A hotel is defined by British law as the place where a bona fide traveler can receive food and shelter, provided he is in a position to pay for it and he is in a fit condition to be received. Hence, a hotel must provide food and shelter and has, in turn, the right to refuse if the traveler is drunk, disorderly, unkempt, or if he is not in a position to pay for the services.
The hotel industry is one of the oldest commercial endeavors in the World, the first inns were built in the 6'th century B. C. and were the products of the urge to travel spurred by the invention of the ‘wheel‘. The earlier beds were not like today's beds, so sometimes the traveler had to sleep on the floors, the inns also provided food and drinks and other facilities. The cooking service and recreation was done by the family who ran the inn.
In England, public houses were known as ‘inns' or taverns'. Between 1820 to1950, English hotels gained the reputation of being the finest in the world. Later, for some reasons, the English inns failed to show further development and became either unwilling or unable to institute progress.
[...] Housekeeping at the hotel should be of good standard and clean and good linen, blanket, towels, etc should be provided. THERE STAR CATEGORIES General features: The architectural features and general construction of the building should be of a very good standard and the area including the immediate approach and environment should be suitable for a very good hotel. There should be adequate parking facilities for cars. The hotel should have at least twenty lettable rooms all with attached bathrooms with bathtub or with shower and should be modern in design and well equipped with fittings of good standard. [...]
[...] By 1000 A.D., it was evident that the United States was assuming leadership in the development of the modern first class hotel. While European hotels were run for anyone who would take advantage of the hotel services as long as he lives permanently, the traveling habit of the Americans continued to have tremendous influence on the entire hotel industry. FIRST BUILDING FOR HOTEL PURPOSE IN U.S.A. The real growth of the modern hotel industry took place in the U.S.A., beginning with the opening of the ‘CITY HOTEL' in New York in 1974. [...]
[...] CRITERIA FOR THE CLASSIFICATION OF HOTELS It was recommended that the hotels should be classified on the basis of the facilities they provide since the tourists belong to different categories. Since the tourists belong to different types and income groups, different types of hotel to suit different tastes and packets have to be built at places of tourist attraction. The entire tourist minded countries have some or other categories of hotels to attract the tourists. The need of such classification was more urgent in most countries, as first there was shortage of hotel accommodation and secondly the aim was to promote tourism. [...]
[...] The approval and classification was made on the basis of cottage rooms, standards, comforts, and other facilities provided by the hotel to the foreign tourist. To maintain the standard in the hotel and in the restaurant in the hotel, a three year inspection for Regional standing committee is done. The committee consists of the regional tourist office representative of the government and FHAL are also included. ONE STAR CATEGORY General features: The general construction of the building should be good and the locality and the environment including immediate approach should be suitable. [...]
[...] Highly experienced and trained staff in smart and clean uniform; and staff that comes in contact with the guest should understand English. It is desirable for some of the staff to know one or two foreign languages. Three should be provision for laundry and dry cleaning service. Staff should supply clean and good linen, blankets, towels, etc.; similarly, the crockery and glassware should be of high quality. FIVE STAR CATEGORIES General features: The façade, architectural features and general construction of the building should be distinctive of luxury hotels of this category and have sufficient parking space. [...]
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