Hotel Management Glossary
There are currently 13 Glossary Items in this directory beginning with the letter W.
A specially designed clock which allows multiple alarm settings to remind front desk agents or telephone operators to place wake-up calls.
A thorough examination of the property by a hotel executive, franchise inspector, prospective buyer, etc.
A situation in which a guest with a reservation is relocated from the reserved hotel to another hotel because no room was available at the reserved hotel. Or to relocate a guest with a confirmed reservation at a hotel to an alternative property.
Warm Body Syndrome
An often-used but ineffective selection technique that involves hiring (almost) anyone who applies without regard to qualifications for the vacant position.
Wide Area Telephone Service, long distance telephone lines provided at special rates to large users.
An employee or manager who reveals wrongdoing; an attempt to force the organization to cease a behavior that society finds unacceptable or to incorporate a practice that is in keeping with a new social value, if value changes in society are not voluntarily incorporated into a firm.
A clause in a franchisee agreement that grants both the franchisor and the franchisee the right, with proper notification, to terminate the agreement.
Informal conversations between persons as they "discuss" their positive or negative experiences at a hotel.