budget hotel in Delhi before dawn, in the latest disaster to raise concerns over fire safety in India. The fire broke out at the Hotel Arpit Palace in a congested part of central Delhi, with images showing it engulfing the entire top floor.
INS Viraat was decommissioned last year after 30 years with the IndianNavy... "Proposal of Government of Maharashtra regarding conversion of INS Viraat, post decommissioning, as a museum/hotel has been approved in-principle," she said. INS Viraat was decommissioned last year after 30 years with the Indian Navy.
But he’s outdone himself with the new Sands Hotel & Spa in IndianWells, taking it from “nondescript ‘60s building” to desert hot spot with a distinct Moroccan flavor inspired by the one architectural standout of the original structure ... In true Bullard ...
Though the Andhra Pradesh government is keen to convert INS Viraat, the oldest aircraft carrier operated by the IndianNavy, into a 500-room hotel or resort, it did not come forward with a bid to acquire her after the formal decommissioning, which is tentatively scheduled for January 2017.
The 30 or so guests enjoying spring rolls and white wine were gathered in a small third-floor gallery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to celebrate Subhash Kapoor, a convivial Manhattan art dealer who had donated 58 miniature drawings of Indian aristocrats, deities and beasts.
All the hotels were full and the two ships provided shelter for most of the Indians, before they were rescued by flight and the INSSumitra from Yemen," said Cmdr (retd) K Balakrishnan, captain of MV Kavaratti... in Djibouti there was a lot of local support for Indians," he said.
Until the Lalbaug flyover opened three years ago, Udupi hotels under it used to be some of the busiest places, recalls Prakash Shetty of Indian Hotels and Restaurants Association. "There was a lot of pedestrian traffic in that area but since there are fewer walk-ins now, they have ...
And according to editors of , the mirage-like oasis takes the top spot as the most exceptional and memorable hotel experience in the world, outranking a mountain lodge in Tasmania, a spherical suite in the rainforests of British Columbia, and a treehouse in Laos.
About 120Russians have accompanied the INS Vikramaditya to train Indian naval personnel. They are staying in different hotels here ... "The Indian Navy should educate these men about the dos and don'ts of behaving in public before allowing them to move around in Karwar," ...