Week 6 Discussion Forum

Deliverable length: 150 words

Course Objective(s):

  • Outline the factors inherent in determining room rate
  • Contrast different ownership / management structure common in lodging


To receive full credit for this Discussion Forum assignment and to facilitate an academic discussion, the following 3 parts need to be completed:

1.Primary Task Response – must be posted in the forum 5 days prior to due date.

2.Peer Responses (2) – must be posted 2 days prior to due date.

3.Summary Post: must be posted by due date listed in the assignment list.

Part 1: Primary Task

Within the Discussion Forum area, write in no less than 150 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Within the lodging industry, several different types of establishments exist. It is important to be familiar with how the room rates are determined and to understand the intricacies of the various types of management structures found in lodging. A few examples of lodging types include eco-friendly lodging, cultural lodging, vacation ownerships, history-themed lodgings, senior-living lodging, leisure-only facilities, casinos, resorts, and theme park resorts.

Choose one of the following methods to assist for your paper submission

Choice #1

  • Describe the factors that are inherent in determining the room rates for various types of lodging. Compare how room rates are determined for at least 3 different types of lodging establishments. Supplement your responses with relevant examples and supporting details.
  • Compare and contrast lodging operations of a large casino with a non-casino lodging business (give example).


Choice #2

  • Identify a business and describe the services and/or department that can apply the principles learned from this course. You must state why you have decided to select this company and the possible benefits of your selection.

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