Fidelio Suite 7 Reservations Manual

Fidelio Suite 7 Reservations Manual
Fidelio Suite 7
Reservations Manual
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Table of Contents
Introduction ............................................................................................ 1
About Suite 7 Reservations ................................................. 1
Reservations Speedbar........................................................ 2
Logging In........................................................................... 3
Navigation Keys .................................................................. 4
Control Keys and Shortcut Keys........................................... 4
The Quick Keys.................................................................... 6
The Date field...................................................................... 7
Changing the date ............................................................. 8
Displaying corresponding screens and dialog boxes............ 9
Using the blue drill down arrow ........................................... 9
Using the buttons ............................................................ 10
Printing screens and dialog boxes..................................... 10
Printing using the print pop-up button ................................ 11
Saving and accessing print table files ................................. 16
Exiting Suite 7 Front Office ............................................... 18
Profiles.................................................................................................. 21
Creating a New Profile ...................................................... 21
Creating a profile for an individual guest ............................. 22
Future, History, and Picture .............................................. 25
Viewing future reservations............................................... 25
History........................................................................... 25
Picture ........................................................................... 27
The Company/Agent/Source profile.................................. 29
Future reservations.......................................................... 30
Projected Revenue........................................................... 31
History........................................................................... 31
Group Master Profile ......................................................... 31
Editing a Profile................................................................. 31
Searching for a profile...................................................... 32
Deleting a profile............................................................. 32
Copy/Paste Functionality .................................................. 33
Linking a rate code to a profile .......................................... 33
Linking a permanent virtual number to a guest profile .......... 36
Merging profiles .............................................................. 37
Guest Awards ................................................................. 37
Assigning the Award ........................................................ 39
Easy Letter ........................................................................ 40
Reservations ......................................................................................... 43
Opening the New Reservation screen without searching for a
guest profile...................................................................... 43
Searching for a guest profile ............................................. 44
Making a Reservation from the New Reservation screen... 44
Making a Company Reservation ......................................... 49
Making an Agent Reservation ............................................ 49
Making a Source Reservation ............................................ 50
Displaying the last reservation made .................................. 51
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Updating Reservations ...................................................... 51
Searching for a reservation using the standard search .......... 51
Searching for a reservation using the advanced search option 52
Checking in a guest from the Reservation List grid ............... 54
Cancelling an Expected reservation from the Reservation List
grid ............................................................................... 55
Cancelling a Checked-In reservation from the Reservation List
grid ............................................................................... 55
Reinstating a checked-out reservation from the Reservation List
grid ............................................................................... 55
Reactivating a cancelled reservation from the Reservation List
grid ............................................................................... 56
Reservations Options ............................................................................ 57
Opening the Reservation Options dialog box..................... 57
Opening the Reservation Options from the Reservation Search
dialog box ...................................................................... 57
Displaying the Reservation Options from the Reservation screen
.................................................................................... 61
Routing ............................................................................. 62
Reinstate........................................................................... 64
Fixed Charges.................................................................... 64
Rate Info ........................................................................... 66
Viewing a room rate in various currencies ........................... 66
Viewing rate details in a specific currency ........................... 66
Billing................................................................................ 66
Pre-Billing ......................................................................... 67
Posting deposit payments ................................................. 67
Deposit Adjustments........................................................ 68
Leisure .............................................................................. 69
Scheduling leisure activities .............................................. 69
Authorize Direct Billing ..................................................... 70
Confirming authorization for direct billing when the user has no
rights for authorization..................................................... 70
Authorizing direct billing ................................................... 71
Cancelling authorization for direct billing............................. 71
Q Rooms............................................................................ 71
Accessing the Q Rooms listing ........................................... 72
Q Room Cancellations ...................................................... 72
Package Options................................................................ 72
Viewing package elements for which an allowance has been
created .......................................................................... 72
Routing the allowance ...................................................... 73
Displaying routings .......................................................... 74
Checking and updating changes......................................... 74
Cancelling routing of package charges ................................ 74
Virtual Numbers ................................................................ 75
Assigning a new virtual number ......................................... 75
Deleting a virtual number ................................................. 76
Changing the assigned virtual number ................................ 76
Changes ............................................................................ 77
Shares ............................................................................... 77
Creating a share reservation with a new guest..................... 77
Creating a share reservation with an existing reservation ...... 78
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Creating a share reservation with a checked-in guest ........... 78
Breaking a share reservation............................................. 79
Traces ............................................................................... 79
Creating a new trace........................................................ 79
Editing text on the Traces list ............................................ 80
Deleting a trace .............................................................. 80
Resolving a trace............................................................. 81
Unresolving a trace.......................................................... 81
Credit Cards ...................................................................... 81
Entering an Approval Code Manually .................................. 81
Altering the Current Authorization Rule............................... 82
Getting Authorization for a Higher Amount .......................... 82
Courtesy Card Handling.................................................... 83
Accompanying ................................................................... 83
Registering a guest as an accompanying guest .................... 83
Unlinking an accompanying guest ...................................... 83
Editing an entry on the Accompanying list ........................... 84
Deleting a name from the Accompanying list ....................... 84
Messages .......................................................................... 84
Viewing a guest's messages .............................................. 84
Creating a new message for a guest................................... 85
Editing a guest's message................................................. 86
Deleting a guest's message............................................... 86
History .............................................................................. 86
Viewing a guest's history .................................................. 86
Registration Card .............................................................. 87
Printing a registration card................................................ 87
Confirmation ..................................................................... 87
Viewing and/or editing a confirmation letter ........................ 87
Printing a confirmation letter............................................. 88
E-mailing a confirmation letter .......................................... 88
Delete ............................................................................... 89
Deleting a reservation ...................................................... 89
Add On .............................................................................. 89
Creating an Add On reservation ......................................... 89
Party ................................................................................. 89
Making a party reservation ............................................... 90
Splitting a party reservation.............................................. 90
Breaking the connection of a reservation and the party ......... 90
Room Move ....................................................................... 91
Moving a reservation from one room to another room........... 91
Waitlist.............................................................................. 91
Moving a reservation to the Waitlist ................................... 91
Regrets ............................................................................. 92
Moving a reservation to the Regrets list .............................. 92
Locator .............................................................................. 92
Entering a guest's location ................................................ 92
Guest Awards .................................................................... 93
Assigning the Award ........................................................ 94
Meal Plan .......................................................................... 95
Setting a meal plan ......................................................... 95
Removing packages from the meal plan.............................. 95
Pro-Forma ......................................................................... 96
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Waitlist.................................................................................................. 97
Changing the order of placement of the Waitlist reservations
.......................................................................................... 97
Changing the date of the Waitlist dialog box ..................... 98
Displaying all Waitlist reservations ................................... 98
Displaying the Waitlist reservations that can be moved to
reservations ...................................................................... 98
Viewing a Waitlist reservation .......................................... 99
Locating a reservation on the Waitlist............................... 99
Accepting a Waitlist reservation........................................ 99
Cancelling a Waitlist reservation ....................................... 99
Regrets ........................................................................... 100
Opening the Regrets dialog box ....................................... 100
Groups ................................................................................................ 101
The Main Groups Screen.................................................. 101
Standard Groups ............................................................. 102
Group Reservations List Options ..................................... 106
Check-In/Billing ............................................................ 106
Cancel/Reactivate/Cancel CI ........................................... 107
Split All ........................................................................ 109
Search ......................................................................... 110
Group Options ................................................................. 111
Rooming List................................................................. 111
Check-In Group............................................................. 115
Delete.......................................................................... 116
Room Assign................................................................. 116
Room Type Assign ......................................................... 118
New Postmaster ............................................................ 118
Statistic ....................................................................... 118
Room Status................................................................. 119
Print Keys .................................................................... 119
Sharing ........................................................................... 119
Blocks ............................................................................. 121
Block components ......................................................... 121
Accessing Block Components........................................... 122
Phases of a Block (Block Status)...................................... 122
History ............................................................................ 123
Group Block Maintenance ................................................ 123
Block Header Options ...................................................... 127
Profile.......................................................................... 128
Grid............................................................................. 131
Traces ......................................................................... 135
Info ............................................................................. 136
Change Status .............................................................. 136
Cutoff .......................................................................... 137
Block Options .................................................................. 137
Delete.......................................................................... 137
Move Block ................................................................... 138
Refresh Grid Rates......................................................... 138
Changes....................................................................... 138
Summary Info............................................................... 138
Cancel/Reinstate ........................................................... 138
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Tour Series................................................................... 139
Custom Tour Series ....................................................... 140
Booking Position History ................................................. 140
Group Detail Maintenance ............................................... 141
Rooming List................................................................. 143
Borrowing .................................................................... 147
What If There Are No Rooms Left In the Block?.................. 147
Events ................................................................................................. 149
Leisure Activities................................................................................. 151
Opening the Leisure dialog box ....................................... 151
Changing the date of the Leisure dialog box ...................... 151
Making a Leisure Activity reservation................................ 152
Changing a Leisure Booking ............................................ 155
Changing the booking time or date by cutting and pasting... 155
Changing the booking time by dragging and dropping......... 155
Changing the Booking fields ............................................ 156
Checking in a Leisure Booking ......................................... 156
Posting leisure activity charges........................................ 157
Cancelling the check-in of a Leisure Booking ..................... 157
Deleting a Leisure Booking.............................................. 158
Viewing guest information .............................................. 158
Leisure Activities Menu Options ...................................... 158
Printing the leisure schedule ........................................... 159
Changing the booking type ............................................. 160
Viewing resource information about the activity ................. 161
Entering comments about the activity............................... 161
Calculating expected revenue.......................................... 161
Index .................................................................................................. 163
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Introduction
About Suite 7 Reservations
The Suite 7 Reservations Module allows you to perform all the hotel reservation's
functions.
In this manual you will find step-by-step instructions to guide you through most
of the basic Reservation functions you will require. However, as you get to know
and use Suite 7, you will discover that many functions can be performed in more
than one way; as well as using shortcut keys, and you will naturally choose the
methods you find most convenient.
Reservations can be made for individuals and groups. You can make a new guest,
company, agent, or source reservation. Every reservation must have a guest
profile attached to it. If a reservation is made and there is no existing profile,
then a profile must be created. In addition, a reservation can also have a
company, agent, or source profile or any combination of the three profiles
attached to it.
A profile is a record of information. It consists of the main information about a
guest, company, travel agent, group or other source of a hotel reservation. A
photograph of a guest may be attached to the profile. A summary of future
reservations and past stays is also included.
After a reservation has been created, you can display, search, update or cancel a
reservation. If a reservation has been cancelled, you can reactivate the
reservation.
A reservation can be put on the Waitlist if the room type or rate is not available.
When the room type or rate becomes available, the hotel can contact the guest
and ask if they want the reservation. If the guest wants the reservation, the
reservation is taken off the Waitlist and the reservation is accepted.
Various options can be attached to a reservation. For example, a confirmation
letter, fixed charges, a message, or a deposit. Changes to the reservation can
also be made. For example, authorizing direct billing, adding routing instructions,
or splitting a party reservation. With the Events option, Suite 7 Reservations can
keep track of future events, critical dates, and calendar periods.
Leisure activities can be booked for hotel outlets. There are two categories of
leisure outlets, outlets without services and outlets with services. Outlets without
services may include booking a tennis court or a table at a restaurant. Outlets
with services may include booking a hairdresser or the spa. The Leisure option is
available only if your hotel is configured for Suite 7 Leisure Management Module.
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Reservations Speedbar
The Suite 7 Front Office main menu screen has six Suite 7 speed icons located at
the top left of the screen. Each speed icon represents one of the main user
modules.
To open the Reservations toolbar:
1. From the main Suite 7 screen, click the Reservations icon.
The Reservations toolbar appears to the right of the main menu icons.
This toolbar is the starting point for all Suite 7 Reservation functions.
Note: The Reservations toolbar displays up to seven buttons at a
time. Depending on how your system is set up, you may have
more or less than seven buttons.
2. To access additional buttons, click the right arrow at the right side of the
toolbar.
The buttons on the left disappear, the other buttons all move left, and the
additional buttons appear on the right.
3. To toggle See the previous button display, click the arrow on the left side of
the toolbar.
Reservation toolbar icons
Icon
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Name of the
icon
Description
New
Reservation
Opens the New Reservation dialog box from where
you can make a new reservation.
Update
Reservations
Opens the Reservation Search dialog box from
where you can search for reservations.
Groups
Opens the Groups dialog box from where you can
create and update group reservations.
Waitlist
Opens the Waitlist dialog box from where you can
put a reservation if the room type or rate is not
available.
Profiles
Opens the Profile Search screen from where you can
create new profiles, search for and display profiles,
and update profiles.
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Icon
Name of the
icon
Description
Events
Opens the Events dialog box. It contains a list of all
planned future events, and past events which have
not been deleted.
Leisure
Activities
Opens the Leisure dialog box displaying the leisure
activities that can be booked for hotel outlets.
Logging In
To use the Suite 7 Front Office system you must log into the system first. You
must have a valid user identification and password.
Logging into Suite 7 Front Office:
1. From the desktop, click the Fidelio Suite 7 icon
.
The Login Screen appears.
2. Type your user identification in the User I.D. field box.
3. Tab to the Password field box.
4. Type your secret password in the Password field box.
5. Click LOGIN, the Suite 7 Front Office main menu screen appears.
You are now logged into the system.
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Navigation Keys
Accelerator keys
Suite 7 Front Office has accelerator keys that allow you fast access to a box on a
screen or dialog box. When a letter is underlined you can press the Alt + letter
keys and the cursor moves into the appropriate box. For example, on the New
Reservations screen the letter “A” is underlined in the Arrival date field. By
pressing the Alt + A keys, the cursor moves into the Arrival date field box.
To use the accelerator keys:
From the screen or dialog box, press Alt + letter
The cursor moves into the appropriate box.
Control Keys and Shortcut Keys
Suite 7 Front Office has control keys and shortcut keys that allow you to perform
actions directly from the keyboard without having to use the mouse. Using these
keys saves you time. For example, to open the Detailed Availability screen you
would open the Quick Keys main menu and click on the icon. When you use the
control keys, to open the Detailed Availability screen, use the control key Ctrl + D
and the Detailed Availability screen opens.
Suite 7 Control keys
Control Key
Menu Item
Ctrl + A
Arrivals
Ctrl + B
Billing
Ctrl + C
Copy
Ctrl + D
Detailed Availability
Ctrl + E
Postings
Ctrl + F
Floor Plan
Ctrl + G
Groups
Ctrl + H
House Status
Ctrl + I
In-House
Ctrl + J
Calendar
Ctrl + K
Internal Use
Ctrl + L
Room Rack
Ctrl + M
Messages
Ctrl + N
New Reservation
Ctrl + O
Telephone Operator
Ctrl + P
Control Panel
Ctrl + Q
Quick Keys
Ctrl + R
Rate Plan Query
Ctrl + S
Room Search
Ctrl + T
Information Book
Ctrl + U
Update Reservation
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Control Key
Menu Item
Ctrl + V
Paste
Ctrl + W
Arrivals/stayovers/departures
Ctrl + X
Cut
Ctrl + Y
Occupancy Graph
Ctrl + Z
Calculator
Shift + Alt + P
Profiles
Shift + Alt + C
Cashier Functions
Suite 7 Shortcut keys
Shortcut Key
Description
F1
Displays the Help window.
Alt + F4
Closes the active window and logs out.
F10
Closes all active windows.
Shift + F10
Displays a pop-up menu.
Ctrl + F10
Toggles the cursor into/out of the menu bar.
F12
Moves the cursor from a data field to the grid.
Alt + Down arrow
Displays a combo box.
Alt + Spacebar
Toggles the menu bar on/off.
Tab
Moves forward through the fields /options.
Moves to the next field and confirms the entry.
Shift + Tab
Moves backward through the fields/options.
Ctrl + Tab
Moves forward through tabs.
Ctrl + Shift + Tab
Moves backward through tabs.
Escape
Cancels the current action.
Removes a Combo box before a selection has been
made.
Home
Moves the cursor to the beginning of a field.
End
Moves the cursor to the end of a field.
Ctrl + Home
Moves the cursor to first editable field.</span>
Ctrl + End
Moves the cursor to the last editable field.
Page Up
Pages forward through the records.
Page Down
Pages backward through the records.
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The Quick Keys
Suite 7 Front Office allows you to select the Quick Keys main menu from any
screen. The Quick Keys are shortcuts to screens, searches, and desktop tools.
Using these keys allows rapid access to information without having to leave the
section that you are currently working on. For example, a customer is making a
new reservation while at the same time asking questions about restaurants in the
area. You can use the Information Book quick key for restaurant information
instead of aborting the new reservation screen, looking up the restaurant
information, closing the Information Book, and reopening the new reservation
screen.
To access the Quick Keys main menu:
Hold down the Ctrl key while pressing Q (CTRL + Q)
The Quick Keys main menu appears.
Quick Keys icons
Icon
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Description
Shortcut Key
Detailed Availability
Ctrl + D
Control Panel
Ctrl + P
Maximum Availability
Shft + Alt + M
House Status
Ctrl + H
Rate Plan Query
Ctrl + R
Room Search
Ctrl + S
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Icon
Description
Shortcut Key
Room Rack
Ctrl + L
Floor Plan
Ctrl + F
Occupancy Graph
Ctrl + Y
Information Book
Ctrl + T
Telephone Operator
Ctrl + O
Arrivals/Stayovers/Departures Ctrl + W
Calculator
Ctrl + Z
Log Book
Shft + Alt + L
Calendar
Ctrl + J
Currency Convert Calculator
Shft + Alt + R
The Date field
The fields are setup in the system configuration; therefore the format of the dates
and the separators between the dates may vary from one hotel to another. You
can type the date with or without separators. You can also type the current day
and month without the year and the year will default to the current year.
Typical date formats include the following:
¾
MM/DD/YY
¾
DD/MM/YY
¾
MM-DD-YY
¾
DD-MM-YY
¾
DDMMYYYY
There are many date fields in the system. For example, Start date, Arrival date,
or Date. The date can be either a specific date or an as of date.
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A specific date is when you need to see what happened on that day. For example,
you need to see which guests have departed 09/09/99.
An as of date is when you need to find out information starting from that date.
For example, you need to read the occupancy graph starting from 09/09/99
through 12/09/99.
Note: For setting up the date format, see the Suite 7
Configuration Manual.
Changing the date
The date can be changed by typing a new date or with the use of the calendar.
You can also select a range of dates. For example, to reserve a new reservation
both the arrival date and departure date must be entered. The From date is the
arrival date and the To date is the departure date.
How to type a new date:
1. Place the cursor in the DATE box.
2. Type the new date in the DATE box.
3. Press the Tab key, the date is changed.
How to change the date using the calendar:
1. Click the drop down arrow
next to the Date field box.
The calendar appears.
2. Change the month to a previous month or future month by clicking the
horizontal arrows located on the top of the calendar or by pressing the Page
Up or Page Down key.
3. Change the year to a previous year or future year by pressing the Ctrl +
Page Up or Ctrl + Page Down key.
4. Place the cursor on the date and click the left mouse button or move the
keyboard arrow keys to locate the date and press Enter, the date is changed.
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How to select a range of dates using the calendar:
1. Click the drop down arrow
next to the Date field box, the calendar appears.
2. Change the month to a previous month or future month by clicking the
horizontal arrows located on the top of the calendar or by pressing the Page
Up or Page Down key.
3. Change the year to a previous year or future year by pressing the Ctrl +
Page Up or Ctrl + Page Down key.
4. Select the date which is the From Date.
5. Press the Shift key while clicking the right horizontal arrow on the keyboard
until you have highlighted the date that is the To date.
The date range is highlighted on the calendar.
6. Press Enter, the dates are changed.
Displaying corresponding screens and dialog boxes
Using the blue drill down arrow
When there is no blue drill down arrow next to the field, this indicates that no
additional information can be displayed for the field.
next to it indicating that there is
Many fields have a blue drill down arrow
additional information that can be displayed.
For example, by double clicking in the OO Rooms field box, the Out of Order
screen appears.
To display corresponding screens and dialog boxes using the blue drill
down arrow:
1. Place the cursor in the field box.
2. Double-click inside the field box with the left-mouse button.
The corresponding screen appears.
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Using the buttons
Many screens and dialog boxes have buttons that are activated. You can open
other screens and dialog boxes by clicking these buttons.
The letters within the buttons can be shaded different colours.
Suite 7 Front Office button colours
Colour of the letters
Example
What the colour represents
Gray
The button is deactivated
indicating that you cannot click the
button. This can be because the
option is not active in your hotel or
that you do not have the user
rights to use this option.
Black
The button is activated indicating
that you can click the button and
another screen or dialog box
appears.
Printing screens and dialog boxes
Suite 7 Front Office allows you to print some of the screens and dialog boxes. You
can print to a printer or to a file.
There are two ways to print a screen or dialog box:
¾
Clicking the PRINT button, the contents of the screen or dialog box are sent to
the printer.
¾
Clicking the pop-up PRINT button, which is displayed by clicking the rightmouse button.
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To print by clicking the print button:
From the screen or dialog box, click the PRINT button.
The contents of the screen or dialog box are sent to the printer.
Printing using the print pop-up button
Many screens and dialog boxes that do not have a PRINT button can be printed by
using the PRINT pop-up button available on the right-mouse click. Printing via the
PRINT pop-up button gives you the option of customising the report.
The printing options include:
¾
Defining the table format.
¾
Defining headers and footers to appear in each page of the report.
¾
Defining a header to appear at the beginning of the report only and/or a
summary to appear at the end of the report only.
¾
Previewing the table before printing.
¾
Saving the table format to a file and accessing previously saved formatting.
Print without selecting printing options:
1. From the screen or dialog box, place the cursor on the white portion of the
screen.
2. Click the right-mouse button, a pop-up PRINT button is displayed.
3. Click the pop-up PRINT button, the Grid Print dialog box is displayed.
4. Click PRINT, the contents of the screen or dialog box are sent to the printer in
print table format.
Printing with printing options:
1. From the screen or dialog box, place the cursor on the white portion of the
screen.
2. Click the right-mouse button, a pop-up PRINT button is displayed.
3. Click the pop-up PRINT button, the Grid Print dialog box is displayed.
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4. Click ADVANCE.
The Table Print dialog box appears. It contains seven command buttons and
three tabs:
Click this button
To do this
Save a document.
Save a file under a new name.
Load an existing document.
Set report properties, file name, description, and
job name.
Send a print table to the printer.
Preview the print table before printing.
Close the Table Print dialog box.
FORMAT - used to define the table format.
PAGE - used to define headers and footers to appear in each page of the
report.
REPORT - used to define a header to appear at the beginning of the report only
and/or a summary to appear at the end of the report only.
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5. Select the REPORT, PAGE and FORMAT tabs and make customizations to the
report as required.
6. Click PRINT, the contents of the screen or dialog box are sent to the printer in
print table format.
Report formatting options:
There are three formatting options available:
¾
Style - specifies the type of grid lines to appear in the table.
¾
Horizontal Separator - specifies a horizontal guide, in addition to the
horizontal grid lines, to facilitate reading the lines of the table.
¾
Title and Summary options - indicates that there is to be a table title
and/or summary, and specifies whether it should have a grey shaded
background to make it easy to recognize. The text for the title and
summary is entered in the report tab.
How to format the report:
1. On the Table Print dialog box, click the FORMAT tab.
2. Click one of the STYLE options; the preview displays the selected grid style.
3. Select one or more of the options next to TITLE AND SUMMARY OPTIONS.
The preview displays the selected options.
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If you selected TABLE TITLES or TABLE SUMMARY, you must enter the text into the
Report tab.
3. Select one of the HORIZONTAL SEPARATOR options.
The preview displays the selected separator.
4. Type a number in the EVERY X LINES box.
Print dialog box format tab options
Printing format
option
Definition
Style
None
There are no grid lines in the print table.
Horizontal Lines
Only horizontal grid lines, between each section, appear in
the print table.
Vertical Lines
Only vertical grid lines, between each column, appear in the
print table.
Both
Both horizontal and vertical grid lines appear in the print
table.
Title and Summary Options
Table Titles
Column headers are printed in the print table.
The text for the title is entered in the Report tab.
Gray Table Titles
The table title is shaded grey.
Table Summary
Summary text is printed at the end of the print table.
The text for the summary is entered in the Report tab.
Gray Table
Summary
The table summary is shaded grey.
Horizontal Separator
None
There are no horizontal lines drawn separating the rows in
the print table.
Lines
Horizontal lines are drawn separating the rows in the print
table.
Lines - Every x
lines
Horizontal lines are drawn every “x” rows.
For example, draw a horizontal line every 2 rows.
Gray
Alternate blocks of text lines are shaded grey and unshaded.
Horizontal lines are not drawn separating the rows.
Gray - Every x
lines
The number of text lines in each block.
For example, shade 2 text lines grey, then skip the next 2
text lines, and so on.
How to define a table title and table summary:
The REPORT tab is used to enter the text for a title to appear only at the beginning
of the report and/or a summary to appear only at the end of the report.
1. On the Table Print dialog box, click the FORMAT tab.
2. Click the TABLE TITLES and/or the TABLE SUMMARY options. If you want the title
and summary to appear on a grey background, select those options also.
3. Click the REPORT tab to display the report page.
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3. Type the title text in the HEADER box.
4. Type summary text in the SUMMARY box.
5. Select an OUTPUT OPTION - PRINTER or FILE.
If FILE is selected click on the filename field, enter the name of the output file
and click SAVE.
Note: The text will not appear unless the appropriate option has
been selected on the Format tab.
How to define headers and footers for each page of the report:
The PAGE tab is used to define headers and footers to appear in each page of the
report
1. On the Table Print dialog box, click the PAGE tab.
2. Type header text in the HEADER box.
3. Type footer text in the FOOTER box.
How to preview a report before printing:
From the Table Print dialog box, click PREVIEW.
The Preview print table screen appears displaying the contents of the screen or
dialog box in print table format.
Preview print table screen command buttons
Click this button
To do this
Enlarge the display of the print table.
Reduce the display of the print table.
Display the first page of the print table.
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Click this button
To do this
Turn back the page of the print table by one page.
Advance the page of the print table by one page.
Display the last page of the print table
Send the print table to the printer.
Close the Preview print table screen.
To select a specific page number to go to.
Saving and accessing print table files
You can save the print table formatting to a file, with any selected print options,
such as titles, headers, and footers. This format can then be accessed at a later
date and applied to a current print table. When accessing a print table format that
you have saved, you can:
¾
Print the document as is.
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Edit the document, print and re-save it.
¾
Delete the document.
¾
Edit the document properties.
Save a print table format to a file
1. From the Table Print dialog box, click NEW, and enter a filename and
description (optional).
The SAVE button is activated.
2. Format the report as explained in the above sections. You may also preview
the table, if desired.
3. On the REPORT tab, select the FILE button, the FILENAME field is activated.
4. If you wish to select a different filename, click on the filename field, select the
file from the browser that appears, and click SAVE.
5. If you make more changes in the printing options, click SAVE to save the
changes.
6. If you want to print the report now, as well as save to a file, click PRINT.
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7. When you are finished, click ABORT to exit the Table Print dialog box.
Access an existing print table file:
1. From the Table Print dialog box, click LOAD.
The Documents List dialog box appears.
2. Select the desired Print Table from the list.
3. You may delete a document, view the properties, or load it.
To delete the selected document, click DELETE, and confirm the deletion.
To view and edit the properties, click PROPERTIES.
The Properties dialog box appears.
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To load the selected file, click SELECT.
The selected file is loaded and can be edited and printed from the Table Print
dialog box.
Exiting Suite 7 Front Office
To exit Suite 7 Front Office:
1. Close all open screens and dialog boxes.
2. Click the EXIT button icon
screen, the Login screen appears.
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3. Click EXIT.
The Suite 7 Front Office is closed and the desktop appears.
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Profiles
A profile is a record of information about a guest, company, agent or group,
including previous stays and open reservations. Profiles comprise basic nonvarying information: such as the name of a guest (or company, or travel agent),
address, language, as well as statistical information about hotel stays in the
current and previous years. Such statistical information is stored by Suite 7 and is
usually displayed in READ ONLY fields. The user fills in all other fields containing
guest information, except fields that have been designated read only.
Whether a field is read only depends on your user rights.
A profile also includes a listing of future reservations and previous stays.
Likewise, a guest's picture can be stored in a profile.
How to access the Profile Search screen:
1. From the main Suite 7 screen, click the Reservations icon.
The Reservations toolbar appears to the right of the icons.
2. Click the Profiles icon.
The Profile Search screen appears.
Creating a New Profile
To create a new profile:
1. From the Profile Search screen, click NEW.
The New Profile selection box appears.
2. Click on the appropriate radio button to select the profile type you require.
3. Click OK.
The Profile screen of your choice appears.
Note: The Profiles screen is definable by each hotel. Your screen
may look different.
The Profile screen for all the profile categories consist of five screens each one
represented by a tab.
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Profile screen tabs
Tab heading
Description
Guest/Company/
A record of the main information about a guest, company,
Agent/Group/Source travel agent, group, or other source.
More Fields
A continuation of the Profile screen.
Future
A summary of future reservations.
History
A record of past stays.
Picture
A photograph of a guest that can be stored using a
scanner.
New Profile selection box options
Option
To create a new profile for
Individual
An individual guest.
Company
A company that reserves rooms.
Travel Agent
A travel agent that reserves rooms.
Reservation
Source
A source of reservations other than companies or travel
agents.
Group Master
A group coordinator/organizer.
Creating a profile for an individual guest
You can create a profile specifically for an individual guest.
To create a new individual guest profile:
1. From the Profile Search screen, click NEW.
The New Profile selection box appears.
2. Click the Individual radio button.
3. Click OK.
The Profile screen appears displaying "Individual" in red at the bottom of the
screen. The field Last Name is in bold letters. This indicates that it is a
mandatory field. All other fields are optional.
Note: Whether a field is mandatory or optional is entirely
definable by the hotel's system administrator. As the Profiles
screen is definable by each hotel, your screen may look different.
4. Fill in the Last Name field and press the TAB key.
Make sure to spell names with correct capitalization. The way a name is
entered in the Profile screen is the way it will appear in letters and folios. As
searches are not case-sensitive, they will not be affected by capitalization.
4. The cursor moves to the next field (First Name) and the SAVE option at the
bottom right is activated.
5. TAB or use the mouse to move to the next field. Fill the optional fields by
typing information or selecting information from the drop-down lists.
Most of the Profile screen is self-explanatory.
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6. Press ENTER or click SAVE.
The guests profile is saved.
When the information has been saved, additional options at the bottom of the
Individual Profile screen become activated.
Note: When Save in History is not checked, the guest will be
removed from the guest file 14 days after departure, if there are
no outstanding reservations or balances. The 14 day interval can
be changed in the configuration. See the Suite 7 Configuration
Manual.
Profile Screen Individual Guest
Field
Description
VIP
Indicates a guest is to receive VIP treatment, and at what level, or if
he is a regular guest.
Save in
History
Checking this saves the profile. Either checked or blank can be
made the default.
Features
A drop-down list with room preferences: smoking or non-smoking
rooms, preferred floor, near to the elevator, etc. The drop-down list
is user-definable. When you block the guest's room or check him in,
Suite 7 searches only for rooms with these features.
Rate
Code
If the guest has a special rate code, you should enter it here. This
rate code is then suggested every time you enter a new reservation.
Pref. #
Preferred room number. If the specified room is available, then it
will be proposed when blocking the guest's reservation or when
checking the guest in.
Member
#
Some hotels have membership clubs, which, like airline regular
passenger clubs, confer certain benefits.
Mailing
The user-definable drop-down list is of occasions for sending a letter
to the guest: Christmas, his birthday, etc.
Interest
A drop-down list of special guest interests: preferred sports,
theatre, etc. This information can then be used for targeted
mailings.
Folio
Curr.
The entry in this field, to be chosen from a drop-down list of
currency codes, controls the currency the folio will be printed in at
check-out.
Profile screen option keys
Option
key
Description
Rate Link Links the profile to a specific rate code(s).
Guest
Info
Stores the numbers and details for the guest's, club membership
cards, frequent flyer cards, and credit cards. On agent, company,
group and source profiles, the option changes to store credit cards
and to set master accounts.
New
Opens a new Profile screen.
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Option
key
Description
Merge
Merges two existing profiles of the same type. A company profile can
be combined only with another company profile. It merges revenue,
room nights, cancellations, and other statistics, but not details such
as address.
Delete
Deletes the current profile unless checked in, reserved, or cancelled.
Select
Used to attach a different profile to the currently selected
reservation.
Save
Saves a new profile or newly recorded or changed information.
Search
Displays the Profile Search screen.
Close
Closes the Profile screen, giving the option to save the changes or
not.
Adding more information to the guest profile
To add information to the Profile screen:
Click on the MORE FIELDS tab, or press ALT + O.
The Profile More Fields screen appears.
Note: The fields in the Special Fields section of the screen are
controlled by user rights and are optional.
Most of the fields on the Profile More Fields screen are self-explanatory. The
search area is identical to that of the profile screen. In the fields area, most fields
are read-only, displaying information about the last stay, a statistical summary of
all previous stays (including no shows and number of cancellations, and when the
profile was created and by whom (UserID).
Active fields allow the user to enter when the last contact with the guest took
place, and whether he is entitled to a special rate.
The Company field in this tab can be used to link the guest to a company. If a
company is selected here, anytime a new reservation is made for this guest it is
automatically linked to the specified company. "Company" should only be entered
in the profile for guests whose stays are always booked by their company.
The procedure for creating the other profile types; company, travel agent,
reservation source, and group master, is identical to that for an individual.
Whatever the differences that exist are on the Guest and More Fields screens,
which are outlined for each profile category below.
Remember though, that screen fields are user-definable. Therefore, what you
have on your screen may not be identical to this manual.
Profile More Fields screen: Special fields section
Field
Purpose
Special Fields radio buttons:
Normal
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Field
Purpose
Blacklist
Guest has been placed on the blacklist. This usually indicates that
the hotel does not wish to accept this guest. A warning message
will be displayed when selecting a blacklisted profile for a new
reservation.
Cash Only
Guest can be accepted on cash-only basis. A warning message will
be displayed when making a reservation for this guest.
B/L
Message
To give a short explanation for blacklisting.
A/R #
Accounts receivable number.
Master
Account
Provides a method to link, for example, companies with the same
parent company, or different branches of the same travel agent,
for statistical purposes.
Availability
Override
Certain guests or companies may be so valuable, that you would
like to give them a room, regardless of how overbooked the hotel
is. Checking this field will allow the user to overbook the hotel,
regardless of whether the user has the right to do so or not.
Future, History, and Picture
The History tab is a record of all previous stays, and the Future tab automatically
displays the information regarding new reservations. The Picture tab is to store a
guest's picture.
Viewing future reservations
To view future reservations:
To see any future reservations for the guest, click the FUTURE tab.
A screen appears with data for the guest's future reservations. The screen's fields
contain standard reservation data. The standard reservation fields are explained
in Making a Reservation from the New Reservation screen. You can edit a future
reservation by clicking the reservation button.
You can navigate across the screen with the horizontal scrollbar.
Note: The summary button is not available for individual
profiles. It is only available for company, agent, and source
profiles.
History
To obtain a list of a guest's previous stays and a statistical breakdown of the
revenue those stays generated, click the History tab.
As with the Future screen, all the fields here contain standard reservation data,
span roughly two screens, and are navigated with the horizontal scrollbar, as
shown below.
The History screen offers several options.
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How to view revenue details:
Click REVENUE DETAILS.
The Revenue Details dialog box appears displaying the breakdown of the guest's
spending.
How to view the details of a guest's previous stay:
Highlight a previous stay on the screen, and click DETAILS.
The Guest History dialog box appears displaying a summary of the data related to
the guest's previous stay.
Note: that some users, depending on user rights, may be able to
modify the guest history.
How to view a guest folio:
1. Click VIEW FOLIO.
A File Path dialog box may appear asking you to enter the path for folios.
2. If required, enter the File Path.
The Folio History screen appears.
How to print folio history:
1. Click VIEW FOLIO.
A File Path dialog box may appear asking you to enter the path for folios.
2. If required, enter the File Path.
The Folio History screen appears.
3. Click PRINT.
The folio history is sent to the printer.
How to view a guest's turnaways:
Click TURNAWAY.
The Turnaway dialog box appears displaying the summary of the guest's
turnaway's.
How to view a guest's leisure history:
Click LEISURE HISTORY.
The Leisure History dialog box appears.
How to view accompanying guest history:
Click ACCOMPANYING.
If a guest has previously accompanied this guest then the Accompanying dialog
box appears.
To view the accompanying guest record, double-click on the record and it will be
displayed as read-only.
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Picture
A scanner can be used to scan in and store a picture of the guest. The guest's
picture can also be imported from another file.
How to view a guest's picture that is on file:
Click the PICTURE tab.
The picture appears.
How to edit a picture title:
1. Click the PICTURE tab.
The picture appears.
2. Click EDIT.
The Picture Edit dialog box appears.
3. From the Picture Edit dialog box, type the new picture title in the Description
field box.
4. Click CLOSE.
The picture with the new picture title appears.
How to print a picture:
1. Click the PICTURE tab.
The picture appears.
2. Click PRINT.
The Preview screen appears displaying the picture.
3. Click PRINT.
The picture is sent to the printer.
How to scan in, import, or export a picture:
1. Click the PICTURE tab.
The picture appears.
2. Click SCAN.
The Scan dialog box appears.
3. Follow the scanning instructions that are included with your scanner to scan in
a picture, import a picture, or export a picture.
Note: When a scanner component is installed on your computer,
the Import and Export buttons are activated. When a scanner is
connected to your computer, the Scan button is activated.
4. Click ABORT.
The Scan dialog box is closed.
How to delete a picture:
1. Click the PICTURE tab.
The picture appears.
2. Click EDIT.
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The Picture Edit dialog box appears.
3. Select the picture that you want to delete and click DELETE.
4. Click CLOSE.
The picture is deleted.
How to change the order of the pictures:
1. Click the PICTURE tab.
The picture appears.
2. Click EDIT.
The Picture Edit dialog box appears.
3. Click the DOWN arrow to move the pictures down or click the UP arrow to move
the pictures up.
4. Click CLOSE.
The picture Edit dialog box is closed.
How to hyperlink an item:
1. Click the PICTURE tab.
If a picture was already added then it is displayed.
2. Click HYPERLINKS.
The Hyperlinks dialog box appears.
3. Click NEW to add a new hyperlink.
4. Search for and locate the item you want to set the hyperlink to.
5. Click OPEN.
The item is hyper linked and the path displayed in the grid.
6. Click CLOSE.
The Hyperlink dialog box is closed.
How to view a hyperlinked item:
1. Click the PICTURE tab.
2. Click the HYPERLINK button.
The Hyperlinks dialog box appears.
3. Click OPEN to view the hyperlinked item.
The file will be opened by the applicable application if installed on that
machine.
4. Click CLOSE to close the viewer.
5. Click CLOSE.
The Hyperlink dialog box is closed.
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The Company/Agent/Source profile
The Agent, Company, and Source Profile screens are identical.
Notice that the field SEARCH NAME is highlighted, meaning that it is mandatory.
The difference between Search Name and Full Name is this:
Let's say the full name of a company is New England Real Estate and Portfolio
Investment, Inc. obviously, it would be cumbersome to type that every time you
wanted to get the company's profile on screen.
Furthermore, you may forget the exact name. For a search name, you could just
call it NE Real Estate.
Notice that the only two option keys on the lower right that are highlighted; that
is activated, on a blank Company profile screen are Search and Close, just like
with Individual. You can easily verify that as soon as you type in the Search
Name, the Save option is also highlighted.
Move from field to field by pressing the TAB key, or clicking in the new field you
want with the mouse.
The left-most column is for company information and is fairly straightforward. The
center column relates to the person the representing the company.
The Company Profile More Fields screen contains extremely important information
for a hotel.
In the left-most column, comparing the number of night and stays with the
number of cancellations and no-shows provides a statistical basis for reevaluating pricing arrangements with companies. It is an indication of how much
of Potential Rm Nights and Potential Revenue are likely to be realized.
Company, Agent and Source profiles may be marked as 'Inactive'. This means
that these profiles will not be displayed, by default, when performing a profile
search. To include inactive profiles in the search results the check box INCLUDE
INACTIVE must be selected.
Note: When the user marks this INACTIVE checkbox in the profile,
Fidelio will check Frequent Flyer, Travel Agent Processing and
Accounts Receivable to see if the profile has an open account in
any of these modules. If so, a message will be displayed and the
profile will not be marked as inactive.
Company Profile More Fields screen
Field
Description
TAP Information (Travel Agent Processing)
Currency
Currency for paying commissions.
Commission
Percentage of commission payable.
Record Type
Indicates the type of profile: C-Company, T-Travel Agent, SSource, G-Group, and blank-Individual guest
S and C ID
The ID which links this profile with the Sales and Catering
module.
Special Fields radio buttons:
Normal
Ordinary terms of payment.
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Field
Description
Blacklist
The company has been placed on the blacklist. This usually
indicates that the hotel does not wish to accept this company. A
warning message will be displayed when selecting a blacklisted
profile for a new reservation.
Cash Only
Company can be accepted on cash-only basis. A warning
message will be displayed when making a reservation for this
company.
B/L Message
To give a short explanation for blacklisting.
A/R #
Accounts receivable number.
Master
Account
Provides a method to link, for example, companies with the
same parent company, or different branches of the same travel
agent, for statistical purposes.
A lamp indicates if the profile is a master account.
Comm%
Allows the entry of a specific commission % for a specific travel
agent.
Availability
Override
Certain companies may be so valuable, that you would like to
give them a room, regardless of how overbooked the hotel is.
Checking this field will allow the user to overbook the hotel,
regardless of whether the user has the right to do so or not.
Company Profile screen fields
Field
Description
Acct
Contact
Accounting contact person.
IATA/Corp.
#
The IATA number is the number assigned to a travel agent by the
International Association of Travel Agents. The hotel may assign a
corporate number to the company for its own internal purposes.
Ctrct Rate
A contracted room rate.
Inactive
Marks the profile as inactive, so that it will not be displayed unless
the search option 'Include Inactive' is selected.
Future reservations
You can view future reservations for a company, agent, and source.
How to view future reservations for a company:
To see any future reservations for the company, click the FUTURE tab.
A screen appears with data for the company's future reservations. The screen's
fields contain standard reservation data. The standard reservation fields are
explained in Making a Reservation from the New Reservation screen. You can edit
a future reservation by clicking the reservation button.
You can navigate across the screen with the horizontal scrollbar.
Note: The summary button is not available for individual
profiles. It is only available for Company, Agent, and Source
profiles.
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A summary of the projected number of nights and revenue can be displayed for
Company, Agent, and Source profiles.
How to display the summary of future reservations:
Click SUMMARY.
The Future Reservations Summary box appears.
Projected Revenue
You can enter the projected revenue and number of rooms per month for a year
per market segment per company, agent or source (not individual).
The budget screen allows hotels to enter figures for each year. The AGENTBDGT
procedural report then provides a comparison of the projected vs. the actual
revenue.
To enter the projected revenue and number of rooms:
1. Click BUDGET.
The Budget dialog box appears.
2. Select the desired market segment in the left-hand side of the dialog box.
3. Enter the Revenue and number of Rooms per month for each month.
4. Select the next market segment.
When you select another market segment, a green check appears at the end
of the line of the market segment you just finished.
5. When all market segments are complete, click OK.
The Budget dialog box closes.
History
You can view past reservations for a company, agent, and source. Summary
information is available for all group profiles.
Group Master Profile
A group master profile contains details of the person or company who is making
the group booking. The profile of a group master contains abbreviated but similar
details to the company profile, both the Profile and More Fields screens. The
summary information is not available for group profiles as displayed on the
History screen.
Editing a Profile
Once a profile exists, you can:
¾
Edit it.
¾
Delete it.
¾
Link it to a rate code.
¾
Open or edit a guest info.
¾
Merge it with another profile.
¾
View the award points earned.
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The first editing task we will discuss here, though, is simply searching for a
profile. A profile search may be limited to a specific profile type; Individual,
Company, etc., although a search can include profiles of all types.
Searching for a profile
How to search for a profile:
1. Click on the PROFILES button.
The Profile Search screen appears.
2. To limit the search of a profile to an individual profile (or any other type):
3. Click on the View By drop-down list at the bottom of the screen.
The drop-down list opens, and you can see the various View By criteria.
4. Move the down arrow to Individual (or any other type you require) and press
the TAB key.
The Profile Search screen now displays only individual profiles.
How to find a profile:
1. Type the first few letters of the last name in the Search Name field.
2. Press the TAB key.
All the last names that start with those letters, and only those names, appear
on the screen. This is the most commonly used method for searching for a
profile.
How to use additional search methods:
You can search for a profile by:
¾
First Name.
¾
City.
¾
Membership number.
¾
Guest card number
¾
A/R#.
For example, say you wish to search for the name Adams:
1. In the Search Name field, type "Ad" and press the TAB key.
The profiles whose last names begin with "Ad" appear.
2. Highlight Tina Adams and press ALT + E or press ENTER.
The Tina Adams profile appears.
Notice that at the lower left side of the Profile screen is a list of all profiles of
the same type as that selected, in this case Individual Guest. As you move up
and down the list, the highlighted profile appears in the dialog box.
Deleting a profile
To delete a profile:
1. In the Search Profile screen, select the profile you want to delete.
2. Press ENTER or click EDIT.
3. Click DELETE.
4. Click OK when you are asked for confirmation.
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Note: If the guest you chose is checked in, has an existing
reservation, or a cancelled reservation, you cannot delete the
profile. Delete not possible
Copy/Paste Functionality
The copy/paste functionality allows you to copy profile information from an
existing profile in to a new profile or into an already existing profile. This saves
the user having to re-type profile details.
The amount and type of information that can be copied can be defined by the
property under Configuration-> Miscellaneous->Profile Copy Options.
How to copy profile details to a new or already exiting profile:
1. Click on the PROFILES button.
The Profile Search screen appears.
2. Locate the profile whose information you wish to copy.
3. Click EDIT.
The profile screen is displayed.
4. Click COPY.
The information is saved in a buffer and the PASTE button is now active.
5. Click NEW to open a new profile screen or select a profile from the profile list.
The profile screen is displayed.
6. Click PASTE to copy the profile information.
All the information which was defined to be copied is displayed in the profile.
Linking a rate code to a profile
Your hotel may have an agreement with a company, agent, or regular guest to
charge them a specific rate. To ensure that this company or agent receives this
rate every time they make a reservation, Suite 7 allows you to link a specific rate
code or codes to a profile.
Note: This feature is controlled by the Rate Linkage parameter.
How to link a rate code to a profile:
1. Highlight the profile you want in Profile Search and click EDIT.
The profile you want appears.
2. Click RATE LINK.
The Rate Linkage dialog box appears.
Note: If the profile is linked to any rate codes, the name and
description of the rate code will be displayed in the screen.
3. At the Rate Code field under New, click on the down arrow.
The Rate Code drop-down list opens.
4. Select the rate code(s) you want to link to the profile.
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The drop-down list closes and the rate code(s) you have selected appears in
the Rate Code field.
5. Click OK.
The chosen rate code(s) appears in the screen.
Note: To clear a field, simply highlight it and press the Delete
key on the keyboard.
How to copy a rate code from one profile to another:
1. On the Rate Linkage dialog box, under Copy, click the down arrow in the From
Profile field.
The Profile Search screen appears over the Rate Linkage dialog box.
2. Select a profile and click OK, or press ALT+O.
The name of the profile appears in the From Profile field, and the number of
the profile appears to its right.
3. In the To Profile field, click on the down arrow.
The Profile screen appears again.
4. Repeat step 2.
The Copy option is now activated.
5. Click COPY.
A Confirm query appears.
6. Click YES to copy, or NO to cancel the operation.
How to delete the rate code from the list:
1. Select the rate you want to delete.
The Delete option at the bottom right is activated.
2. Click DELETE.
A confirmation message appears.
3. Click YES.
The rate code is deleted.
Hotels, like airlines, often have clubs for regular clients. A hotel guest card, like
its airline counterpart, confers certain benefits, and is sometimes used as a credit
card. Guest info includes the capability for storing membership data for frequent
flyer clubs maintained by airlines, and frequent guest clubs.
Guest info can also store credit card data, and when you make a reservation, you
can select that credit card as the means of payment, saving you from having to
enter the number again. While the frequent flyer and frequent guest options are
open only for individual profiles, the credit card option is valid for all profile types.
Virtual numbers serve the guest as the guest's private line once they check in,
until they check out. Virtual numbers can be assigned permanently to an
individual guest profile.
The master account option is valid for all profile types, except individual profiles.
The master account option provides a method for linking companies with the
same parent company, or different branches of the same travel agent, for
statistical purposes. In this option, you can select an existing account or create a
new one.
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When an individual profile is saved, or an existing one opened, the Guest Card
option is activated. This option applies only to individual profiles.
The procedure for filling in the Guest Info Master Account is the same, although
the dialog box requires somewhat different information
The select button is active only when this screen is displayed from within a
reservation, i.e., when selecting a guest card or credit card.
How to open or edit guest info:
1. Click on the GUEST INFO button at the bottom of an individual profile.
The Guest Info dialog box appears.
If the profile already includes a guest card or credit card, the Edit option
would be activated. As the above profile does not have either, only the New
option is activated.
2. Click NEW, or press ALT+N.
The Guest Card Edit dialog box appears.
3. Fill in the required details and click OK to save.
As in all Suite 7 dialog boxes, the mandatory fields are highlighted.
Entering credit card information is identical to entering guest card information.
How to select the Master Account:
Note: The procedure for filling in the Guest Info Master Account
is similar, but the Master Account dialog box that opens contains
only one field: the Master Account drop-down list.
1. Click on GUEST INFO at the bottom of a company, agent, or group profile.
The Guest Info dialog box appears.
2. Click on the MASTER ACCOUNT radio button
3. Click NEW.
The Master Account dialog box appears.
If a Master Account has already been assigned, it will appear in the Guest Info
listing when you click the radio button, and the NEW button will not be
activated.
Note: The select button is active only when this screen is
displayed from within a reservation, i.e., when selecting a guest
card or credit card.
4. Select the Master Account from the drop-down list.
If the name of the master account does not appear:
a.
Click NEW.
The Master Accounts listing dialog box appears.
b.
Click NEW.
The Edit Master Account dialog box appears.
c.
Type in the Code and Description.
d.
Click OK.
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Click ABORT.
The Edit Master Account dialog box closes.
f.
In the Master Account dialog box, click CLOSE.
g.
Now, select the Master Account from the drop-down list.
The name of the Master Account appears in the Guest Info dialog box.
5. In the Guest Info dialog box, click CLOSE.
How to delete a guest card, credit card, or master account:
1. From the guest profile, click GUEST INFO.
The Guest Info dialog box appears.
2. If there are credit card(s), guest card(s), or master account(s) attached,
highlight the one you want to delete.
3. Click DELETE.
The card or account is deleted.
4. Click CLOSE.
You are returned to the guest profile.
Linking a permanent virtual number to a guest profile
Virtual numbers serve the guest as the guest's private line once they check in
until they check out. Virtual numbers can be assigned permanently to an
individual guest profile. Once a virtual number has been linked to a profile it is
marked as permanent and cannot be used for another assignment. At check-in,
the respective number will be displayed in the configured pool of numbers
(assigned VN number dialog box), and will be available for selection.
Note: The use of Virtual numbers and the available functionality
depends entirely on the capabilities and the feature set of the
external system and the interface used in the hotel.
How to link a permanent virtual number to a guest profile.
1. From the Profile screen, click GUEST INFO.
The Guest Info dialog box appears.
2. Click the Virtual Numbers radio button.
3. Click NEW.
The Assign Virtual Number dialog box appears.
4. From the Assign Virtual Number dialog box, click the Pool drop down arrow
and select the line to which you want to assign the number.
The Pool list contains the list of the telephone lines connected to the room.
5. From the list of extension numbers, scroll to and highlight the number you
wish to assign.
6. Click ASSIGN.
The Assign Virtual Number dialog box is closed. The Guest Info dialog box
appears with the assigned number and Permanent displayed in the Permanent
field.
7. From the Guest Info dialog box, click CLOSE.
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The Guest Info dialog box is closed and the Profile screen appears.
Merging profiles
In the Suite 7 Reservations module, you can merge profiles of the same type.
That is, you can merge two individual profiles, or two company profiles, but not
an individual and a company profile.
When you choose a profile, and merge another with it, the revenue details, room
nights, cancellations, and other statistics are merged, and the second profile is
deleted from the database.
Let's say that the database of your hotel has two profiles on the name of Jim
Abrams. You check and find that the information on one of the profiles, the
second in the list, is incomplete, and upon further inquiry, it turns out that they
are the same guest.
How to merge two profiles:
1. Click PROFILES.
The Profile Search screen appears
2. Highlight the profile you want to merge and click OK.
That profile appears with the Merge option activated. This is the profile that
will be kept.
3. Click MERGE.
The Profile Search screen appears.
4. Highlight the profile you want to be merged and click OK.
This is the profile that will be deleted.
The Compare Profile box with a Merge Profile query opens.
5. Click YES or press ALT+Y.
The profiles have merged. Close the profile.
To check if the Merge has taken place, open the Profile Search screen again.
You can easily verify that only one Jim Abrams profile appears now, and that
the information it contains matches with that of the profile in the To column of
the Merge Profiles query box.
Guest Awards
Guests with qualifying frequent guest or frequent flyer cards can earn award
points with each stay. The points are awarded during the night audit after checkout or, alternatively, manually upon checkout. Award programs and points
information can be accessed from the guest profile. You can:
¾
Assign an award program to the reservation.
¾
Delete an award program from the reservation.
¾
View the points status.
¾
Calculate award points.
¾
Award an award when the necessary points have been earned.
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How to assign an award program:
1. From the Profiles screen, click the FUTURE tab.
The Future page appears.
2. Click AWARDS.
The Guest Award dialog box appears.
3. Click NEW.
The Edit Award Card dialog box appears.
4. Select the card from the drop-down listing.
If no card is defined on the guest profile, the Guest Card Edit dialog box
appears.
Fill in the fields and click OK.
The selected credit card and the member number are displayed.
5. Click in the AWARD TYPE field to display the available choices, and select the
desired award.
The number of points awarded for this billing, as well as the total number of
points accumulated toward this reward are displayed.
6. You may type in an award ID, as well as any text message you may wish to
enter for you own purposes. These fields are not used by the system.
7. Click OK.
You are returned to the Guest Awards dialog box, which displays the award
program in the listing.
When an award program has been assigned to a guest, the "Award" lamp
appears on the Reservations screen.
How to delete an award program:
1. From the Profiles screen, click the FUTURE tab.
The Future page appears.
2. Click AWARDS.
The Guest Award dialog box appears.
3. Select the award program to be deleted.
4. Click DELETE.
You are asked to confirm the delete.
5. Click YES.
The selected award program is deleted.
How to view/edit awards:
1. From the Profiles screen, click the FUTURE tab.
The Future page appears.
2. Click AWARDS.
The Guest Award dialog box appears.
3. Select the award program to be edited.
4. Click EDIT.
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The Edit Award Card dialog box appears for the selected award.
Edit the fields as described in step 4 through step 6 of the procedure "To
assign an award program".
5. Click OK.
You are returned to the Guest Awards dialog box, which displays the edited
award in the listing.
Assigning the Award
When a guest has earned enough points to qualify for an award, the "Awarded"
button on the Guest Award dialog box will be activated so that the award can
then be authorized. However, the awarded button is not activated until the day
after check-out, since the points are automatically calculated during Night Audit
processing.
If a guest has earned the required points for a reward during the current stay, it
is possible to manually calculate the points so that the guest can receive the
award before he leaves the hotel.
How to authorize an award when the points have already been
automatically calculated:
1. From the Profiles screen, click the FUTURE tab.
The Future page appears.
2. Click AWARDS.
The Guest Award dialog box appears.
3. Select the award that has enough points to earn the award.
4. Click AWARDED.
The selected award is credited to the guest, and the required points are
subtracted from the current point balance and the AWARDED button is no
longer activated.
How to manually calculate award points and authorize an award:
1. From the Profiles screen, click the FUTURE tab.
The Future page appears.
2. Click AWARDS.
The Guest Award dialog box appears.
3. Select the award that has enough points to earn the award.
4. Click CALCPOINTS.
The current points are subtracted from the current point balance, and the
selected award is credited to the guest.
If you only want to view the status of the awards, without making any
changes, you can open the Guest Awards dialog box from the main Guest
page, rather than going to the Future page. When accessing the Guest Awards
from the main Guest page of the Profile, only the View button will be
activated.
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Easy Letter
The Easy Letter option provides an easy-to-use interface to produce quick letters
to guests, companies, etc, using user-defined templates. Letters sent via the Easy
Letter option are stored in history for future reference. Easy Letter may also be
used to send letters to entities that do not have an existing profile, however,
these letters are not saved or stored.
The easy letter option is accessible from:
¾
Miscellaneous menu
¾
Guest Profile
To create an easy letter via the guest profile:
1. On the RESERVATIONS menu click PROFILES, select a profile, then click EASY
LETTER.
2. If an easy letter has already been sent to this guest then the Easy Letter
History screen is displayed.
3. Click NEW to create a new easy letter.
The Easy Letter screen is displayed.
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4. Click on the drop-down arrow in the LETTER NAME field and select the easy
letter template required.
5. Click OK, the Print Easy Letter screen is displayed.
6. Click VIEW to open the Fidelio Text Editor and view or edit the easy letter. If
no profile was selected then the letter will be exported to an RTF file with the
prefix ‘pr’ for Easy Letters and the name of the letter changed to SPECIAL.
7. Click PRINT to print the easy letter.
8. Click E-MAIL to open the Send Mail dialog box. (Only available if the Mail
system is configured.) If an mail address was located it will be displayed in
the TO field. If no mail address is found, or if there is no profile for this letter,
the field will remain blank. If the user enters an email address and there is an
active profile, Fidelio will ask if the email should be saved to the profile.
9. Click FAX to open the fax dialog box. (Only available if a fax interface is
configured.) If a fax number is loacted it will be displayed in the FAX NUMBER
field. If no fax number is found, or if there is no profile for this letter, the field
will remain blank. If the user enters a fax number and there is an active
profile, Fidelio will ask if the fax number should be saved to the profile.
10. If the user marks the check box SAVE AS MY DEFAULT, then the same
functionality as for other email functions will be used. The details of the fields
Subject, Description, Contact and Phone will be stored for future use by the
same user.
11. If View, Print, E-Mail or Fax was selected then the button CLOSE is displayed
and clicking this will save the record in history with the method SAVED.
However, the letter will not be sent to any output function such as fax, email
or printer. The user can then print, fax or email the letter at any time in the
future.
12. If no function was used the button ABORT allows the user the exit without
saving.
Note: The available options are determined by the system
setup, i.e. if the hotel does not have a mail system configured,
the E-MAIL button will not be available. Likewise, if a fax interface
is setup, then the FAX button will be available.
Note: Easy letter templates are defined under Setup->User
Configuration->Edit Text Files.
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Reservations
Reservations can be made for individuals and groups. Group reservations are
explained in Groups.
You can make a new guest, company, agent, or source reservation.
Every reservation must have a guest profile attached to it. If a reservation is
made and there is no existing profile, then a profile must be created. In addition,
a reservation can also have a company, agent, or source profile or any
combination of the three profiles attached to it.
After a reservation has been created, you can display, search, update or cancel a
reservation. If a reservation has been cancelled, you can reactivate the
reservation.
How to open the New Reservation dialog box
1. From the main Suite 7 screen, click the Reservations icon.
The Reservations toolbar appears to the right of the icons.
2. Click the New Reservation icon or press CTRL + N.
The New Reservation dialog box appears.
If the ForceSearchGuestHistory parameter is off, then the NEW button is
available. Clicking NEW enables you to enter a reservation without checking if
a guest profile exists.
Note: The LAST RES button appears only if you have created at
least one new reservation after logging in.
Opening the New Reservation screen without searching for a
guest profile
To open the new reservation screen without searching for a guest profile:
1. From the New Reservation dialog box, enter the guest's name in the Name
field.
2. Click NEW.
The New Reservation screen appears with the guest name that has been
typed in.
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Searching for a guest profile
The hotel keeps track of repeat guests through the guest profiles (See Profiles).
When making a reservation for a repeat guest, you do not have to fill in the
profile information. You select the existing guest profile and make a new
reservation for the guest. It is recommended to always check to make sure the
guest is not a repeat customer before making the reservation. This will save you
time in entering data and also help the hotel keep statistics on returning guests.
How to search for a guest profile:
1. From the New Reservation dialog box, type the guest's name or the first few
letters of the guest's name, in the Name field.
2. Click SEARCH.
If no profile matches the search criteria entered, the New Reservation screen
appears with the information that has been typed in.
If there are profiles that match the search criteria entered, the Existing
Profiles dialog box appears with names that match the search criteria
specified.
If the Existing Profiles dialog box appears, choose an appropriate option.
Existing Profiles screen options
Click this
button
To do this
New Profile
Create a profile and a reservation for a new guest.
New Resv.
Create a new reservation for the guest whose name is selected.
Profile
Display the profile of the guest whose name is selected.
Future
Display future reservations for the guest whose name is
selected. If the guest has no future reservations, this button is
greyed out.
Search
Display the New Reservation dialog box.
Making a Reservation from the New Reservation screen
The screen on your system may look different because the screen and font styles
are user definable. In the above example, the Main Reservation screen consists of
the customer PROFILE and the actual RESERVATION. The Profile area contains
information about the guest.
The Reservation area contains specific information about the current reservation.
The mandatory fields are set in bold. The two tabs at the top indicate that this
dialog box consists of Main and More Fields dialog boxes.
Note: To move from one field to the next, press the TAB key. To
save the data currently in the dialog box, press the ENTER key.
How to make a reservation from the New Reservation screen:
1. In the New Reservation screen, type the information in the Profile area or click
PROFILE to add more information about the guest.
2. Fill in the fields of the Reservation area of the New Reservation screen.
3. Click the MORE FIELDS tab.
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The New Reservation More Fields screen appears.
4. Fill in the necessary information in the New Reservation More Fields screen.
5. Click OPTIONS to include additional details in the reservation.
The Reservation Options dialog box appears.
For a detailed explanation of options, see Reservations Options.
6. Click one or more options that you want to use with the current reservation.
The dialog box of the selected option appears.
7. Complete the selected option's dialog box as required.
8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for all options you need with the current reservation.
9. Click OK to save the reservation.
The reservation and its related profile are saved.
Note: If you try to save a reservation before entering all the
mandatory fields, you are prompted with a message for the
mandatory field that you have skipped. For example, if you have
missed Source and try to save the new reservation, a Missing
Source message dialog box appears.
10. Click OK.
11. Fill in the Source and any other missing mandatory fields before saving again.
12. After the new reservation is saved, a message dialog box appears displaying
the reservation number.
13. Click OK.
The New Reservation screen is closed.
New Reservation screen: Profile area fields
Fill in this
field
With this information
Guest Name
The guest's last name (Mandatory).
First Name
The guest's first name.
Language
The guest's language.
Title
The guest's title. The title changes according to the guest's
language. For example, Dr., Professor, Monsieur, Senora.
Phone
The guest's telephone number.
Country
The country the guest comes from.
VIP
The VIP level of the guest. For example, a frequent guest.
Pref/Last
Guest's preferred room number or last room occupied.
Agent
The name of the travel agent who made the reservation.
Company
The name of the company who made the reservation.
Group
The name of the group the reservation was made for.
Source
The name of the reservation source who made the reservation.
For example, a central reservation system.
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New Reservation screen: Reservation area fields
Fill in this
field
With this information
Mandatory
Arrival
The date of arrival.
Mandatory
Nights
The number of nights the reservation is for.
Mandatory
Departure
The date of departure.
Mandatory
Adults/Child
The number of adults and children in each room.
# Rooms
The number of rooms reserved.
Rate Code
The rate code used to charge for the room. You can
click the drop down arrow to display a grid with all
available rates.
If the reservation begins in one season and ends in
another, a pop-up appears informing you that there
is a season change during the stay, and the date of
the change.
Fixed Rate
The fixed price for the room. You can mark the rate
as fixed to enable manual changes to a rate without
losing the rate code information. This field is used
primarily with share reservations.
Rate
The room rate. The rate is normally linked to a rate
code. When you select a rate code and a room type,
this field is automatically filled in. You can also
enter a rate by typing it manually.
Room Type
The category of room a guest has reserved.
Block
The group code. This code links a reservation to a
group, and subtracts the room from the available
group block. If the guest is not part of a group, this
field remains empty.
Room
The room number.
C/I Time
The check-in time.
Reserv Type
The booking type; such as Guaranteed to Credit
Card, Deposit received, 6 p.m. Type 0 indicates a
guest who has checked-in guests.
Market
The market segment. If the hotel keeps statistics on Mandatory
reservation by market segment this field is
displayed. Typical Market codes are Corporate,
Individual, Leisure Group, as defined in the
configuration.
Source
The source of business indicates how the
reservation was made: For example, direct to the
hotel by telephone, through Central Reservations,
through a local company or agent, or a walk in.
Booked By
The name of the person who made contact with the
hotel.
By
The type of contact. For example, by telephone,
fax, or e-mail.
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Mandatory
Mandatory
Mandatory
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Fill in this
field
With this information
Payment
The method of payment. For example, cash, check,
or credit card.
CC No.
The credit card number for payment.
Exp Date
The expiration date of the credit card.
Packages
Additional offers of services to a guest other than
Room & Taxes. For example Breakfast, Tennis, or
parking. You can also prefix the code with a single
digit (1-9) to indicate that the package code applies
to a specific number of persons in the room. If
packages are included in a rate code you can
exclude them.
Special
Special requests or services to be supplied to the
guests, such as daily newspaper, bathrobe, or
amenities.
Discount
Discount on price, stated either as a sum or as a
percentage of the room price. A discount cannot be
given on a fixed rate.
Reason
The reason the discount was given.
No Post
Restricts posting of hotel outlets (interface) to
guest's bill. This is normally used for cash-basis
guests.
Print Rate
Indicates that the rate should be printed on the
guest's bill. If the rate is paid by a travel agent, for
example, and is not to be revealed to guest, then
you will unmark this field so the rate will not be
printed on guest's folio.
House Use
Indicates the reservation is for a hotel employee.
Comp
Complimentary room, which is a reservation with no
room charge.
Appr. Code
Approval code of the credit card company.
Amount
Amount that received an approval and can be
charged to guest's credit card.
C/O Time
The check-out time.
Flight #
The guest's flight number.
Made By
The hotel employee who entered the reservation
and the date the reservation was entered into the
system. It is automatically filled in by the system.
Conf.
The confirmation letter to be sent to the guest. (The
letter must be defined in the text editor of the
Setup Module). If you do not want to send a
confirmation, leave this field blank.
Comments
Front desk information. The notes about the
reservation can be typed manually or filled in
automatically by Suite 7, as in the case of a sharing
reservation. The content of this field is also
displayed on the top left of the billing screen.
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New Reservation screen: More Fields screen
Fill in this
field
With this information
Check Out
Message
Front desk message to the cashier about check-out, such as,
"Call the manager."
Deposit
Requested
The deposit amount requested when the guest made the
reservation.
By
The due date the deposit must be received by.
Deposit Paid
The amount of the deposit received. The amount is filled in
automatically by Suite 7 once a deposit has been posted.
Received
The date the deposit was posted.
Colour Code
You can select a colour to be displayed on the Room Rack screen
(CTRL + L) for each reservation. By doing this you can
differentiate between reservations. For example, you can assign
different colours to different VIP levels or groups.
Extra Bed
The number of extra beds required. This will influence the room
rate if there is an extra charge for extra beds. The rate is
updated automatically.
Crib
The number of cribs required. This will influence the room rate if
there is an extra charge for cribs. The rate is updated
automatically.
Interest
A guest's interests, for example, golf, theatre, or fine dining.
Package
Costs
The total of the Packages in the New Reservation screen, to be
deducted from the total rate to compute the net room rate.
Letter
Printed
When the last letter concerning the reservation was printed.
Breakfast
Number of persons on breakfast only.
Halfboard
Number of persons on half board.
Fullboard
Number of persons on full board.
CRS
Reservation
#
If the reservation was made through a Central Reservations
System, the number will be recorded here.
Balance Link
Displays the profile number of the guest who will be paying for
the bill. The purpose of this field is to enable correct calculation of
the credit report.
Card Type
Guest loyalty card type.
Card No.
Card number of guest loyalty card.
Exp Date
Expire date of guest loyalty card.
Folio Curr
The currency the guest's folio will be printed in.
Remarks
General information about a guest. Room move information is
also recorded here.
Breakfast
Number of persons on breakfast only
Halfboard
Number of persons on half board
Fullboard
Number of persons on full board
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Fill in this
field
With this information
Card Type
Guest loyalty card type
Card No.
Card number of guest loyalty card
Exp Date
Expire date of guest loyalty card
Making a Company Reservation
A company can make a reservation for a guest.
To make a company reservation:
1. From the New Reservation dialog box, enter the guest's name or the first few
letters of the guest's name, in the NAME field.
2. Type the company name or the first few letters of the company name, in the
Company field or type the company number in the Company # field.
If you typed in the company number, the appropriate company name appears
in the Company field.
3. Press TAB or click SEARCH.
If no company profile matches the search criteria entered, the Profile dialog
box appears with the company name filled in. To create a new profile for the
company, see Profiles.
If there are company profiles that match the search criteria entered, the
Existing Profiles dialog box appears with company names that match the
search criteria specified.
4. From the Existing Profiles dialog box, select the company name.
5. Click OK.
The New Reservation dialog box appears with the guest name and company
name filled in.
6. From the New Reservation dialog box, click SEARCH.
The Existing Profiles dialog box appears.
7. From the Existing Profiles dialog box, select the guest name.
8. Click NEW RESV.
The New Reservation screen appears with the guest profile and the company
name filled in.
9. Complete the New Reservation screen as in the previous section.
Making an Agent Reservation
An agent can make a reservation for a guest.
To make an agent reservation:
1. From the New Reservation dialog box, enter the guest's name or the first few
letters of the guest's name, in the NAME field.
2. Type the agent name or the first few letters of the agent name, in the Agent
field or type the agent number in the Agent # field.
If you typed in the Agent number, the appropriate company name appears in
the Agent field.
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3. Press TAB or click SEARCH.
If no agent profile matches the search criteria entered, the Profile dialog box
appears with the agent name filled in. To create a new profile for the agent,
see Profiles.
If there are agent profiles that match the search criteria entered, the Existing
Profiles dialog box appears with agent names that match the search criteria
specified.
4. From the Existing Profiles dialog box, select the agent name.
5. Click OK.
The New Reservation dialog box appears with the guest name and agent
name filled in.
6. From the New Reservation dialog box, click SEARCH.
The Existing Profiles dialog box appears.
7. From the Existing Profiles dialog box, select the guest name.
8. Click NEW RESV.
The New Reservation screen appears with the guest profile and the agent
name filled in.
9. Complete the New Reservation screen as in the previous section.
Making a Source Reservation
A source can make a reservation for a guest.
To make a source reservation:
1. From the New Reservation dialog box, enter the guest's name or the first few
letters of the guest's name, in the NAME field.
2. Type the source name or the first few letters of the agent name, in the SOURCE
field.
3. Press TAB or click SEARCH.
If no source profile matches the search criteria entered, the Profile dialog box
appears with the source name filled in. To create a new profile for the source,
see Profiles.
If there are source profiles that match the search criteria entered, the Existing
Profiles dialog box appears with source names that match the search criteria
specified.
4. From the Existing Profiles dialog box, select the source name.
5. Click OK.
The New Reservation dialog box appears with the guest name and source
name filled in.
6. From the New Reservation dialog box, click SEARCH.
The Existing Profiles dialog box appears.
7. From the Existing Profiles dialog box, select the guest name.
8. Click NEW RESV.
The New Reservation screen appears with the guest profile and the source
name filled in.
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9. Complete the New Reservation screen as in the previous section.
Displaying the last reservation made
To display the last reservation made:
1. From the Reservations toolbar, click the New Reservation icon, or press CTRL +
N.
The New Reservation dialog box appears.
2. Click LAST RES.
The completed Reservation screen of the last reservation made appears.
Updating Reservations
You can make and save changes to existing reservations.
To locate existing reservations you can perform the following searches:
¾
A standard search that is used to display a list of reservations that match the
criteria entered.
¾
An advanced search that is used to narrow the search and to specify more
precisely the reservations to be displayed.
Searching for a reservation using the standard search
To search for a reservation using the standard search:
1. From the main Suite 7 screen speed bar, click the RESERVATIONS icon.
The Reservations toolbar appears to the right of the icons.
2. Click the Update Reservations icon, or press CTRL + U.
The Reservation Search dialog box appears.
3. Fill in any of the fields in the Reservation Search dialog box, and click SEARCH.
You may fill in multiple fields to narrow the search criteria. If no data is entered,
the list of reservations displayed is in alphabetical order by date of reservation.
A list of reservations that match what you have specified is displayed. The grids
are user definable, so the grid on your screen may appear different than the grid
displayed. For example, if you specify a search for the First Name "Thomas", the
Reservations List grid appears with a list of all reservations for people who have
the first name Thomas.
Reservation Search dialog box
Field
Explanation of the field
Name
The guest's last name.
First Name
The guest's first name.
Company
The name of the company who made the reservation.
Agent
The name of the travel agent who made the reservation.
Group
The name of the group the reservation was made for
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Field
Explanation of the field
Block
The group code.
Party
The name of the party that the guest is travelling with.
Rserv Type
The status of the reservation.
Conf #
The confirmation number.
Arrival ---To ---
A range of arrival dates.
Departure ---To ---
A range of departure dates.
Reservations List grid options
Clicking this
option
Does this
New
Displays the New Reservation dialog box.
Check-In
Checks in a guest and changes the guest’s status from
Expected to Checked-In. After Check-In, this button toggles to
BILLING. See BILLING below.
Cancel
Cancels a reservation. After cancellation this button toggles to
REACTIVATE. See REACTIVATE below.
In addition, on the day the guest checks in, the CANCEL button
toggles to CANCEL C.I. (Cancel Check-In). See CANCEL C.I.
below.
Profile
Displays the Profile screen for the selected reservation.
Options
Displays the Reservation Options without displaying the
Reservations screen.
Edit
Displays the Reservation screen for the selected reservation,
Search
Displays the Reservation Search dialog box.
Reactivate
Reactivates a cancelled reservation. This button toggles
depending on the reservation status to CANCEL CI or CANCEL.
Billing
If you have the appropriate rights, displays the guest’s bill in
Cashiering. This option is activated after the guest has checkin.
Cancel C.I.
Cancels the check-in of a guest whom checked-in today. The
reservation status reverts to Expected.
Searching for a reservation using the advanced search option
To search for a reservation using the advanced search option:
1. From the main Suite 7 screen speed bar, click the RESERVATIONS icon.
The Reservations toolbar appears to the right of the icons.
2. Click the Update Reservations icon, or press CTRL + U.
The Reservation Search dialog box appears.
3. Click ADVANCE.
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The Reservations Search dialog box expands.
4. Enter one or more search criteria and click SEARCH.
The Reservation List grid appears.
Note: If no reservations match the search criteria, Suite 7
notifies you that no reservations were found.
Advanced Reservation Search dialog box fields
This field
Is to search for
General
All reservations' statuses: Expected, Checked-in, Cancelled,
and No Show.
Cancellation
Reservations that have been cancelled.
Day Use
Reservations that their arrival date is same as their
departure date.
Complementary
Reservations that are marked as Comp in the reservation
dialog box
No Show
Guests that did not arrive at the hotel on their arrival date.
The no-show reservations are deleted the day after the
original expected departure date.
Departure
Guests who are due to depart today
City
Reservations for guests from a specific city.
Country
Reservations for guests from a specific country.
Room Type
All reservations with the specified room type.
Room No.
All reservations blocked with the specified room number.
Market Code
Reservations with the specified market code.
Colour Code
Reservations with the specified colour code.
Source
Reservations booked through the specified source.
Source Code
Reservations with the specified source code.
Cancel No
Reservations with the specified cancellation number.
VIP Code
Reservations with the specified VIP code.
Member No.
Reservations with the specified member number.
Guest Card No
Reservations with the specified guest card number.
Rate Code
Reservations with the specified rate code.
Price--- To---
Reservations within the price range. If the To field is left
blank, the search will be for prices above that stated.
Deposit Date
Reservations that require a deposit by the date entered.
Deposit Amnt.--To---
Reservations with deposits in the given range. If the To field
is left blank, the search will be for deposits above that
stated.
Conf. Letter #
Reservations with the specified confirmation number.
Arrival Time--To---
Reservations with expected arrivals in the stated time
frame. If the To field is left blank, the search will be for
arrival times after the stated time.
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This field
Is to search for
CRS No.
Reservations with the specified central reservations number.
Created On--By---
Reservations made on the specified date, by the specified
hotel employee. Either one or both fields can be specified.
Stay On
Reservations that will be in-house on the stay on date
specified. This includes reservations for the future and
reservations which have already checked-in.
Mass Cancellation If the check box is checked then all reservations that can be
cancelled will be displayed and an addition button
Mass Cancellation will be available on the Reservation List
grid. Upon selecting the Mass Cancellation button you will be
warned that you are about to cancel all reservations for the
specified date and reminded to enter a specific reservation
type to be cancelled.
Partial String
Match
If the check box is checked then you may enter part (some
of the letters) of the field and search. The results will include
all the reservations that contain this combination of letters
in the field. For example, if "ti" is typed in the Name field,
the results of the search will include Paretti, Martin, and
Timona.
Partial Condition
Match (OR)
If the check box is checked and more than one field is
entered, the results of the search may include one or more
of the search criteria. For example, "Smith" is typed in the
Name field and "Chicago" is typed into the City field. If a
reservation "Smith" is found in the city of Miami, or a
reservation "Jones" is found in the city of "Chicago", then
both of these reservations appear on the Reservation List
grid. If this check box is not checked, only reservations that
meet all the criteria entered will be on the list.
Checking in a guest from the Reservation List grid
To check in a guest from the Reservation List grid:
1. Locate the reservation (see Searching for a reservation using the standard
search or Searching for a reservation using the advanced search option).
2. From the Reservations List grid, select the guest.
3. Click CHECK-IN.
If the room number has not been assigned, a Room Block prompt appears
with the default room number. The default room number is the first available
room number of the selected room type.
4. Accept the default room number or choose one from the drop-down menu.
5. Click OK.
If you did not select a method of payment in the Reservation screen, the
Payment Method dialog box appears.
6. Complete the Payment Method dialog box, and click OK.
A message that the check-in was successful appears.
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Cancelling an Expected reservation from the Reservation List grid
You can cancel an Expected reservation if the guest has not made a deposit on
the reservation.
Note: If the guest has made a deposit, you cannot cancel the
reservation with this option. It must be cancelled through the
Cashiering program (see the Suite 7 Cashiering Manual).
How to cancel an Expected reservation from the Reservation List grid:
1. Locate the reservation.
2. From the Reservations List grid, select the guest.
3. Click CANCEL.
The Cancel reservation dialog box appears.
4. From the Cancel reservation dialog box, click the drop down arrow and select
a reason from the Reasons list.
5. Click YES.
The reservation is cancelled. The status on the Reservation List grid is
changed from Expected to Cancelled and the CANCEL button is toggled to
REACTIVATE.
Cancelling a Checked-In reservation from the Reservation List grid
You can cancel a Checked-In reservation if the guest does not have a balance.
Note: If the guest has a balance, you cannot cancel the
reservation with this option.
How to cancel a checked-in reservation from the Reservation List grid:
1. Locate the reservation.
2. From the Reservations List grid, select the guest.
3. Click CANCEL C.I.
A confirmation message appears.
4. Click YES.
A message to change the room status appears.
5. Check the check box to change the room status to Touch Up and click YES or
to change the room status to Dirty, click YES, or to leave the room status as
is, click NO.
The check-in is cancelled. The status on the Reservation List grid is changed
from Checked-In to Expected. The CANCEL C.I. button is toggled to CANCEL and
the BILLING button is toggled to CHECK-IN.
Reinstating a checked-out reservation from the Reservation List grid
If a guest has checked out the reinstate option enables you to check the guest
back into the room. The option is active only if the guest has checked out.
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How to reinstate a checked-out reservation from the Reservation List
grid:
1. Locate the checked-out reservation.
2. From the Reservations List grid, select the guest.
3. Click REINSTATE.
A warning appears.
4. Click ORIGINAL ROOM or PX ROOM.
The reservation status is changed from Checked Out to Due Out. The
REACTIVATE button is toggled to CANCEL C.I.
Reactivating a cancelled reservation from the Reservation List grid
You can reactivate a cancelled reservation.
Note: A message may appear notifying you that the reservation
cannot be reactivated. There are various reasons why a
reservation cannot be reactivated. For example, the rate code is
not available or there is not room left in the block. If you have
system rights, you may be able to override the message and
reactivate the reservation.
How to reactivate a cancelled reservation from the Reservation List grid:
1. Locate the reservation.
2. From the Reservations List grid, select the guest.
3. Click REACTIVATE.
A confirmation message appears.
4. Click YES.
The Reservation screen for the reactivated reservation appears. You can make
changes to the reservation.
5. From the Reservation screen, click OK.
The Reservation screen is closed. The Reservation List grid appears with the
reservation reactivated. The reservation status is changed from Cancelled to
Expected. The Check-In button is activated and the Reactivate button is
toggled to Cancel.
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Reservations Options
Various options can be attached to a reservation through the Reservation Options
dialog box. For example, a confirmation letter, fixed charges, a message, or a
deposit. Changes to the reservation can also be made.
For example, authorizing direct billing, adding routing instructions, or splitting a
party reservation.
Opening the Reservation Options dialog box
The Reservation Options can be opened from the following:
¾
Reservation Search dialog box
¾
Reservation screen
Opening the Reservation Options from the Reservation Search dialog
box
To open the Reservation Options from the Reservation Search dialog box:
1. From the main Suite 7 screen speed bar, click the RESERVATIONS icon.
The Reservations toolbar appears to the right of the icons.
2. Click the Update Reservations icon, or press CTRL + U.
The Reservation Search dialog box appears.
3. Fill in any of the fields in the Reservation Search dialog box, and click SEARCH.
You may fill in multiple fields to narrow the search criteria. If no data is
entered, the list of reservations displayed is in alphabetical order by date of
reservation.
4. Select the reservation that you want to view or edit.
5. Click OPTIONS.
The Reservation Options appear.
Note: When a button is greyed out, the option is not activated
for the guest selected or you do not have rights to use this
option.
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Field
Explanation of the field
Name
The guest's last name.
First Name
The guest's first name.
Company
The name of the company who made the reservation.
Agent
The name of the travel agent who made the reservation.
Group
The name of the group the reservation was made for
Block
The group code.
Party
The name of the party that the guest is travelling with.
Rserv Type
The status of the reservation.
Conf #
The confirmation number.
Arrival ---To ---
A range of arrival dates.
Departure ---To ---
A range of departure dates.
Reservations List grid options
Clicking this
option
Does this
New
Displays the New Reservation dialog box.
Check-In
Checks in a guest and changes the guest’s status from
Expected to Checked-In. After Check-In, this button toggles to
BILLING. See BILLING below.
Cancel
Cancels a reservation. After cancellation this button toggles to
REACTIVATE. See REACTIVATE below.
In addition, on the day the guest checks in, the CANCEL button
toggles to CANCEL C.I. (Cancel Check-In). See CANCEL C.I.
below.
Profile
Displays the Profile screen for the selected reservation.
Options
Displays the Reservation Options without displaying the
Reservations screen.
Edit
Displays the Reservation screen for the selected reservation,
Search
Displays the Reservation Search dialog box.
Reactivate
Reactivates a cancelled reservation. This button toggles
depending on the reservation status to CANCEL CI or CANCEL.
Billing
If you have the appropriate rights, displays the guest’s bill in
Cashiering. This option is activated after the guest has checkin.
Cancel C.I.
Cancels the check-in of a guest whom checked-in today. The
reservation status reverts to Expected.
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Reservation Options dialog box option buttons
Click this
button
To do this
Routing
Direct charges of specific department codes to post
automatically to different folios.
Auth. Direct
Bill
Authorize direct billing for guests who are not paying for their
own stay, but who are having their payment made by someone
else, such as, a company or organization.
Traces
Communicate guest's requests with other hotel staff. It allows
the hotel to keep track of things that have to be done for
guests on a specific date.
Reg. Card
Print a registration card for the current reservation.
Room Move
Move an in-house guest to another room.
Reinstate
If a guest has checked out, you can check the guest back into
the room.
Package
Options
Display a list of package elements for which an allowance has
been created.
Credit Cards
Get additional or manual approval of the guest's credit card.
Confirmation
View, print, or e-mail a confirmation letter.
Waitlist
Move a guest reservation to the Waitlist.
Fixed Charges
Post specific charges on a daily basis.
Virtual
Numbers
If your system is configured for DID (Direct Inward Dialling),
you can assign a specific telephone or fax number to a guest
reservation for the duration of the guest's stay.
Accompanying
Register each guest in the room, even if there is only one
actual reservation for that room.
Delete
Delete a reservation.
Regrets
Move a guest reservation to the Regrets list.
Rate Info
View a room rate in various currencies.
Changes
View all the changes made to a reservation since the original
reservation was made.
Messages
View, create, edit or delete guest messages.
Add On
Make a copy of the current reservation with a different
reservation number.
Locator
Enter a guest locator.
PreBilling/Billing
Open the Billing screen in the Cashiering module and post a
deposit payment or a pre-billing charge before the guest
checks in. Changes to Billing button for a checked in guest.
Shares
Combine two (or more) reservations to share the same room
or to break an existing share reservation.
History
View the details of previous stays.
Party
Split a party reservation.
Meal Plan
Set the meal plan schedule for a guest.
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Click this
button
To do this
Leisure
Leisure activities are bookings for hotel outlets such as
restaurants, spa, golf tee time, hairdresser or any other leisure
activity or service.
Guest Awards
Assign and view Guest awards and award an award when the
number of points has been reached.
Q Rooms
Place a reservation on the queue to inform Housekeeping that
a guest has arrived and his room is not yet ready.
Proforma
Produce an invoice that calculates the nights for an expected
guest and checked-in guest.
Advanced Reservation Search Dialog Box Fields
This field
Is to search for
General
All reservations' statuses: Expected, Checked-in, Cancelled,
and No Show.
Cancellation
Reservations that have been cancelled.
Day Use
Reservations that their arrival date is same as their
departure date.
Complementary
Reservations that are marked as Comp in the reservation
dialog box
No Show
Guests that did not arrive at the hotel on their arrival date.
The no-show reservations are deleted the day after the
original expected departure date.
Departure
Guests who are due to depart today
City
Reservations for guests from a specific city.
Country
Reservations for guests from a specific country.
Room Type
All reservations with the specified room type.
Room No.
All reservations blocked with the specified room number.
Market Code
Reservations with the specified market code.
Colour Code
Reservations with the specified colour code.
Source
Reservations booked through the specified source.
Source Code
Reservations with the specified source code.
Cancel No
Reservations with the specified cancellation number.
VIP Code
Reservations with the specified VIP code.
Member No.
Reservations with the specified member number.
Guest Card No
Reservations with the specified guest card number.
Rate Code
Reservations with the specified rate code.
Price--- To---
Reservations within the price range. If the To field is left
blank, the search will be for prices above that stated.
Deposit Date
Reservations that require a deposit by the date entered.
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This field
Is to search for
Deposit Amnt.--To---
Reservations with deposits in the given range. If the To field
is left blank, the search will be for deposits above that
stated.
Conf. Letter #
Reservations with the specified confirmation number.
Arrival Time--To---
Reservations with expected arrivals in the stated time
frame. If the To field is left blank, the search will be for
arrival times after the stated time.
CRS No.
Reservations with the specified central reservations number.
Created On--By---
Reservations made on the specified date, by the specified
hotel employee. Either one or both fields can be specified.
Stay On
Reservations that will be in-house on the stay on date
specified. This includes reservations for the future and
reservations which have already checked-in.
Mass Cancellation If the check box is checked then all reservations that can be
cancelled will be displayed and an addition button
Mass Cancellation will be available on the Reservation List
grid. Upon selecting the Mass Cancellation button you will be
warned that you are about to cancel all reservations for the
specified date and reminded to enter a specific reservation
type to be cancelled.
Partial String
Match
If the check box is checked then you may enter part (some
of the letters) of the field and search. The results will include
all the reservations that contain this combination of letters
in the field. For example, if "ti" is typed in the Name field,
the results of the search will include Paretti, Martin, and
Timona.
Partial Condition
Match (OR)
If the check box is checked and more than one field is
entered, the results of the search may include one or more
of the search criteria. For example, "Smith" is typed in the
Name field and "Chicago" is typed into the City field. If a
reservation "Smith" is found in the city of Miami, or a
reservation "Jones" is found in the city of "Chicago", then
both of these reservations appear on the Reservation List
grid. If this check box is not checked, only reservations that
meet all the criteria entered will be on the list.
Displaying the Reservation Options from the Reservation screen
To display the Reservation Options from the Reservation screen:
If you are already working in the Reservation screen, simply click OPTIONS.
The Reservation Options dialog box appears.
Note: When a button is greyed out, the option is not activated
for the guest selected or you do not have rights to use this
option.
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Routing
The Routing option allows you to direct charges of specific department codes to
post automatically to different folios (up to 98 folios). You can route charges to
the same room, to another name, or to other guests' folio. You can also define a
routing period to restrict the routing of postings to certain dates. In addition, you
can also set a different method of payment for each routing instruction. When
changing the departure date on a reservation with routing instructions, you will
be asked whether to update the dates on routing instructions
How to route charges:
1. From the Reservations Options dialog box, click ROUTING.
The Routing Charge screen appears.
2. Click NEW.
The New Routing Charge dialog box appears.
3. Type the folio number to which you wish to route the charge, in the Window
field.
4. Fill in the dates for the routing period.
5. Click the drop down arrow in the Departments column.
The Select Departments dialog box appears.
6. From the Select Dialog box, click INCLUDE to include the departments you want
to route charges for, or click EXCLUDE to exclude the departments from being
routed.
If you want to include all except one or two codes, select and INCLUDE "All
Department Codes". Then select and EXCLUDE the code that you want to
exclude. For instance, if you include all department codes, and exclude only
No Show (110), it will appear in the field as "*,-110".
7. Click OK.
The Select Dialog box is closed and the abbreviations or numerical codes for
the selected departments (as defined in the hotel configuration) appear on the
Routing Charge dialog box.
8. If you want the guest to be able to view and/or check out the routed charges
in this window on their television, check the appropriate checkbox:
BILL VIEW: View the charges in this window on the television.
VIDEO CHECKOUT : Checkout the charges in this window via the television.
9. From the New Routing Charge dialog box, select SAME ROOM, NAME, OTHER
ROOM, or OTHER NAME, depending on whether you want the charges to be
routed to the same room, but to an Agent, Company, Group, or Source linked
to the reservation, or to another room or reservation, or another profile name.
a. To route the charges to an Agent, Company, Group, or Source linked to
the reservation, check the SAME ROOM check box, and select the desired name
from the NAME drop-down listing.
Note: To route postings of an individual reservation to a
company, a travel agent, or a source, you should link the
reservation first via the Agent, Company, or Source fields in the
Profile.
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b. Uncheck the SAME ROOM checkbox, select OTHER ROOM to route the charges
to another guest's room. If you know the room number, just type it in the
field. Clicking the field will prompt you with a list of all expected and in-house
reservations. You can search for the reservation either by room number if
assigned to guest, or by guest's name.
Note: If you select a reservation that has no overlapping date
with the current reservation, the system issues a warning.
c. Uncheck the SAME ROOM checkbox, click OTHER NAME to route the charges to
another name. This routes the charges to a specific profile name and not to a
specific room or reservation.
10. Highlight the name or the room that you want to route the charges to and
press TAB.
The Address Detail field is filled in with the address details of the name
selected.
11. Click the Payment field to select the payment method for this window.
If none is selected, the payment method defaults to the type chosen in the
guest’s reservation.
12. Click OK.
You are returned to the Routing Charges dialog box.
If the payment method is NOT a credit card routing is complete and the new
routing instruction appears on the Routing Charge screen with the room
number and other information for the guest to whom the charges are being
routed. Simply close the Routing Charge screen. (See step 13.)
If the payment method is a credit card, continue with the next step.
Type in the credit card number and expiration date, and the name of the
cardholder as it appears on the credit card. The Authorization buttons are now
activated.
If you wish to authorize an amount, click the appropriate authorization
button:
Manual Authorization: Opens a dialog box that lets you enter the approved
amount and the approval code.
Additional Authorization: Opens a dialog box that lets you enter an additional
amount and contacts the credit card company to get the required
authorization when you click OK.
The New Routing Charge dialog box is closed. The new routing instruction
appears on the Routing Charge screen box with the room number and other
information for the guest to whom the charges are being routed.
13. Click CLOSE.
The Routing Charge screen box is closed.
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Routing Charge screen options
Click this
button
To do this
From
View if the guest has routing instructions from other guest or
room number. Inactive until the guest checks in.
New
Add a new routing instruction.
Delete
Delete the routing instruction the cursor is currently on.
Edit
Change routing instructions.
Credit Card
details
Opens the Credit Card Details dialog box for the selected billing
window (routing instruction).
Active only if the payment method for the highlighted routing
instruction is a credit card.
Reinstate
If a guest has checked out the reinstate option allows you to check the guest
back into the room. This option is active only if the guest has checked out.
To reinstate a checked-out reservation:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click REINSTATE.
A warning appears.
2. Click ORIGINAL ROOM or PX ROOM.
The reservation status is changed from Checked Out to Due Out.
Fixed Charges
The option Fixed Charges allows you to post specific charges on a daily basis. You
can also edit or delete a fixed charge. Suite 7 will post the fixed charges
automatically during the night audit and when you print advance folio.
How to enter a new fixed charge:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click FIXED CHARGES.
The Fixed Charges screen appears with the name and dates of the
reservation.
2. Click NEW.
The Edit Fixed Charges dialog box appears.
3. Click the Department drop down arrow and choose the department you want
to set a fixed charge for.
4. Type the quantity and price in the appropriate fields.
If the system is setup for Dual or Euro, select the currency to be posted.
Note: Some departments may include the price when you select
the item. In those instances the price will be filled in
automatically once that department was selected.
5. If required, select an arrangement code to include the selected department
under specific arrangement group when you print the folio.
6. Click OK.
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The Edit Fixed Charges dialog box is closed. The Fixed Charges screen appears
displaying the department, quantity, and price appear in the dialog box and
the total fixed charges price appears as Total fixed charge.
7. Repeat steps 2-6 for every additional department you want fixed charges for.
The Total fixed charges increments by each additional price.
8. Click CLOSE.
The Fixed Charges screen is closed.
How to edit a fixed charge:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click FIXED CHARGES.
The Fixed Charges screen appears.
2. Select the Fixed Charge that you want to edit.
3. Click EDIT.
The Edit Fixed Charges dialog box appears.
4. Enter any changes you want to make.
Note: Some departments may include the price when you select
the item. In those instances the price will be filled in
automatically once that department was selected.
5. Click OK.
The Edit Fixed Charges dialog box is closed. The Fixed Charges screen appears
displaying the department, quantity, and price appear in the dialog box and
the total fixed charges price appears as Total fixed charge.
6. Click CLOSE.
The Fixed Charges screen is closed.
How to delete a fixed charge:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click FIXED CHARGES.
The Fixed Charges screen appears.
2. Select the fixed charge that you want to delete.
3. Click DELETE.
A confirmation message appears.
4. Click YES.
The fixed charge is deleted.
5. Click CLOSE.
The Fixed Charges screen is closed.
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Rate Info
Viewing a room rate in various currencies
This option enables you to view a room rate in various currencies.
To view a room rate in various currencies:
From the Reservation Options dialog box, click RATE INFO.
The Currency dialog box appears.
The left column shows currency names, where the first line shows the base
currency. The right column shows the exchange rates with the base currency.
Viewing rate details in a specific currency
To view rate details in a specific currency:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click RATE INFO.
The Currency dialog box appears.
2. Highlight the currency required.
3. Click DETAILS.
The Rate Info dialog box appears.
4. If you want to print, click PRINT.
5. Click CLOSE.
The Rate Info dialog box is closed and the Currency dialog box appears.
6. From the Currency dialog box, click CLOSE.
The Currency dialog box is closed.
Billing
The Billing option will open the Billing screen in the Cashiering Module.
Here you can view guest's folios post charges, and use other related functions.
Remember that the billing option is only available for checked-in guests.
How to open the Billing screen:
1. From the Reservations Option dialog box, click BILLING.
The Cashier Login screen appears.
2. Type your cashier number in the Cashier No field.
3. Type your password in the Password field.
4. Click LOGIN.
The Billing screen appears.
Note: For instructions on Billing see the Suite 7 Cashiering
Manual.
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Pre-Billing
Posting deposit payments
This option allows you to post a deposit payment before the guest checks in.
Some hotel policies require a deposit in order to guarantee a reservation.
Remember that the pre-billing option is only available for a guest who has not yet
checked in. When the guest checks in, this option becomes "Billing".
Note: If a deposit has been made on an expected reservation
you are not able to cancel the reservation from the reservations
module.
How to post a deposit payment:
1. From the Reservation Options, click PRE-BILLING.
The Cashier Login screen with your cashier number appears.
Note: Performing any operation related to the cashier's work
requires a user password.
2. Type in your password, and click LOGIN.
The Pre-Billing dialog box appears. If a deposit amount has already been paid,
it will be displayed.
3. Click DEPOSITS.
The Deposit Payments dialog box appears.
4. In the Payment Department field, click on the down arrow to open the dropdown list, and select the payment method.
5. Type in the Amount of the deposit.
6. To change the Reservation Type, click the down-arrow and select the new
Reservation Type.
7. In the Window Number field, choose the number of the window where you
want the deposit to appear once the guest checks in.
8. If you want to print a receipt for the deposit, check the Print Receipt checkbox
at the bottom of the dialog box.
9. If the deposit is paid by a travel agent whose commission is pre-paid, either
type in the percentage for the Pre-Paid Commission, or type the amount in
directly.
Suite 7 calculates the Total Amount, which is the sum of the deposit and the
commission.
10. In the Supplementary Info field, you can enter the guest name and the
confirmation number of the reservation.
If you have selected a credit card as the payment method, the Supplementary
Info field type becomes the Credit Card Number field. Type in the credit card
number. (If the card number is recorded in the Reservation, it is entered
automatically.)
In the Reference # field you can type in a reference number (such as the
check number).
11. Click POST.
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The Deposit Payments dialog box closes, and the payment is displayed on the
Pre-Billing screen.
Deposit Payment dialog box fields
Field name
Definition
Payment
Department
The method of payment for the deposit (cash, credit card, or
foreign currency, etc.).
Amount
The deposit amount.
Reservation
Type
The type of reservation.
Window Number
The folio to credit for the deposit. In Routing, you can open
up to 98 folios per guest.
Print Receipt
Whether a receipt is to be printed for the deposit.
Pre-paid
commission
The percentage or amount of the pre-paid commission.
Total Amount
The commission amount (or percentage) plus the deposit
amount.
Supplementary
Info/
Credit Card
Number
The credit card number, if a deposit is made by credit card. If
payment is by cash or check, you can type in information
such as guest name and/or reservation confirmation number.
Description
Description of the transaction. (Inserted by the system.)
Reference #
If a deposit is made by credit card, you can enter the credit
card expiry date.
If the deposit is made by check, you can enter the check
number.
Deposit Adjustments
In some circumstances, it may be necessary to make adjustments to an initial
deposit:
¾
A guest may make an additional deposit payment.
¾
All or part of a deposit may be returned to a guest.
¾
A deposit may also be retained even though the guest never checked in.
¾
The sum of the returned and the retained portions of the deposit must be less
than or equal to the total deposit received.
How to adjust a deposit:
1. From the Reservation Options, click PRE-BILLING.
The Cashier Login screen with your cashier number appears.
Note: Performing any operation related to the cashier's work
requires a user password.
2. Type in your password, and click LOGIN.
The Pre-Billing dialog box appears. If a deposit amount has already been paid,
it will be displayed.
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3. Click DEPOSITS.
The Deposit options appear.
4. Select the desired option:
¾
Payment: Accept an additional amount.
¾
Return: Deposit is returned and subtracted from the balance.
¾
Retain: Deposit is retained and added to balance.
¾
Abort: Closes deposit options without making any adjustment.
If PAYMENT or RETURN was selected, the Deposit Payment dialog box for the
selected guest opens.
If RETAIN was selected, the Retain Deposit dialog box opens.
Although this dialog box contains many more fields than the Deposit Payment
dialog box, the activated fields that need to be filled in are the same in both
dialog boxes.
5. In the Payment Department field, click on the down arrow to open the dropdown list, and select the payment method.
If you are retaining a payment, the Payment Department is automatically
selected:
644: Retain Deposit
6. Type in the Amount to be returned or added.
7. If the deposit is paid by a travel agent whose commission is pre-paid, either
type in the percentage for the Pre-Paid Commission, or type the amount in
directly.
Suite 7 calculates the Total Amount, which is the sum of the deposit and the
commission.
8. In the Reference # field you can type in a reference number (such as the
check number).
The Supplementary Info field is not present in the Deposit Retain dialog box.
It is replaced by the remarks field.
9. In the Window Number field, choose the number of the window where you
want the deposit to appear once the guest checks in.
10. To change the Reservation Type, click the down-arrow and select the new
Reservation Type.
11. If you want to print a receipt for the deposit, check the Print Receipt checkbox
at the bottom of the dialog box.
12. Click POST.
The Deposit Payments dialog box closes, and the payment is displayed on the
Pre-Billing screen.
Leisure
Scheduling leisure activities
The leisure activities are bookings for hotel outlets such as restaurants, spa, golf
tee time, hairdresser or any other leisure activity or service.
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To schedule leisure activities:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click LEISURE.
The Leisure dialog box appears.
2. From the Leisure dialog box, select the Outlet.
3. Select a Service from the list of Outlet services.
4. Type in the date or click the drop down arrow and select a date from the
calendar.
5. Click SELECT.
The Leisure Scheduling dialog box appears for the selected service.
6. Select the time and location or person for the activity.
7. Click BOOKING.
The Leisure Booking dialog box appears, showing the information pertaining to
the booking and the guest.
8. Edit the fields as desired.
9. Click OK.
The Leisure Booking dialog box is closed.
10. The Leisure Schedule dialog box reappears, with the appropriate blocks
marked, and the details of the booking in the rectangle at the lower left below
the Date field.
The Leisure Schedule dialog box options are activated.
11. Click CLOSE
For more information on the leisure activities, see Leisure Activities.
Authorize Direct Billing
Direct billing is used for guests who are not paying their bill upon check out. This
allows for the authorization of a guest to check out of a hotel and have the
balance transferred to the City Ledger.
Later the balance is billed to the person or the company who is responsible for
paying the charges. Only users with authorization (user rights) can authorize
direct billing. Other users are able to confirm authorization of direct billing, and if
authorization exists, to check out the guest.
Confirming authorization for direct billing when the user has no rights
for authorization
To confirm authorization for direct billing when the user has no rights for
authorization:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click AUTH. DIRECT BILL.
If the guest is authorized for direct billing, the Reservation authorized for
direct bill message appears.
If the guest is not authorized for direct billing, the Reservation NOT authorized
for direct bill message appears.
2. Click OK.
The message box is closed.
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Authorizing direct billing
To authorize direct billing:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click AUTH. DIRECT BILL.
A confirmation message appears.
2. To authorize direct billing of the guest account, click YES.
The Authorization completed notification box appears.
3. Click OK.
The direct billing authorization is complete.
Note: When a reservation has City Ledger authorization, making
an add on reservation will not copy the authorization.
Cancelling authorization for direct billing
To cancel authorization for direct billing:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click AUTH. DIRECT BILL.
A message appears displaying who created the authorization.
2. To cancel the authorization, click YES.
The Authorization cancelled message appears.
3. Click OK.
The authorization is cancelled.
Q Rooms
This option is used in the event that a guest arrives to check-in before the room
is ready for him. For complete information about Q Rooms, see the Q Rooms
chapters in the Suite 7 Front Desk Manual and the Suite 7 Rooms Management
Manual.
When a guest arrives before the expected arrival time, and the room is not yet
ready, the room is put into the queue. The list of rooms on the queue appears in
Rooms Management so that the Housekeeping staff can give them top priority. As
soon as the room has been cleaned and inspected, Housekeeping indicates this on
the Q rooms list, and the guest can be checked in.
It may also occur that a room is on the queue, and in the meantime a different
guest is checked in and assigned a room of the same type that is on queue. In
this case, you will be informed that a room of this type is on queue, and you may
choose to assign this room to the waiting guest and find another room for the
newer check-in.
Note: To use this option, you must activate the Q-ROOMS
parameter. See the "Manager" chapter in the Suite 7
Configuration Manual.
How to assign a room to the queue:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click Q ROOMS.
You are asked to confirm the Q Room assignment.
2. Click YES.
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¾
The room is added to the queue:
¾
The length of time the room has been in the queue appears at the top
of the Arrivals screen when the guest name is selected from the listing.
¾
The room appears in the Front Desk Q Rooms listing. (See the Suite 7
Front Desk Manual.)
¾
The room appears in the Rooms Management Q Rooms listing. (See
the Suite 7 Rooms Management Manual.)
If you assign a room of a type that is on the queue to a different guest who is
checking in, you will be notified. Perhaps the reservation on queue should be
given priority for this room.
Accessing the Q Rooms listing
To display a listing of the rooms that are on the queue, there are several
options:
¾
Front Desk: select Q Rooms in the Advanced Search dialog (Front
Desk>Arrivals> Advanced Search) to display all reservations currently in the
queue. (See the Suite 7 Front Desk Manual.)
¾
House Status: shows the number of rooms currently on the queue with drill
down possibilities.
¾
Rooms Management: from the Rooms Management toolbar, click the Q Rooms
icon to display a list of the reservations that are on the queue, as well as a
summary by room type. (See the Suite 7 Rooms Management Manual.)
Q Room Cancellations
If you cancel a checked-in reservation that was previously in the queue, you will
be asked what to do with the reservation. There are three options:
¾
Put the reservation back in the queue in its original position
¾
Put the reservation at the end of the queue.
¾
Remove the reservation from the queue completely
If a queued reservation becomes a no show, the reservation is automatically
removed from the queue.
Package Options
A reservation can have packages attached to it via the rate code or through the
packages field. The Package Options option displays a list of all package elements
for which an allowance has been created. The creation of the allowance is done
automatically by Suite 7 at check-in and during the night audit. You also can
route a package allowance to another guest so, if the charge for the package is
posted on the other guest's folio, it will use the correct allowance.
Viewing package elements for which an allowance has been created
To view package elements for which an allowance has been created:
From the Reservation Options dialog box, click PACKAGE OPTIONS.
The Reservation Packages dialog box appears.
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Reservation Packages dialog box fields
Field
Definition
Item.
The package element code.
Description The description of the department code that the allowance was
created for. For example, department code 420 is Massage.
Date
The date for the allowance.
Allowance
The amount of the allowance.
Posted
The amount that was posted.
Over
Over or under the allowance amount.
Reservation Packages dialog box buttons
Click this
button
To do this
Display
Routings
See if and where packages are routed.
Route
Packages
Display Profile screen, from which you choose routing
destination. If routing already exists, the system displays the
name of the guest the packages are routed to, and enables you
to cancel the routing instruction.
Refresh
Check and updates changes made in packages. This option is
necessary to run only if the guest has checked in already, and if
you made changes to packages. If you attach a new package to
the reservation, change or remove an attached package, or when
you change the rate code to another rate with different
packages.
Routing the allowance
The routing package option allows you to redirect package allowances from one
account to another account. For example, the children's charges could be directed
to the parent's room.
The target room is the room that the charges are being directed to. Suite 7
determines whether the target room can exceed its own allowance and use the
allowance that might be available for the other source rooms.
When you route packages, you redirect the package allowance for all package
postings connected to the room. The system will add up all package allowances
accumulated on the target room in order to produce a total for the particular
department code allowance.
How to route the allowance:
1. Select the reservation that the package is being routed from.
2. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click PACKAGE OPTIONS.
The Reservations Packages dialog box appears.
3. Click ROUTE PACKAGES.
The Route Packages dialog box appears.
4. From the Route Packages dialog box, select the reservation where the
allowances are being routed to.
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You can search for the reservation by typing the first few letters of the name
in the Name field or type the beginning of the room number in the Room No
field.
5. Click OK.
The Route Packages dialog box is closed. A confirmation message appears.
6. Click YES or NO.
The allowance is routed.
Displaying routings
You can display the reservation that the allowance has been routed to.
To display routings:
1. Select the reservation that the package is being routed from.
2. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click PACKAGE OPTIONS.
The Reservations Packages dialog box appears.
3. Click DISPLAY ROUTINGS.
A message appears displaying the guest name that the allowance has been
routed to.
4. Click OK.
The message box is closed.
Checking and updating changes
You can check and update changes made in packages. This option is necessary to
run only if the guest has checked in already, changes were made to the
packages. For example, attach a new package to the reservation, change or
remove an attached package, or change a rate code to another rate with different
packages.
How to check and update changes:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click PACKAGE OPTIONS.
The Reservation Packages dialog box appears.
2. From the Reservation Packages dialog box, click REFRESH.
The Reservation Packages dialog box appears displaying the updated package
items.
Cancelling routing of package charges
You can cancel the routing of package charges.
To cancel routing of package charges:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click PACKAGE OPTIONS.
The Reservation Packages dialog box appears.
2. Click ROUTE PACKAGES.
A confirmation message appears.
3. Click YES to remove package routing.
The package routing is cancelled.
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Virtual Numbers
If your system is configured for DID (Direct Inward Dialling), you can assign a
specific telephone or fax number to a guest reservation for the duration of guest's
stay, automatically or upon request.
The DID numbers serve the guest as the guest's private line once they check in,
until they check out. The Virtual Numbers option allows people outside the hotel
to dial or fax the guest directly, using the assigned numbers, without having to go
through the hotel operator. A virtual DID number can be guest-based or roombased. A guest-based virtual number will always follow the guest, including
through room moves.
Room-based virtual numbers need to consider other guests. For example, if one
of the share guests checks-out, the system will not unassign the number
automatically, but will check first if there is a sharer in the room. The same
applies to room moves.
A virtual number can also be assigned permanently to a guest profile.
Once a virtual number has been linked to a profile, it is marked as permanent and
cannot be used for another assignment. At check-in, the respective number will
be displayed in the configured pool of number (assigned VN number dialog box),
and will be available for selection. If a guest with a permanent virtual number has
several rooms at the same time, Suite 7 will use the number for the first
reservation that checks in (if configured set to Auto Assign). However, the system
can only assign virtual numbers for rooms that have been configured for the
respective number pool.
Note: The use of virtual numbers and the available functionality
depends entirely upon the capabilities and the feature set of the
external system and the interface used in the hotel.
Assigning a new virtual number
To assign a new virtual number:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click VIRTUAL NUMBERS.
The Virtual Numbers dialog box appears.
2. Click NEW.
The Assign Virtual Number dialog box appears.
3. Click the Pool drop down arrow and select the line to which you want to assign
the number.
The Pool list contains the list of the telephone lines connected to the room.
4. From the list of extension numbers, scroll to and highlight the number you
wish to assign.
5. Click ASSIGN.
The number appears in the Virtual Numbers dialog box.
6. Click CLOSE.
The Virtual Numbers dialog box is closed.
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Deleting a virtual number
To delete a virtual number:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click VIRTUAL NUMBERS.
The Virtual Numbers dialog box appears.
2. Click DELETE.
A confirmation message appears asking if you want to delete the DID number.
Note: Some lines, such as fax and modem lines, require a DID
virtual number. You cannot delete the assignment. However, you
can change the assigned number.
3. Click YES.
The number is deleted from the list.
4. Click CLOSE.
The Virtual Number dialog box is closed.
Changing the assigned virtual number
Some lines, such as fax and modem lines, require a DID virtual number.
You cannot delete the assignment. However, you can change the assigned
number.
How to change the assigned virtual number:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click VIRTUAL NUMBERS.
The Virtual Numbers dialog box appears.
2. Select the number that you want to change.
3. Click DELETE.
A confirmation message appears asking if you change the assigned the DID
number.
4. Click YES.
The Assigned Virtual Number dialog box appears.
5. From the list of extension numbers, scroll to and highlight the number you
wish to assign.
6. Click ASSIGN.
The Assigned Virtual Number dialog box is closed. The Virtual Number dialog
box appears with the new assigned virtual number.
7. Click CLOSED.
The Virtual Number dialog box is closed.
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Changes
You can view all the changes made to a reservation since the original reservation
was made.
To view the changes made to a reservation:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click CHANGES.
The Reservation Changes dialog box appears.
2. Click CLOSE.
The Reservation Changes dialog box is closed.
Shares
The Shares option allows you to combine two (or more) reservations to share the
same room or to break an existing share reservation.
Creating a share reservation with a new guest
To create a share reservation with a new guest:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click SHARES.
The Combine Share Reservations dialog box appears.
The name of the current reservation is displayed in the upper pane.
2. Fill in the (last) Name, First Name, and (number of) Persons fields.
3. Click NEW RESERV.
If the guest does not have an existing profile, Suite 7 automatically creates a
profile for the guest and the Creation of Share Reservation dialog box appears
displaying the names of the shared guest.
If the guest has a profile, the Profile Search screen appears guest's name.
a.
From the Profile Search dialog box, select the guest profile.
b.
Click OK.
The Combine Share Reservations dialog box appears with the name filled in.
c.
From the Combine Share Reservations dialog box, click OK.
The Creation of Share Reservation dialog box appears displaying the names of
the shared guest.
4. You can change the price of the room for one or both guests.
5. Click OK.
The Creation of Share Reservation dialog box is closed.
Share Reservations Options
Click this
button
To do this
Zero
One guest pays the full amount and the second guest does not
pay anything. Which guest pays depends on where the cursor is
when the option is selected.
Split
Split the charge evenly.
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Click this
button
To do this
Full
Each guest pays the full amount of the given rate code. For
instance, if the rack rate is $90 for single occupancy and $140 for
double, each guest pays $90 if the Full option is activated.
Combine
Add a share from an existing reservation.
Break
Cancel the share. The guests will no longer share the same room
but have separate rooms.
Go To
Open the reservation of selected sharing guest.
OK
Save the share and close the screen.
Abort
Close the screen.
Creating a share reservation with an existing reservation
To create a share reservation with an existing reservation:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click SHARES.
The Combine Share Reservations dialog box appears.
2. Click COMBINE RESERV.
The Combine Share Reservations grid appears.
3. Search for the guest by typing the guest's name, room number, or scroll down
the list.
4. Select the guest and click OK.
The Combine Share Reservations dialog box appears with the name of both
guests.
5. Click OK.
The Share Reservation dialog box appears displaying the names of the shared
guest.
6. You can change the price of the room for one or both guests.
7. Click OK.
If the room types for the two guests are different, you will be asked to select
the room type to assign to the shared reservation.
8. Click the appropriate button.
Creating a share reservation with a checked-in guest
You can create a share reservation with a checked-in guest. However, be sure
that the sharing guest has not been assigned a room number.
To create a share reservation with a checked-in guest:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click SHARES.
The Combine Share Reservations dialog box appears.
The name of the current reservation is displayed in the upper pane.
2. Click COMBINE RESERV. (If the sharing guest is a new reservation, see step 3 in
Creating a share reservation with a new guest)
The Combine Share Reservations grid appears.
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3. Search for the guest by typing the guest's name, room number, or scroll down
the list.
4. Select the guest and click OK.
The Combine Share Reservations dialog box appears with the name of both
guests.
The Combine Share Reservations dialog box appears with the name filled in.
5. From the Combine Share Reservations dialog box, click OK.
A message appears asking for confirmation of the room number.
6. Click YES.
The Creation of Share Reservation dialog box appears displaying the names of
the shared guest. (See Share Reservations Options.)
7. You can change the price of the room for one or both guests.
8. Click OK.
The Creation of Share Reservation dialog box is closed.
Breaking a share reservation
You can break the share reservation when two or more guests share a room. The
guests are moved to separate rooms.
To break a share reservation:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click SHARES.
The Share Reservations dialog box appears.
2. Click BREAK.
The price resets to the appropriate rate for each reservation.
3. Click OK.
The share is broken and the Share Reservation dialog box is closed.
Traces
The Traces option allows you to communicate guest's requests with other hotel
staff. The Traces option allows the hotel to keep track of things that have to be
done for guests on a specific date. For example, if the guest needs a baby crib,
you advise housekeeping that they need to bring a crib to that guest on that
date. On the specified date entered, Suite 7 notifies housekeeping, through the
trace report, that a crib is requested. You can create, modify, delete or resolve a
trace or mark it as completed.
In addition, there is a special type of trace called Action trace. The Action trace
relates to changes in the reservation itself (such as change of rate code, price, or
the number of guests), and is resolved automatically during the night audit. A
reason may be entered for an action trace. An Action trace cannot be modified.
Optionally a reason can be entered for an action trace.
Creating a new trace
To create a new trace:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click TRACES.
The Traces dialog box appears.
2. Click NEW to enter a new trace.
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The New Trace Entry dialog box appears.
3. Enter From and Until Trace Dates.
4. Under Trace Department, select the department the trace is for.
On the right-hand side, a list of texts that you may select from appears under
Trace Texts. A free format Text Box is also displayed.
5. Highlight the text you want and double-click it, and/or type your own text in
the Text box.
Tip: Alternatively, you can double-click the text or drag and drop
it into the Text pane.
The selected text appears in the Text box and the Save button is activated.
6. Click SAVE.
The Traces dialog box reappears with the text you entered.
If the guest is part of a group, the Save Traces dialog box appears.
7. Click the appropriate radio button.
8. Click OK.
The Traces dialog box appears.
9. From the Traces screen, click CLOSE.
The Traces dialog box is closed.
Editing text on the Traces list
To edit text on the Traces list:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click TRACES.
The Traces dialog box appears.
2. Click EDIT.
The Edit Trace Entry dialog box appears.
3. Click into the Text at the bottom right and make the necessary changes.
4. Click SAVE.
The Edit Trace Entry dialog box is closed and the Trace screen appears.
5. From the Traces screen, click CLOSE.
The Traces dialog box is closed.
Deleting a trace
To delete a trace:
1. From the Reservations Options dialog box, click TRACES.
The Traces dialog box appears.
2. Click DELETE.
A confirmation message appears.
3. Click YES.
The trace is deleted and no longer appears on the Traces dialog box.
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4. Click CLOSE.
The Traces dialog box is closed.
Resolving a trace
When a trace is marked resolved, it indicates that the trace has been performed.
To resolve a trace:
1. From the Reservations Options dialog box, click TRACES.
The Traces dialog box appears.
2. Select the trace that you want resolved.
3. Click RESOLVE.
The trace's status changes from Not Resolved to Resolved, along with the
date, time, and the user who changed its status.
4. Click CLOSE.
The Traces dialog box is closed.
Unresolving a trace
If a trace was mistakenly marked as resolved, you can unmark the trace to
unresolved.
To unresolve a trace:
1. From the Reservations Options dialog box, click TRACES.
The Traces dialog box appears.
2. Select the trace that you want unresolved.
3. Click UNRESOLVED.
The trace's status changes from Resolved to Not resolved.
4. Click CLOSE.
The Traces dialog box is closed.
Credit Cards
Entering an Approval Code Manually
To accept a credit card settlement from a guest when your regular credit card
interface is down, you can enter the approval amount and approval code
manually, using the ENTER APPROVAL CODE radio button. This option is only
available in hotels that have the Credit Card Interface installed.
How to enter approval code manually:
1. From the Reservations Options dialog box, click CREDIT CARDS.
The Credit Card Interface dialog box appears.
2. Click the Enter approval code radio button.
3. Click OK.
The Enter Approval Code dialog box appears. If an amount and code have
already been entered, they appear in the fields.
4. Type in the Approval Amount and the Approval Code.
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5. Click OK.
The Enter Approval Code dialog box is closed and the Credit Card Interface
dialog box appears.
6. Click CLOSE.
The Credit Card Interface dialog box is closed.
Altering the Current Authorization Rule
The Authorization Rule is the method the credit card interface uses to calculate
the authorization amount. You can change the default method, for a particular
guest, using the AUTHORIZATION RULE radio button.
How to alter the authorization method:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click CREDIT CARDS.
The Credit Card Interface dialog box appears.
2. Click the Authorization Rule radio button.
3. Click OK.
The Authorization Rule dialog box appears.
4. Select the new calculation method from the drop down list.
The selected method appears in the field.
Note: Depending on which method you choose, an Amount field
may also appear on the dialog box.
5. Click OK.
The Credit Card Interface dialog box appears.
6. Click CLOSE.
The Credit Card Interface dialog box is closed.
Getting Authorization for a Higher Amount
When you want to get approval for an additional amount, above what the credit
card company has already approved, use ADDITIONAL AUTHORIZATION.
How to get authorization for an additional amount:
1. From the Reservations Options dialog box, click CREDIT CARDS.
The Credit Card Interface dialog box appears.
2. Click the Additional authorization radio button.
3. Click OK.
The Additional authorization dialog box appears.
4. Type in the new authorization amount.
5. Click OK.
Contact is made through the interface to the credit card company with the
approval request.
If the amount is approved, a message is displayed showing the approval code
and the new approval amount. (These fields are automatically updated on the
guest record.)
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If the amount is not approved, the credit card company will tell you that no
approval has been received and you must enter it manually. (Normally you
would call the credit card company for an approval and then record it
manually as in Entering an Approval Code Manually).
6. When finished click OK to close the Additional authorization dialog box.
The Credit Card Interface dialog box appears.
7. Click CLOSE.
The Credit Card Interface dialog box is closed.
Courtesy Card Handling
Note: Not supported at this time.
Accompanying
The Accompanying option enables you to register each guest in the room, even if
there is only one actual reservation for that room.
Registering a guest as an accompanying guest
To register a guest as an accompanying a guest:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click ACCOMPANYING.
The Accompanying dialog box appears.
2. Click NEW.
The Accompanying Edit dialog box appears.
3. Fill in as much of the requested information as possible. Note that Name and
First Name are highlighted, meaning they are mandatory fields.
4. Click OK.
The Accompanying dialog box reappears, with the name of the accompanying
person and checkmark in the Attach field. The checkmark indicates that the
accompanying guest is included in the selected reservation. A search (for
example, by the telephone operator) will show the accompanying person in a
particular room.
5. To add another accompanying person, repeat steps 1-4.
6. From the Accompanying dialog box, click CLOSE.
The Accompanying dialog box is closed.
Unlinking an accompanying guest
You can break the link that attaches the accompanying guest from the specific
reservation.
To unlink an accompanying guest:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click ACCOMPANYING.
The Accompanying dialog box appears.
2. Select the accompanying guest and click ATTACH.
The link that attaches the accompanying guest from the specific reservation is
broken. The checkmark next to the name disappears.
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3. Click CLOSE.
The Accompanying dialog box is closed.
Editing an entry on the Accompanying list
To edit an entry on the Accompanying list:
1. From the Reservations Options dialog box, click ACCOMPANYING.
The Accompanying dialog box appears.
2. Click EDIT.
The Accompanying Edit dialog box appears, with the information on the
person selected.
3. Make the necessary changes.
4. Click OK.
The Accompanying Edit dialog box is closed and the Accompanying dialog box
appears.
5. Click CLOSE.
The Accompanying dialog box is closed.
Deleting a name from the Accompanying list
To delete a name from the Accompanying list:
1. From the Reservations Options dialog box, click ACCOMPANYING.
The Accompanying dialog box appears.
2. Select the accompanying name that you want to delete.
3. Click DELETE.
A confirmation message appears.
4. Click YES.
The name is deleted from the Accompanying list.
5. Click CLOSE.
The Accompanying dialog box is closed.
Messages
You can view, create, edit or delete messages for guests.
Viewing a guest's messages
To view a guest's messages:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click MESSAGES.
The Messages dialog box appears.
2. Click CLOSE.
The Messages dialog box is closed.
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Creating a new message for a guest
To create a new message for a guest:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click MESSAGES.
The Messages dialog box appears.
2. Click NEW.
The Guest New Message dialog box appears.
Note: The cursor is in the window pane on the left-hand side of
the screen.
3. Type a new message, or double-click a text message in the window pane to
the right, or highlight the text, and drag and drop.
If you double-click a text message, or drag and drop it, it is copied into the
left window pane.
4. Click SAVE or PRINT. (Print also saves.)
5. Repeat steps 2-4 for any other messages you want to leave.
The Messages dialog box reappears after each save displaying the date and
time the messages were received, and the text of the currently highlighted
message.
6. Click CLOSE.
The Messages dialog box is closed.
If the guest has messages, the lamp is displayed on the lower left corner of
the guest's Reservation screen. After the guest's messages were received, the
message colour is changed to green.
Messages options
Click this
button
To do this
Lamp On
Light an indicator lamp on the telephone in the guests' room to let
them know there is a message. There is also notice of this in the
Status column of the Messages dialog box.
Print
Print and save the message.
Received
Indicate that the message was given to the guest and shows the
status as received.
Not
Received
Indicate that the message was not given to the guest and shows
the status as not received.
Receive All
Indicate that all messages were communicated to the guest and
show the status as received. Click this button when you have
given the guest all of his or her messages.
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Editing a guest's message
To edit a guest's message:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click MESSAGES.
The Messages dialog box appears.
2. Highlight the message that you want to edit.
3. Place the cursor in the text box located in the lower pane of the dialog box.
4. Type the necessary changes to the message.
5. Click CLOSE.
The Messages dialog box is closed.
Deleting a guest's message
To delete a guest's message:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click MESSAGES.
The Messages dialog box appears.
2. Highlight the message that you want to delete.
3. Click DELETE.
A confirmation message appears asking you to confirm the deletion.
4. Click YES.
The highlighted message disappears from the list in the upper pane of the
Messages dialog box.
5. Click CLOSE.
The Messages dialog box is closed.
History
The History option allows you to view the details of all previous stays on file. You
also can check whether there are any recorded Turnaways for the guest. This
option is also used in the guest profile. See History in the Profiles section.
Viewing a guest's history
To view a guest's history:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click HISTORY.
The Profile screen appears displaying the guest's history.
2. Click CLOSE.
The Profile screen is closed.
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Registration Card
This option allows you to print a registration card for the selected reservation.
This is especially useful for same day reservations.
Printing a registration card
To print a registration card:
1. From the Reservations Options dialog box, click REG. CARD.
2. Select the template to be used for printing
3. Click OK.
Suite 7 prints the registration card for the guest.
Confirmation
After a guest has made a reservation, you can send a confirmation letter to the
guest with all the reservation details incorporated in a prepared form letter. You
can send the confirmation to the guest by sending a hard copy of the
confirmation by fax, mail, or using the Suite 7 E-mail.
If the reservation is cancelled or a no-show, the "Confirmation" button changes to
"Confirmation Cancelled", but the button remains active, and a letter confirming
the cancellation or no-show can still be requested.
Note: Reprinting a confirmation letter is controlled by user
rights.
Viewing and/or editing a confirmation letter
To view and/or edit a confirmation letter:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click CONFIRMATION.
The Print Confirmation Letter dialog box appears.
2. From the Letter Name drop-down menu, choose the type of confirmation
letter.
3. Highlight who the confirmation letter is being sent to.
4. Click VIEW.
The Edit Document screen with the text of the confirmation letter appears.
5. Edit the confirmation letter as required.
6. Click FILE on the menu bar.
The File menu appears.
7. Click SAVE and/or EXIT. (Exit will also give the option to save.)
The Edit Document screen is closed and the Print Confirmation Letter dialog
box appears.
8. Click CLOSE.
The Print Confirmation Letter dialog box is closed.
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Printing a confirmation letter
You can print a confirmation letter.
To print a confirmation letter:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click CONFIRMATION.
The Print Confirmation Letter dialog box appears.
2. From the Letter Name drop-down menu, choose the type of confirmation
letter.
3. Highlight who the confirmation letter is being sent to.
4. Click PRINT.
The confirmation letter is sent to the printer.
5. Click CLOSE.
The Print Confirmation Letter dialog box is closed.
E-mailing a confirmation letter
You can e-mail a confirmation letter.
To e-mail a confirmation letter:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click CONFIRMATION.
The Print Confirmation Letter dialog box appears.
2. From the Letter Name drop-down menu, choose the type of confirmation
letter.
3. Highlight who the confirmation letter is being sent to.
4. Click E-MAIL.
The Send Mail dialog box appears. It comprises two tabs, Message and
Attachments. The Message tab is opened.
5. Fill in the Message tab fields.
6. Save this EMAIL address to profile.
7. Click OK.
A confirmation message appears asking you to confirm if the email address
should be saved to the profile.
8. Click YES to save it to the profile.
A confirmation message appears asking you to confirm the sending of the email.
9. Click YES.
The confirmation is then sent automatically with the e-mail message and the
Print Confirmation Letter dialog box appears.
8. Click CLOSE.
The Print Confirmation Letter dialog box is closed.
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Delete
Deleting a reservation
To delete a reservation:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click DELETE.
The Confirm Deletion dialog box appears.
2. Click YES.
The reservation is deleted.
Add On
This option makes a copy of the current reservation, with a different reservation
number. Suite 7 notifies you if the reservation is not possible due to availability.
This option may be used for a guest who wants to add an additional room to his
reservation or a guest who plans to return to the hotel in the future.
Note the following limitations:
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When creating an 'Add On' for a reservation that has been assigned two or
more rooms, the 'Add On' copies the reservation for only one room.
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An add on reservation will not copy routing instructions that are simply going
to another window.
Creating an Add On reservation
To create an Add On reservation:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click ADD ON.
A confirmation message appears.
2. Click YES.
The New Reservation screen appears.
3. Click OK after the desired changes to the Add-on reservation have been
made.
Suite 7 confirms the new reservation and notifies you of its number.
4. Click OK.
The Main Reservations dialog box appears for the original guest.
Party
Groups of guests travelling together may reserve several rooms in a hotel.
Whenever the # Rooms field in the Reservation dialog box is greater than one,
the Party option is activated. When you split the reservations you will have the
option to change the name for each reservation.
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Making a party reservation
To make a party reservation:
1. Open the reservation in the Main Reservation dialog box.
2. Type the number of rooms you would like to reserve for the party in the #
Rooms field.
A confirmation message appears.
3. Click YES to confirm the number of rooms for the party.
4. Complete the necessary fields in the Main Reservation dialog box.
5. Click OK.
After the reservation is saved the Party option is activated in the Reservation
Options dialog box.
Splitting a party reservation
To split a party reservation:
1. Highlight the reservation that you want to split.
2. Click OPTIONS.
The Reservation Options dialog box appears.
3. Click PARTY.
The Party Reservation dialog box appears.
4. Click SPLIT to split one room, or SPLIT ALL to split all rooms.
5. To change a Guest Name, highlight the existing name, enter the new name,
and press TAB.
The Profile Search screen appears.
6. Create New, or click OK to select an existing profile (see also Profiles).
7. Change the room type and the number of adults and children if necessary.
8. Click OK.
The system confirms that it created the party reservation and gives a
reservation number.
9. Click OK.
The Party Reservation dialog box is closed.
Breaking the connection of a reservation and the party
After a room has been split from a party, you can break its connection to the
party. This is done with the Break option, which is activated after a split.
How to break the connection of a reservation and the party:
1. Highlight the reservation that you want to split.
2. Click OPTIONS.
The Reservation Options dialog box appears.
3. Click PARTY.
The Party Reservation dialog box appears.
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4. Highlight the guest who wants to break from the party, and click BREAK.
5. To break just the highlighted guest from the party, click YES. To break all
reservations from the party, click ALL.
The Party Reservation dialog box appears.
Note: After a guest has been broken from the party, the Break
option is changed to a Connect option. The Break is a toggle
switch for severing and reconnecting the link between a guest
and a party.
6. Click OK to save your changes, or ABORT to undo them.
The Party Reservation dialog box is closed.
Room Move
You can move a reservation from one room to another room after the guest has
checked in.
Moving a reservation from one room to another room
To move a reservation from one room to another room:
1. From the Reservations Options dialog box, click ROOM MOVE.
The Move Room dialog box appears.
2. From the Move Room dialog box, type a new room number in the Room No.
field box or click the drop down arrow and select a room number from the
Room Search Room list.
3. Click the drop down arrow and select a reason for the move from the Reasons
list.
4. Click YES.
A confirmation message appears.
5. Complete the confirmation message and click YES or NO.
The room number is changed.
Waitlist
This option allows you to move a reservation to the waitlist. A waitlisted
reservation does not affect the availability or occupancy status of a hotel.
If a requested room category is overbooked, a guest can be put on the waitlist. If
the room or rate becomes available, the guest reservation can be removed from
the waitlist and the reservation confirmed. This option is displayed only if your
system is configured for waitlist.
For further explanation about waitlist's, see Waitlist.
Moving a reservation to the Waitlist
To move a reservation to the Waitlist:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click WAITLIST.
The Waitlist dialog box appears.
2. Click the Reasons drop down arrow and select one of the reasons offered.
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The YES button at the bottom of the dialog box is activated.
3. Type the guest's telephone number in the Phone field or leave the field blank.
4. Click YES.
The guest reservation is moved to the Waitlist.
Regrets
If a room category is overbooked, a reservation can be move to
the Regrets list, rather than the Waitlist. The hotel makes no
further effort to contact the guest, even if there is an eventual
vacancy.
Moving a reservation to the Regrets list
To move a reservation to the Regrets list:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click REGRETS.
The Regrets dialog box appears.
2. Click the Reasons drop-down menu and select one of the reasons offered.
The YES button at the bottom of the dialog box is activated.
3. Type the guest's telephone number in the Phone field or leave the field blank.
4. Click YES.
The reservation is moved to the Regrets list.
Locator
If a guest expects to be out of his room, the Locator option can keep track of his
location. The Locator date can be set within the guest's stay period.
Note: The Locator option is active only for guests arriving today
or in-house guests.
Entering a guest's location
To enter guest location:
1. From the Reservation Options dialog box, click LOCATOR.
The Guest Locator dialog box appears.
2. In the Location pane on the left-hand side of the Locator dialog box, type
where the guest is expected to be, or double-click a location from the Location
List, in the right-hand pane, or drop and drag from the Location List.
The OK and CLEAR buttons at the bottom of the Guest Locator dialog box are
activated.
3. In the Until field, set the expected time and date.
4. Click OK.
The Guest Location dialog box is closed.
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Guest Awards
Many hotels and credit cards have guest award programs in place. The Guest
Awards option provides access to all guest award functions. You can:
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Assign an award program to the reservation.
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Delete an award program from the reservation.
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View the points status.
¾
Calculate award points.
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Award an award when the necessary points have been earned.
How to assign an award program:
1. From the Reservation Options, click GUEST AWARDS.
The Guest Award dialog box appears.
2. Click NEW.
The Edit Award Card dialog box appears.
3. Select the card from the drop-down listing.
If no card is defined on the guest profile, the Guest Card Edit dialog box
appears.
Fill in the fields and click OK.
The selected credit card and the member number are displayed.
4. Click in the AWARD TYPE field to display the available choices, and select the
desired award.
The number of points awarded for this billing, as well as the total number of
points accumulated toward this reward are displayed.
5. You may type in an award ID, as well as any text message you may wish to
enter for you own purposes. These fields are not used by the system.
6. Click OK.
You are returned to the Guest Awards dialog box, which displays the award
program in the listing.
When an award program has been assigned to a guest, the "Award" lamp
appears on the Reservations screen.
How to delete an award program:
1. From the Reservation Options, click GUEST AWARDS.
The Guest Award dialog box appears.
2. Select the award program to be deleted.
3. Click DELETE.
You are asked to confirm the delete.
4. Click YES.
The selected award program is deleted.
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How to edit an existing award program:
1. From the Reservation Options, click GUEST AWARDS.
The Guest Award dialog box appears.
2. Select the award program to be edited.
3. Click EDIT.
The Edit Award Card dialog box appears for the selected award.
Edit the fields as described in step 3 through step 5 in To assign an award
program (programs).
5. Click OK.
You are returned to the Guest Awards dialog box, which displays the edited
award in the listing.
Assigning the Award
When a guest has earned enough points to qualify for an award, the "Awarded"
button on the Guest Award dialog box will be activated so that the award can
then be authorized. However, the awarded button is not activated until the day
after check-out, since the points are automatically calculated during Night Audit
processing.
If a guest has earned the required points for a reward during the current stay, it
is possible to manually calculate the points so that the guest can receive the
award before he leaves the hotel.
How to authorize an award when the points have already been
automatically calculated:
1. From the Reservation Options, click GUEST AWARDS.
The Guest Award dialog box appears.
2. Select the award that has enough points to earn the award.
3. Click AWARDED.
The selected award is credited to the guest, and the required points are
subtracted from the current point balance and the AWARDED button is no
longer activated.
How to manually calculate award points and authorize an award:
1. From the Reservation Options, click GUEST AWARDS.
The Guest Award dialog box appears.
2. Select the award that has enough points to earn the award.
3. Click CALCPOINTS.
The current points are subtracted from the current point balance, and the
selected award is credited to the guest.
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Meal Plan
The Meal Plan option is used to set the meal plan schedule for a guest. This gives
you greater flexibility, allowing you to override any pre-determined meal plans,
and also change meal plans as necessary.
The ENABLEMEALPLAN parameter must be turned on.
By default, this parameter is turned off, in which case the meal plan can be used
for forecasting purposes only, and cannot actually make any changes to the meal
plan packages.
The meal plan option displays automatically any packages that are included in the
rate code or attached manually on the reservation. Through the meal plan you
can add or remove packages at any time. You will receive an error message if you
try to attach a package with posting restrictions to a day that does not meet the
restrictions; for example, attaching dinner to the departure date.
Note: The Meal Plan Forecast (procedure 10Day) prints the
forecast report.
Setting a meal plan
To add packages to the meal plan:
1. From the Reservation Options, click MEAL PLAN.
The Variable Meal Plan dialog box appears.
The "Included Meals" column displays meals that are included in the rate plan.
The "Meals" column displays any manually added meals.
Note that the "Included Meals" column is not changed by this option.
2. Click in the "Meals" column for the desired date.
3. Click PACKAGES.
The Meal Packages dialog box appears.
4. Highlight a relevant meal package and click INCLUDE.
A check mark appears next to the selected package.
5. Repeat step 3 for all other relevant packages.
6. Click OK.
The Variable Meal Plan dialog box appears. The selected packages appear next
to the dates the guests will be in the hotel.
7. Click SAVE.
The Variable Meal Plan dialog box is closed.
Removing packages from the meal plan
You can remove only manually added packages from the meal plan. You cannot
remove the packages that are attached to the rate code.
Note: The meal plan as a whole is removed, meaning that ALL
manually attached packages are removed.
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To remove the meal plan:
1. From the Reservation Options, click MEAL PLAN.
The Variable Meal Plan dialog box appears.
The "Included Meals" column displays meals that are included in the rate plan.
The "Meals" column displays any manually added meals.
If there are packages displayed in the "Meals" column, the Remove button is
activated.
2. Click REMOVE.
The manually attached meal plan elements are all removed.
Pro-Forma
The Pro-Forma option displays a pro-forma invoice, calculating the nights of stay
for either an expected or checked in guest. The invoice may then be printed.
To generate a pro-forma invoice:
1. From the Reservation Options, click PRO-FORMA.
The selected folio appears on the screen.
2. To print the folio, click PRINT.
3. If there is more than one billing window, you will be asked whether to display
the folio for the next window.
When all requested windows have been displayed, you are returned to the
Reservations listing.
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Waitlist
A reservation can be put on the Waitlist if the room type or rate is not available.
When the room type or rate becomes available, the hotel can contact the guest
and ask if they want the reservation. If the guest wants the reservation, the
reservation is taken off the Waitlist and the reservation is accepted.
A reservation can be refused and put on the Regrets list. Once the reservation is
on the Regrets list, the hotel no longer contacts the guest.
How to open the Waitlist dialog box:
1. From the main Suite 7 screen, click the Reservations icon.
The Reservations toolbar appears to the right of the icons.
2. Click the Waitlist icon.
The Waitlist dialog box appears.
The following actions are available from the waitlist listing:
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Change the order of placement of the Waitlist reservations:
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Change the date of the Waitlist dialog box:
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Display all Waitlist reservations:
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Display the Waitlist reservations that can be moved to and become confirmed
reservations:
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View a Waitlist reservation:
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Locate a name on the Waitlist:
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Accept a Waitlist reservation:
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Cancel a Waitlist reservation:
Changing the order of placement of the Waitlist reservations
The Waitlist reservations are placed in order of priority. The first line represents
the guest name who is called first when a room becomes available, and the last
line represents the guest name that is called last when a room becomes available.
The order of the reservations on the Waitlist can be changed. For example,
Abrams is the first guest name that is called when a room becomes available.
The hotel manager decided that the guest name Abrams should be placed fifth on
the Waitlist. The order of placement is changed and Abrams is now fifth on the
list to be called when a room becomes available.
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How to change the order of placement of the reservations:
1. From the Waitlist dialog box, select the reservation that you want moved.
2. Click UP, to move the reservation up one line, or click
reservation down one line.
3. Repeat clicking
UP
or
DOWN
DOWN,
to move the
until the reservation is moved to the desired line.
The order that the reservations appear on the Waitlist dialog box is changed.
Changing the date of the Waitlist dialog box
You can view a different day's Waitlist by changing the date in the Date field.
How to change the date:
1. On the Waitlist dialog box, type the start date in the START DATE field box.
Or
2. Click the drop down arrow and select a date from the calendar.
The Waitlist dialog box dates and information changes.
Displaying all Waitlist reservations
All the reservations on the Waitlist can be displayed, regardless of whether or not
they can be moved to reservations.
Note: Clicking the CAN MOVE button toggles it to DISPLAY ALL. You
must activate the DISPLAY ALL button to display all the
reservations on the Waitlist.
How to display all the Waitlist reservations:
From the Waitlist dialog box, click DISPLAY ALL.
All the Waitlist reservations are displayed.
Displaying the Waitlist reservations that can be moved to
reservations
The reservations displayed from the Waitlist that can be moved to reservations
are based on availability.
Note: Clicking the CAN MOVE button toggles it to DISPLAY ALL. You
must activate the DISPLAY ALL button to display all the
reservations on the Waitlist.
How to display the Waitlist reservations that can be moved to
reservations
From the Waitlist dialog box, click CAN MOVE.
All the Waitlist reservations that can be moved to reservations are displayed.
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Viewing a Waitlist reservation
You can view a Waitlist reservation from the Waitlist dialog box.
Note: You cannot make any changes to a Waitlist reservation.
How to view a Waitlist reservation:
1. From the Waitlist dialog box, select the reservation.
2. Click VIEW.
The Waitlist Reservation screen appears. Note that all fields are display only
and cannot be changed.
3. Click CLOSE.
The Waitlist dialog box appears.
Locating a reservation on the Waitlist
You can locate a reservation on the Waitlist by typing in whole name or first letter
of the guest's last name in the Name field box.
How to locate a reservation on the waitlist:
1. On the Waitlist dialog box, type the full name or first letter of the name in the
Name field box.
2. Press ENTER.
The Waitlist dialog box appears displaying the names which meet the entered
criteria.
Accepting a Waitlist reservation
From the Waitlist dialog box you can accept a Waitlist reservation.
To accept a Waitlist reservation:
1. From the Waitlist dialog box, select the reservation.
2. Click ACCEPT RESERV.
A transfer confirmation message appears.
3. Click YES.
The reservation is accepted and taken off the Waitlist. The reservation no
longer appears on the Waitlist dialog box.
Cancelling a Waitlist reservation
A Waitlist reservation can be cancelled and removed from the Waitlist.
To cancel a Waitlist reservation:
1. From the Waitlist dialog box, select the reservation.
2. Click CANCEL.
The Cancel waitlist reservation dialog box appears.
3. Click the drop down arrow and select a reason from the Reasons list.
4. Click YES.
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The reservation is cancelled and removed from the Waitlist. The reservation
no longer appears on the Waitlist dialog box.
Regrets
Opening the Regrets dialog box
A reservation is refused and put on the Regrets list. Once the reservation is on
the Regrets list, the hotel no longer contacts the guest.
Note: When the Regrets parameter is set to ON, the Regrets
button is activated and the Turnaways button is deactivated.
How to open the Regrets listing:
1. From the main Suite 7 screen, click the Reservations icon.
The Reservations toolbar appears to the right of the icons.
2. Click the Waitlist icon.
The Waitlist dialog box appears.
3. Click the REGRETS radio button.
The Regrets dialog box appears.
The Regrets dialog box functions the same way as the Waitlist dialog box.
The following actions are available from the regrets listing:
¾
Change the order of the regrets reservations:
¾
Change the date of the regrets listing:
¾
Display all regret list reservations:
¾
Display the regret list reservations that can be moved to and become
confirmed reservations:
¾
View a regret list reservation:
¾
Locate a name on the regret list:
¾
Accept a regret list reservation:
¾
Cancel a regret list reservation:
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Groups
In this chapter, you will learn to create and update group reservations. There are
two methods for handling group reservations:
¾
Standard Group Module: This module is specifically designed to manage
reservations with various similar needs, such as a group with the same arrival
date, room type etc.
¾
Blocks (Advanced Group Module): A more flexible and powerful system,
designed for larger and more complex groups.
If your hotel works with any of the following types of groups, we recommend
using the Advanced Group Module (Blocks).
¾
Travel agent allotments that you wish to track through Suite 7.
¾
Convention groups where group members call and pick up their reservations
individually.
¾
Group bookings for which you need a high degree of control over the number
of rooms blocked for the group, the number of rooms picked up and other
group statistics and reports.
¾
Group bookings with staggered arrivals and departures, different numbers of
rooms booked on each day, or rates which change during the group booking.
The Main Groups Screen
Both standard groups and blocks are accessed from the main groups screen. The
following table explains the sections of the screen, and refers you to the page in
this manual where each is described, if applicable.
The Main Groups Screen
This
section
Does this
Listing at
top of
screen.
Displays a listing of all existing blocks.
Standard groups are not listed. To select the
block with which you wish to work, highlight
it in this display.
Is described here
Display area Displays the information entered using the
under the
Info option.
listing on
the left.
Info.
Six search
fields under
the listing
on the right.
Allows you to search for the block header(s)
that meet specified search criteria. The
block header(s) found will be displayed
above in the listing.
Block Header
Search Criteria
Status radio
buttons
Allows you to display only blocks with the
selected status.
Block Header
Search Criteria
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This
section
Does this
History
Displays only blocks whose departure date is
less than the system date, i.e. blocks that
have already been moved to the history file.
Is described here
Group Block Displays the block header for the block
Maintenance highlighted in the listing above.
Group Block
Maintenance
Group
Displays the reservation list for the block
Detail
highlighted in the listing above.
Maintenance
Group Detail
Maintenance
Standard
Group
Module
Displays the Standard Groups dialog box
and selects the Standard Group Module.
Standard Groups
and
Group Reservation
List Options.
Cutoff All
Blocks
Releases available rooms from all blocks for
all dates up to and including today.
New
Displays the New Block dialog box for the
creation of a new block.
Close
Exits from the Groups module and returns
you to the main Suite 7 screen.
Block Components
Standard Groups
The Standard Group module is generally used to make reservations for five or
more guests who have some features in common - e.g. they are all from the
same company and are arriving on approximately the same dates, or they are all
members of an organized tour, etc.
A standard group consists of two primary elements:
¾
The Group Master or Pay Master (PM) Reservation: Contains default values for
most of the fields on the reservation screen. Also creates a PM room to be
used for group billing. The group master may be attached to up to four
profiles:
¾
Group Profile: Contains name, address, phone number of group coordinator,
as well as other group information. Required for all groups.
¾
Company/Travel Agent/Source Profile: Attach one of these profiles if you
wish to maintain statistics for the organization that generated the group;
you can then search for group members using the profile name as well as
the block name.
¾
Individual Reservations: An individual reservation must be made for each
guest who is part of the group. These are each linked to an individual
profile just like any regular reservation. There are two ways to make an
individual reservation within a standard group; using the rooming list, or
using the Split All option. These are described below.
The first step when using the standard group module is to create the group
reservation, which consists of the group profile and the group, or pay master.
To work with an existing standard group, you must first display the Group
Reservation List for the group. Options such as splitting, check-in, cancellation,
and all the group options are available from the Group Reservation List.
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Individual reservations may be entered using the rooming list in Group Options or
by using the Split All option; the method you select for each group will usually be
determined by how you will receive the reservation information for each guest. In
some cases, a list of guests is given to the user by the contact person reserving
the group. Alternatively, individual reservations may be made separately by each
guest.
In general, if you have a list of guests, you will find it more convenient to use the
rooming list. (See Rooming List). If each guest will make his own reservation
separately, you will probably want to split the group reservation (see Split All).
Then the individual reservations can be made one at a time as each guest
contacts the hotel.
You may also find times that you will want to combine the two methods; you may
have an initial rooming list for some guests, but split rest of group.
How to create a group reservation using the Standard Group module:
1. From the main Suite 7 screen, click the Reservations icon.
The Reservations toolbar appears to the right of the icons.
2. Click the Groups icon, or press CTRL + G.
The Groups dialog box appears.
3. Click STANDARD GROUP MODULE at the bottom left corner of the dialog box.
The Standard Groups dialog box appears.
4. Type the name you have chosen for the new group that you are creating in
the Groups field.
5. Click OK.
The Profile Search screen appears, with the name of the new group displayed
in the search field.
6. Click NEW.
A Group Profile screen appears with the name of the group in the Group Name
field.
7. Fill in the rest of the necessary information. Most of the main dialog box is
self-explanatory. Some of the main fields are briefly explained in the Group
Profile Fields table below. See also Profiles for more information.
8. Click SAVE.
The new profile is saved. All group profiles have record type G, which is used
to distinguish the information from other profile types - guest, travel agent,
company and source.
9. Click CLOSE.
You are returned to the Standard Groups dialog box. The name of the new
group being created is displayed in the Group field.
10. Click OK.
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You are asked whether you want to create a new reservation.
11. Click YES.
The New Reservation screen appears with the group name you have chosen
displayed in the Guest Name field in the Profile section at the top of the dialog
box.
12. Fill in all necessary information.
The fields are mostly the same as for an individual reservation with the
exceptions listed in the Group Reservation Fields table below. See also
Reservations and Reservations Options.
Any information specified in the group reservation will automatically be copied
to every individual reservation. Each individual reservation may be edited as
necessary.
13. Click OK.
The system assigns a reservation number to the group reservation.
14. Click OK.
The Group Reservation List dialog box is displayed. The top portion displays
the group master just created. The bottom section, which is now empty, will
display the individual reservations as they are made, or split.
Group Profile Fields
Fill in this
field
With this information
Group Name
Name of the group as it will appear on the block header and
pay master reservation.
Language
Language to be used for the folio, confirmation letters, etc.
Comments
Relatively brief, (up to 70 characters of text), summary of any
special information you need to record on the group profile.
Remarks
Unlimited amount of special information about the group.
Contact
Information
Name, title, and phone numbers of the specific contact person
for this group.
Acct Contact
Address for financial correspondence for the group; for example
"Attention Accounts Department".
Contract No
Number of the contract.
Received
Date the contract was received.
Rate Code
Special group rate code. If it is entered here, it will
automatically be assigned to each individual reservation when
the rooming list is entered.
Group Reservation Fields
Fill in this
field
With this information
Arrival
Date the first group guest will arrive.
Departure
Date the last group guest will depart.
Adults
Number of adults per room.
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Fill in this
field
With this information
#Rooms
Number of rooms reserved for this group.
RateCode
Rate code assigned to the group. If specified, it will automatically
be assigned to all reservations in the group.
Rate
Rate associated with this group. If specified, it will automatically
be assigned to all reservations in the group.
Room Type
Room type to be reserved for all members of the group. After all
the individual reservations have been made, the room type will
be changed to "PM".
Payment
Payment method for the group. If not specified, payment
method will be requested at check-in for each guest individually.
Group Reservation List
Column
Description
Name
Group Name
First
(Always blank.)
Arrival
Date the first group guest will arrive.
Departure
Date the last group guest will depart
Persons
Number of adults per room. (Changes to "0" after all individual
reservations are made.)
Rooms
Number of rooms left for which individual reservations have not yet
been made. (Changes to "1" after all individual reservations are
made.)
Room
Type
Room type to be reserved for all members of the group. (Changes
to "PM" after all individual reservations are made.)
Room
PM room number.
Rate
Rate assigned to this group.
Status
Current status of the group.
How to find the Group Reservation List for an existing standard group
reservation:
1. From the main Suite 7 screen, click the RESERVATIONS icon.
The Reservations toolbar appears to the right of the icons.
2. Click the GROUPS icon, or press CTRL + G.
The Groups dialog box appears.
3. Click STANDARD GROUP MODULE at the bottom left corner of the dialog box.
The Standard Groups dialog box appears.
4. Type in all or part of the name of the group in the Groups field, OR click on
the Groups field to display a listing of all existing groups.
5. Click OK.
The Profile Search screen appears with names that match the search criteria
you specified, or a listing of all existing group profiles.
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6. If more than one profile is displayed, type all or part of the profile name in the
search field, and press TAB or ENTER.
Only the names that match the search criteria you specified are now
displayed.
7. Highlight the name of the group you want to work with.
8. Click OK.
You are returned to the Standard Groups dialog box. The name of the selected
group is displayed in the Group field.
9. Click OK.
The Group Reservation List dialog box is displayed. The top portion displays
the group master of the selected group. The bottom section displays the
existing individual reservations.
10. You may select a reservation to work with.
11. When you are finished, click CLOSE.
You are returned to the main Reservations module screen.
Group Reservations List Options
Group Reservations List Options
Click this option
To do this
Edit
Display the reservation form of the selected guest for
editing.
Check In/Billing
Check in the selected guest.
If the guest has been checked in, this button toggles to
Billing to connect you to the guest's bill in Cashiering.
Profile
Display the Profile of the selected guest.
Cancel/ Reactivate/
Cancel CI
Toggle between cancelling and reactivating the selected
reservation (group or individual).
Also can cancel the entire group, if the pay master
reservation is selected.
If the guest is checked in, this button cancels the check in
(Cancel CI).
Options
Display the Options screen. (See Reservations Options.)
Group Op
Display the Group Options screen. (See Group Options.)
Split All
Split the entire group reservation into individual
reservations.
Search
Find selected individual reservations within a group.
Close
Close the Group Reservation List.
Check-In/Billing
Use CHECK IN to check in an individual reservation from a group. If the guest is
already checked in, this button toggles to BILLING to display the billing for the
guest.
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How to check in an individual reservation from a group:
1. Select the reservation you wish to check in.
2. Click CHECK IN.
If there is any question about the status of the room, etc., the system will ask
whether to proceed with the check in. Click OK to continue.
If the room is shared with other guests, the system will ask whether to check
in the other guests at the same time. Click YES or NO to continue.
If there are any messages for the guest, they will be displayed. Click CLOSE to
continue.
If you print key cards, the system will ask how many to print. Click the
appropriate button to continue.
If there are no special situations, the system simply informs you that the
guest is checked in.
3. Click OK.
You are returned to the Group Reservation List; the status of the selected
reservation is now "Checked In".
How to display the bill of a guest from a standard group:
1. Select the checked in guest whose bill you wish to display.
2. Click BILLING.
The system asks for the cashier number and password.
3. Type in your cashier number and password.
4. Click OK.
The billing information for the selected guest is displayed. (See the Suite 7
Cashiering Manual).
5. Click CLOSE.
You are returned to the Group Reservation List.
Cancel/Reactivate/Cancel CI
When you delete a group, the group master and all individual reservations are
deleted entirely from the system, leaving no record.
Cancellation, on the other hand, leaves the reservations in the system, but
changes the status to "cancelled".
Use CANCEL to cancel an entire group, the group master, or an individual
reservation from a group. If the reservation has been cancelled, this button
toggles to REACTIVATE the reservation. If the guest has been checked in, the
button toggles to CANCEL CI, which cancels the check in, but not the reservation.
How to cancel an entire group:
1. Select the group master.
2. Click CANCEL.
The Cancel Group dialog box appears.
3. Indicate that the entire group is to be cancelled.
4. Click OK.
The Cancel Reservation dialog box appears.
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5. Click on the Reasons field
The reasons for cancellation are displayed.
6. Select the applicable reason for this cancellation.
7. Click YES.
You are returned to the Groups dialog box. Both the group master and the
individual reservations remain in the system; with a status of "Cancelled".
How to cancel a group master:
1. Select the group master.
2. Click CANCEL.
The Cancel Group dialog box appears.
3. Indicate that only the group master is to be cancelled.
4. Click OK.
The Cancel Reservation dialog box appears.
5. Click on the Reasons field.
The reasons for cancellation are displayed.
6. Select the applicable reason for this cancellation.
7. Click YES.
You are returned to the Group Reservation List; the status of the group
master is now "Cancelled". However, the status of the individual reservations
is unchanged.
How to cancel an individual reservation from a group:
1. Display the Group Reservation List for the group. (See To find the Group
Reservation List for an existing standard group reservation).
2. Select the reservation you wish to cancel.
3. Click CANCEL.
The Cancel Reservation dialog box appears.
4. Click on the Reasons field.
The reasons for cancellation are displayed.
5. Select the applicable reason for this cancellation.
6. Click YES.
You are returned to the Group Reservation List; the status of the selected
reservation is now "Cancelled". The status of all other reservations is
unchanged.
How to cancel a checked in guest from a standard group:
1. Display the Group Reservation List for the group. (See To find the Group
Reservation List for an existing standard group reservation).
2. Select the reservation you wish to cancel the check-in.
3. Click CANCEL CI.
The system asks for confirmation.
4. Click YES.
The system asks whether to change the room status to Touch Up or Dirty.
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5. Indicate whether the new room status should be Touch Up.
6. Click YES to change to Touch up or Dirty, NO to leave room status unchanged.
7. The system asks whether to block the room, that is, to keep it assigned to this
reservation.
8. Click the appropriate choice.
You are returned to the Group Reservation List; the status of the selected
reservation is now "Expected".
How to reactivate a cancelled reservation from a group:
1. Display the Group Reservation List for the group. (See To find the Group
Reservation List for an existing standard group reservation).
2. Select the reservation you wish to reactivate.
3. Click REACTIVATE.
The system asks for confirmation of the reactivate request.
4. Click YES.
The reservation form is displayed.
5. Make any changes necessary to the reservation.
6. Click OK.
You are returned to the Group Reservation List; the status of the selected
reservation is now "Expected". The status of all other reservations is
unchanged.
You can only reactivate one reservation at a time; if an entire group has been
cancelled, the group master and each individual reservation must be
reactivated separately.
Split All
Use SPLIT ALL to split the group, that is, to automatically create the required
number of individual reservations from the master. These individual reservations
are "place holders" in that they are not yet assigned to a specific guest. (Although
they are actual reservations.)
They are all identical, using the group name as the first name, and the group
name plus a sequence number as the last name. Each individual "place holder"
reservation must be edited separately when the actual guest name is received.
Once the group has been split, specific guest names are assigned to the individual
reservations as information on each guest is received.
How to enter a group rooming list using the Split All option:
1. Display the Group Reservation List for the group. (See To find the Group
Reservation List for an existing standard group reservation).
2. Click SPLIT ALL.
The group reservation is automatically split into the required number of
individual reservations, displayed in the lower portion of the Group
Reservation List.
The group master now has room type = "PM" (Post Master) and number of
rooms = 1.
If a room is to be shared by two or more people, see Sharing.
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When you select to display All, all the individual reservations that have been
made are listed, and may be edited.
How to assign names in a group rooming list:
1. Display the Group Reservation List for the group. (See To find the Group
Reservation List for an existing standard group reservation).
2. Select the first "place holder" reservation, that is, a reservation listing that
displays the group name in the Name field, rather than the name of an actual
guest.
3. Click PROFILE.
The Individual Profile screen appears, displaying the name of the selected
reservation in the Last Name and First Name fields. Most of the rest of the
fields are blank.
4. If a profile already exists for this guest, find it and link it to this reservation. If
no profile exists, type in the name of the guest, as well as any other
information in the appropriate fields. (See Profiles).
5. Click SAVE.
The profile is saved.
6. Click CLOSE.
You are returned to the Group Reservation List dialog box. The individual
reservation now appears (in alphabetical order) under the name of the actual
guest.
7. Click EDIT.
The Reservation dialog box for the selected guest appears.
8. Edit any information in the reservation that needs to be changed for this
guest.
9. Click OK.
The system asks whether this change applies to this guest only or to all
guests in this group.
10. Select the appropriate choice.
11. Click OK.
12. The Group Reservation List displays the updated information in the individual
reservation.
13. Click CLOSE.
You are returned to the Groups dialog box.
14. Click CLOSE.
You are returned to the main Suite 7 screen.
Search
Use SEARCH to find selected individual reservations within a group. You may
specify the search criteria and the order in which the reservations are to be
displayed.
How to search for selected reservations within a group:
1. Display the Group Reservation List for the group. (See To find the Group
Reservation List for an existing standard group reservation).
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2. Click SEARCH.
The Group Reservation Search dialog box appears.
3. Specify the search criteria for the guests you want to find; you may search for
a name, arrival or departure on a specific date, arrival or departure within a
range of dates, or any combination of the above. Indicate also whether only
reservations of a certain status such as check-in or cancelled are to be
displayed. You may also select whether the listing is to be sorted in order by
arrival date, room number or last name.
4. Click SEARCH.
5. Only the individual reservations from the group that meet the specified search
criteria are displayed in the Group Reservation List.
Group Options
Click the GROUP OP button at the bottom of the Group Reservation List to display
the available group functions.
Group Options
This Group
option
Does this
Rooming list
Makes individual group reservations, assigns shared rooms.
Check In
Group
Automatically checks in all guests in a group at one time.
Delete
Deletes the group from the system.
Room Assign
Automatically assigns room numbers to individual reservations
in a group.
Room Type
Assign
Automatically assigns specific room types to individual
reservations that have been made using generic room types.
New
Postmaster
Automatically copies the postmaster - makes an additional
postmaster
Statistic
Displays summary statistics for the group.
Room Status
Displays the status of the rooms reserved for the group.
Print Keys
Automatically prints keys for an entire group
Rooming List
Use Rooming List to make individual reservations for a group and to assign
shared rooms.
You may find it convenient to create a more streamlined Rooming List template
that is tailor-made to your own needs. You can delete and change the width and
order of columns, and then save the template for future use with any group.
How to enter a group rooming list:
1. Display the Group Reservation List for the group. (See To find the Group
Reservation List for an existing standard group reservation). (To display the
Reservation list for a block, see To access the Group Reservation List).
2. Select the group master.
3. Click GROUP OPTIONS.
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The Group Options dialog box appears.
4. Click ROOMING LIST.
The Group Rooming List dialog box appears. The group or block name appears
in the Name field; all other information is copied from the group master or
post master.
The options in the Rooming List are explained in the Rooming List Functions
table below.
5. Type in the first and last name of the guest, as well as any other necessary
information. The fields are all self-explanatory. Use the mouse or the press
TAB to move from field to field. You may click on the following fields to display
a drop-down box rather than typing: Title, Arrival, Departure, Room (displays
the Room Search dialog box.), Specials and Packages.
6. Press ENTER to display a new line (reservation) which is copy of the original
selected reservation. (or arrow down)
7. Repeat step 5 and step 6 until the entire rooming list has been entered.
8. Click SAVE.
The individual group reservations that have been created are saved.
9. Click CLOSE.
You are returned to the Group Reservation List. The new individual
reservations that have just been created appear in the bottom portion of the
display.
Rooming List Functions
Clicking this
option
Does this
Template
Displays the available rooming list templates (For instructions
on how to create your own template, see To create or edit a
Rooming List template.)
Check Guest
Profile
Indicates whether to check to see if a profile already exists for
each guest as the listings are created.
Creation
Sorts the listing in order of creation date.
Name
Sorts the listing in order of last name.
Arrival
Sorts the listing in order of arrival date.
Room
Sorts the listing in order of room number.
New
Displays only new reservations being made.
All
Displays all existing reservations in the group.
Zero
Sets the payment method for a shared room to Zero: first
guest pays the entire price, others pay zero.
Full
Sets the payment method for a shared room to Full: each
guest pays the full rate.
Even
Sets the payment method for a shared room to Even: The rate
is divided equally between all the sharing guests.
Share
Sets shared rooms. (See Sharing.)
Traces
Displays the Traces form for the selected guest. (See
Reservations Options.)
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Clicking this
option
Does this
Messages
Displays the Messages form for the selected guest. (See
Reservations Options)
Profile
Displays the Profile of the selected guest. (See Profiles.)
Reserv
Displays the reservation form for the selected guest.
Grid
Displays the rooming grid for the block. (Not activated in the
Standard Group module.)
Print
Prints a hard copy of the rooming list.
Undo
Deletes the last line that was created, if it has not already
been saved.
Save
Saves the rooming list.
Close
Closes the Group Rooming List dialog box.
How to create or edit a Rooming List template:
1. Display the Group Reservation List for any group. (See To find the Group
Reservation List for an existing standard group reservation, or To access the
Group Reservation List.)
2. Click GROUP OPTIONS.
3. Select the group master.
The Group Options dialog box appears.
4. Click ROOMING LIST.
The Group Rooming List dialog box appears.
5. Click on the Template field.
A listbox appears, displaying all existing templates.
6. Select the template to be edited, or one to serve as the basis for a new
template.
The selected Rooming List is displayed in conformity with the selected
template.
7. Edit the template as follows:
To delete a column:
a.
Position the cursor on the column and right-click.
b.
The template options are displayed.
c.
Click DELETE COLUMN.
The column is deleted.
To move a column:
a. Position the cursor on the column name and hold down the left mouse
button.
b.
Drag the column to the desired position.
c.
Release the mouse button.
The column is in the new position.
To change column width:
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a. Position the cursor on the right-hand boundary of the column and hold
down the left mouse button.
b.
Move the column boundary to create desired width.
To delete a template:
a.
Right-click anywhere in the Rooming List.
b.
The template options are displayed.
c.
Click DELETE CURRENT TEMPLATE.
The entire template is deleted.
To restore a column:
a.
Right-click anywhere in the Rooming List.
b.
The template options are displayed.
c.
Highlight RESTORE COLUMN.
A listing of deleted columns appears.
d.
Click on the desired column name.
The column is restored.
8. When the template is finished, right-click anywhere in the Rooming List.
The template options are displayed.
9. Click SAVE TABLE TEMPLATE.
The Save Table Template dialog box is displayed.
10. Type in the name of the template and click OK.
If you type in a new name, a new template will be created and the original
template will be unchanged. If you type in the same name, the system will
ask for confirmation before overwriting.
11. Click YES.
How to print the rooming list:
1. Display the Group Reservation List for the group. (See To find the Group
Reservation List for an existing standard group reservation or to find the
Reservation List for a block, see To access the Group Reservation List.)
2. Select the group master
3. Click GROUP OPTIONS
The Group Options dialog box appears.
4. Click ROOMING LIST.
The Group Rooming List dialog box appears.
5. Select the template and sort order.
6. When the Rooming List is displayed as you want it to be printed, right-click
anywhere in the Rooming List.
The template options are displayed.
7. Click PRINT.
The Grid Print dialog box appears.
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8. Click PRINT to print in the standard format, or ADVANCE to customize the print
format and parameters. (See Printing with printing options for an explanation
of Advance Print.)
Rooming List Functions
Clicking this
option
Does this
Template
Displays the available rooming list templates (For instructions
on how to create your own template, see To create or edit a
Rooming List template.)
Check Guest
Profile
Indicates whether to check to see if a profile already exists for
each guest as the listings are created.
Creation
Sorts the listing in order of creation date.
Name
Sorts the listing in order of last name.
Arrival
Sorts the listing in order of arrival date.
Room
Sorts the listing in order of room number.
New
Displays only new reservations being made.
All
Displays all existing reservations in the group.
Zero
Sets the payment method for a shared room to Zero: first
guest pays the entire price, others pay zero.
Full
Sets the payment method for a shared room to Full: each
guest pays the full rate.
Even
Sets the payment method for a shared room to Even: The rate
is divided equally between all the sharing guests.
Share
Sets shared rooms. (See Sharing.)
Traces
Displays the Traces form for the selected guest. (See
Reservations Options.)
Messages
Displays the Messages form for the selected guest. (See
Reservations Options)
Profile
Displays the Profile of the selected guest. (See Profiles.)
Reserv
Displays the reservation form for the selected guest.
Grid
Displays the rooming grid for the block. (Not activated in the
Standard Group module.)
Print
Prints a hard copy of the rooming list.
Undo
Deletes the last line that was created, if it has not already
been saved.
Save
Saves the rooming list.
Close
Closes the Group Rooming List dialog box.
Check-In Group
Use CHECK IN GROUP to automatically check in all guests in a group at one time.
You must first make sure that they have all been assigned room numbers.
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How to check in a group:
1. Click CHECK IN GROUP.
The Check In Group dialog box appears.
2. Indicate whether to check in rooms that are not inspected, and whether to
print keys and assign DID numbers for each guest.
3. Click START.
All guests in the group are checked in, according to the specified criteria.
If no payment method was defined for the whole group in the group
reservation, the system asks for the method of payment for each guest
(unless method of payment was defined on the individual reservation.)
a.
Click on the Payment field to display the available choices.
b.
Select the method of payment.
c.
Type in the credit card number and expiration date, if applicable.
d.
Click OK to continue.
If you print key cards, the system will ask how many to print for each guest.
Click the appropriate button to continue.
The system informs you how many guests have been successfully checked in.
4. Click OK.
A summary of the check in results appears in the lower portion of the dialog
box.
5. Click CLOSE.
Delete
Use DELETE to delete a group, the group master and all individual reservations
entirely from the system, leaving no record.
1. Click DELETE.
The system asks for confirmation.
2. Click YES.
The entire group is deleted, including the group master and all individual
reservations.
Room Assign
Use ROOM ASSIGN to automatically assign room numbers to individual reservations,
including shared rooms, in a group.
How to automatically assign room numbers to a group:
1. Click ROOM ASSIGN.
The Automatic Room Block dialog box appears.
2. Define criteria for blocking rooms.
3. Click BLOCK.
Room numbers are assigned to all reservations in the group that do not have
room assignments; and a PM account number to the group master. The
system informs you how many rooms have been successfully assigned.
4. Click OK.
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A listing of the room assignments appears in the Status portion of the dialog
box.
5. Click CLOSE.
You are returned to the Rooming List, which now displays room numbers
Room column.
Automatic Room Block dialog box
This field:
Assigns rooms:
Arrival Date
To guests arriving on this date.
Features
Only with the selected features.
Override Guest
Features
Even if they don't have the features selected on the
individual guest profile.
Include Groups
Not activated in the groups module.
Departing Rooms
Even if they are departing rooms.
Inspected Rooms
Only
Only if they have been inspected.
All Group Dates
For the entire range of dates that members of the group
will be staying.
Start From Room
Starting from the indicated room number.
Limit to Floor
Only on the selected floor.
Group/Block
To this group. (Group Name; information only)
Note: If you have not yet closed the Automatic Room Block
dialog box, you can automatically unassign the room numbers
that have been blocked.
How to automatically unassign blocked room numbers:
1. Click UNBLOCK.
The system asks for confirmation.
2. Click YES.
The rooms are unblocked.
A listing of the unassigned room appears in the Status portion of the dialog
box.
3. Click CLOSE.
4. You are returned to the Rooming List.
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Room Type Assign
Use ROOM TYPE ASSIGN to automatically assign specific room types to individual
reservations that have been made using generic room types:
1. Click ROOM TYPE ASSIGN.
The Automatic Room Type Assignment dialog box appears.
2. Type in the arrival date for which the room types are to be assigned, or click
on the field and select the date from the calendar that appears.
3. Click OK.
Specific room types are assigned to all individual reservations in the group
arriving on the selected date, replacing the generic room type. A summary of
the room type assignments appears in the dialog box.
4. Click CLOSE.
You are returned to the Rooming List, which now displays a specific room type
for each reservation in the Room Type column.
New Postmaster
Use NEW POSTMASTER to copy the postmaster. This is useful for creating subgroups
within a group. For instance, you may have a block in which various groups are
arriving on different dates; or a standard group with two room types.
How to use New Postmaster:
1. Click NEW POSTMASTER.
The system asks for confirmation.
2. Click OK.
The system tells you that is creating the new postmaster.
3. Click OK.
The system creates a new group master, which appears in the Reservation
List.
4. Click EDIT to bring up the reservation form for the new group master.
5. Edit the field(s) of the new postmaster that are necessary
Statistic
Use STATISTIC to display summary statistics for the group:
1. Click STATISTIC.
The Group Statistic dialog box appears.
The activity for the group is displayed as the number of rooms and persons
per room type per day per day and total. This function is for information
purposes only and cannot be edited.
2. Click CLOSE.
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Room Status
Use ROOM STATUS to display the status of the rooms reserved for the group:
1. Click ROOM STATUS.
The Group Room Status dialog box appears.
The status of each room assigned to an individual reservation within this
group, with arrival date of today, is displayed. If no guest from the group is
arriving today, a message to that effect appears. This function is for
information purposes only and cannot be edited.
2. Click CLOSE.
Print Keys
To automatically print keys for an entire group:
Click PRINT KEYS.
Key cards are printed for all the guests in the group.
Sharing
When more than one reservation is made for one room, the room is "shared".
Shared rooms are designated from the Rooming List. A shared room may be
created when the reservations are entered into the rooming list, or from existing
reservations.
How to create a shared room while entering reservations in the rooming
list:
1. Display the Reservation List for the group or block.
2. Click GROUP OPTIONS.
The Group Options are displayed.
3. Click ROOMING LIST.
The Rooming list appears.
4. If this is the first share that is being created, select the method of sharing the
price of the room to be used for the entire group. This may be adjusted later
for specific rooms, if desired.
¾
Zero: The first guest pays the full price; the rate for all sharing guests
is zero.
¾
Full: Each guest pays the rate for a single person in the room.
¾
Even: The rate is divided evenly between the guests sharing the room.
5. Enter the first of the reservations that will be sharing the room.
6. Click SHARE and press ENTER or the down arrow to display the next line.
The guest name and room rate appear in the Share section.
7. Enter the next reservation sharing the same room.
8. Click ADD SHARE.
The name of the next guest sharing the room appears in the Share field. If a
room number was assigned to the first reservation, it appears in the Room
column of the second reservation. If no room number had been assigned, the
list displays "S/n" (where "n" is the sequence number of the share) in the
Room column of all reservations sharing the room.
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9. If there are no more sharing guests, click SHARE AGAIN TO EXIT THE SHARING
FUNCTION
If more than two people will be sharing the same room, repeat step 5,
through step 8.
10. If you want to set up a special price arrangement, click SHARE PRICE.
The Share Reservation dialog box appears. Type in the rates, or select Full,
Zero, or Even, as explained in step 4.
11. Repeat step 5 through step 10 for each of the shared rooms.
12. Click SAVE.
13. Click CLOSE.
How to create a shared room for existing reservations:
1. Display the Reservation List for the group or block.
2. Click GROUP OPTIONS.
The Group Options are displayed.
3. Click ROOMING LIST.
The Rooming list appears.
4. Set the display to ALL to see all the existing reservations.
5. If this is the first share that is being created, select the method of sharing the
price of the room to be used for the entire group. This may be adjusted later
for specific rooms, if desired.
Zero: The first guest pays the full price; the rate for all sharing guests is zero.
Full: Each guest pays the rate for a single person in the room.
Even: The rate is divided evenly between the guests sharing the room.
6. Highlight the first of the reservations that will be sharing the room.
7. Click SHARE.
The guest name and room rate appear in the Share section.
8. Select the next reservation sharing the same room.
9. Click ADD SHARE.
The name of the next guest sharing the room appears in the Share field, and
the room number of the first reservation also appears in the room column of
the second reservation. If no room number had been assigned to the first
reservation, the list displays "S/n" (where "n" is the sequence number of the
share) in the Room column of all reservation s sharing the room.
10. If there are no more sharing guests, click SHARE AGAIN TO EXIT THE SHARING
FUNCTION.
If more than two people will be sharing the same room, repeat steps step 8
and step 9.
11. If you wish to set up a special price arrangement, see To create a shared
room while entering reservations in the rooming list.
12. Repeat step 6 through step 11 until all shared rooms are completed.
13. Click SAVE.
14. Click CLOSE.
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How to break a shared room:
1. Display the Rooming List for the group.
2. Select one of the guests in the room that you want to break.
The shared rooms are displayed in the Share section.
3. Click SHARE PRICE.
The Share Reservation dialog box appears.
4. Click BREAK.
The share is broken
5. Click OK.
You are returned to the Rooming List. The Room field for all the guests in the
broken share is now blank, and will need to be reassigned.
Blocks
The Advanced Group Module (Blocks) is a powerful way to handle large groups
and, convention bookings with a variety of room types and a range of arrival and
departure dates, as well as other allotments, such as travel agent allotments and
tour series.
¾
The parameter
PAR_ALLOT
must be turned ON.
Block components
A block consists of a number of components linked together to give the block
system power and flexibility.
¾
The Block Header: Contains basic information about the block, such as the
block code, name, arrival and departure dates, default rate, and reservation
type. Required for every block.
¾
Profiles: Up to four profiles may be attached to each block:
¾
Group Master Profile: Contains name, address, phone number of group
coordinator, as well as other group information. In some cases a travel
agent profile may be used as the group profile. Required for all blocks.
¾
Company/Travel Agent/Source Profile: Attach one of these profiles if you
wish to maintain statistics for the organization that generated the block;
you can then search for group members using the profile name as well as
the block name
¾
The Pay Master (PM) Reservation: Contains default values for most of the
fields on the reservation screen. Also creates a PM room to be used for group
billing. Can only be accessed through Group Detail Maintenance.
¾
The Room Grid: The number of rooms of each type blocked for each night are
entered on the grid. Rates may also be entered. As changes are made to the
grid, in addition to the actual block, you may view grids of the initial block,
the available rooms, the picked up rooms, and the changes from the initial
block.
¾
Individual Reservations: An individual reservation must be made for each
guest who is part of the group.
These components are generally created in the following order:
1. Block header - see To create a block header
2. Profiles - see To create the group master profile.
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3. Room Grid (including rates) - see Grid.
4. Updating block and room/rate grids as work with client to finalize group
specifications - see Grid.
5. Change status to Open for Pickup - see Change Status.
6. Create PM - see To create the pay master (Post Master).
7. Can now make individual reservations using Rooming List - see Rooming List.
Accessing Block Components
The various block components are accessed through either Group Block
Maintenance or Group Detail Maintenance as follows:
Group Block Maintenance:
¾
Block header
¾
Profiles
¾
Block Options
¾
Rooming and rates grids
Group Detail Maintenance:
¾
Group Reservation List
¾
Group Options
¾
Individual reservations
Phases of a Block (Block Status)
The block status corresponds to the phase of a block. Although four phases have
been defined, not all phases must be used by all hotels, or used for every block.
Each hotel must develop its own protocol for which phases to use, and when to
change from one status to the next. (See Change Status.)
The four phases are:
¾
Offer: The first phase. The offer is entered into the system, but no rooms are
actually blocked.
¾
Option: The next phase. The block is updated as negotiations continue, but no
rooms are blocked yet.
¾
Initial: May be the first phase. A contact from the group requests a certain
number of rooms for a certain period of time. Generally speaking, no contract
has been signed, and no deposit has been received. However, at this point the
rooms are now set aside (blocked) so that other sales people in the hotel do
not sell those same rooms. You may still need to make periodic changes to
the number of rooms blocked, the rates offered, and the dates of the block.
¾
Open for Pick-up: Always the final phase. In general, although the system
imposes no requirements as to when to open for pick-up, hotels often wait
until after all the arrangements for the group have been finalized. Only after
the status is changed to Open For Pick-Up and the initial grid is closed, can
you begin to make actual individual reservations.
If the parameter OFFEROPT is turned ON, all four phases are available to the user
(but do not necessarily have to be used for every block.). If it is turned Off, only
the Initial and Open for Pick-up phases are available.
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The status is independent of reservation type. Either a tentative or definite
reservation type may be assigned to either the initial phases or the open for pickup phase. The reservation type does not automatically change when the group
changes into the open for pick-up phase.
History
The Block History provides an overview of past performance of group blocks. Two
days after the group departure date, the night audit transfers the block header
and allotment data to a block and allotment history file respectively. All detailed
data of the group block allotments is kept.
To view the block histories:
1. In the Groups screen, check the HISTORY checkbox, and enter the search fields
as necessary (see To search for an existing block header).
Only the blocks in the history file are displayed.
Only the BLOCKS button (Group Block Maintenance option) are activated to
provide access to the History listing.
2. Select the desired block and click BLOCKS.
The history of the block appears.
Only the following display buttons are activated:
PROFILE
GRID
INFO
OPTIONS: SUMMARY (Block Statistics appears only if the "Block Statistics" option
is selected in Night Audit.)
Group Block Maintenance
The block header, profiles, and room and rates grids are all accessed and edited
from Group Block Maintenance.
How to create a block header:
1. From the main Suite 7 screen, click the Reservations icon.
The Reservations toolbar appears to the right of the icons.
2. Click the GROUPS icon, or press CTRL + G.
The Groups screen appears.
3. Click NEW.
If the parameter OFFEROPT is turned ON, the system asks whether the status of
the new block is Initial, Option or Offer.
4. Click on the appropriate button.
A blank block header form appears; the status you selected appears in the
upper right-hand corner.
5. Fill in the block header as explained in the Block Header table below. The
block header options are explained in the Options in the Block Header table
below.
6. To complete the block profile, click PROFILE and continue as explained in To
create the group master profile.
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To simply save the block header and return to the Groups screen, click OK.
The Block Header
Fill in this
field
With this information
Mandatory
Block Code
Identifying code. Up to 10 alphanumeric
characters, 7 for a tour series.
Mandatory
Full Name
Full name of the block. Up to 30 characters of text. Mandatory
Starting Date
First arrival date for the block. It is possible to
pickup a room from the block for a guest arriving
before this date, if at least one night of his stay
coincides with the group.
Nights
Number of nights for the reservation. If you enter
the number of nights, the system will calculate the
end date.
You cannot change the start date so that
previously blocked rooms will be out of the range.
End Date
Last departure date for the group. If you specify
the end date, the system will calculate the number
of nights.
You cannot change the end date so that previously
blocked rooms will be out of the range.
Rate Code
Default rate code to be used on all reservations in
the group. Even if the rate is closed to individual
guests, it may be open for a group. If a rate code
is entered here, you will not be able to edit the
rates in the rate grid.
If some, but not all, of the rates will be identical to
an existing rate code, you may enter the rate
code, and the rate grid will be automatically filledin. You may then delete the rate code, which will
allow you to edit the necessary cells in the grid.
If you change or add a rate code after blocking
rooms, you will need to use the Refresh Rate
option. (See Refresh Grid Rates.)
Reserv Type
Reservation type for the block. It is recommended
to have certain reservation types that are for
blocks only. The default is the default reservation
type for blocks selected in the configuration. (See
the Suite 7 Configuration Manual)
When rooms are picked-up, the reservation type
changes to the default reservation type for
individuals.
Mandatory
Market Code
Default market code for the block. May be
overridden on individual reservations.
Mandatory
Source Code
Default source code for the block. May be
overridden on individual reservations.
Mandatory
Channel
Method by which the group reservation was made.
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Fill in this
field
With this information
Activate
Default
Routing
May be used to configure default routing
instructions for block reservations. These
instructions will automatically be applied to all
reservations entered through the rooming list
function of the block.
Note: When the PM account is created the default
instructions are not applied to the PM account. The
Rooming List is however automatically affected by
the routing instructions.
Cutoff Date
Date on which night audit should release all rooms
from the block that have not yet been picked-up.
This is done by setting the number of rooms
actually blocked equal to the number of picked-up
rooms. The number of rooms available is then "0",
and the original block is, of course, unchanged.
The rooms are returned to house availability and
may be reserved by other guests.
The procedure DELALLOT must be defined in the
night audit sequence.
Cutoff Days
Number of days before the arrival date that rooms
should be released. If not all guests are arriving on
the same date, this means that a portion of the
rooms are released each night over an interval
corresponding to the range of the arrival dates.
This is especially appropriate for travel agent
allotments, where reservations must be picked-up,
say, 14 days before the arrival date or they are
returned to hotel availability.
You may enter either Cutoff Date or Cutoff Days,
but not both. If both are blank, rooms will be held
until night audit of each arrival date.
The procedure DELALLOT must be defined in the
night audit sequence
PAX per
Room
Average number of guests per room for the block.
Elastic Block
Check: If the number of rooms and starting and
ending dates of the block may be modified in the
rooming list.
Blank: If the number of rooms and dates cannot
be changed in the rooming list, but only in the
rooms grid.
Rooms per
day Offer
/Option only
Projected total number of rooms per day.
Average rate
Offer/Option
only
Projected average rate.
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Fill in this
field
With this information
Revenue
Offer/Option
only
System computes projected revenue per day for
the offer.
Packages
Any package elements included for the entire
block.
Booking ID
Any ID that identifies this block as part of larger
group, such as a tour series. For example, if the
reservation is part of a larger booking controlled
by the Sales & Catering Program, you may enter
the booking ID from the S&C program.
Created
By/ON
System automatically records the user ID that
created the block, and the date on which it was
created.
Group Master
Displays the full name of the attached group
profile, if defined.
Departments
Only active if the option ACTIVATE DEFAULT ROUTING
is selected.
Note: The default field length for the department
codes is 30 characters. If too many departments
are selected, a message will be displayed to this
effect and only the first 30 characters will be
saved. To overcome this, either expand the length
of the field in the database, or create a Billing
Instruction code containing all relevant
department codes using FConfig, Accounting,
Billing Instructions.
Mandatory
Options in the Block Header
Click this
option
To do this
Profile
Create the group master profile, create or link company, travel
agent, or source profiles to the block.
Grid
Display the rooming grid for the block.
Traces
Display the traces for the block.
Info
Enter any additional information about the group.
Chg Status
Change the block status from Initial to Open for Pick-up.
Cutoff
Release rooms from a block manually rather than automatically.
Options
Display the Block Options. (See Block Options.)
OK
Save changes and close the screen.
Abort
Close the screen without saving changes.
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How to search for an existing block header, or all block headers meeting
specified criteria:
1. Click the GROUPS icon, or press CTRL + G.
The Groups screen appears.
2. Use the fields and the status radio buttons under the listing on the right to
specify the search criteria.
3. Press ENTER or TAB.
The block headers that meet the criteria are displayed.
4. You may narrow your search by filling another field.
Only the block headers that meet the further criteria are displayed.
5. You may select one of the listed block headers to work with. Click either
BLOCKS or DETAILS to continue.
Block Header Search Criteria
This field
Is to search for blocks that
Block Search
Begin with the specified characters.
Date
Include the specified date within their range of stay dates.
First arrival
Have the specified first arrival date.
Trace Date
Have a trace on the date specified.
User ID
Were created by the specified user ID.
Agent
Were booked by the specified agent.
Status
Are of the selected status only.
Block Header Options
The buttons at the bottom of the block header allow you to access other options
related to this block, such as the profile, and to perform functions such as
changing the block status.
Options in the Block Header
Click this
option
To do this
Profile
Create the group master profile, create or link company, travel
agent, or source profiles to the block.
Grid
Display the rooming grid for the block.
Traces
Display the traces for the block.
Info
Enter any additional information about the group.
Chg Status
Change the block status from Initial to Open for Pick-up.
Cutoff
Release rooms from a block manually rather than automatically.
Options
Display the Block Options. (See Block Options.)
OK
Save changes and close the screen.
Abort
Close the screen without saving changes.
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Profile
Use Profile to create the group master profile, and to create or link company,
travel agent, or source profiles to the block.
How to create the group master profile:
1. Click PROFILE.
The Profile Linkage dialog box is displayed. The full name of the block appears
as the group master name. This can be changed as required.
2. Click OK.
The Profile Search screen appears. If a profile with that name already exists,
you may want to choose a different name for your group master
3. Click NEW.
A blank group profile appears, with the group name you chose.
4. Fill in the profile as explained in the Block Header table below.
5. Click SAVE.
The group profile is saved.
6. Click CLOSE.
You are returned to the Profile Linkage dialog box. The name of the profile you
just created appears as the group master, and the PROFILE and UNLINK buttons
are now active.
7. Click OK.
The Block Header
Fill in this
field
With this information
Mandatory
Block Code
Identifying code. Up to 10 alphanumeric
characters, 7 for a tour series.
Mandatory
Full Name
Full name of the block. Up to 30 characters of text. Mandatory
Starting Date
First arrival date for the block. It is possible to
pickup a room from the block for a guest arriving
before this date, if at least one night of his stay
coincides with the group.
Nights
Number of nights for the reservation. If you enter
the number of nights, the system will calculate the
end date.
You cannot change the start date so that
previously blocked rooms will be out of the range.
End Date
Last departure date for the group. If you specify
the end date, the system will calculate the number
of nights.
You cannot change the end date so that previously
blocked rooms will be out of the range.
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Fill in this
field
With this information
Rate Code
Default rate code to be used on all reservations in
the group. Even if the rate is closed to individual
guests, it may be open for a group. If a rate code
is entered here, you will not be able to edit the
rates in the rate grid.
If some, but not all, of the rates will be identical to
an existing rate code, you may enter the rate
code, and the rate grid will be automatically filledin. You may then delete the rate code, which will
allow you to edit the necessary cells in the grid.
If you change or add a rate code after blocking
rooms, you will need to use the Refresh Rate
option. (See Refresh Grid Rates.)
Reserv Type
Reservation type for the block. It is recommended
to have certain reservation types that are for
blocks only. The default is the default reservation
type for blocks selected in the configuration. (See
the Suite 7 Configuration Manual)
When rooms are picked-up, the reservation type
changes to the default reservation type for
individuals.
Mandatory
Market Code
Default market code for the block. May be
overridden on individual reservations.
Mandatory
Source Code
Default source code for the block. May be
overridden on individual reservations.
Mandatory
Channel
Method by which the group reservation was made.
Cutoff Date
Date on which night audit should release all rooms
from the block that have not yet been picked-up.
This is done by setting the number of rooms
actually blocked equal to the number of picked-up
rooms. The number of rooms available is then "0",
and the original block is, of course, unchanged.
The rooms are returned to house availability and
may be reserved by other guests.
The procedure DELALLOT must be defined in the
night audit sequence.
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Fill in this
field
With this information
Cutoff Days
Number of days before the arrival date that rooms
should be released. If not all guests are arriving on
the same date, this means that a portion of the
rooms are released each night over an interval
corresponding to the range of the arrival dates.
This is especially appropriate for travel agent
allotments, where reservations must be picked-up,
say, 14 days before the arrival date or they are
returned to hotel availability.
You may enter either Cutoff Date or Cutoff Days,
but not both. If both are blank, rooms will be held
until night audit of each arrival date.
The procedure DELALLOT must be defined in the
night audit sequence
PAX per
Room
Average number of guests per room for the block.
Elastic Block
Check: If the number of rooms and starting and
ending dates of the block may be modified in the
rooming list.
Blank: If the number of rooms and dates cannot
be changed in the rooming list, but only in the
rooms grid.
Rooms per
day
Offer/Option
only
Projected total number of rooms per day.
Average rate
Offer/Option
only
Projected average rate.
Revenue
Offer/Option
only
System computes projected revenue per day for
the offer.
Packages
Any package elements included for the entire
block.
Booking ID
Any ID that identifies this block as part of larger
group, such as a tour series. For example, if the
reservation is part of a larger booking controlled
by the Sales & Catering Program, you may enter
the booking ID from the S&C program.
Created
By/ON
System automatically records the user ID that
created the block, and the date on which it was
created.
Group Master
Displays the full name of the attached group
profile, if defined.
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How to link other profiles to the block header:
1. Click PROFILE.
The Profile Linkage dialog box appears, with the name of the group master
displayed.
2. Click on the field of the type of profile that you want to link, either company,
travel agent, or source or type in all or part of the name of the organization in
the field and click OK.
The Profile Search screen appears, displaying a listing of all the selected type
of profiles, or a partial listing that meets the search criteria.
3. Select the profile that you want to link to the block. If a profile does not exist,
click NEW to create one. (See Profiles)
4. Click OK.
The profile you selected is now linked to the block. You are returned to the
Profile Linkage dialog box. The name of the profile appears in the field, and
the PROFILE and UNLINK buttons are now active for that field.
5. Click OK.
How to unlink a profile from the block header:
1. Click PROFILE.
The Profile Linkage dialog box appears, with the name of the group master,
and other associated profiles displayed.
2. Click on the profile that you want to unlink.
3. Click UNLINK.
The system asks for confirmation before unlinking the profile.
4. Click YES.
The profile you selected is now unlinked from the block. You are returned to
the Profile Linkage dialog box. The field you unlinked is empty, and the
PROFILE and UNLINK buttons are not active for that field.
5. Click OK.
Grid
Use GRID to access the room and rates grids. The room grid allows you to enter
the number of rooms to be blocked for each room type for each date.
The rate grid allows you to enter specific rates for up to four persons per room for
all the different room types. A rate in the block header will override the rate grid,
but the rate grid will override a rate in the postmaster reservation.
How to use the room grid:
1. Click GRID.
The Room Grid appears.
If the block is open for pickup, any of the grids may be viewed, but not all
may be edited. Click the radio button to display the grid you want to see.
If the block is still in the initial phase, only the initial, rates, and S&C Ceiling
grids are available.
2. There are two ways to edit the grid; using the SET button, or using the mouse.
To use the set button:
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a. In the Room Type field, highlight all the room types for all dates that will
have the same number of rooms.
b. Use the FROM and TO fields to select the range of dates, if too large to
select on the grid.
c. Type in the number of rooms to be set, and a cutoff date or days if
applicable. If you are setting rates, type in the rates for up to four persons per
room.
d. If you want to add or subtract from the present number, check the
increase/decrease box.
e.
Click SET.
The specified number appears in the grid for all selected room types and
dates.
To use the mouse:
a. Highlight all the squares on the grid that will have the same number of
rooms. You may use the Priorities option to group room types together on the
grid.
b.
Type the number.
The number appears in all the highlighted squares.
You may also use any of the available buttons at the bottom of the screen.
3. When you are finished, click CLOSE.
How to use the rates grid:
1. Click GRID.
The room grid appears.
2. Click the RATES radio button.
The rates grid appears.
3. The rate grid is edited using the SET button only:
a. In the Room Type field, highlight all the room types for all dates that will
have the same rate.
b. Use the FROM and TO fields to select the range of dates, if too large to
select on the grid.
c. In the Set Rate Values fields, type in the rates for up to four persons per
room.
d.
Click SET.
The rate for one person appears in the grid for all selected room types and
dates.
The rates for more than one person for a selected room type appear in the
right-hand column of the Set Rate Values fields.
You may also use any of the available buttons at the bottom of the screen.
4. When you are finished, click CLOSE.
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The Grids
This
grid
Shows you this
Initial
Block
Room grid as it was finalized at the end of the initial phase.
Actual
Blocked
Grid of the actual number of rooms that have been blocked to date.
Available Grid of the number of rooms still available for pickup.
Pickup
Grid of the number of and percentage of rooms picked up.
Changes
to Initial
Grid of the differences between the actual block and the initial block.
Rates
Grid of the rates for the various room types. Instead of the No. of
Rooms, the Set Rate Values fields appear, which allow you to enter
different rates for up to four persons per room.
The rates for one person per room appear in the grid, and the other
rates for a highlighted room type appear in the display fields in the
Set Rate Values section.
S&C
Ceiling
Grid of the actual number of rooms held by the S&C ceiling.
Booking
Position
The number of rooms that are booked, but do not yet have a guest
name assigned.
Set Options for Room Grid
Fill in this
field
With this information
By doing this
Room Type
All the rooms types to be set.
Highlighting the room types
you want to select.
From
The start date of the range to
be set.
Clicking on the field and
selecting the date.
To
The last date of the range to
be set.
Clicking on the field and
selecting the date.
Increase/Dec
Rooms
Increases or decreases by the
number specified in the No. of
Rooms field.
Checking the box and typing
the number in the No. of
Rooms field/Available/Allotted.
If you want to decrease, you
must enter a negative number
there.
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Fill in this
field
With this information
By doing this
No. of Rooms/ The number of rooms to be set Typing in the number in the
Allotted/
for all selected room types for field.
Available
all selected dates
When viewing the Actual
Blocked or Available grids, this
field allows you to enter the
number of rooms Allotted or
Available respectively. If you
need to increase or decrease
the number of rooms, you may
manually enter either one of
these numbers, and the other
grids are automatically
updated
The number of rooms in a
selected cell for any grid
appears in the display-only
field to the right.
Cut-off Date
The cut-off date for all selected Clicking on the field and
room types for all selected
selecting the date.
dates.
The cut-off date for a selected
cell for any grid appears in the
display-only field to the right.
Cut-off Days
The number of cut-off days for
all selected room types for all
selected dates. (See Cutoff
Days field in the block header,
page 250).
Typing in the number the field.
Set Rate
Values
(When the rate grid is
selected)
Typing in the rate in the field.
Grid Options
Click this
button
To do this
Scope
Display a listbox in order to select the room types or summary
room types to be displayed in the grid.
Set
Set the specified number of rooms in all selected room types for
the selected range.
Delete
Delete the value in the highlighted squares.
Weekdays
Display a listbox to select the days of the week to be included
when setting rooms with the Set function.
This is very useful when you are creating a block extending over
a period of a number of months as for an allocation or an airline
crew. In this case, you may wish to block only certain days of
the week throughout the range of the block.
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Click this
button
To do this
Priorities
Display a listbox to select the room types that you are working
with. They will then all appear at the beginning of the grid, and
the unused room types will be at the end.
Reserv
Display the listing of individual reservations for the selected
room type on the selected date
Details
Display the detail information for the selected room type on the
selected date. (See Table 49 below.)
Close
Close the room grid.
Detail for Room Types
This field
Tells you
Initial Block
Number of rooms of this type in the initial block.
Current Block
Number of rooms of this type in the current block.
Pickup
Number and percentage of rooms of this type that
have been picked up.
Remaining
Number of rooms of this type remaining in the block.
Rate
Rates for this room type for up to four persons per
room.
Change to Initial
Difference between the initial and current number of
rooms of this type.
Cutoff Date
Cutoff date for this room type.
Total Block
Total number of rooms in the block.
(Selected room type)
Available
Number of rooms of this type available in the hotel.
(Selected room type)
Tent. Res
Number of current tentative reservations for rooms of
this type in the hotel.
House Available
Total number of rooms available in the hotel.
House Tentative
Total number of current tentative reservations in the
hotel.
Traces
Use TRACES to keep a log of actions and the date on which they took place.
You may use traces for both past events, such as phone conversations with the
contact person, and future reminders, such as the date on which to send out the
contract, the date by which the deposit must be received, etc.
You may use the Trace Date field on the main Groups screen to search for all
traces for a given date. This way you can see at a glance all your reminders for
the day.
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How to use Traces:
1. Click TRACES.
The Block Traces dialog box appears.
2. If editing, highlight the trace listing that you want to edit in the top portion of
the dialog box.
3. Click EDIT, or NEW to enter a new trace.
The Group Traces dialog box appears.
4. Enter the date of the trace by selecting it from the calendar that appears
when you click on the Trace Date field.
5. Type in the trace information as free form text in the space provided.
6. Click OK.
Info
Use INFO to type in any summary information about the group, reminders, or
additional information about the block. The info is displayed both in the main
groups screen when the block is selected and on the Reservation form when the
block code is selected.
A block info template may be defined under Setup->User Configuration->Edit
Text Files.
When changing block information on a block which belongs to a tour series the
user will be prompted with a message asking if the block information should be
copied to all blocks linked in the tour series. Selecting yes will copy all the
information text to all other the other blocks in the tour series. However; if the
block info template contains variables, these variables will NOT be updated and
must be updated manually by the user.
How to use Info:
1. Click INFO.
The Group Information dialog box appears.
2. Type in any information you need in a format that will be easy to see at a
glance. If you want to print out the information, click PRINT.
3. Click OK.
Change Status
In order to actually make reservations, the status of the block must be changed
to Open for Pick-up. Use CHG STATUS to do this. Each hotel sets its own policy on
when to change status. It is often convenient to open for pick-up after all the
arrangements for the group have been finalized; the contract signed and deposit
received. At whatever point you choose to change status, the initial grid is ‘closed'
and then all changes are recorded as a difference between initial and actual.
Before this, any changes to the number of rooms are not logged in a way that
then allows easy comparison of initial and actual.
If the block was created with an initial status of Offer, the status must first be
changed to Option, then to Initial, and finally to Open for Pick-up.
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How to change Status:
1. Click CHG STATUS.
The system asks for confirmation in changing to the next phase, and warns of
potential problems. Once the status is changed to Open for Pick-up, it cannot
be changed See initial.
2. Click YES.
Cutoff
Use CUTOFF to release a block at any time during the day. If a cutoff date or
number of cutoff days has been specified, the cutoff occurs automatically during
the night audit. However, there may be situations in which rooms are still
available in the block and need to be released. This can either be done manually
in the grid or with the cutoff option.
How to use Cutoff:
1. Click CUTOFF.
The system asks for confirmation.
2. Click YES.
Block Options
Click on OPTIONS at the bottom of the block header to display the block options.
Block Options
Click this option
To do this
Delete
Remove the block header from the system.
Move Block
Move the entire block to a different starting date
Refresh Grid Rates
Update the rate grid if you change rate codes in the block
header after entering rates into the rate grid.
Changes
See the record of all the changes made to the block.
Summary Info
See the summary and daily statistics for the block.
Cancel/Reinstate
Cancel a block header or reactivate a block which has
been cancelled.
Tour series
Duplicate a block at regular intervals.
Custom Tour Series
Duplicate a block on selected dates.
Booking Position
History
View a list of the Booking Position History for the block.
Delete
Use DELETE to completely remove the block header from the system. A block
cannot be deleted if reservations have already been made.
1. Click DELETE.
The system asks for confirmation.
2. Click YES.
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Use MOVE BLOCK to move the entire block to a different starting date.
This is only possible if no reservations have been entered.
It is not recommended to use Move Block to move a block in a tour series. Since
the block code is not updated, confusion may result from the tours no longer
being numbered in chronological order.
How to use Move Block:
1. Click MOVE BLOCK.
The Move Block dialog box appears.
2. Type in the new starting date, or select it from the calendar displayed by
clicking on the date field.
3. Click OK.
The block now begins on the specified date. All other dates are adjusted
accordingly, but everything else is unchanged.
Refresh Grid Rates
Use REFRESH GRID RATES if you change rate codes in the block header after
entering rates into the rate grid. All block statistics and summaries will then be
updated.
How to use Refresh Grid Rates:
1. Click REFRESH GRID RATES.
The rate grid is updated. The system informs you if a rate is not specified for
every room type.
2. Click OK.
Changes
Use CHANGES to see the record of the changes made to the block, such as changes
in dates, number of rooms, and status.
1. Click CHANGES.
A listing appears of the changes made to the block, in chronological order.
2. Click CLOSE.
Summary Info
Use Summary Info to see the summary and daily statistics for the block.
1. Click SUMMARY INFO.
The block summary statistics appear, comparing actual and potential revenue.
2. Click DAILY to view the group daily breakdown.
3. Click CLOSE.
Cancel/Reinstate
Use this Cancel to cancel the block header. You cannot cancel a block if
reservations already have been made.
Use Reinstate to reactivate a block which has been cancelled. The status of the
block is changed to Initial phase.
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How to cancel a block:
1. Click CANCEL.
The Cancel Block dialog box appears.
2. Click on the Reasons field
The reasons for cancellation are displayed.
3. Select the applicable reason for this cancellation.
4. Click YES.
The status of the block header is now "Cancelled".
How to reactivate a block:
1. Click REACTIVATE.
The system asks for confirmation.
2. Click YES.
The status of the block header is now "Initial".
Tour Series
Use TOUR SERIES to duplicate a block at regular intervals. The blocks which are
part of a tour series are linked together internally through a series code.
How to enter a tour series:
1. Click TOUR SERIES.
The Block Tour Series dialog box appears.
2. Fill in all the fields as explained in the Options in the Block Header table
below.
3. Click OK.
The system computes the number of series and asks for confirmation.
4. Click YES.
The required number of tour series are created. All are exact copies of the
original tour series with the exception of the dates, and the block name, which
is the block code plus a sequence number.
The system informs you that the tour series has been created.
5. Click OK.
You are returned to the Groups screen; the new tour series are now listed.
Options in the Block Header
Click this
option
To do this
Profile
Create the group master profile, create or link company, travel
agent, or source profiles to the block.
Grid
Display the rooming grid for the block.
Traces
Display the traces for the block.
Info
Enter any additional information about the group.
Chg Status
Change the block status from Initial to Open for Pick-up.
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Click this
option
To do this
Cutoff
Release rooms from a block manually rather than automatically.
Options
Display the Block Options. (See Block Options.)
OK
Save changes and close the screen.
Abort
Close the screen without saving changes.
Custom Tour Series
Use CUSTOM TOUR SERIES to create a tour series with user defined tour codes and
specific start dates which do not occur at regular intervals.
1. Click CUSTOM TOUR SERIES.
The Custom Tour Series dialog box appears.
2. Type in the name (10 characters) of the tour and select a date. Press TAB to
display a new line.
3. Repeat step 2 for all the tours you want to create.
The required number of tour series are created. All are exact copies of the
original tour series with the exception of the dates, and the block code which
you specified.
The system informs you that the tour series has been created.
4. Click OK.
You are returned to the Groups screen; the new blocks are now listed.
Block Tour Series Fields
Fill in this
field
With this information
Tour Code
Seven-character code to be used with a sequence number to
form the block code.
Frequency
Interval in weeks between tour arrival dates.
Next Tour
Date of the next tour, that is the first in the series of tours to
be created.
Last Tour
Date of the last tour in the series.
Cutoff Days
Number of days before each arrival date to cut off the block.
Booking Position History
The Booking Position History option displays a grid of the changes in the booking
position and the dates on which they were entered over the life of the block.
To display the booking position history:
Click BOOKING POSITION HISTORY.
The Booking Position History listing appears.
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Group Detail Maintenance
This option is not available for a block that is still in the initial phase. It displays
the Group Reservation List for the block. The Group Options and the Group
Reservation List options are available in the Group Reservation List screen. See
Group Reservations List Options and Group Options for an explanation of
available options. The individual reservations are made using the Rooming List
from the Group Options.
The first time that you enter Group Details Maintenance after changing the status
to Open for Pick-up, a post master will automatically be created.
Create the pay master (Post Master):
1. Locate the block header you want to work with. (See To search for an existing
block header).
2. Click DETAILS.
The system informs you that it will create the post master.
3. Click OK.
A new reservation form appears, with the name of the group master profile as
the guest name. Certain fields, such as arrival date, departure date, rate
code, market code, and source code are copied from the block header.
4. Edit the reservation as necessary. All fields will be the default values for the
entire group.
If you have entered rates in the rate grid, they will override an entry in the
Rate field here.
5. Click OK.
The system assigns a reservation number.
6. Click OK.
The Reservation List appears, displaying the PM record.
7. Click CLOSE.
You are returned to Groups screen.
8. Click CLOSE.
You are returned to the main Reservations module screen.
Access the Group Reservation List:
1. Locate the block header you want to work with as described above. (See To
search for an existing block header).
2. Click DETAILS.
The Reservation List appears, displaying the PM reservation and any individual
group reservations. The Available Room Grid appears at the lower left.
See Group Reservations List Options and Group Options for an explanation of
available options. Remember that, with the exception of GROUP OPTIONS and
SEARCH, the options apply to the record that is highlighted.
3. Click CLOSE.
You are returned to Groups screen.
4. Click CLOSE.
You are returned to the main Reservations module screen.
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Group Reservations List Options
Click this option
To do this
Edit
Display the reservation form of the selected guest for
editing.
Check In/Billing
Check in the selected guest.
If the guest has been checked in, this button toggles to
Billing to connect you to the guest's bill in Cashiering.
Profile
Display the Profile of the selected guest.
Cancel/ Reactivate/
Cancel CI
Toggle between cancelling and reactivating the selected
reservation (group or individual).
Also can cancel the entire group, if the pay master
reservation is selected.
If the guest is checked in, this button cancels the check in
(Cancel CI).
Options
Display the Options screen. (See Reservations Options.)
Group Op
Display the Group Options screen. (See Group Options.)
Split All
Split the entire group reservation into individual
reservations.
Search
Find selected individual reservations within a group.
Close
Close the Group Reservation List.
Group Options
This Group
option
Does this
Rooming list
Makes individual group reservations, assigns shared rooms.
Check In
Group
Automatically checks in all guests in a group at one time.
Delete
Deletes the group from the system.
Room Assign
Automatically assigns room numbers to individual reservations
in a group.
Room Type
Assign
Automatically assigns specific room types to individual
reservations that have been made using generic room types.
New
Postmaster
Automatically copies the postmaster - makes an additional
postmaster
Statistic
Displays summary statistics for the group.
Room Status
Displays the status of the rooms reserved for the group.
Print Keys
Automatically prints keys for an entire group
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Rooming List
Use Rooming List to make individual reservations for a group and to assign
shared rooms.
You may find it convenient to create a more streamlined Rooming List template
that is tailor-made to your own needs. You can delete and change the width and
order of columns, and then save the template for future use with any group.
How to enter a group rooming list:
1. Display the Group Reservation List for the group. (See To find the Group
Reservation List for an existing standard group reservation). (To display the
Reservation list for a block, see To access the Group Reservation List).
2. Select the group master.
3. Click GROUP OPTIONS.
The Group Options dialog box appears.
4. Click ROOMING LIST.
The Group Rooming List dialog box appears. The group or block name appears
in the Name field; all other information is copied from the group master or
post master.
The options in the Rooming List are explained in the Rooming List Functions
table below.
5. Type in the first and last name of the guest, as well as any other necessary
information. The fields are all self-explanatory. Use the mouse or the press
TAB to move from field to field. You may click on the following fields to display
a drop-down box rather than typing: Title, Arrival, Departure, Room (displays
the Room Search dialog box.), Specials and Packages.
6. Press ENTER to display a new line (reservation) which is copy of the original
selected reservation. (or arrow down)
7. Repeat step 5 and step 6 until the entire rooming list has been entered.
8. Click SAVE.
The individual group reservations that have been created are saved.
9. Click CLOSE.
You are returned to the Group Reservation List. The new individual
reservations that have just been created appear in the bottom portion of the
display.
Rooming List Functions
Clicking this
option
Does this
Template
Displays the available rooming list templates (For instructions
on how to create your own template, see To create or edit a
Rooming List template.)
Check Guest
Profile
Indicates whether to check to see if a profile already exists for
each guest as the listings are created.
Creation
Sorts the listing in order of creation date.
Name
Sorts the listing in order of last name.
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Clicking this
option
Does this
Arrival
Sorts the listing in order of arrival date.
Room
Sorts the listing in order of room number.
New
Displays only new reservations being made.
All
Displays all existing reservations in the group.
Zero
Sets the payment method for a shared room to Zero: first
guest pays the entire price, others pay zero.
Full
Sets the payment method for a shared room to Full: each
guest pays the full rate.
Even
Sets the payment method for a shared room to Even: The rate
is divided equally between all the sharing guests.
Share
Sets shared rooms. (See Sharing.)
Traces
Displays the Traces form for the selected guest. (See
Reservations Options.)
Messages
Displays the Messages form for the selected guest. (See
Reservations Options)
Profile
Displays the Profile of the selected guest. (See Profiles.)
Reserv
Displays the reservation form for the selected guest.
Grid
Displays the rooming grid for the block. (Not activated in the
Standard Group module.)
Print
Prints a hard copy of the rooming list.
Undo
Deletes the last line that was created, if it has not already
been saved.
Save
Saves the rooming list.
Close
Closes the Group Rooming List dialog box.
How to create or edit a Rooming List template:
1. Display the Group Reservation List for any group. (See To find the Group
Reservation List for an existing standard group reservation, or To access the
Group Reservation List.)
2. Click GROUP OPTIONS.
3. Select the group master.
The Group Options dialog box appears.
4. Click ROOMING LIST.
The Group Rooming List dialog box appears.
5. Click on the Template field.
A listbox appears, displaying all existing templates.
6. Select the template to be edited, or one to serve as the basis for a new
template.
The selected Rooming List is displayed in conformity with the selected
template.
7. Edit the template as follows:
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To delete a column:
a.
Position the cursor on the column and right-click.
b.
The template options are displayed.
c.
Click DELETE COLUMN.
The column is deleted.
To move a column:
a. Position the cursor on the column name and hold down the left mouse
button.
b.
Drag the column to the desired position.
c.
Release the mouse button.
The column is in the new position.
To change column width:
a. Position the cursor on the right-hand boundary of the column and hold
down the left mouse button.
b.
Move the column boundary to create desired width.
To delete a template:
a.
Right-click anywhere in the Rooming List.
b.
The template options are displayed.
c.
Click DELETE CURRENT TEMPLATE.
The entire template is deleted.
To restore a column:
a.
Right-click anywhere in the Rooming List.
b.
The template options are displayed.
c.
Highlight RESTORE COLUMN.
A listing of deleted columns appears.
d.
Click on the desired column name.
The column is restored.
8. When the template is finished, right-click anywhere in the Rooming List.
The template options are displayed.
9. Click SAVE TABLE TEMPLATE.
The Save Table Template dialog box is displayed.
10. Type in the name of the template and click OK.
If you type in a new name, a new template will be created and the original
template will be unchanged. If you type in the same name, the system will
ask for confirmation before overwriting.
11. Click YES.
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How to print the rooming list:
1. Display the Group Reservation List for the group. (See To find the Group
Reservation List for an existing standard group reservation or to find the
Reservation List for a block, see To access the Group Reservation List.)
2. Select the group master
3. Click GROUP OPTIONS
The Group Options dialog box appears.
4. Click ROOMING LIST.
The Group Rooming List dialog box appears.
5. Select the template and sort order.
6. When the Rooming List is displayed as you want it to be printed, right-click
anywhere in the Rooming List.
The template options are displayed.
7. Click PRINT.
The Grid Print dialog box appears.
8. Click PRINT to print in the standard format, or ADVANCE to customize the print
format and parameters. (See Printing with printing options for an explanation
of Advance Print.)
Rooming List Functions
Clicking this
option
Does this
Template
Displays the available rooming list templates (For instructions
on how to create your own template, see To create or edit a
Rooming List template.)
Check Guest
Profile
Indicates whether to check to see if a profile already exists for
each guest as the listings are created.
Creation
Sorts the listing in order of creation date.
Name
Sorts the listing in order of last name.
Arrival
Sorts the listing in order of arrival date.
Room
Sorts the listing in order of room number.
New
Displays only new reservations being made.
All
Displays all existing reservations in the group.
Zero
Sets the payment method for a shared room to Zero: first
guest pays the entire price, others pay zero.
Full
Sets the payment method for a shared room to Full: each
guest pays the full rate.
Even
Sets the payment method for a shared room to Even: The rate
is divided equally between all the sharing guests.
Share
Sets shared rooms. (See Sharing.)
Traces
Displays the Traces form for the selected guest. (See
Reservations Options.)
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Clicking this
option
Does this
Messages
Displays the Messages form for the selected guest. (See
Reservations Options)
Profile
Displays the Profile of the selected guest. (See Profiles.)
Reserv
Displays the reservation form for the selected guest.
Grid
Displays the rooming grid for the block. (Not activated in the
Standard Group module.)
Print
Prints a hard copy of the rooming list.
Undo
Deletes the last line that was created, if it has not already
been saved.
Save
Saves the rooming list.
Close
Closes the Group Rooming List dialog box.
Borrowing
Occasionally, when you are entering the rooming list, you may want to reserve a
room type which is not available in the block; either because they have all been
picked-up, or because it was not one of the room types included in the block.
When you select a room type that has no available rooms, the system will
"borrow" a room from the room type that has the most rooms still available. The
number of available rooms for the selected room type is still "0", because the
borrowed room was immediately picked-up.
The number of available rooms for the room type that was borrowed from is
decreased by one. The number of actual blocked rooms for the selected room
type stays the same, whereas the number for the room type that was borrowed
from increases by one.
Borrowing from a room type does not increase the total size of the block. It only
readjusts the allocation among the different room types.
What If There Are No Rooms Left In the Block?
If there are no available rooms left in the block, and the block is an elastic block,
the room can be added. In this case, not only is the number of actual blocked
rooms of the selected type increased, but the size of the block itself is also
increased. If the block is not elastic, the system informs you that the reservation
cannot be made as part of the block. (It may, however, be made as an individual
reservation, or the change may be made in the room grid, where it is possible to
increase the number of allocated rooms even for a block that is not elastic.)
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Events
With the Events option, Suite 7 Reservations can keep track of future events, and
of critical dates and calendar periods, such as Christmas.
How to open the Events dialog box:
1. From the main Suite 7 screen, click the Reservations icon.
The Reservations toolbar appears to the right of the main menu icons.
This toolbar is the starting point for all Suite 7 Reservation functions.
2. Click the Events icon.
The Events dialog box appears. It contains a list of all planned future events,
and past events which have not been deleted.
How to see the events forecast for a future period:
1. From the Events dialog box, click the Start Show From drop-down menu.
The drop-down calendar appears.
2. Click on the month and day you want the Events list to begin at.
The first event on the chosen date is highlighted.
How to create a new event:
1. From the Events dialog box, in the FROM field, type the starting date of the
event, or choose it from the drop-down calendar.
2. In the TO field, enter the ending date of the event.
3. In the EVENT field, type the name of the event.
The OK button is highlighted.
4. In the NOTE field, type any notes relevant to the event (optional).
5. Click OK.
The new event appears on the Events list.
6. Click CLOSE.
Update runs and the Event Dialog box closes.
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How to edit an event:
1. In the Events dialog box, double click the event.
The details of the event appear in the lower frame of the dialog box.
2. Change the fields you want to edit.
3. Click OK.
How to delete an event:
1. Highlight the event you want to delete.
2. Click DELETE.
You are prompted to confirm the deletion.
3. Click YES.
You return to the Events dialog box.
4. Click CLOSE.
Update runs and the Event Dialog box closes.
Note: You can select and delete multiple events.
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Leisure Activities
Leisure activities can be booked for hotel outlets. There are two categories of
leisure outlets, outlets without services and outlets with services. Outlets without
services may include booking a tennis court or a table at a restaurant. Outlets
with services may include booking a hairdresser or the spa.
Postings for leisure bookings can be made directly from the leisure module.
Note: The Leisure option is available only if your hotel is
configured for Suite 7 Leisure Management Module.
Opening the Leisure dialog box
To open the New Reservations dialog box:
1. From the main Suite 7 screen speed bar, click the Reservations icon.
The Reservations toolbar appears to the right of the icons.
2. Click the Leisure Activities icon.
The Leisure dialog box appears.
Note: You can also open the Leisure dialog box from a Guest
Reservation by clicking OPTIONS and then LEISURE. When you
open the Leisure dialog box this way, the activities related to the
specific guest appear.
On the left-hand side of the dialog box, under Outlets, are the leisure activity
outlets.
On the right-hand side of the dialog box is the list of activities or services the
currently highlighted outlet offers. (You may need to use the scroll bar to see
all the information.)
Changing the date of the Leisure dialog box
When you change the date of the leisure box, the activities for the date specified
appear. The default is today's date.
To change the date of the Leisure dialog box:
1. From the Leisure dialog box, type the new date in the Date field or click the
drop down arrow and select a date from the calendar.
2. Click SELECT.
The Leisure dialog box appears with the activities for the date specified.
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Making a Leisure Activity reservation
To make a Leisure Activity reservation:
1. From the Leisure Activities dialog box, select the OUTLET you require.
2. On the right-hand side, select the SERVICE.
3. Type the date in the DATE field or click the drop down arrow and select a date
from the calendar. The default is today's date.
4. Click SELECT.
The Leisure Scheduling dialog box appears for the selected service.
5. Select the time and location or name of the employee by whom the service is
to be given, by placing the cursor on the available activity grid box that you
want to book and click. If more than one time slot is required, drag and drop
the cursor down to the next time slot.
Note: You may need to scroll down to see all of the times slots
and activities.
6. Click BOOKING.
The Select Leisure Reservation Type dialog box appears.
7. Click the appropriate radio button.
8. In the NAME field type the guest's name.
9. Click OK.
The Leisure Booking dialog box appears, with the information pertaining to the
booking.
Note: At the top right of the Leisure Booking dialog box, the
booking type is indicated, that is whether the booking is for a
hotel guest, a club member, an outside guest, or hotel staff.
10. Click the SERVICE drop down arrow and select a service from the list of
services.
11. Type the Duration, Price, and Discount %, and select the Department from
the drop-down list.
If a Department code is not selected, the department code defined for either
the activity or service is used. (The department code cannot be changed when
posting.).
12. Click OK.
The Leisure Schedule dialog box reappears, with the appropriate blocks
marked off, and the details of the booking in the text box at the lower left
corner below the Date field. If you click a cell that has a leisure activity
booked, the guest name, employee name, and time are detailed in the text
box.
TIP: Double Click on an empty time slot to create a new leisure
booking. In order to view or change an existing booking, double
click on a reserved time slot. You cannot make a new reservation
on a time slot which is either removed from availability or not
open for bookings.
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Leisure Schedule dialog box options
Click this
button
To do this
Scroll the calendar back one week.
Scroll the calendar back one day.
Scroll the calendar forward one day.
Scroll the calendar forward one week.
Booking
Make a leisure activity reservation.
Delete
Delete the currently highlighted booking.
Commence
Change the status of the currently highlighted leisure booking to
"Checked In." An asterisk appears next to the name in the
blocking. By pressing Commerce again you can cancel the
"check-in".
Guest Info
Display the available information about the guest. For example,
if the leisure reservation is for an outside guest, a dialog box
appears with the name and phone number. If the guest is a
member, the guest profile appears.
Close
Close the Leisure Scheduling dialog box.
Select Leisure Activities radio buttons
Click this
radio button
For this case
Then do this
Select from
Reservation
file
A guest with a reservation in the
hotel.
Note: If the reservation is
cancelled, and no charges have
been posted, Suite 7 will also
cancel the leisure booking.
1. Click the Name field to
display the reservation
list.
2. Select a name from the
reservation list.
3. Click OK.
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Click this
radio button
For this case
Then do this
Select from
Member file
A person with a guest profile
who is not staying in the hotel.
1. Type in the member
Name or the Member
number or click the
Name field to display the
Profile Search screen.
2. Select a name from the
Profile Search screen or
create a new profile.
3. Click OK.
Depending on the
configuration setup, the
membership number may
be either mandatory or
optional.
Outside guest
A guest with neither a member
profile nor a hotel reservation.
Type in the name and click
OK.
The telephone number is
optional.
Staff
Staff members.
Type in the name of the
staff member and click OK.
The telephone number is
optional.
Leisure Booking fields
Fill in this field
With this information
Name
The guest or staff member's name
Member Number
The number of the member. This field is automatically filled
in from the member's profile.
Room
The room number if the guest is a hotel guest.
Resv Dates
The reservation dates – arrival and departure.
Type
The type of guest for whom you have made the booking:
Hotel Guest, Member, Outside Guest or Staff. A different
booking type can be selected only if the original booking
type is for an Outside Guest or Staff Member.
Date
The date of the booking.
Start Time
The starting time for the leisure activity. You cannot change
the start time from this dialog box.
Duration
(Minutes).
The duration of the activity. Default is the standard duration
for this activity as configured in the setup program.
End Time
The end time for the booking. This field cannot be changed
directly but is affected by the Duration field.
Service
The leisure activity selected.
Booking Type
The type of guest for whom you have made the booking:
Hotel Guest, Member, Outside Guest or Staff. This field
cannot be changed.
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Fill in this field
With this information
Persons (in non
service activity
screen only)
Number of people participating in the activity. The Persons
field defaults to the standard number of participants as
configured in the setup program.
Dept.
The department code that will be used when charging for
the activity. From this screen another department code can
be selected.
Price
The price of the activity in the currency defined as default
for the hotel. The price is calculated automatically based on
the activity, date, time, duration, persons, and discount.
You can accept the price or modify it.
Discount %
Percentage of price discount. Default is 0 (no discount).
User
The name of the user who entered the leisure booking.
Created
Creation date of the leisure booking.
Notes
Free text for special notes pertaining to this leisure booking.
Changing a Leisure Booking
Changing the booking time or date by cutting and pasting
To change the booking time or date by cutting and pasting:
1. From the Leisure Activities dialog box, select the Outlet you require.
2. On the right-hand side, select the Service.
3. Type the date in the Date field or click the drop down arrow and select a date
from the calendar. The default is today's date.
4. Click SELECT.
The Leisure Scheduling dialog box appears for the selected service.
5. Highlighting the booking and click the right mouse button.
The Leisure Activity menu appears.
6. Click CUT.
7. If you want to move the activity reservation to a new date, enter a new date
in the Date field. Select a new time slot and click the right mouse button.
The Leisure Activity menu appears.
8. Click PASTE.
The date and/or time are changed.
9. Click OK.
The Leisure Schedule dialog box is closed.
Changing the booking time by dragging and dropping
To change the booking time by dragging and dropping:
1. From the Leisure Activities dialog box, select the Outlet you require.
2. On the right-hand side, select the Service.
3. Type the date in the Date field or click the drop down arrow and select a date
from the calendar. The default is today's date.
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4. Click SELECT.
The Leisure Scheduling dialog box appears for the selected service.
5. Place the cursor on the booking and click.
6. Drag and drop the booking to the new time and location or name of the
employee by whom the service is to be given.
The time of the booking is changed.
7. Click OK.
The Leisure Schedule dialog box is closed.
Changing the Booking fields
You can change the booking fields such as, duration, persons, price, department,
notes, name, or phone number.
To change the Booking fields:
1. From the Leisure Activities dialog box, select the Outlet you require.
2. On the right-hand side, select the Service.
3. Type the date in the Date field or click the drop down arrow and select a date
from the calendar. The default is today's date.
4. Click SELECT.
The Leisure Scheduling dialog box appears for the selected service.
5. Place the cursor on the booking and double click or click BOOKING.
The Leisure Booking dialog box appears, with the information pertaining to the
booking.
6. Edit any of the fields.
7. Click OK.
8. The Leisure Booking dialog box is closed and the Leisure Schedule dialog box
appears.
9. Click OK.
10. The Leisure Schedule dialog box is closed.
Checking in a Leisure Booking
When the guest(s) arrives for the Leisure activity you can check them in to
indicate that they have arrived at the activity.
To check in a guest for the leisure activity:
1. From the Leisure dialog box, select the activity and click SELECT.
The dialog box for the selected activity appears.
2. Select the booking you want to check-in and click COMMENCE.
The system indicates that the booking has been checked in.
The information on the leisure activity will be added to the guest's folio.
An asterisk appears next to the name of the checked-in guest.
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Posting leisure activity charges
You can manually post leisure charges directly from the Leisure screen once the
booking has commenced. Under certain circumstances, the posting may also be
made automatically:
¾
If a guest is an early departure, any commenced leisure booking for this day
will be posted automatically during check-out.
¾
For in-house guests it is possible to have the system make the posting
automatically during the night audit. However the leisure booking must be
marked as commenced.
Note: No changes may be made to the Manual Posting screen.
Make sure that a department code is assigned in the Booking
dialog box, and that the proper price is specified.
To post a leisure activity charge:
1. When a leisure booking has commenced, select the booking in the Leisure
Schedule and click BILLING.
The Leisure Booking dialog box appears.
2. Click BILLING.
The Cashier Login dialog box appears.
3. Enter your cashier number and password, and click LOGIN.
The Manual Posting dialog box appears.
Remember that all fields are automatically filled, and cannot be edited.
If the POST button is not activated, return to the Leisure Booking dialog box
and make sure that a Department Code has been assigned.
4. Click POST.
The posting is listed in the top section of the screen.
5. Click CLOSE.
You are returned to the Leisure Schedule dialog box.
If you open the Leisure Booking screen for the same booking, you will see
that:
¾
The Billing button does not appear.
¾
The Amount Posted" lamp appears.
Cancelling the check-in of a Leisure Booking
You cannot cancel a checked-in leisure activity if a charge was already posted for
the activity. The CANCEL CHECK-IN button will be disabled.
To cancel the check-in of a guest for the leisure activity:
1. From the Leisure dialog box, select the activity and click SELECT.
The dialog box for the selected activity appears. Next to checked-in guests, an
asterisk appears.
2. Select the booking you want to remove from check-in and click COMMENCE.
The system asks if you want to remove the check-in for that booking.
3. Click YES.
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The asterisk is removed from the booking.
Deleting a Leisure Booking
You cannot delete a leisure activity if a charge was already posted for the activity.
The DELETE button will be disabled.
To delete a leisure booking:
1. From the Leisure dialog box, select the activity and click SELECT.
The dialog box for the selected activity appears.
2. Select the booking you want to delete and click DELETE.
The system asks if you want to delete that booking.
3. Click YES.
The booking is removed.
Viewing guest information
To view guest information:
1. From the Leisure dialog box, select the activity and click SELECT.
The dialog box for the selected activity appears.
2. Select the booking for the guest you want to view and click GUEST INFO.
Depending on the type of booking, either the guest reservation, guest profile,
or guest name is displayed. The guest profile appears. You may make changes
to the guest reservation or profile if you have the rights.
3. Click CLOSE.
The Leisure dialog box appears.
Leisure Activities Menu Options
To open the Leisure Activity menu:
Select a booking and click the right mouse button.
A menu of commands appears.
Leisure Activities menu options
Select this menu
item
To perform this action
New Reservation
To enter a new leisure booking.
Reservation
Information
View the details of a leisure booking.
Delete Leisure
Booking
To delete the selected leisure booking.
Remove/Restore
Availability
Block a particular activity at certain time for a specific
reason. For example, Lunch Break or Cleaning Duty.
Print
Prints out the schedule for that day, showing all bookings
for all guests.
Cut
To select the highlighted booking in order to change
resource, time or day.
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Select this menu
item
To perform this action
Paste
To place the highlighted booking in the new resource, time
slot or day.
Change Booking
Type
Change the booking type. (Type of guest: Existing Guest,
Member, Outside Guest or Staff.)
Resource
Information
Retrieve information about the location, item or person
supplying the activity. This usually contains specific
information, for example, if a tennis court is clay or grass.
Diary
Enter comments about the activity.
Expected Revenue
Calculate expected daily revenue for the service outlet or
the activity on the selected day.
You can remove a block of time from the schedule for a specific reason; for
example, Lunch Break or Cleaning Duty. The blocked time then is not available
for booking.
You may also restore a block of time that was removed from availability.
To remove availability:
1. Select a booking or an empty activity grid box and click the right mouse
button.
The Leisure Activities menu appears.
2. Highlight REMOVE AVAILABILITY.
The available reasons that are defined in the configuration program appear.
3. Click on the applicable reason.
The time becomes blocked; the colour of the activity grid box is changed, and
the selected reason is displayed.
To restore availability:
1. Select a block of removed time and click the right mouse button.
The Leisure Activities menu appears.
2. Click on RESTORE AVAILABILITY.
The block of time is now unmarked, and available for booking.
Printing the leisure schedule
You can print out the schedule for the selected day, showing all bookings for all
guests.
To print a schedule:
1. Right-click anywhere in the Leisure Schedule screen.
The Leisure Activities menu appears.
2. Click PRINT.
The schedule is printed.
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Changing the booking type
You can change the booking type. For example, the type was a member and after
the change is an outside guest.
To change the booking type:
1. Select a booking and click the right mouse button.
The Leisure Activities menu appears.
2. Click CHANGE BOOKING TYPE.
A confirmation message appears asking if you want to change this type of
booking.
3. Click YES to confirm that you want to change the booking type.
The Select Leisure Reservation Type dialog box appears.
4. Click the appropriate radio button.
5. In the Name field, type the guest's name and follow the instructions in the
Select Leisure Activities table below.
6. Click OK.
The Select Leisure Reservation Type dialog box is closed and the booking type
is changed.
Select Leisure Activities: radio buttons
Click this
radio button
For this case
Then do this
Select from
Reservation
file
A guest with a reservation in the
hotel.
Note: If the reservation is
cancelled, and no charges have
been posted, Suite 7 will also
cancel the leisure booking.
1. Click the Name field to
display the reservation
list.
2. Select a name from the
reservation list.
3. Click OK.
Select from
Member file
A person with a guest profile
who is not staying in the hotel.
1. Type in the member
Name or the Member
number or click the
Name field to display the
Profile Search screen.
2. Select a name from the
Profile Search screen or
create a new profile.
3. Click OK.
Depending on the
configuration setup, the
membership number may
be either mandatory or
optional.
Outside guest
A guest with neither a member
profile nor a hotel reservation.
Type in the name and click
OK.
The telephone number is
optional.
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Click this
radio button
For this case
Then do this
Staff
Staff members.
Type in the name of the
staff member and click OK.
The telephone number is
optional.
Viewing resource information about the activity
You may view any resource information that has been entered for a selected
activity.
1. Select a booking and click the right mouse button.
The Leisure Activities menu appears.
2. Click RESOURCE INFORMATION.
If any information exists, it is displayed.
If no information exists, a message appears.
Entering comments about the activity
To enter comments about the activity:
1. Select a booking and click the right mouse button.
The Leisure Activities menu appears.
2. Click DIARY.
The Diary text box appears.
3. Type in free text about the activity.
4. Click SAVE.
The comments are saved and the Diary text box is closed.
Calculating expected revenue
You can calculate expected daily revenue for the service outlet or the activity on
the selected day. You can the view the totals. Suite 7 adds the price for each
leisure booking reserved for the day and displays the total daily revenue at the
bottom.
How to calculate expected revenue:
1. Select a booking and click the right mouse button.
The Leisure Activities menu appears.
2. Click EXPECTED REVENUE.
The Leisure Schedule dialog box appears displaying the revenue and total
revenue.
3. Click CLOSE.
The Leisure Schedule dialog box is closed.
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A
About Suite 7 Reservations ......................1
Changing the booking time by dragging
and dropping .................................... 155
Accepting a Waitlist reservation .............99
Changing the booking time or date by
cutting and pasting ........................... 155
Accessing Block Components ..............122
Changing the booking type .................. 160
Accessing the Q Rooms listing...............72
Changing the date of the Leisure dialog
box.................................................... 151
Accompanying ........................................83
Add On....................................................89
Adding more information to the guest
profile ..................................................24
Changing the date of the Waitlist dialog
box...................................................... 98
Altering the Current Authorization Rule ..82
Changing the order of placement of the
Waitlist reservations ........................... 97
Assigning a new virtual number..............75
Check-In Group.................................... 116
Assigning the Award ...............................94
Check-In/Billing .................................... 106
Assigning the Award (Profiles) ...............39
Checking and updating changes ........... 74
Authorize Direct Billing............................70
Checking in a guest from the Reservation
List grid............................................... 54
Authorizing direct billing..........................71
B
Billing ......................................................66
Block components ................................121
Block Header Options...........................127
Block Options........................................137
Blocks ...................................................121
Booking Position History.......................140
Borrowing..............................................147
Breaking a share reservation..................79
Breaking the connection of a reservation
and the party .......................................90
C
Calculating expected revenue ..............161
Checking in a Leisure Booking ............ 156
Confirmation........................................... 87
Confirming authorization for direct billing
when the user has no rights for
authorization....................................... 70
Courtesy Card Handling ........................ 83
Creating a new message for a guest ..... 85
Creating a New Profile ........................... 21
Creating a new trace.............................. 79
Creating a profile for an individual guest 22
Creating a share reservation with a
checked-in guest ................................ 78
Creating a share reservation with a new
guest................................................... 77
Cancel/Reactivate/Cancel CI................107
Creating a share reservation with an
existing reservation ............................ 78
Cancel/Reinstate ..................................138
Creating an Add On reservation ............ 89
Canceling a Checked-In reservation from
the Reservation List grid .....................55
Custom Tour Series ............................. 140
Canceling a Waitlist reservation .............99
D
Canceling an Expected reservation from
the Reservation List grid .....................55
Canceling authorization for direct billing.71
Canceling routing of package charges ...74
Canceling the check-in of a Leisure
Booking .............................................157
Change Status ......................................136
Changes .................................................77
Changes (to see record of changes) ....138
Changing the assigned virtual number ...76
Changing the Booking fields.................156
Cutoff ................................................... 137
Delete (to delete a group) .................... 116
Delete (to remove block header) ......... 137
Deleting a guest's message................... 86
Deleting a Leisure Booking.................. 158
Deleting a name from the Accompanying
list ....................................................... 84
Deleting a profile .................................... 32
Deleting a reservation ............................ 89
Deleting a trace...................................... 80
Deleting a virtual number....................... 76
Deposit Adjustments .............................. 68
Displaying all Waitlist reservations ........ 98
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Displaying routings .................................74
Leisure Activity Menu Options ............. 158
Displaying the last reservation made......51
Linking a permanent virtual number to a
guest profile........................................ 36
Displaying the Reservation Options from
the Reservation screen .......................61
Linking a rate code to a profile............... 33
Displaying the Waitlist reservations that
can be moved to reservations.............98
Locating a reservation on the Waitlist.... 99
E
M
Easy Letter..............................................40
Making a Company Reservation............ 49
Editing a guest's message......................86
Making a Leisure Activity reservation .. 152
Editing a Profile.......................................31
Making a party reservation .................... 90
Editing an entry on the Accompanying list
............................................................84
Making a Reservation from the New
Reservation screen ............................ 44
Editing text on the Traces list .................80
Making a Source Reservation................ 50
E-mailing a confirmation letter ................88
Making an Agent Reservation................ 49
Entering a guest's location......................92
Meal Plan ............................................... 95
Entering an Approval Code Manually .....81
Merging profiles ..................................... 37
Entering comments about the activity...161
Messages............................................... 84
Events...................................................149
Move Block .......................................... 138
F
Moving a reservation from one room to
another room ...................................... 91
Fixed Charges ........................................64
Future History and Picture......................25
Future reservations.................................30
G
Getting Authorization for a Higher Amount
............................................................82
Locator ................................................... 92
Moving a reservation to the Regrets list 92
Moving a reservation to the Waitlist....... 91
N
New Postmaster................................... 118
O
Grid .......................................................131
Opening and editing Guest Info ............. 34
Group Block Maintenance ....................123
Opening the Leisure dialog box ........... 151
Group Detail Maintenance....................141
Group Master profile ...............................31
Opening the New Reservation screen
without searching for a guest profile .. 43
Group Options ......................................111
Opening the Regrets dialog box .......... 100
Group Reservations List Options..........106
Opening the Reservation Options.......... 57
Groups ..................................................101
Guest Awards .........................................37
Opening the Reservation Options from the
Reservation Search dialog box .......... 57
Guest Awards (programs) ......................93
P
H
Package Options.................................... 72
History.....................................................25
Party....................................................... 89
History ( to view details of previous stays)
............................................................86
Phases of a Block (Block Status)......... 122
History (Block History) ..........................123
Posting deposit payments...................... 67
History (summary information) ...............31
Posting leisure activity charges ........... 157
I
Print Keys............................................. 119
Info ........................................................136
L
Leisure Activities...................................151
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Picture.................................................... 27
Printing a confirmation letter .................. 88
Printing a registration card..................... 87
Printing the leisure schedule................ 159
Profile................................................... 128
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Profiles....................................................21
Shares.................................................... 77
Pro-Forma...............................................96
Sharing................................................. 119
Projected Revenue .................................31
Split All ................................................. 109
Q
Splitting a party reservation ................... 90
Q Room Cancellations............................72
Q Rooms.................................................71
R
Reactivating a cancelled reservation from
the Reservation List grid .....................56
Standard Groups.................................. 102
Statistic ................................................ 118
Summary Info....................................... 138
T
The Company/Agent/Source profile....... 29
Refresh Grid Rates ...............................138
The Main Groups Screen..................... 101
Registering a guest as an accompanying
guest ...................................................83
Tour Series .......................................... 139
Registration Card....................................87
Traces (to keep a log of actions) ......... 135
Regrets ...................................................92
U
Reinstating a checked-out reservation ...64
Reinstating a checked-out reservation
from the Reservation List grid .............55
Traces .................................................... 79
Unlinking an accompanying guest ......... 83
Unresolving a trace ................................ 81
Removing packages from the meal plan 95
Updating Reservations .......................... 51
Removing/Restoring Availability ...........159
V
Reservations...........................................43
Viewing a guest's history ....................... 86
Reservations Options .............................57
Viewing a guest's messages.................. 84
Reservations Speedbar ............................2
Resolving a trace ....................................81
Viewing a room rate in various currencies
........................................................... 66
Room Assign ........................................116
Viewing a Waitlist reservation................ 99
Room Move ............................................91
Viewing and/or editing a confirmation letter
........................................................... 87
Room Status .........................................119
Room Type Assign ...............................118
Rooming List.................................111, 143
Routing charges......................................62
Routing the allowance ............................73
S
Scheduling leisure activities ...................69
Search ..................................................110
Searching for a guest profile...................44
Searching for a profile.............................32
Viewing future reservations ................... 25
Viewing guest information.................... 158
Viewing package elements for which an
allowance has been created .............. 72
Viewing rate details in a specific currency
........................................................... 66
Viewing resource information about the
activity .............................................. 161
Virtual Numbers ..................................... 75
W
Searching for a reservation using the
advanced search option......................52
Waitlist ................................................... 97
Searching for a reservation using the
standard search ..................................51
What If There Are No Rooms Left In the
Block?............................................... 147
Waitlist (to move reservation to waitlist) 91
Setting a meal plan .................................95
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