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5211 North US Highway 51 Janesville, Wisconsin
608-756-0219
"Janesville's Newest Kitchenette Hotel"
Welcome to the "best" Kitchenette Hotel
in the Janesville, Wisconsin area!


Enjoy a relaxing environment situated on 8 park-like
acres, surrounded by woodlands and nature.
Conveniently located within a 5-10 minute commute from
any City of Janesville, WI location,
we should be your first choice for any of your business or
personal extended stay requirements.
Hotel Amenities


    Free WI FI high speed Internet

    100+ TV channels

    3 separate rooms: kitchen, bedroom, bathroom

    Full size kitchen: Full size refrigerator, stove,
    microwave & table for 2

    Tiled bathrooms with shower

    Secure door front parking for your vehicles,
    contractor trucks boats & equipment.

    Parking lot security camera surveillance

    Duplex Buildings

    Quiet park-like setting
Hotel Rates
All prices are totals,
there are no hidden expenses

Weekly
$230.00 total - 1 or 2 person

Monthly
$820.00 Total - 1 or 2 person

Daily
$55.00 Total

Maximum occupancy: 2
Click link below for map of our location and zoom out to
see the Janesville area and our Hotels location.
DIRECTIONS FROM I-90
1)  Take I-90 Exit 171 B
2)  Go 2 1/2 miles W. on Hwy 14
3)  Turn Right on N. Hwy 51
4)  We are 1 mile down on the Left.
Enter starting street address:

City, State or Zipcode:
Travel times to Janesville WI locations:
Thresheree Park - 5 minutes
Rock County Airport - 20 minutes
Lake Koshkonong -15 minutes
Mercy Hospital - 5 minutes
St. Marys Hospital - 15 minutes
Rock County Fairgrounds  (4-H fair) -10 minutes
Southern Wisconsin Airfest Show -15 minutes
Aqua Jays National Tounament Water Ski Show - 3 min.
Alliant Energy Center - 40 minutes
Coliseum (Madison) - 40 minutes
Kohl Center - 45 minutes
UW Madison - 45 minutes
Dane County Regional Airport - 45 minutes
Welcome ANR PIPELINE & MICHELS CREW!
World Dairy Expo - 40 minutes
GM Assembly Plant - 15 minutes
Peaceful, Quiet & Clean

Many Hotels say they have it...we do!  We always maintain a great group of guests!

The
51 Kitchenette Hotel has a reputation for setting high standards that our guests appreciate.

"We're here to serve up one of the best
hotel deals in the Southern Wisconsin area!"
51 Kitchenette Hotel
5211 N. US Hwy 51
Janesville, WI 53545
Phone # 1-608-756-0219
Welcome to the
Dairyland!
Or
Or
Grand Hotel Janesville WI 1925
Meyers Hotel Janesville Wisconsin
Hotel Corneau  Janesville Wi 1890
Hotel Corneau 1890-1910
Raiload Hotel Janesville WI
Hyatt House Janesville WI Hotel 1856-1867
Hyatt House (hotel) 1856-1867
Interurban Hotel Janesville WI
Interurban Hotel
London Hotel Janesville WI 1982
London Hotel 1982
Meyers Hotel Janesville WI 1875
Meyers Hotel 1875
Montery Hotel Janesville WI
Montery Hotel 1937-1945
Williams Hotel Janesville WI
Williams  Hotel & Kens Club
Janesville Wisconsin  
Old Historic Hotels  
(all are no longer in business although a few still stand such as the London Hotel & Montery Hotel)
Grand Hotel -1925

JANES HOTEL - Owned by Charles Stevens. He then sold this to J. P. Dickson and built the "Janesville Stage House"

JANESVILLE STAGE HOUSE - 1837. First significant hotel in Janesville. The structure was torn down in 1859.
MEYERS HOTEL was built on its place later in 1861 and had 100 rooms.

ROCK COUNTY HOUSE - 2nd significant hotel in Janesville was opened by Volney
Atwood at the corner of Main and Court streets.  It was kept by him only for a short time,
and he was succeeded by a Mr. Blood, and then later by Sol Hud-
son, who ran the hotel as the
American House.

AMERICAN HOUSE - 1840.
Corner of Court & Main Street. In 1867or 1868 it was destroyed by fire.

AMERICAN HOTEL -1847
In 1847 a three-story brick block next to the Rock County
House — then called the American Hotel — on Main street was
erected by Morris C. Smith and his partner. It was later occu-
pied by William Conrad as a store building.

STEVENS HOUSE -1848
Early in this year Charles Stevens began building a large
hotel, to be called the Stevens House, at the corner of Milwaukee
and Franklin streets, where the Hyatt House was afterwards situ-
ated. The new hotel was to be something grander than had ever
been erected in Janesville. On June 1, 1848, the "Gazette" pub-
lished an article concerning it, in which it was stated that it would
require more than an acre of plaster. It was finally finished and
opened on October 12 by Landlords Churchill and Sibley, and
was run as a hotel until it was burned in 1853.
On election night, the first Tuesday of April, the Stevens
House was destroyed by fire during one of the most violent gales
of wind ever experienced ; it was a wonder that more of the city
was not burned, as there was no fire department except a volun-
teer bucket brigade. The burning of the Stevens House prompted
the common council to take action in securing a better fire de-
partment and apparatus, though this was not accomplished for
some time thereafter.

The
HYATT HOUSE was built on the ruins of the Stevens House, but met the same fate...was entirely destroyed by fire in 1867, no insurance.
The burning of the Hyatt House, spoken of hereafter,
and the Chicago fire in 1871, finished the financial destruction of
Mr. Smith, though he kept his spirits and continued in the prac-
tice of law at Janesville until almost the time of his death, which
occurred October 17, 1892.

Stevens built another hotel on North First Street over Main. When Mr Stevens sold it, it was re-named
UNION HOUSE.

NEW ENGLAND HOUSE - 1850. Sold hands and was renamed again the STEVENS HOUSE.

JANESVILLE CITY HOTEL - 1851 owned by John King. He died a year later in 1852 and then the Hotel was suspend until 1854. Management proved a failure
and was sold. The new Hotel was called the Janesville House and operated under Auspicious circumstances.. Was released to another person and the name
changed to
SCHUYLER. Was released again and became the FARMERS HOTEL. Again, it kept getting re-leased over and over again.

Another new 2nd
SCHUYLER HOUSE - 1861. On Bluff Street, North of Court. This building was sold 2 more times. Was partially destroyed to fire. It was
rebuilt. Then resold again to Mr. Pember and re-named the
PEMBER HOUSE.


The OGDEN HOUSE , a five-story building on the northerly side of
Milwaukee street between Main and Bluff, was built by J. M,
May; it was used for commercial purposes for a couple of years,
but was turned into a hotel (The
MERCHANTS HOTEL) after the Stevens House burned in
1853. In 1859 the postoffice was located in this building.

LONDON HOTEL  1892 - currently there, but not operating as a hotel anymore

London Hotel was built late 1892, and opened 1893 next to Frick Printing Co.
The address of the London Hotel was 121 E. Milwaukee across from Myers Opera House .
the London Hotel in Janesville, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.
It looks like in 1975, Joseph Forrestal was the owner then based on this:

Council (Janesville) [City] council won't swallow liquor license shuffle [when Joseph Forrestal, owner of the London Hotel and Bar, applied for a hotel liquor
license for the London Hotel in order to get his former class B license transferred to a new restaurant, Back Stage of Janesville] 13 May 1975, p. 2

Over it's 100 year existence, there's probably been many owners (a guess)



The DAVIS HOUSE - 1861

JEFFRIES HOUSE - corner of Milwaukee and High Street. 50 rooms

History of hotels in Janesville. Mentioned are: Henry Janes' cabin; Charles Stevens; Janesville Stage House; Myers Hotel; Peter Myers; Volney Atwood; Rock
County House; Sol Hudson; American House; Stevens House; A. Hyatt Smith; Hyatt House; Merchants Hotel; Ogden House; Nelson Hurlbut; J. M. Riker;
Sanford Williams; Peters Block; Borden House; Williams House; David Jeffris; Grand Hotel; Monterey Hotel; London Hotel; Fred Jones; Bismark House; Empire
Hotel; Union Hotel; Interurban Hotel; Park Hotel; Lucille Hotel; St. Charles Hotel; European Hotel; Railroad Hotel.


Reference:
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http://books.google.com/books?id=c1RSZ0EZVIIC&q=hotels+janesville#v=snippet&q=hotels%20janesville&f=false

http://www.archive.org/stream/rockcountywiscon02brow/rockcountywiscon02brow_djvu.txt

http://www.hedbergpubliclibrary.org/local_history_database_results.php

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Hotels
An upscale full service hotel facility that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury hotels are
normally classifed with at least a Four Diamond or Five Diamond status or a Four or Five Star rating depending on the country and local classification standards. Examples may include: Waldorf Astoria, Four
Seasons, Conrad, Fairmont, and Ritz Carlton.

Full service[edit source]

See full article: Conference and resort hotels Full service hotels often contain upscale full-service facilities with a large volume of full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and a variety of on-
site amenities such as swimming pools, a health club, children's activities, ballrooms, on-site conference facilities, and other amenities. Examples may include: InterContinental, Starwood – Westin, Hilton,
Marriott, and Hyatt hotels

Historic inns and boutique hotels[edit source]

See full article: boutique hotel Smaller independent non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Some historic inns and
boutique hotels may be classified as luxury hotels.

Focused or select service[edit source]

Small to medium-sized hotel establishments that offer a limited amount of on-site amenities that only cater and market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the single business traveler. Most focused or
select service hotels may still offer full service accommodations but may lack leisure amenities such as an on-site restaurant or a swimming pool. Examples include Holiday Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, and Hilton
Garden Inn.


Travelling then became progressively more hazardous. At the same time, inns gradually appeared in most of Europe. Some of them have remained famous, for example, l' Auberge des Trois Rois in Basle, which
dates from the Middle Ages.

Around 1200, staging posts for travellers and stations for couriers were set up in China and Mongolia.
A hotel is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. The provision of basic accommodation, in times past, consisting only of a room with a bed, a cupboard, a small table and a washstand
has largely been replaced by rooms with modern facilities, including en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning or climate control. Additional common features found in hotel rooms are a telephone, an alarm
clock, a television, a safe, a mini-bar with snack foods and drinks, and facilities for making tea and coffee. Luxury features include bathrobes and slippers, a pillow menu, twin-sink vanities, and jacuzzi bathtubs.
Larger hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, fitness center, business center, 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

In Europe, or more precisely in Belgium, l' Auberge Cour Saint Georges opened in Gant, while the Angel Inn was built at Grantham in Lincolnshire, England.

The start of the hotel industry - In France, at the beginning of the fifteenth century, the law required that hotels keep a register. English law also introduced rules for inns at that time. At the same time, around 1500
thermal spas were developed at Carlsbad and Marienbad.

During this epoch, more than 600 inns were registered in England. Their architecture often consisted of a paved interior court with access through an arched porch. The bedrooms were situated on the two sides of
the courtyard, the kitchen and the public rooms at the front, and the stables and storehouses at the back. The first guide books for travellers were published in France during this period.

Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin

An embryonic hotel industry began to develop in Europe. Distinctive signs were hung outside establishments renowned for their refined cuisine. At the end of the 1600s, the first stage coaches following a regular
timetable started operating in England. Half a century later, clubs similar to English gentlemen's clubs and masonic lodges began to appear in America.

In Paris in the time of Louis XIV, the Place Vendôme offered the first example of a multiple-use architectural complex, where the classical façades accommodated boutiques, offices, apartments and also hotels.

In the nineteenth century, hotels take over the town -The industrial revolution, which started in the 1760s, facilitated the construction of hotels everywhere, in mainland Europe, in England and in America.

In New York first of all, and then in Copenhagen, hotels were established in city centres.

At the beginning of the 1800s, the Royal Hotel was built in London. Holiday resorts began to flourish along the French and Italian rivieras.

In Japan, Ryokan guest houses sprang up. In India, the government-run Dak bungalows provided reliable accommodation for travellers. The Tremont House in Boston was the first deluxe hotel in a city centre. It
offered inside toilets, locks on the doors and an "à la carte" menu.

The Holt Hotel in New York City was the first to provide its guests with a lift for their luggage.

In 1822, in Venice, a certain Giuseppe Dal Niel transformed an old palace into a hotel and gave it his name, "Le Danieli". As trains began to replace horse-drawn transport, highway inns for stage coaches started
to decline.

During this period, the Shepheards Hotel in Cairo was founded, the result of a complete transformation of an ancient city-centre harem.

L'Hôtel des Bergues was built in the spring of 1834 on the shore of the Lake of Geneva. One of its founders, Guillaume Henri Dufour, became a famous Swiss general. In 1840, l'Hôtel des Trois Couronnes was
established in Vevey in Switzerland and the Baur au Lac in Zurich, fully refurbished since 1995.

In New York, the New York Hotel was the first to be equipped with private bathrooms.

The "Bayerischer Hof" was built in Munich in 1841, followed in 1852 by the "Vier Jahreszeiten" . These two famous establishments were completely renovated after the Second World War.

Le Grand Hôtel Paris -The inauguration of the Grand Hôtel in Paris took place on 5 May 1862 in the presence of the Empress Eugénie. The orchestra, directed by Jacques Offenbach, played the Traviata. This
building was designed by the architect Alfred Armand, in order to "show the élite of travellers from all over the world the progress made under the Second Empire by the sciences, arts and industry".
The word hotel is derived from the French hôtel (coming from hôte meaning host), which referred to a French version of a townhouse or any other building seeing frequent visitors, rather than a place offering
accommodation. In contemporary French usage, hôtel now has the same meaning as the English term, and hôtel particulier is used for the old meaning. The French spelling, with the circumflex, was also used in
English, but is now rare. The circumflex replaces the 's' found in the earlier hostel spelling, which over time took on a new, but closely related meaning. Grammatically, hotels usually take the definite article –
hence "The Astoria Hotel" or simply "The Astoria."

Types[edit source]

Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the
following;

The exterior façades with their high arched doors and their Louis XIV windows were in the style required for the surroundings of the Opéra.The greatest names in painting and decoration participated in the
completion of this hotel, the grandest in Europe in its dimensions, luxury and installations. The first hydraulic lift was installed in this hotel. "Lighting was supplied by 4000 gas jets; heating by 18 stoves and 354
hot air vents.

In 1890, the entire hotel was equipped with electric lighting.

Due to the installation of steam central heating in 1901, baskets of wood were no longer sold on the floors. Some years later the hotel was renovated. Further renovation took place in 1970 and 1985.

In 1982, it became a member of the Intercontinental chain.

Since 1992 the hotel has been equipped with a central Building Management System.

In June 2003, Le Grand Hôtel Paris has re-opened its doors following an eighteen-month multi-million dollar renovation.

The Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York City was the first in that period to provide lifts for its guests. 1869 saw the inauguration, near Cairo, of the Mena House, an oasis of calm and luxury, at the foot of the famous
pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mikerinos.

In 1870, the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago was the grandest of all hotels. Its structure, the first of its kind, was fire-resistant.

In 1873, the Palais de Würtemberg in Vienna was transformed into a superb luxury residence for the notables of the epoch, l'Hôtel Impérial. Kings and queens became regular visitors to what is without doubt the
finest example of the refined architecture of the Ringstrasse in Vienna. It is said that Richard Wagner directed the first productions of "Tannhäuser" and "Lohengrin" there. Two years later in 1875, the Grand Hotel
Europe opened its doors in St Petersburg. This prestigious place where Tchaikoswky spent his honeymoon and where Shostakovich played a sonata for Prokofiev in his suite.

In 1880, the Sagamore Hotel on Lake George in the state of New York was the very first to provide electricity in all its rooms.

The first school for hoteliers was founded in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1890 by J. Tschumi, Director of the Beau Rivage in Lausanne, and A.R. Armleder, the "father" of the Richemond in Genève.

In Monte Carlo, l'Hôtel Hermitage opened its doors in 1896, offering its guests the refined and luxurious atmosphere enjoyed by the rich at the close of the nineteenth century. Shortly afterwards, the Victoria Hotel
in Kansas City offered bathrooms with every room. The Netherland Hotel in New York City then became the first to provide all its guests with their own telephone.

In Athens in 1874, Stathis Lampsas, a chef by profession, realised his dream by building l'Hôtel Grande Bretagne. Athens was suffering at that time from a shortage of water. It is said that the personnel bought
water from carriers in the street to bring to the 80 bedrooms and ... the two bathrooms. Of course, the establishment has undergone several renovations since that time.

In 1894, the Grand Hôtel became the first Italian hotel to boast an electricity supply.

The Swiss hotelier Caspar Badrutt opened the famous Palace de Saint Moritz in 1896. In 1898, César Ritz, from the Valais in Switzerland, who became, to quote the famous phrase of King Edward VII, the "king of
hoteliers and hotelier to kings", opened the hotel which bears his famous name in the Place Vendôme in Paris.

The twentieth century: the age of prosperity -The early years of the twentieth century were rich in new hotels which rapidly became prestigious.

Edouard Niiermans, the "architect of palaces", transformed the Villa "Eugenie", the summer residence of the Emperor Napoléon III and his wife Eugénie de Montijo, in 1900. In 1905, he built l'Hôtel du Palais in
Biarritz. In 1913 his "Négresco" was opened in Nice, in the presence of seven kings!

In Madrid, King Alphonse XIII was anxious that the capital should have a luxurious and prestigious hotel, and as a result the Ritz was inaugurated in 1910. Seville paid its own homage to the king by opening a
splendid establishment, constructed by the architect José Espiau, the Alphonso XIII. Not to be outdone, Barcelona inaugurated its own Ritz in 1919. This was equipped with an unheard of luxury at that time,
bathrooms with hot as well as cold water!

We could also cite, among many other hotels built in the same period, the Ritz and Savoy in London, the Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne, le Négresco in Nice, the Plaza in New York, the Métropole in Brussels,
the Plaza-Athenée and l'Hôtel de Crillon in Paris, the Taj Mahal in Bombay and so on. The latter was renovated in 1972 by the Inter-Continental chain.

Hotels : A Brief History - By Jacques LEVY 3

The prosperous nineteen-twenties saw a veritable boom in the hotel industry. Numerous hotels were established in this decade. In 1923, the architects Marchisio and Prost constructed a hotel in some wonderful
gardens in the heart of Marrakech in Morocco, and for decades it was considered the most beautiful hotel in the world: La Mamounia. Winston Churchill helped to forge its reputation by becoming a frequent
guest.

Hotels were built not only in cities, but also in the mountains. The first ski resorts in Switzerland (Saint-Moritz, Gstaad, Montana, etc.) welcomed tourists (often English ones) to some very comfortable
establishments.

The worldwide depression which followed in 1929 did not prevent the construction of the famous Waldorf Astoria in New York. This was the greatest hotel edifice of those troubled times.

After the war, the fifties saw the second boom in the hotel industry. The Club Méditerranée (G. Trigano) created the now famous, but then revolutionary concept of the club village. These years were also notable
for the construction of the first casino hotels. This was also the time when the airline companies began to develop their own hotels.

In the sixties, new tourist resorts flourished around the Mediterranean. From Spain to Greece and from the Balearics to Yugoslavia, numerous city and beach hotels opened their doors to summer guests hungry for
relaxation and a good dose of sunshine. Portugal and the Scandinavian countries soon followed their lead.
Economy and limited service[edit source]

Small to medium-sized hotel establishments that offer a very limited amount of on-site amenities and often only offer basic accommodations with little to no services, these facilities normally only cater and
market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the budget-minded traveler seeking a "no frills" accommodation. Limited service hotels often lack an on-site restaurant but in return may offer a limited
complimentary food and beverage amenity such as on-site continental breakfast service. Examples include Hampton Inn, aloft, Holiday Inn Express, Fairfield Inn, Four Points by Sheraton, and Days Inn.

Extended stay[edit source]

Small to medium-sized hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater
towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels lack on an
on-site restaurant. Examples include Staybridge Suites, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Residence Inn by Marriott, element, and Extended Stay Hotels.

Timeshare and destination clubs[edit source]

See full articles: Timeshare and Destination clubs A form of property ownership also referred to as a vacation ownership involving the purchase and ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal
usage during a specified period of time. Timeshare resorts often offer amenities similar that of a Full service hotel with on-site restaurant(s), swimming pools, recreation grounds, and other leisure-oriented
amenities. Destination clubs on the other hand may offer more exclusive private accommodations such as private houses in a neighborhood-style setting. Examples of timeshare brands include Hilton Grand
Vacations, Marriott Vacation Club International, Westgate Resorts, Starwood Vacation Ownership, and Disney Vacation Club.

Motel[edit source]

See full article: Motel A small-sized low-rise lodging establishment similar to that of a limited service hotel but not referred to as a hotel, motels are often located adjacent to a major road or Interstate highway
with little to no amenities and often consist of exterior-entrance rooms using outdoor walkways. Motels are often considered the "lowest classification" type of a lodging accommodation and often operate with
minimal staffing levels.

Management[edit source]

Main article: Hotel management

Hotel management is a globally accepted professional career field and academic field of study. Degree programs such as hospitality management studies, a business degree, and/or certification programs
formally prepare hotel managers for industry practice.

Most hotel establishments consist of a General Manager who serves as the head executive (often referred to as the "Hotel Manager"), department heads who oversee various departments within a hotel, middle
managers, administrative staff, and line-level supervisors. The organizational chart and volume of job positions and hierarchy varies by hotel size, function, and is often determined by hotel ownership and
managing companies.

1970 saw the beginning of the construction of hotels for business people. This movement was supported by several factors. First of all, there was the will of the airline companies to extend their efforts in the
domain of hotels.

Then there was the sudden prosperity, due to black gold, of Middle Eastern countries which attracted business people from the entire world. This engendered an important business travel trend - not limited to this
region alone - which initiated the development of hotels primarily designed for business people in Middle-Eastern cities like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh and Jeddah, to mention only the most important.

Hotel chains, attentive to their customers' wishes, started to offer an increasingly varied range of services. Their rooms became more spacious and the cuisine more refined.

Gradually, too, various first class hotels (among them former palaces and city centre hotels) which had fallen into disrepair began systematic renovation programmes.

The end of the seventies, when China opened its doors to foreign tourists, also saw the first congresses of international hotel experts.

The third hotel industry boom -The third boom in the hotel industry began in 1980, marked by more inventive marketing and the development of hotels increasingly adapted to a particular type of clientele.

This trend prompted the construction of hotels near airports, hotels for conferences, health hotels, ski holiday hotels, holiday villages and marina hotels. The first Property Management Systems (Fidelio, Hogatex,
etc.) appear in the hospitality market.

In Istanbul in 1984, work began on the renovation and transformation into a hotel of the prestigious sultans' residence, the Ciragan Palace in Istanbul. The resulting hotel is no less prestigious than the Ciragan
Palace was. Managed by the Kempinski chain, it opened its 322 rooms to guests in 1991.

The first administrative hotel management systems, offering hotels greater independence from human resources, then appeared on the market. The hotel industry was becoming more and more competitive.
Business travellers and retired people became important target customers.

In the eighties, too, the Far East began to prepare itself to welcome both business people and the tourists who were beginning to discover the countries of the rising sun, such as China, South Korea, Thailand and
Japan. The international chains (American for the most part) prepared expansion plans for Europe, the Middle and Far East which were mainly aimed at congress participants and business people.

The nineties: technology starts to make an impact -The early nineties were characterised by a recession in the hotel business, without doubt caused by reductions in multinationals' travel budgets and the growing
crisis in the Gulf.

The Gulf War helped to create great insecurity for both individuals and business. 1991 is considered to be the black year of the hotel trade. It forced hoteliers to become more creative in finding ways of attracting
guests (special programmes, offers for "frequent travellers", high performance reservation systems) and thus emerge from the crisis with the minimum damage.

For the first time, the environment and energy conservation played an important role in the marketing activities of numerous chains (thanks in part to the green movement) and even helped to win the loyalty of
numerous clients while safeguarding assets at the same time.

Reservation systems became more efficient and offered the hotelier a new dimension in the creation of customer loyalty, the database. The records of each guest's individual history have helped create
individualised marketing programmes and have enabled hotels to satisfy a guest's personal needs from the moment of his arrival.

Extravaganza - In 1995 construction began in Dubai of one of the most ambitious and prestigious tourist complexes in the region, the Jumeirah Beach Hotels (Jumeirah Beach hotel, Burj Al Arab, etc.). These
comprise several establishments capable of satisfying the needs of average tourists, business people and those who can afford real luxury. The talk now is of six- and seven-star hotels, a surprising designation
which is nevertheless perfectly justified by the luxury of the bedrooms and the facilities they offer, the impeccable service, the high degree of modern technology, as well as the beauty of the surroundings and the
high-quality environment.

Burj Al Arab: A super-deluxe all suite hotel which sets new standards in luxury and service.
Timeshare and destination clubs[edit source]

See full articles: Timeshare and Destination clubs A form of property ownership also referred to as a vacation ownership involving the purchase and ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal
usage during a specified period of time. Timeshare resorts often offer amenities similar that of a Full service hotel with on-site restaurant(s), swimming pools, recreation grounds, and other leisure-oriented
amenities. Destination clubs on the other hand may offer more exclusive private accommodations such as private houses in a neighborhood-style setting. Examples of timeshare brands include Hilton Grand
Vacations, Marriott Vacation Club International, Westgate Resorts, Starwood Vacation Ownership, and Disney Vacation Club.

Motel[edit source]

See full article: Motel A small-sized low-rise lodging establishment similar to that of a limited service hotel but not referred to as a hotel, motels are often located adjacent to a major road or Interstate highway
with little to no amenities and often consist of exterior-entrance rooms using outdoor walkways. Motels are often considered the "lowest classification" type of a lodging accommodation and often operate with
minimal staffing levels.

Management[edit source]

Main article: Hotel management

Hotel management is a globally accepted professional career field and academic field of study. Degree programs such as hospitality management studies, a business degree, and/or certification programs
formally prepare hotel managers for industry practice.

Most hotel establishments consist of a General Manager who serves as the head executive (often referred to as the "Hotel Manager"), department heads who oversee various departments within a hotel, middle
managers, administrative staff, and line-level supervisors. The organizational chart and volume of job positions and hierarchy varies by hotel size, function, and is often determined by hotel ownership and
managing companies.

Unique and Specialty hotels
In 2004, another Emirate, Abu Dhabi, will welcome the delegates of the Gulf Council Countries. in the new Conference Palace Hotel (CPH). This superior construction has been specified "to offer the most
outstanding services with a challenging 9 star definition"… We will, of course, report on it on a later stage.
On-line in seconds, work surf, communicate -everywhere -Today in 2003, travellers, mostly businessmen, carry their personal PC to make presentations, communicate with their office, via e-mails, etc. One
possibility offered to them today consists in the use of so-called Pad offering, in particular, •Cable-free and universal access to Internet or intranet, wherever you happen to be
•Brilliant colour touch screen
•Ready to go in seconds (instant on)
•Freedom in the selection of transmission standards by interchangeable PC cards
•Unlimited flexibility by open platform Windows CE 3.0
•Comprehensive office software package
•Virtual keyboard and handwriting recognition

For sure, new technologies are continuously offering innovative and more comfortable ways to the traveller.

The 160 rooms 5 star Palafitte Hotel in Monruz Neuchatel(CH) offers the visitors of the Swiss Expo 2002 a vision of so called in-room available technologies.

Conclusion - Lodging facilities are not anymore corresponding only to the truly definition: "A lodging accommodation for travellers". Nowadays, architects, designers, developers, engineers, managers, more and
more are conscious that taste of guests could be different, according to their wishes or needs. Hotel specialists permanently analyse new trends, define better criteria, present modern standards in order to improve
quality of life in hotels. In the third millennium, the permanent competitive hospitality market of suppliers is definitely more and more able, combining "savoir faire" and the good use of technology to offer their
guests an "A la carte" environment.
Hotel Adlon Berlin is a legend reborn. From its opening in 1907, until it was destroyed in 1945, it was a symbol of Berlin, a lavish host for royalty, heads of government, stage and screen stars, and the greats of
literature and science. Now, it has been rebuilt (1997) on its original site, the corner of Unter den Linden and Pariser Platz, facing the Brandenburg Gate. Outside, it is a virtual replica of the original; inside it is
testimony to what smart hotel operators (in this case the Kempinski group) can accomplish with an investment of $260 million. The hotel's 337 rooms and suites are the ultimate in luxury. Interiors, designed by
England's Ezra Attia and Sweden's Lars Malmquist, dazzle with marble, sandstone, stained glass, gold leaf, stuccowork, cherry wood panelling, and damask draperies. This hotel is today equipped with the most
advanced technology with regards to the Room Management System communicating with the Property Management System.
A Brief History - By Jacques Levy-Bonvin
Jacques Levy-Bonvin
The history of hotels is intimately connected to that of civilisations. Or rather, it is a part of that history. Facilities offering guests hospitality have been in evidence since early biblical times. The Greeks developed
thermal baths in villages designed for rest and recuperation. Later, the Romans built mansions to provide accommodation for travellers on government business. The Romans were the first to develop thermal baths
in England, Switzerland and the Middle East. Later still, caravanserais appeared, providing a resting place for caravans along Middle Eastern routes. In the Middle Ages, monasteries and abbeys were the first
establishments to offer refuge to travellers on a regular basis. Religious orders built inns, hospices and hospitals to cater for those on the move.


From antiquity to the Middle Ages - The history of hotels is intimately connected to that of civilisations. Or rather, it is a part of that history. Facilities offering guests hospitality have been in evidence since early
biblical times. The Greeks developed thermal baths in villages designed for rest and recuperation. Later, the Romans built mansions to provide accommodation for travellers on government business. The Romans
were the first to develop thermal baths in England, Switzerland and the Middle East.

Later still, caravanserais appeared, providing a resting place for caravans along Middle Eastern routes. In the Middle Ages, monasteries and abbeys were the first establishments to offer refuge to travellers on a
regular basis. Religious orders built inns, hospices and hospitals to cater for those on the move.

Inns multiplied, but they did not yet offer meals. Staging posts were established for governmental transports and as rest stops. They provided shelter and allowed horses to be changed more easily. Numerous
refuges then sprang up for pilgrims and crusaders on their way to the Holy Land.

Since 1992, the most important international chains have been vying with each other in ever greater imaginative feats related to the vital process of renovating their establishments worldwide.Technology has
started to take its rightful place in hotel administration (simplification of check-in and check-out procedures, global reservation systems, marketing management etc.). In 1995, the first Hotel Room Management
System is launched at the European level. It is linked to the most popular Property Management Systems to make the front desk more efficient and near to the guests.

At International Technology Forums, speakers unanimously, underlined the impact of technology on hotel rooms.

Hotel chains have been searching for alliances and some of them. For example: Holyday Inn, Intercontinental, and Crown Plaza have merged to form Six continents hotels Chain; Marriot absorbed Renaissance
and Ramada International; Sol Melia opened a new line of Boutique hotels, Accor signed several joint ventures in the East and the Far East, etc.) Forte acquired Méridien to reinforce its global position.
Starwoods (Sheraton) absorbed the Italian Ciga chain and Westin.

The main expansion zones for the hotel industry in 1994 remained Asia (particularly China and India), the Middle East (above all, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt) and Latin America.

In Europe, hotel enterprises in the eastern countries (Russia, Croatia, Slovakia, etc.) decided to renovate dilapidated palaces built at the turn of the century. All the European capitals started to invest in
preparations for the major event of this fin de siècle period, that is, the celebration of our entry into the third millennium.
Boutique hotels are typically hotels with a unique environment or intimate setting. Some hotels have gained their renown through tradition, by hosting significant events or persons, such as Schloss Cecilienhof in
Potsdam, Germany, which derives its fame from the Potsdam Conference of the World War II allies Winston Churchill, Harry Truman and Joseph Stalin in 1945.[citation needed] The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower in
Mumbai is one of India's most famous and historic hotels because of its association with the Indian independence movement. Some establishments have given name to a particular meal or beverage, as is the
case with the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, United States where the Waldorf Salad was first created or the Hotel Sacher in Vienna, Austria, home of the Sachertorte. Others have achieved fame by association
with dishes or cocktails created on their premises, such as the Hotel de Paris where the crêpe Suzette was invented or the Raffles Hotel in Singapore, where the Singapore Sling cocktail was devised.[1]

Boutique hotels are typically hotels with a unique environment or intimate setting. Some hotels have gained their renown through tradition, by hosting significant events or persons, such as Schloss Cecilienhof in
Potsdam, Germany, which derives its fame from the Potsdam Conference of the World War II allies Winston Churchill, Harry Truman and Joseph Stalin in 1945.[citation needed] The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower in
Mumbai is one of India's most famous and historic hotels because of its association with the Indian independence movement. Some establishments have given name to a particular meal or beverage, as is the
case with the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, United States where the Waldorf Salad was first created or the Hotel Sacher in Vienna, Austria, home of the Sachertorte. Others have achieved fame by association
with dishes or cocktails created on their premises, such as the Hotel de Paris where the crêpe Suzette was invented or the Raffles Hotel in Singapore, where the Singapore Sling cocktail was devised.[1]


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This article is about lodging establishments. For shared-room lodging, see Hostel. For hotels designed for motorists, see Motel. For other uses, see Hotel (disambiguation).

"Hotel room" redirects here. For the 1993 HBO television series, see Hotel Room.





The Burj Al Arab in Dubai




The historic Plaza Hotel in New York City, New York




The Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, United States




Atrium Lobby of the Shanghai Grand Hyatt, Shanghai, China




Lobby of the Burj al Arab in Dubai, United Emirates




Savoy Hotel, London, England
A hotel is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. The provision of basic accommodation, in times past, consisting only of a room with a bed, a cupboard, a small table and a washstand
has largely been replaced by rooms with modern facilities, including en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning or climate control. Additional common features found in hotel rooms are a telephone, an alarm
clock, a television, a safe, a mini-bar with snack foods and drinks, and facilities for making tea and coffee. Luxury features include bathrobes and slippers, a pillow menu, twin-sink vanities, and jacuzzi bathtubs.
Larger hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, fitness center, business center, 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.



Hôtel Ritz in Paris, France




Chicago's Magnificent Mile has hosted many skyscraper hotels such as the Allerton Hotel
A number of hotels have entered the public consciousness through popular culture, such as the Ritz Hotel in London, through its association with Irving Berlin's song, 'Puttin' on the Ritz'. The Algonquin Hotel in
New York City is famed as the meeting place of the literary group, the Algonquin Round Table, and Hotel Chelsea, also in New York City, has been the subject of a number of songs and the scene of the stabbing
of Nancy Spungen (allegedly by her boyfriend Sid Vicious).

Resort hotels[edit source]





Wynn Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
Some hotels are built specifically as a destinations in itself to create a captive trade, example at casinos and holiday resorts. Though of course hotels have always been built in popular destinations, the defining
characteristic of a resort hotel is that it exists purely to serve another attraction, the two having the same owners.

On the Las Vegas Strip there is a tradition of one-upmanship with luxurious and extravagant hotels in a concentrated area. This trend now has extended to other resorts worldwide, but the concentration in Las
Vegas is still the world's highest: nineteen of the world's twenty-five largest hotels by room count are on the Strip, with a total of over 67,000 rooms.[2]

In Europe Center Parcs might be considered a chain of resort hotels, since the sites are largely man-made (though set in natural surroundings such as country parks) with captive trade, whereas holiday camps such
as Butlins and Pontin's are probably not considered as resort hotels, since they are set at traditional holiday destinations which existed before the camps.

Other speciality hotels[edit source]







The Null Stern Hotel in Teufen, Appenzellerland, Switzerland and the Concrete Mushrooms in Albania[3] are former nuclear bunkers transformed into hotels.




Hôtel Ritz in Paris, France




Chicago's Magnificent Mile has hosted many skyscraper hotels such as the Allerton Hotel
A number of hotels have entered the public consciousness through popular culture, such as the Ritz Hotel in London, through its association with Irving Berlin's song, 'Puttin' on the Ritz'. The Algonquin Hotel in
New York City is famed as the meeting place of the literary group, the Algonquin Round Table, and Hotel Chelsea, also in New York City, has been the subject of a number of songs and the scene of the stabbing
of Nancy Spungen (allegedly by her boyfriend Sid Vicious).

Resort hotels[edit source]





Wynn Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
Some hotels are built specifically as a destinations in itself to create a captive trade, example at casinos and holiday resorts. Though of course hotels have always been built in popular destinations, the defining
characteristic of a resort hotel is that it exists purely to serve another attraction, the two having the same owners.

On the Las Vegas Strip there is a tradition of one-upmanship with luxurious and extravagant hotels in a concentrated area. This trend now has extended to other resorts worldwide, but the concentration in Las
Vegas is still the world's highest: nineteen of the world's twenty-five largest hotels by room count are on the Strip, with a total of over 67,000 rooms.[2]

In Europe Center Parcs might be considered a chain of resort hotels, since the sites are largely man-made (though set in natural surroundings such as country parks) with captive trade, whereas holiday camps such
as Butlins and Pontin's are probably not considered as resort hotels, since they are set at traditional holiday destinations which existed before the camps.

Other speciality hotels[edit source]





RMS Queen Mary, Long Beach, California, United StatesThe Burj al-Arab hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, built on an artificial island, is structured in the shape of a boat's sail.
The Library Hotel in New York City, is unique in that each of its ten floors is assigned one category from the Dewey Decimal System.
RMS Queen Mary, Long Beach, California, United StatesThe Burj al-Arab hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, built on an artificial island, is structured in the shape of a boat's sail.
The Library Hotel in New York City, is unique in that each of its ten floors is assigned one category from the Dewey Decimal System.
The Jailhotel Löwengraben in Lucerne, Switzerland is a converted prison now used as a hotel.
The Luxor, a hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, United States is unusual due to its pyramidal structure.
The Liberty Hotel in Boston, used to be the Charles Street Jail.
Built in Scotland and completed in 1936, The former ocean liner RMS Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, United States uses its first-class staterooms as a hotel, after retiring in 1967 from Transatlantic
service.
Throughout the world there are several hotels built from converted airliners.

Bunker hotels[edit source]The Jailhotel Löwengraben in Lucerne, Switzerland is a converted prison now used as a hotel.
The Luxor, a hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, United States is unusual due to its pyramidal structure.
The Liberty Hotel in Boston, used to be the Charles Street Jail.
Built in Scotland and completed in 1936, The former ocean liner RMS Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, United States uses its first-class staterooms as a hotel, after retiring in 1967 from Transatlantic
service.
Throughout the world there are several hotels built from converted airliners.
Historic inns and boutique hotels[edit source]

See full article: boutique hotel Smaller independent non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Some historic inns and
boutique hotels may be classified as luxury hotels.

Focused or select service[edit source]

Small to medium-sized hotel establishments that offer a limited amount of on-site amenities that only cater and market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the single business traveler. Most focused or
select service hotels may still offer full service accommodations but may lack leisure amenities such as an on-site restaurant or a swimming pool. Examples include Holiday Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, and Hilton
Garden Inn.

Economy and limited service[edit source]

Small to medium-sized hotel establishments that offer a very limited amount of on-site amenities and often only offer basic accommodations with little to no services, these facilities normally only cater and
market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the budget-minded traveler seeking a "no frills" accommodation. Limited service hotels often lack an on-site restaurant but in return may offer a limited
complimentary food and beverage amenity such as on-site continental breakfast service. Examples include Hampton Inn, aloft, Holiday Inn Express, Fairfield Inn, Four Points by Sheraton, and Days Inn.

Extended stay[edit source]

Small to medium-sized hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater
towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels lack on an
on-site restaurant. Examples include Staybridge Suites, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Residence Inn by Marriott, element, and Extended Stay Hotels.

Bunker hotels[edit source]

The Null Stern Hotel in Teufen, Appenzellerland, Switzerland and the Concrete Mushrooms in Albania[3] are former nuclear bunkers transformed into hotels.


The 3 star hotel Millennium enjoying top level of On-line Room Management System is situated at the best site in Opatija at the Mediterranean coast. Opatija in Croatia corresponds, in terms of reputation, to the
level of St. Moritz in Switzerland.

Capitals throughout the world were busy developing the necessary infrastructure to welcome the millions of tourists for the celebration of this event.
Etymology[edit source]

The word hotel is derived from the French hôtel (coming from hôte meaning host), which referred to a French version of a townhouse or any other building seeing frequent visitors, rather than a place offering
accommodation. In contemporary French usage, hôtel now has the same meaning as the English term, and hôtel particulier is used for the old meaning. The French spelling, with the circumflex, was also used in
English, but is now rare. The circumflex replaces the 's' found in the earlier hostel spelling, which over time took on a new, but closely related meaning. Grammatically, hotels usually take the definite article –
hence "The Astoria Hotel" or simply "The Astoria."

Types[edit source]

Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the
following;

Upscale luxury[edit source]

An upscale full service hotel facility that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury hotels are
normally classifed with at least a Four Diamond or Five Diamond status or a Four or Five Star rating depending on the country and local classification standards. Examples may include: Waldorf Astoria, Four
Seasons, Conrad, Fairmont, and Ritz Carlton.

Full service[edit source]

See full article: Conference and resort hotels Full service hotels often contain upscale full-service facilities with a large volume of full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and a variety of on-
site amenities such as swimming pools, a health club, children's activities, ballrooms, on-site conference facilities, and other amenities. Examples may include: InterContinental, Starwood – Westin, Hilton,
Marriott, and Hyatt hotels

Major hotel chains are drawing up development plans in almost all parts of Europe. These plans primarily involve the renovation of numerous prestigious hotels in both western and eastern European countries.
Gradually, the great capitals of Europe have been endowed with hotels boasting three, four and five stars, offering quality services, innovative architecture, style, charm, and interior design (city Boutique hotels).
Specialised hotels offer wellness programs including health and beauty centres, personalised services and treatments, anti-stress, revitalising, regenerating programs, etc.
Railroad Hotel