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Rack Rate

The published tariff for each room type/category in a hotel.

Synonyms - Tariff

Rich stew of beef.


Cheese-flavoured pastry tartlet.


Sliced onion, egg-plant, baby marrow, tomatoes" pimentoes, etc., stewed together as a vegetable dish.

Rate Change

Rate Change  means an occupied room which rate is changed due to certain reason.

Rate Spread

The Formula for Calculating Rate Spread:
Rate Spread = Potential Average Double Rate - Potential Average Single Rate


Ratio is the relationship of one item to another. For example, $2,000 of current assets to $1,000 of current liabilities would be a 2:1 ratio.

Ratio analysis

Ratio analysis is the use of various ratios to monitor the ongoing progress of a business.


Small stuffed pieces of noodle paste, poached and served with a sauce.


Rebate is an adjustment made to the guest folio (bill). This is always a negative figure and is an adjustment due to unsatisfactory services or for a posting error.

Receiving is Accepting delivery of merchandise that has been ordered or is expected, and recording such transactions.
Receiving report

Receiving report is a form, completed daily, listing all goods received for the day.


Counter in a hotel that registers guests.


The hotplate on a waiter’s sideboard for keeping food, plates, etc., warm.


A reheated or made-up dish; usually appears on a table d’hote lunch menu.