Homework Question on Hotel Liabilities
Please walk through a restaurant or hotel property in town and look for potential liabilities (either physical or operational excluding food sanitation). This must be a specific snapshot in time and not general observation from long period of time. You may not focus on food sanitation issues. Observations relying on food sanitation liabilities will receive 0 points. Describe them in your paper, along with discussing why they are legal liabilities. You may go through the observation with a classmate, but this is not a group project. You must submit your own individual paper.
1. A two page paper describing the liabilities you notice at a hotel or restaurant property of your choice. Please state what the problems are and why they are legal liabilities. One paragraph of the paper should discuss what you think about what you found. You may, (though not required) attach photographs of any liabilities, but this is in addition to the two page requirement. Any included photos must be not be included with in the text of your paper. This observation must be at a specific time of your choosing not over a long period of time.
2. Typed, double spaced, (header should be single spaced) regular margins, and 12 pt font. Please use a standard word processor. (One you would find on any university computer). Assignment must be submitted via Blackboard.
3. Please use a cover page with your name, ID#, and location details of the observation (such as the date and time of the actual observation, and the name of the property) on a cover page.
4. Please use a spell checker and proof read. Grammar counts and points will be deducted for excessive grammar issues.
5. Failure to follow these rules will results in a loss of points
Homework Answer on Hotel Liabilities
According to the United States Law Digest (2016) hotels and restaurants are governed by regulations derived from Old English Law and have their liabilities squarely in the arena of contract and torts. The first aspect that I noticed on my visit was the hotel’s reservation and reception desk, and the attendees at the desk.
At this establishment, their reservation and reception desk as one structure, with two warm employees of the male and female gender. Their reservation system allowed potential clients to make reservations but also allowed the management to keep track of the reservations, so as to prevent overbooking. This is because reservations are considered to be contractual in nature, and these are contracts that bind both the potential patron and the preferred establishment where they desire to reserve services (Sherry and Sherry 154). Not only was there rigor in their realization of reservations, but they also exercised meticulous record keeping (Sherry and Sherry120).
However, due to their obligation to maintaining the safety of their patrons, the hotel denied accommodation to an unruly client whose behavior was out of conduct. While the client had made reservations, his uncontrollable tantrums posed a danger to the other guests as well as the employees. Therefore, his presence at the premises quickly became a liability that had to be dealt with.