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:
- guest houses
- halls of residence
- serviced or self-catering accommodation such as:
- 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.