Bardi retires after 31 years of service Bardi retires after 31 years of service February 09, After more than three decades at Penn State Berks, James Bardi, coordinator for the Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management HRIM associate degree program and assistant professor of Hospitality Management, retired in December Bardi joined the campus in the fall of and helped to establish the associate degree in HRIM. In addition to his teaching duties, he also served as adviser to the Hotel Restaurant Society, a student group on campus. He helped them to organize their annual ice cream sale fundraiser, and he chaperoned them on an annual trip to the New York Hotel and Restaurant Show each November. Under his guidance, the group provided refreshments for several events on campus, including late night coffee-shop performances.
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The guests can interact and see these operations, hence, the name Front-House operations. Checking accommodation availability and assigning it to the guest. Collecting detail information while guest registration. Issuing accommodation keys to the guest. Settling guest payment at the time of check-out. Ensuring preferences of the guest to give a personal touch to the service. Collecting the balance amount of guest bills.
Generating reports. In this first stage, the customer or the prospective guest enquires about the availability of the desired type of accommodation and its amenities via telephonic call or an e-mail. The customer also tries to find out more information about the hotel by visiting its website. Arrival The front office reception staff receives the guest in the reception.
The porters bring in the guest luggage. For the guest with confirmed reservation, the front office clerk hands over a Guest Registration Card GRC to the guest and requests the guest to fill in personal information regarding the stay in the hotel. The clerk then registers the guest in the database thereby creating a guest record and a guest account along with it.
Later, the clerk hands over a welcome kit and keys of the accommodation. After the procedure of registration, the guest can start occupying the accommodation. The front office staff is responsible to manage and issue the right keys of the accommodations to the right guests.
Departure During guest departure, the front office accounting system ensures payment for goods and services provided. When this occurs, collection becomes the responsibility of the back office accounting division.
At the time of guest departure, the front office staff thanks the guest for giving an opportunity to serve and arrange for handling luggage. In addition, if the guest requires airport or other drop service, the front office bell desk fulfils it.
Hotel Front Office Management, 5th Edition
The guests can interact and see these operations, hence, the name Front-House operations. Checking accommodation availability and assigning it to the guest. Collecting detail information while guest registration. Issuing accommodation keys to the guest. Settling guest payment at the time of check-out.
History[ edit ] The referral chain in lodging began in the early s, promoting the cabins and tourist courts which were the predecessors to the standardised motel architecture of the s. Often, motel owners would organize "referral chains" in which each member lodge would voluntarily meet a set of standards and each property would promote the others. Motel postcard displaying the United Motor Courts badge United Motor Courts, founded by a group of motel owners in the southwestern US, published a guidebook until the early s; those who met its standards advertised its name on their signs and motel postcards. The Best Western Motels was founded as a similar referral chain of independent western US motels. And Be Sure! Quality Courts was converted to a franchise operation in , ending a long-running cross-promotion in which Best Western a western US referral chain and Quality Courts originally an eastern US referral chain were largely marketed together.