Hotel Management Glossary

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Lacto-oco-vegetarian - An Individual who does not eat meat, eggs, fish but eats dairy products, vegetables and fruits.


Laison - A binding and enriching agent used in the finishing of sauces, usually composed of egg and cream, or raw butter.


A guest room with a balcony or patio, overlooking water or a garden.


Distinguishing feature that stands out and provides a reference point for orientation. Landmarks also provide travelers with information about direction and distance.


Lard - The soft, white, solid or semi-solid fat rendered from the fatty tissue of the hog.


Larding - To insert a strip of fat into a piece of meat prior to cooking.

Late Arrival

A guest holding a reservation who plans to arrive after the property's designated cancellation hour and so notifies the property.

Late Charge

A transaction requiring posting to a guest account that does not reach the front office for posting before the guest had checked out or done the final settlement.

Synonyms - Late Fees
Late Check out

Late Check out: The guest has requested and is being allowed to check out later than the normal/standard departure time of the hotel.

Synonyms - Late Departure
Laundry Room

The laundry department is responsible for the whole washing, dry cleaning, ironing services of the hotel, such as all the uniform of the personnel in the hotel, including the clothes of guests.

Synonyms - Laundry

Lecithin: Emulsifier used in many chocolates to reduce the viscosity.

Limited Service Hotel

A lodging facility that offers no or very few amenities, services or extra facilities such as restaurants, pools, meeting rooms,etc. Generally an inn or motel is limited service.

Linen chute

Linen chute: A passage in the form of a tunnel for sending soiled linen from the floor pantries of all floors to a central place near the laundry, from where it can be collected by the laundry staff.

Linen Room

Linen room is to store all the linen of the hotel, including all the uniform of the personnel. This section is composed of the Linen Supervisor, giving surveillance over the Sewing Girl / Tailors who repairs the uniform of personnel and all the damaged cloths; the Linen Attendant is responsible in taking the cloths and in allocating the cloths to various departments.


Liqueur - Sweet spirits made with re-distilled fruits or extracts.

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