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A la

A French phrase used in menu writing to indicate the style of preparation - eg; Chicken Ala King etc.

Synonyms - Ala
A la Carte

Items prepared to order as per the guest choice from the menu.

ACC

Accommodation Charges or Revenues related to Room.

Access Aisle

An aisle that is a necessary part of an accessible parking space.The aisle allows disabled individuals with a device, such as a wheelchair, to enter and exit vehicles and travel to the sidewalk or building entrance.

Accommodation

Before there was the word ‘hotel’ there was the word accommodation or places for travellers, which has a more extensive meaning than the word ‘hotel’. However, the hotel is the accommodation for travellers who wish to have lodging through payment to the proprietor.

Acidic

Acidic / Acid - foods such as citrus juice, vinegar and wine that have a sour or sharp flavour (most foods are slightly acidic); acids have a pH of less than 7.

Adjoining Rooms

Guest rooms located side by side without a connecting door between them.

AF

The Formula for Room Achievement Factor AF:
Room Achievement Factor = Actual Average Rate / Potential Average Rate

Synonyms - Achievement Factor
Affiliated Hotel

A hotel that is a member of a chain, franchise, or referral system. Membership provides special advantages, particularly a national reservation system.

Synonyms - Affiliate Hotel,Franchise
Ageing

Ageing in Kitchen - The process of allowing the natural tenderisation of meats over time in a controlled environment.

Ageing in AR - The number of days the city ledger bill / AR bill is outstanding.

Synonyms - Aging
AGR

The formula for calculating Average Rate Per Guest (AGR):

Average Rate Per Guest= Total Room Revenue / Total Number of guests
Average Rate Per Guest W/O Child = Total Room Revenue / Total Number of Adults

Online Calculator for Average Rate Per Guest

Aigo

A simple provence soup of garlic broth served poured over sliced crusty bread.

Aigo

Simple Provence soup of garlic broth, served poured over sliced crusty bread.

Aiguillette

Long thin strip cut in a slice from a breast of poultry, especially duck

Aiguillette

Long thin strip cut in a slice from a breast of poultry, especially duck.