Hotel Management Glossary

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Package

A special offering of products and services created by a hotel to increase sales. There are weekend packages, honeymoon packages, sports packages, and so on. A typical package might, for a special price, include the guest room, meals, and the use of the property's recreational facilities.

Package Tour

A tour put together by a tour packager or operator. Travellers who buy the package make the trips by themselves rather than with a large group. 

Pageboy

The pageboy is to give services to guests at the front of the house. Generally, the Pageboy would walk to various points where guests are expected to sit.

Pan Fry

Pan-Fry - To cook a food item in a moderate amount of fat or oil.

Synonyms - Pan-Fry
Papillote

Papillote - French term denoting the cooking of an item wrapped in paper or possible foil.

PAR

The Potential Avg. Rate (PAR) is a collective statistics that combines the potential average rate, multiple occupancy percentages and the rate spread.

Synonyms - PARS, PARD
Par Boil

Par-boil - To partially cook in simmering or boiling the liquid.

Synonyms - Par-Boil
Par Number

Par Number: A multiple of the standard quantity of a particular inventory item that represents the quantity of the item that must be on hand to support daily routine housekeeping operations.

Par-Cook

Par-cook - To cook partially by any method.

Synonyms - Par Cook
Pasteurised

Pasteurized - Partial sterilization of a substance, particularly a liquid, at a temperature and for a length of time sufficient to kill harmful bacteria.

Synonyms - Pasteurized
Pathogen

Pathogen - Is an infectious microorganism such as a virus, bacterium, protozoa, prion, or fungus. 

Pay Master Room

A Virtual or dummy room used for posting incidental charges, banquet charges, group charges, passerby chargers, Point of sale Card, Cash and Bill to Company Settlements etc. Pseudo rooms are not counted as a physical room and don't affect the hotel availability or statistical figures.

Synonyms - PM, PM Room, Dummy Room, Pseudo Room
Pesco-vegetarian

Pesco-vegetarian - An individual who does not eat meat but eats dairy products, eggs, fish, vegetables and fruits.

Pinch

Pinch: A pinch is an amount you can hold between your thumb and forefinger.

Pipe

Pipe: To squeeze a soft, smooth-textured substance through a pastry tube, thus making a design or decoration.

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