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HOSP 320 DeVry Week 1 Discussion 1
Class, What a great discussion thread! For this thread, we first examined the differences between hotels and motels. We then enhanced our discussion technology, effectiveness, and popularity of ea
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Class, What a great discussion thread! For this thread, we first examined the differences between hotels and motels. We then enhanced our discussion technology, effectiveness, and popularity of each segment. Good job in this thread!
I look forward to next week’s discussions beginning Monday.
HOSP 320 DeVry Week 1 Discussion 2
Class: Welcome to our first week of discussions for this course. Some good strategies to have while starting the discussions is to thoroughly read the discussion question and read the accompanying material prior to beginning your posts.
For higher quality points it is also encouraged to write substantive posts with the addition of outside sources that you have come across while researching the answers to the questions and to supply the source as you complete your post.
Remember to make sure that you post at least by Wednesday of the week and to have at least 3 different posts on three different days for full frequency credit.
Out of all of the lodging segments described in chapter 1, as a guest, which type of segment do you prefer to stay in?
What are the reasons that you chose that particular segment?
Please refer to Chapter 1 in our textbook as you participate in this discussion.
Tip for Beginning the Discussion: Of course, you can draw from your own experience or your homework for the week, but a good way to begin discussing this question is to answer the first question and then come back a day later. As the week progresses, we will move into other issues raised in this threaded discussion.
HOSP 320 DeVry Week 2 Discussion 1
Class, Good job with week one’s threaded discussions!
Keep the momentum going this week.
Feel free to begin posting here any time between now and Wednesday.
Remember if you begin posting past Wednesday you will lose points.
Some good strategies to have while starting the discussions is to thoroughly read the discussion question and read the accompanying material prior to beginning your posts.
Let’s begin exploring the following:
What is the importance of the front desk or reception area and what is the relationship of this department with the rest of the lodging facility? Explain in detail and include some research.
HOSP 320 DeVry Week 2 Discussion 2
Class, Welcome to our second discussion thread.
As a guest, did you ever encounter an issue in checking into a room or the cleanliness of a room?
How did the hotel management handle it? How would you have handled it?
If you never had an issue in a hotel, what good experiences did you have?
HOSP 320 DeVry Week 3 Discussion 1
Class, Welcome to week 3’s discussions!
In this discussion thread, we will discuss hotel marketing and the role of the marketing manager.
As you’ve done in the past couple of weeks, be sure to post substantial posts here and include reliable researched information.
The role of a sales and marketing manager is an exciting field but is also critical for a hotel's success.
What are some of the attributes needed to become a successful sales and marketing manager?
What are some of the businesses that a marketing manager can bring into the hotel?
HOSP 320 DeVry Week 3 Discussion 2
You are the new General Manager of a new 400 room full service hotel that is scheduled to open in 6 months. The first task you have is to hire a Human Resources Manager. What traits, skills, and knowledge should the candidates possess to be considered for the position? What would be the first steps you would take in the hiring process?
HOSP 320 DeVry Week 4 Discussion 1
Class, Welcome to week 4’s discussion threads!
This week we will focus on food and beverage in hotels – an interesting topic that is near and dear to my heart.
As most of you been doing so far, be sure to post elaborately and include research where appropriate. Remember that solid and elaborate posts will get you closer to full credit in the threaded discussions.
What are some of the Food and Beverage services commonly found in a hotel?
When staying at a hotel do you use any of these Food and Beverage services?
Why or why not?
HOSP 320 DeVry Week 4 Discussion 2
Class, in this discussion thread, we will review and discuss the relationship between profitability and hotel food and beverage.
Why do you think that most Food and Beverage departments in hotels are not profitable?
What do you think hotels can do to turn a profit in Food and Beverage?
HOSP 320 DeVry Week 5 Discussion 1
Class, Welcome to week 5’s discussions. In this discussion thread, we will safety and security in hotels.
Given the need for heighten security, how can hotels ensure their guests that they are safe in their hotels? Do you see any section of a hotel that is vulnerable to unsafe activity?
HOSP 320 DeVry Week 5 Discussion 2
Class, In this discussion thread, we will talk about TQM. Be sure to read about TQM in our textbook so you understand what it is all about. Then, we will develop a discussion.
As a hotel general manager how can you promote TQM within your hotel staff? Do you believe that TQM is a valuable management option to use in the hotel industry?
HOSP 320 DeVry Week 6 Discussion 1
Class, Welcome to week 6’s discussions! In this discussion thread, we will talk about hotel management companies - a growing trend in the lodging industry.
Why do most hotel owners look towards management companies to operate their properties? Would you rather work for a hotel management company or a corporate hotel? Why?
HOSP 320 DeVry Week 6 Discussion 2
Class, in this discussion we will review franchising options in our industry.
What are some of the positives and negatives in being a franchise owner/operator? If given the opportunity would you own a franchise? Why or why not?
Be sure to elaborate on your post and properly cite your sources.
HOSP 320 DeVry Week 7 Discussion 1
Class, Welcome to our final week of the threaded discussions. I look forward to a great final discussion threads this week!
Have you or any members of your family own or participate in a timeshare property? What are the advantages or disadvantages to timeshare ownership? Would you purchase a timeshare in the future? Why or why not?
HOSP 320 DeVry Week 7 Discussion 2
Class, in this discussion thread, we will explore resorts and theme lodging.
Have you ever stayed at or wanted to stay at a resort based property (i.e. Sandals) or a theme based hotel (i.e. Hard Rock Hotel)? What would attract you to stay at one of these properties?
Do you see a continued need for this type of lodging?
HOSP 320 DeVry Week 1 Homework Assignment
There are three factors that influence lodging demand. What are they and discuss in detail how they affect the demand?
At what time in history did the modern hotel industry emerge? What were the three contributing factors and how did they impact the industry today?
Define and describe the difference between work teams and quality circles and how they each might impact the motivation of employees.
Compare centralization and decentralization and give examples of types of hotels that might employ each.
List the principal functions of each major department, as well as key personnel, in a full service hotel.
Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page.
See the Syllabus section "Due Dates for Assignments & Exams" for due date information.
HOSP 320 DeVry Week 2 Homework Assignment
Name the functions of the front office department along with job titles and specific responsibilities of each.
How are housekeeping and front desk dependent upon each other for customer satisfaction and what types of communication are used to ensure that this occurs?
Name the functions of the housekeeping department along with job titles and specific responsibilities of each.
Outline the ten areas that a guest room attendant needs to cover to properly clean each guestroom.
List and discuss 5 ways that might be used to control loss of linens.
HOSP 320 DeVry Week 3 Homework Assignment
Describe and discuss the importance of the duties of the Director of Sales in a full service hotel.
Discuss why a one-stop contact is important for an association executive.
Discuss what is entailed in the job of a convention manager.
Discuss why communication is important between the sales department and other department and what type of communications occur.
Describe some actions or activities that might be classified as sexual harassment. What are the essential elements of a sexual harassment allegation?
List and discuss four state or federal laws that impact human resources in hotels today.
HOSP 320 DeVry Week 4 Homework Assignment
Identify and discuss in detail three challenges and three opportunities from each of the five areas of the food and beverage departments. (Hint: the easiest format is in a chart)
Choose three food and beverage management positions and discuss and describe three unique challenges and three managerial characteristics of each. (Hint: the easiest format is in a chart)
HOSP 320 DeVry Week 5 Homework Assignment
Define and discuss the role of the director of security in maintaining hotel security.
A guest has just slipped on wet tile in the lobby, and fallen and hit her head, surrounded by other patrons. She appears to be just shaken up, but she is bleeding slightly from a cut on her forehead. Describe in detail the steps you would take to handle this situation.
Describe in detail the short, intermediate and long term demands on a general manager's time.
Discuss the differences in the time demands of a general manager between a full service large hotel and a small limited-service hotel.
HOSP 320 DeVry Week 6 Homework Assignment
How are RevPar, ADR and Occupancy are calculated and describe in detail what each tells the general manager about the success of the sales and front office department in effectively managing inventory?
What are allocation controls? What are availability controls? What are the benefits and disadvantages of each? (Note: disregard the side labels in the book, they are reversed. Use the actual written paragraphs for information) (hint: chart format may be easier to use)
Describe and discuss the difference in a management company and a franchise company. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each. (hint: chart format may be easier to use)
Hotel management companies (graded)
HOSP 320 DeVry Week 7 Homework Assignment
Discuss the key demographics of potential buyers of timeshares as well as in detail what elements of timeshares would entice them to buy timeshare weeks over vacationing on their own in traditional lodging facilities.
How is management of a timeshare different from management of traditional hotels? Be specific regarding operating procedures and guest characteristics.
Compare and contrast in detail the lodging and facility characteristics of activity-based facilities vs. themed facilities. What geographic areas are most conducive to each? Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page.
HOSP 320 DeVry Midterm Exam
Question 1. Question : (TCO 2) Should a first line manager delegate responsibility more or less than a top manager? Why or why not?
Question 2. Question : (TCO 3) Does the front desk clerk depend upon the housekeeper? Why or why not?
Question 3. Question : (TCO 4) What is the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)? Explain the role of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) as it pertains to the lodging industry.
Question 4. Question : (TCO 5) What factors would you utilize to determine whether a Sales Department in a full service hotel was organized for success? Please provide an example for each.
Question 5. Question : (TCO 7) What is a job analysis? How might the job analysis necessary to train a new employee in preparing cold vegetables be different from the job analysis a general manager undertakes when examining a hotel sales office?
Question 1. Question : (TCO 1) Which of the following is NOT an example of a full-service hotel?
Super 8 (Economy Class Hotel)
Question 2. Question : (TCO 2) In a smaller limited-service hotel, night audit, front desk, housekeeping, maintenance, and sales might all report directly to:
Rooms division manager
The hotel engineer
The general manager
Question 3. Question : (TCO 2) A hotel with 450 employees and a 75% annual turnover rate means that it will completely re-staff every:
Question 4. Question : (TCO 2) In an attempt to reduce employee turnover, hotels are giving attention to which of the following:
All of the above
Question 5. Question : (TCO 3) When a hotel over-sells its rooms and does not have enough rooms to accommodate guests who have reservations, the hotel will need to find accommodation for the guests, pay for the rooms, and normally the taxi ride to the other hotel. This process is known as:
walking a guest
comping a guest
running a guest
driving a guest
Question 6. Question : (TCO 3) A daily analysis report generated by the reservations department includes the number of:
reservations, arrivals, no-shows, and walk-ins
rooms requested and denied
employees in the front office department
hours worked by employees in the front office department
Question 7. Question : (TCO 4) This person is normally in charge of carpet repairs, wall washers, drapery cleaners, and shampooers:
Question 8. Question : (TCO 4) Room attendants can be divided into three categories:
day, midday, and night
day, bath, and night
day, hallway, and bath
day, bath, and elevator
Question 9. Question : (TCO 5) All group bookings, including conventions, are subject to a ________ cutoff.
Question 10. Question : (TCO 5) Which of the following is NOT a common type of promotion used in the lodging industry?
All are types of promotions used.
Question 11. Question : (TCO 6) A BEO stands for:
Banquet Executive Order
Bakery Essential Order
Benefit Effective Order
Banquet Event Order
Question 12. Question : (TCO 7) Tests, simulations, interviews, group interviews, drug tests, physical examinations, background checks, job previews, and other tools and devices can be used in the:
pay scale setting process
Question 13. Question : (TCO 7) Oftentimes, _________ is needed to match the employees’ qualifications to the needs of the organization.
HOSP 320 DeVry Course Project
Own Your Own Hotel!
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This course project is designed for you to learn more about the lodging industry while having some fun at the same time. Your assignment is to design and to develop your own hotel. The following criteria needs to be followed:
Will you select a hotel franchise (brand) yes or no / why or why not?
How many rooms will your hotel have?
What will your hotel’s ADR be?
Select an actual geographic location / market.
Decide what type of operating segment your hotel will operate under.
Develop the hotel’s departments that will support the operations of the hotel.
Select specific amenities that will help distinguish your hotel’s brand.
What type of management organization will your hotel possess?
What type of security features will your hotel have? Evaluate your actual competition (strengths and weaknesses).
Establish a target market.
Establish a marketing plan for how you will attract the target market.
What are some of the current opportunities and issues that your geographic market possesses?
How will you turn a profit after several years in business?
Projects must 8 to 12 pages in length (this would be roughly 1 page per area included in the report), 12 point font, double-spaced, 1" margins, and include a cover page, table of contents, introduction, body of the report, summary or conclusion and works cited.
Even though this is not a scientific-type writing assignment, and is mostly creative in nature, references are still very important. At least 6 authoritative, outside references are required (anonymous authors or web pages are not acceptable). These should be listed on the last page titled "Works Cited".
APA format and citations are required.
All DeVry University policies are in effect including the plagiarism policy.
Projects are due in Week 6 of this course.
Any questions about this project may be discussed in the weekly Q&A discussion topic.
This project is worth 200 total points and will be graded on quality of research topic, quality of paper information, use of APA citations, grammar and sentence structure.
No late papers will be accepted.
Documentation and Formatting
Completion of entire paper to be focused on the review of the “best practices in preparing this paper” included below and the instruction above
Organization and Cohesiveness
A quality paper will include an introduction based upon a well formed paper topic. The logical order of the content will be derived from best practices in preparing this paper listed below. The content will be properly subdivided into sections derived from this document.
A quality paper will be free of any spelling, punctuation, or grammatical errors. Sentences and paragraphs will be clear, concise, and factually correct.
A quality paper will have significant scope and depth of research to support any statements. Relevant illustration or examples are encouraged. A quality project will employ sound use of reasoning and logic to reinforce conclusions.
A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.
The following are the best practices in preparing this paper.
Cover Page - Include who you prepared the paper for, who prepared, and date.
Table of Content - List the main ideas and section of you paper and the pages in which they are located. The illustrations should be included separately.
Introduction - Use a header on your paper. This will indicate you are introducing your paper.
The purpose of an introduction or opening:
Introduce the subject and why the subject is important. Previews the main ideas and the order in which they will be covered. Establish a tone of the document. Include in the introduction a reason for the audience to read the paper. Also, include an overview of what you are going to cover in your paper and the importance of the material. (This should include or introduce the questions you are asked to answer on each assignment.)
Body of Your Report - Use a header titled with the name of your project. Example: “The Development of Hotel X - A World Class Resort”. Then proceed to break out the main ideas. State the main ideas, state major points in each idea, provide evidence. Break out each main idea you will use in the body of your paper. Show some type of division like separate sections that are labeled; separate group of paragraphs; or headers. You would include the information you found during your research and investigation.
Summary and Conclusion - Summarizing is similar to paraphrasing bur presents the gist of the material in fewer words than the original. An effective summary identifies the main ideas and major support points from the body of your report. Minor details are left out. Summarize the benefits of the ideas and how the effect the tourism industry.
Additional hints on preparing the best possible project.
Apply a three step process of writing… Plan, Write, and Complete.
Prepare an outline of your research paper before you go forward.
Complete a first draft and then go back to edit, evaluate, and make any changes required.
Use visual communication to further clarify and support the written part of your report. Example graphs, diagrams, photographs, flowcharts, maps, drawings, animation, video clips, pictograms, Tables, and Gantt charts.
Work Cited - Use APA format.re not acceptable). These should be listed on the last page titled "Works Cited".
Additional hints on preparing the best p