Types Of Hotels: Ownership And Affiliation! Trivia Quiz

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The quiz below is perfect for testing your knowledge about types of hotels: ownership and affiliation. Being that the hotel industry is expensive to get in and holding your market share hotels have banded together and formed groups or used a common name to achieve just that. Let’s see what you know about these strategies and some of the ones in existence through the test. Give it a shot!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The King James Hotel, a family-owned-and-operated property that is organized as a sole proprietorship, would be classified as:

    • A.

      A chain property.

    • B.

      A franchisee

    • C.

      A corporate property.

    • D.

      An independent property.

    Correct Answer
    D. An independent property.
    Explanation
    The King James Hotel is classified as an independent property because it is family-owned-and-operated and organized as a sole proprietorship. This means that it is not part of a chain or franchise and is not owned by a corporation. Instead, it operates independently and is solely owned by the family.

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  • 2. 

    Under most management contracts, who retains financial and legal responsibility for the property?

    • A.

      The hotel chain

    • B.

      The owners or developers

    • C.

      The management company

    • D.

      The franchisee

    Correct Answer
    B. The owners or developers
    Explanation
    Under most management contracts, the owners or developers retain financial and legal responsibility for the property. This means that they are responsible for the financial obligations and legal liabilities associated with the property, even though it is being managed by a management company or operated as a franchise. The hotel chain or management company may provide guidance and support, but ultimately the owners or developers are accountable for the property.

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  • 3. 

    A group of investors is planning to develop a conference center on the outskirts of a major city. Financing opportunities depend on assuring the bank that the property will be operated by a professional staff. Which of the following would be an option for the investor group if none of them has a hospitality management background?

    • A.

      Forming a hotel chain

    • B.

      Contracting with a management company

    • C.

      Joining a referral group

    • D.

      Becoming an independent property

    Correct Answer
    B. Contracting with a management company
    Explanation
    If none of the investors have a hospitality management background, the best option for the investor group would be to contract with a management company. This would allow them to hire professionals with the necessary expertise to operate the conference center effectively. By partnering with a management company, the investors can ensure that the property is run by experienced professionals, which will help them secure financing opportunities from the bank. This option provides the investor group with the assurance of having a professional staff without requiring them to have a background in hospitality management themselves.

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  • 4. 

    Franchise organizations and referral groups generally provide affiliated hotels with all of the following except:

    • A.

      Rating services.

    • B.

      Centralized purchasing.

    • C.

      Central reservations systems.

    • D.

      Expanded advertising.  

    Correct Answer
    A. Rating services.
    Explanation
    Franchise organizations and referral groups typically offer affiliated hotels centralized purchasing, central reservations systems, and expanded advertising. These services help streamline operations, increase efficiency, and promote the hotels to a wider audience. However, rating services are usually not provided by these organizations. Hotels typically rely on independent rating agencies or customer reviews to assess their quality and performance.

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  • 5. 

    Independent hotels are usually more centralized in management than chain hotels.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Independent hotels have more autonomy not centralization

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  • 6. 

    Developers that hire a management company would sign a management contract.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Developers who hire a management company typically sign a management contract. This contract outlines the terms and conditions of the agreement between the developer and the management company. It specifies the responsibilities of both parties, including the services to be provided by the management company and the compensation to be paid by the developer. Signing a management contract is a common practice in the real estate industry as it helps to ensure a clear understanding of the roles and expectations between the developer and the management company.

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  • 7. 

    Franchising is when the franchisee grants the franchisor the right to conduct business according to a certain pattern.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The explanation for the answer "False" is that franchising is when the franchisor grants the franchisee the right to conduct business according to a certain pattern. In franchising, the franchisee is the one who operates the business using the franchisor's established brand, systems, and support.

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