This unit will provide students with a broad theoretical and technical understanding of room divisions operations within a hotel environment. Through a range of problem solving activities, case studies and industry integrated projects. Students will develop the capabilities and skills to facilitate effective rooms divisions and room pricing strategies. Using a range of data sources, students will learn to apply the principles of the guest cycle and identify the most appropriate room divisions model(s) to support their decision-making.

Unit details

Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
VHH2002

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Analyse hotel guest cycle data to complete rooms division and room rate pricing strategies at varying stages of the cycle;  
  2. Interpret hotel operating cost structures to support decision making when undertaking room divisions operations;  
  3. Evaluate hotel management environments using a systems approach;  
  4. Source, analyse and interpret rooms division benchmarks and performance metrics; and  
  5. Review and contrast various room divisions models, applying the most appropriate model to simulated circumstances to support decision making.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Test Weekly online tests 20%
Project Industry project 40%
Presentation Industry project 10%
Examination Final examination 30%

Required reading

Introduction to Hospitality, 7th Edition,
Walker, J. R, 2017,
Pearson, US.

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