Types of food in hotels
When choosing a hotel or a hotel, the traveler often encounters many strange and incomprehensible designations. In particular, types of food in hotels are usually denoted by two or three Latin letters. These symbols are interpreted as abbreviations of English phrases, in which lies the meaning of the type of food offered by the hotel.
Food in hotels
What types of food are in hotels
There are only five main types of food in hotels:
“Without food” – the guests are given a room or a bed without meals included in the room rate. In this case, the hotel itself may be a restaurant or a kitchen where you can eat for a fee.
Common designations: RO (Room only), EP (European Plan), BO (Bed Only), AO (Accomodation Only), NO.
“Breakfast” – the guests have the opportunity every morning to have breakfast in the cafe or restaurant of the hotel. Breakfast is included in the price. Most often at breakfast guests are invited to the buffet, a variety of dishes in which depends on the country and hotel category.
Conventional notation: BB (Bed & breakfast).
“Half Board” – the guests are offered either breakfast and dinner, or breakfast and lunch. You can choose half board depending on the preferences of the guest.
The conventional designation: HB (Half board).
“Full Board” – standard three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. In case the guests for any reason skip meals, they can count on a “dry ration” if they warn of their absence in advance.
Common designation: FB (Full board).
“All inclusive” – the guests are offered breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as, during the day, unlimited quantities of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Additionally, there can be organized a second breakfast, late dinner, afternoon snack, snacks, etc.
The conventional designation: AI (All inclusive).
Additional types of food in hotels
In the conditions of rapid development of the hotel business and considerable competition, additional types of food appeared, representing modifications of the main ones:
“Continental breakfast” – a light breakfast, which consists of a drink and buns with butter in different variations.
Common designation: CB (Continental breakfast).
“American breakfast” – unlike the usual breakfast there is no variety of hot dishes. From the hot usually only scrambled eggs with bacon or sausages.
Common designation: AB (American breakfast).
“Ultra All Inclusive” – a higher level of food “all inclusive”. Differs in higher quality alcohol, the possibility of choosing cuisines from different nations of the world, a huge selection of sweets, desserts and snacks.
The conventional designation: UAI (Ultra all inclusive).