Resort Hotel

What is the meaning / definition of Resort Hotel in the industry?

A Resort Hotel is a is a full service facility, intended primarily for vacationers and usually located in places frequented for relaxation or recreation, such as beaches, seashores, scenic or historic areas, parks, spas.

The difference to a ‘simple’ hotel lies in the range of services and amenities offered. A Resort Hotel typically includes entertainment and recreational activities.

We can say that a Resort is a self-contained establishment, providing for most of a vacationer’s needs while remaining on the premises (lodging, food, drink, sports, entertainment, shopping, etc.).

The ownership can vary between timeshare, fractionally owned or operated by a single company. Some resorts can operate on a seasonal basis instead of all year-round.

The benefits of a Resort Hotel are that the guest finds an all-around service within the premises. It is convenient for families, offering kids-club, evening entertaining program, shopping etc. In cases the Resort is located far away from the city, the Resort provides all the infrastructure needed (it is a ‘village’ itself). Often a Resort is used as a wedding location (with a wedding planner on side, a photographer, a hairdresser and a beauty salon etc.).

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