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A hotel is an establishment that provides paid lodging on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a modest-quality mattress in a small room to large suites with bigger, higher-quality beds, a dresser, a refrigerator and other kitchen facilities, upholstered chairs, a flat screen television, and en-suite bathrooms. Small, lower-priced hotels may offer only the most basic guest services and facilities. Larger, higher-priced hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference and event facilities, tennis or basketball courts, gymnasium, restaurants, day spa, and social function services. Hotel rooms are usually numbered to allow guests to identify their room. Some boutique, high-end hotels have custom decorated rooms. 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 tiny room suitable only for sleeping and shared bathroom facilities.

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Organizations relating to Hotel

International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education / Richmond VA, USA / Est. 1946
Small Luxury Hotels of the World / Leatherhead, UK / Est. 1985
European Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education / Harrogate, UK
ASEAN Hotel and Restaurant Association / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Est. 1970
Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives / Coral Gables FL, USA / Est. 1985
Asian Institute of Tourism / Quezon City, Philippines / Est. 1976
Convention on the Liability of Hotel-keepers Concerning the Property of Their Guests / Strasbourg, France / Est. 1962
Convention Concerning Working Conditions in Hotels, Restaurants and Similar Establishments / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1991
International Society of Hotel Associations / Boston MA, USA
Nordisk Union Hotel, Restauration, Catering Og Turisme / Copenhagen, Denmark / Est. 1937
International Hotel and Tourism Training Institute / Neuchâtel, Switzerland / Est. 1984
European Union Federation of Youth Hostel Associations / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1987
European Hotel Managers Association / Rome, Italy / Est. 1974
IHRA Foundation for the Future / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1989
Inter-Arab Union of Hotels and Tourism / Paris, France / Est. 1971
International Association of Deputy Managers and Reception Heads of Luxury Hotels / Est. 1973
International Lodging Association / Chaumont-Gistoux, Belgium / Est. 1986
Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association / Coral Gables FL, USA / Est. 1959
EURHODIP / Seville, Spain / Est. 1988
Escuela Panamericana de Hoteleria / Mexico City, Mexico / Est. 1975
Christian Hotels/Hospitality International / Losone, Switzerland / Est. 1904
Hostelling International / Welwyn Garden City, UK / Est. 1932
Union européenne pour la promotion des formations techniques dans les métiers de l'hôtellerie / Auxerre, France / Est. 1978
Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association / St Paul MN, USA / Est. 1991
Professional Association of Innkeepers International / Haddonfield NJ, USA / Est. 1988

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