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					                         INTRODUCTION TO HOTEL INDUSTRY

        One of the fastest growing sectors of the economy of our time is the hotel industry.
The hotel industry alone is a multi-billion dollar and growing enterprise. It is exciting, never
boring and offer unlimited opportunities. The hotel industry is diverse enough for people to
work in different areas of interest and still be employed within the hotel industry. This trend
is not just in India, but also globally.
Modern hotels provide refined services to their guests. The custome rs or guests are always
right. This principle necessitated application of management principles in the hotel industry
and the hotel professionals realized the instrumentality of marketing principles in managing
the hotel industry.
        The concept of total quality management is found getting an important place in the
marketing management of hotels. The emerging positive trend in the tourism industry
indicates that hotel industry is like a reservoir from where the foreign exchange flows. This
naturally draws our attention on HOTEL MANAGEMENT. Like other industries, the hotel
industry also needs to explore avenues for innovation, so that a fair blending of core and
peripheral services is made possible. It is not to be forgotten that the leading hotel companies
of the world have been intensifying research to enrich their peripheral services with the motto
of adding additional attractions to their service mix. It is against this background that we find
the service mix more flexible in nature.
        The recruitment and training programmes are required to be developed in the face of
technological sophistication. The leading hotel companies have been found promoting an
ongoing training programme so that the personnel come to know about the use of
sophisticated communication technologies.

Hotel – The Concept
At the outset, we go through the concept of hotel. The common law says that hotel is a place
where all who conduct, themselves properly and who being able and ready to pay for their
entertainment, accommodation and other services including the boarding like a temporary
home. It is home away from home where all the modern amenities and facilities are available
on a payment basis.
It is also considered to be a place where tourist stops, cease to be travellers and become
customers. The definition presented by hotel operators to authorities of the National
Recovery Administration in Washington is found to be a more comprehensive definition,
presented by Stuart Mc Namara. The definition states that, “ Primarily and fundamentally, a
hotel is an establishment which supplies boarding and lodging not engaged in inter – state
commerce or in any intra – state commerce, competitive with or affecting inter – state
commerce (or so related that the regulation of one involves the control of other).”
The hotel may furnish quarters and facilities for assemblage of people for social business or
entertainment purposes and may engage in retaining portion of its premises for shops and
businesses whose continuity (i.e., proximity) is deemed appropria te to a hotel. The
assemblage of people for social business and entertainment purposes makes it essential that
hotels are also furnished with a big conference hall where the maximum possible
accommodation is available. We also call it the function room.

Origin of the word “Hotel”
       To world “hostel” was used then it was called “hostelier” which means head of unit or
 the place. The Norman people invented the word “hotel”. The word “hotel” was originally
 in England, officially from 1760. The real growth of modern hotel was originated in
 “U.S.A” with opening of “City Hotel” in New York in the year 1974. This was the first
 building erected for the hotel purpose. This period also saw the beginning of chain
 operation under the guidance of E.M.STATLER. It involves b ig investment, big profits and
 trained professional to manage business.

 Origin of Hotel Industry
       The repreciation in 1930 had a disaster effect in a hotel industry after the World War
II and brought a tremendous up surge to hotel industry with continuous prosperity of hotel
       Mass travel is a modern phenomenon that emerged after World War II. Mass tourism
continues to grow as political freedom, economic wherewithal and social equality spread
across the globe. With the economic engine of development running at full steam, there was a
growth in international travel and thereby growth in hotel industry.
       Estimates abound as to the importance and size of house keeping. Certainly, its
economic contribution is critical to the global economy whether as a service to the business

Background of Hotel Industry
       Prior to the 1980’s, the Indian hotel industry was a nascent and slow growing industry
primarily consisting of relatively static, single hotel companies. However, Asian games in
1982 and the subsequent partial liberalization of the Indian economy generated tourism
interest in India with significant benefits accruing to the hotel and tourism sector in terms of
improved demand patterns. Fortunes of the hotel industry are tied to the fortunes of tourism
and the general business climate in the country, which is why the economic liberalization
initiatives implemented since 1991, led to a soaring demand and supply gap in the hotel

Classification of Hotels

 On the basis of standards:
Like most of the countries in world, India also has hotels divided in different categories
depending on their location, facilities, infrastructure and amenities provided. All the star
hotels in India are government approved with continuous control on the quality of services
      Five Star Hotels: - The most luxurious and conveniently located hotels in India are
       grouped under Five Star Deluxe Hotel categories. Five Star Deluxe in India are
       globally competitive in the quality of service provided, facilities offered and
       accommodation option. These are top of the line hotels located mostly in big cities.
       These hotels provide all the modern facilities for accommodation and recreation
       matching international standards in hospitality. In such type of hotel HR department
       are established separately and to execute and to follow the concept of HR strictly, HR
       professional are hired.
      Four Star Hotels: - A rung below five star hotels are Four Star Hotels, these hotels
       provide all the modern amenities to the travelers with a limited budget. Quality of
       services is almost as high as the five stars and above categories. These kinds of hotels
       are there for the travelers with limited budget or for the places which might not get the
       tourist traffic associated with larger cities. In such type of hotel concept of HR is
       more or less followed.
      Three Star Hotels: - These are mainly economy class hotels located in the bigger and
       smaller cities and catering to the needs of budget travelers. Lesser in amenities and
       facilities, these hotels are value for money and gives good accommodation and related
       services on the reduced price. Services would be stripped down version of higher
       categories of hotels but sufficient to fulfill customer basic needs. In such type of hotel
       concept of HR may or may not be present. If present all functions of HRD is curtailed.
      Two Star Hotels: - These hotels are most available in the small cities and in
       particular areas of larger cities. Catering to the backpacker tourist traffic, these hotels
       provide all the basic facilities needed for general accommodation and offers lowest
       prices. In this type of hotel concept of HR is absent.
      One Star Hotels:- The hotels with most basic facilities, small number of room’s
       locations in the far-flung areas are grouped under One Star Hotel category. These
       hotels are best when customer is looking for cheapest available accommodation
       option. In this type of hotel concept of HR is alien words.

 On the basis of Nature:
      Heritage Hotels
       Heritage hotels in India are best if one is looking for sheer elegance, luxury and loyal
       treatment. They are not just another accommodation options but tourist attract ions in
       themselves. Exquisitely designed and decorated, meticulously preserved, high
       standards of service and ethnic cultural motifs helps the tourists get the complete
       experience of an India.
      Beach Resorts Hotels
       Peninsular India bounded by Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean and the two
       emerald archipelagos of Lakshwadeep and Andaman and Nicobar have a long coast
       line of around 7500 km, offering an amazing array of beaches, some popular, some
       not so well known. Thus location of resort is the basic po int of attraction for tourists.
      Government Approved Hotels
       These are the hotels, which might not have applied for star categorization or small
       enough to find them in the list. Many of the wildlife resorts, lodges and hostels are
        government approved providing a minimum level of accommodation facilities at far
        off places.
       Residential Hotels
        The residential hotels work as apartment house. Often we call them apartment hotels.
        The hotels charge rent on monthly, half – yearly, or yearly basis. They are generally
        located in big cities and towns where no meals are served to the customers. Initially,
        the residential hotels were developed in the USA. The services offered here are
        comparable to an average well managed home.
        Commercial Hotels
        The commercial hotels are meant for the people who visit a place of trade and
        commerce or business purposes and therefore these hotels are found located at the
        commercial or industrial centers. They focus their attention on individual travelers
        and are generally run by owners.
       Floating Hotels
        The floating hotels are located on the water surface. The places are sea, river, and
        lake. These hotels provide with all the facilities and services made available in a good
        hotel. In the leading tourist generating countries of the world we find the practice of
        using old luxury ships as floating hotels.

Users of Hotel Industry
DOMESTIC:                                                 FOREIGN:
    Pilgrims                                         Political representatives
    Students                                         Trade representatives
    Officials                                        Educationists

Film stars etc.                                Tourists, Sportsmen etc.
Ranchi is the capital of the Indian state of Jharkhand. Jharkhand accounts for 40%
of the mineral resources of India. Ranchi accounts for 50% mineral production of the
state, nearing about 18% of nation's mineral production. For this reason Ranchi is
also called the Manchester of the East. Ranchi was the centre of the Jharkhand
movement for a separate state for the tribal regions of South Bihar, northern Orissa,
Western West Bengal and the present eastern Chhattisgarh. Jharkhand State was
formed on 15 November 2000             by carving    the   Bihar divisions   of Chota
Nagpur and Santhal Parganas

The name Ranchi comes from the name of a local bird [. Up to 1927, the place was
known as Rachi.

Ranchi is the headquarters of Ranchi district. Earlier the name of the district was
Lohardaga. The old district had come into existence after the creation of the non-
regulation South – West frontier as a result of the Kol rising in 1831-32. The name of
the district was changed in 1899 from Lohardaga to Ranchi after the name of a small
village now comprised within the headquarters station. The name comes from a local
bird named "RINCHI" which was mostly found in the "pahadi mandir premise" the
bird was considered as to be a sacred bird.


Ranchi is located at    23.35°N 85.33°E.[2] The total area covered by the Ranchi
municipal area is about 141 square kilometres and the average elevation of the city
is 629 m above sea level.

Ranchi is located on the southern part of the Chota Nagpur plateau which forms the
eastern edge of the Deccan plateau. Ranchi is referred to as the “City of Waterfalls”,
the most popular waterfalls are Dasham, Hundru, Jonha Falls, Hirni and Panchghat.

The Subarnarekha river and its tributaries constitute the local river system. Dams
in Kanke, Rukka and Hatia have been built over these channels to cater to the water
requirements of the population.

Ranchi has a hilly topography and its combination with dense tropical forests
ensures that it enjoys a comparatively moderate climate compared to the rest of the


  Climate chart (explanation)

  J F M A M J           J      A   S   O N D

  23 30 27 32 55 199 346 329 282 89 8.7 6.1

  23 26 31 36 37 34 29 29 29 28 26 23
  10 13 17 22 24 24 23 22 22 19 14 10
  average max. and min. temperatures in °C
  precipitation totals in mm

Ranchi has a humid subtropical climate. However, due to its position and the forests
around the city, it is known for its pleasant climate. Its climate is the primary reason
why Ranchi was once the summer capital of the undivided State of Bihar.
Temperature ranges from maximum 42 to 20°C during summer, and from 25 to 4°C
during winter. The annual rainfall is about 1430 mm (56.34 inches). From June to
September the rainfall is about 1,100 mm.

In the 2001 India census, Ranchi had a population of 846,454. Males constitute 53%
of the population and females 47%. Ranchi has an average literacy rate of 74%,
higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy
is 68%. In Ranchi, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. The city witnessed
a sudden surge in population after the declaration of the new state of Jharkhand in
2000. Owing to the rising employment opportunities and opening of numerous
regional and state level offices, banks, and marketing companies, the city wi tnessed
the influx of migrants.

   Ranchi is home to people of many castes, creeds and sects. All festivals are
   celebrated with pomp, glory and in harmony.
Tourist spots

       Rajrappa Mandir About 65 km from Ranchi for the worship of Goddess Kali,
        known as Chhinnamastika. Also a tourist place; has good picnic spots.

   Pahari Temple - heart of the city
   Durga Badi - near Firayalal Chowk at the heart of the city.
   Kali Bari - Church Road.
   Jagannathpur Temple - built in the architectural style of Puri temples about 300
    years old, known for the Chariot Festival ( Rath Yatra) attended by a large
    number of devotees every year
   Surya Temple - 38 km from Ranchi on Ranchi-Tata NH Road
   Parasnath or Shikharjee - a major pilgrimage of the Jain's about 200 km from
    Ranchi in Girdih District.
   Ramakrishna Mission and Ashram, Morabadi
   Dewri Temple - 58 km from Ranchi on Ranchi-Tata NH 33 road.
   Doranda Jain Mandir - 4 km from Ranchi
   Headquarters of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India, founded by Paramahansa
    Yogananda, situated about 200 metres from Ranchi railway station.
   Buddha Vihar- Chhotanagpur Buddha Society, Nepal House, Doranda Ranchi.
Hirini Falls are one Of the famous falls of Ranchi (Jharkhand)

   Tapoban Mandir - About 1 km from Ranchi Jn near Over Bridge at Nibaranpur,
   Swarnarekha - About 15 km from Ranchi in Piska Nagri.
There are also falls like Hundru, Hirni, Dasam, Panchghagh, Jonha.

Parks and resorts

   Nakshatra Van - near Raj Bhawan (Governor's House)
   Aqua World (Machhli Ghar)- just beside Nakshtra Van, near Raj Bhawan.
   Birsa Zoological Park - 14 km from Ranchi
   Night Safari - 14 km from Ranchi
   Deer Park - 16 km from Ranchi on Ranchi-Khunti Road
   Sidhu Kaanhu Park
   Dr. Zakhir Hussain Park
   Ranchi Hill/ Rici Buru - Pahari Baba Temple
   Tagore hill - Morabadi, 5 km from the center of the city
   Rock Garden - Kanke Road, 4 km from the center of the city
   Fun Castle - Ratu, 7 km from Ranchi
   Crocodile Farm - Ormanjhi, 19 km from Ranchi
   Ranchi Lake - Man made lake digged by the British in the heart of the city
   Dhurwa Dam


   Hundru Falls - One of the Highest waterfalls of Eastern India.
   Jonha Falls - About 35 km from Ranchi
   Hirni and Panchghagh Falls about 40–45 km away from the city, very popular
    with picnickers.

Industrial and commercial development in Ranchi

As an important administrative and military base of the eastern India during
the British Era, Ranchi developed as an important centre of trade and commerce,
including a traditional base for sericultureand manufacture of shellac. Villages
around Ranchi have been described as the 'vegetable bowl' of Jharkhand and
truckloads of green vegetables are transported from the city to different parts of
Jharkhand, Bihar, and to Kolkata.

After India gained independence, Ranchi continued to grow, and a number of
industrial facilities were located in and around the city. Along with other two industrial
townships of Jamshedpur and Bokaro, it completes the industrial structure of
Jharkhand.    Industrial   facilities   of   Ranchi   include   the Heavy    Engineering
Corporation (now associated with ISRO also), MECON which is associated with
expansion and modernisation of most of the steel plants, CCL, CMPDI and Shipping
Corporation of India, Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd , (Marine Diesel
Engine Plant) for overhauling & manufacturing of mtu 183, 396 & 4000 series
Marine Diesel engine in collaboration with Motoren-und Turbinen Union (MTU)
Ludwigsfelde GMBH of Deutscheland (Germany).
The Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) founded its research and development
center in Ranchi in 1974, and today it is the largest steel research centre of the
country, employing over 350 scientists and addressing the R&D needs of SAIL while
also providing scientific services to other organizations.

Ranchi also houses Usha Martin Limited, a pioneer in the manufacturing of steel
wires and wire ropes, located in Tatisilwai, approx 15 km from the main city.

Primary and Secondary Schools Ranchi is a hub for Pre-school, primary and
secondary schools. Major schools include st. johns high school; Bishop Westcott,
Jawahar Vidya Mandir Shyamali, DPS, Sacred Heart Convent, Loreto Convent,
LEBB High School, SS Doranda Girls' High School, Chotanagpur Girls' School,
Balika Siksha Bhawan, St Xaviers, 4 Kendriya Vidyalayas, Zila School, St Paul's
School, Yogoda Satsanga Vidyalaya.
Other educational organisations are: CIP Central Institute of Psychiatry, BIT Birla
Institute of Technology,Xavier Institute of Social Services(XISS), RIMS Rajendra
Institute of Medical Sciences and NIFFT National Institute of Foundry and Forge
Technology. Most of the government-run schools in Ranchi are affiliated to
Jharkhand Academic Council, while most of the private schools are affiliated
to ICSE, CBSE boards.

The colleges in & around Ranchi are Birla Institute of Technology, Rajendra Institute
of Medical Sciences, Central Institute of Psychiatry, National Institute of Foundry and
Forge Technology. Most of the colleges and institutions of higher education are
under the jurisdiction of Ranchi University. There are also agicultural and veterinary
colleges, which are part of the Birsa Agricultural Universitylocated at Kanke
and ICFAI University. XISS, Ranchi is one of the oldest B schools. Other institutions
are: Ranchi College, Women's College, St. Xavier's College, Yogoda Satsang
College, Nirmala College, Marwari Boys' College, Gossner College and Doranda
College.In 2009 the Central University of Jharkhand was established by the
government of India. Ranchi is also marking its presence felt globally by inception of
country's famous and trustworthy management brand IIM.

Health care facilities and hospitals

The city is the medical centre for the region of about 400 km in radius. Many
hospitals, both private and public, dot the city.
   The Rajendra Medical College now known as Rajendra Institute of Medical
    Sciences, RIMS is the largest of three medical colleges in the state.
    Neurodiagnostic facilities exist in the Advanced Diagnostic Centre. The Indian
    corporate hospital chain (Apollo Hospitals Group) runs a private hospital named
    Abdur Razzaque Ansari Memorial Hospital (ARAM) which is the only super
    speciality hospital in this area of the country. It was founded in 1996 by the
    Chotanagpur Regional handloom weavers Co-operative Union Ltd and the
    members of the family of the late Abdur Razzaque Ansari which is on the
    outskirts of the city. Other private run hospitals include Seva Sadan, Raj Hospital,
    Guru Nanak Hospital and Seventh Day Adventist Hospital.
   In addition, Ranchi has secondary care hospitals belonging to central government
    undertakings such as MECON Ispat Hospital, Gandhinagar CCL Hospital, HEC
    Plant Hospital.
   Ranchi is famous across India for its psychiatric care centers. Ranchi has some
    of the largest facilities for mentally-challenged patients at Kanke. There are three
    major hospitals taking care of patients with psychiatric illnesses.

       Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke
       RINPAS, Kanke.

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