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Hotel buildings

Hotel buildings are any building that provides the main range of services offered by hotels. 

These include, for example:

  • Accommodation service (lodging/reception): Includes reception, housekeeping and reservation
  • Food and beverages (F&B): Kitchen, restaurant, bar, room service and catering service
  • Logistics: Purchasing office, goods inspection, storage
  • Administration: A combination of management, bookkeeping/accounting, controlling, secretarial staff, market-ing/sales, HR department and workshops/maintenance.
  • Additional services: e.g. telephone/fax, internet connection, television, laundry service, fitness and wellness facilities, conference room rental, entertainment programmes

The main function of a hotel varies from hotel to hotel: They can be health resorts and wellness hotels (spa), holiday or sports hotels, or business, conference and seminar hotels. Resorts are in a separate category, which is not covered by the 2018 version.

Accommodation in the hospitality industry that does not fall under the definition of a hotel is any facility that does not offer all of the main range of services offered by hotels. This includes, in particular:

  • B&Bs
  • guest houses
  • inns
  • hostels
  • halls of residence
  • serviced or self-catering accommodation such as:
    • apartments
    • shelters
    • lodges
    • chalets
    • campsites
    • holiday houses and flats
    • youth hostels
    • Friends of Nature guest houses
    • dormitories and villas and any other types of accommodation available for rental

This scheme is applied on the DGNB System Version 2020 International.

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