Unit 2: Vocabulary

Please study the 11 vocabulary below and press the Mark Complete button to continue.
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banquet hall
the most exclusive and largest dining hall, where elaborate and very formal meals (banquets) are held and large groups of people are fed and often entertained as well
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We ate like royalty on the last night of our stay! A six course dinner was served in the banquet hall.
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brand name
a name given to a product or collection of products, a familiar or famous name / trademark
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If I could be the manager of a brand name hotel, I'd rather it were a Radisson than a Motel 6!
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cater to
to take care of, to provide whatever is needed
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We stayed in a new boutique hotel, so the staff really looked after us and catered to our every need!
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complimentary toiletries
free personal care products, like soap, shampoo, toothpaste, body lotions, etc. provided in hotel bathrooms
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You'll find luxury brand, complimentary toiletries in the bathrooms of five star hotels.
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corporate clients
customers or guests who belong to a large company or group
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This hotel makes most of its money doing repeat business with corporate clients.
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designated business areas
areas of a town or city where development is restricted (by local zoning and building codes) to business and light industrial buildings, office complexes, etc.
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The new hotel, in Orlando, Florida, was built close to a designated business area, but because it was also close to DisneyWorld, it attracted both corporate clients and regular tourists.
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holiday season
the time of year most popular for vacation or containing public festivals, this can differ according to destination
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We try to avoid booking our vacation during holiday season because prices tend to surge during that time.
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independent hotel
a guesthouse that is owned and managed by and within itself, as opposed to being part of a chain, franchise, or organization
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On our trip to Vermont we found this cute little Victorian house which had been turned into an independent hotel, and promptly decided to stay there.
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leisure areas
areas set aside for free-time relaxation or exercise
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Our guests may be business people, but they don't want to work twentyfour hours a day, so leisure areas are a very important feature in the design of this hotel.
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make a booking
to arrange or reserve something, a flight, a ticket to an event, accommodation at a hotel, etc.
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We can make the booking online and the hotel will email the confirmation details.
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package deal
a discount or special price given on a combination of items, products or services, when they are purchased together
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There are some great package deals that include flights, hotels and car rental, all for less than the normal price of the flight alone!
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