The most recent update includes new stylistic features for the Booking Engine, as well as per-guest room pricing for your Front Desk and Booking Engine. You can now set the base price for your rooms on a per-guest basis, before the addition of any per-guest rate adjustments. We’ve also made it easier to update your room pricing calendar, so you can now set seasonal pricing in a fraction of the time.
Per-Guest Room Pricing
To price a room per-guest, go to ‘My Hotel > Room Types’ in the main menu. Select the room type and click ‘Edit’ (or create a new room type). Under ‘Additional Guest Fee’ enter the amount to add for each additional guest after the first guest, then click ‘Save.’
This will affect the base price for the room, after the first guest, and before any per-guest rates are added. For example, a room priced at $100 per night with an additional $10 per guest will be priced at $110 for 2 guests. Under a breakfast rate where each guest is billed $7 per guest per night, the total will be $124 per night, before tax.
To close out a room for a given period, go to your bookings calendar and navigate to the start date using the day/month selector in the top right.
Scroll down to the room you wish to block, then click and drag across between the start and end dates for the block. Click ‘Block Room’ in the menu that appears.
The room will be blocked in all your sales channels and will not appear in your revenue charts.
To unblock the room, click to view the ‘BLOCK’ details, then click ‘Make this Room Available.’
Room Pricing Calendars
Your room pricing calendar is now a lot more convenient. You can set prices for a week, day of the week, or the entire month with just a click. Go to ‘My Hotel > Set Pricing’ in the main menu, then navigate to the room type and month for which you would like to set prices.
To set the price for every Monday in this month, set your cursor on the price input for any Monday in the calendar. Enter the price, then click the ‘up/down arrow’ button to extend this price to the entire column (i.e., every Monday).
Use the ‘left right arrow’ to extend this price for the entire week or click the ‘loop arrow’ button to copy this price to every available date in the month. These buttons are also available in your OTA pricing calendars.
Booking Engine Style
Your booking engine is now a lot more flexible in terms of style and function. You can select between a solid or transparent navigation bar, and a horizontal or vertical search control. Both settings can be found under ‘Channel Manager > Booking Engine.’ Click the ‘Style’ tab, then ‘Edit.’
You can also add links to all your social media outlets for your property. These work very well when combined with a transparent navigation bar and horizontal booking control, as in the image below. These links can be set under the ‘About this Hotel’ tab in your booking engine settings.
For those of you with multiple properties, your guests can now switch between properties in your booking engine using the location selector. The selector appears automatically for any of your hotels for which your booking engine is enabled.
The latest additions to our platform allow you more flexibility in pricing and give you the tools to make it easier to set pricing on every platform you sell your rooms. In addition, you now customize your booking engine even further to fit your brand, and make it even easier for guests to book rooms with you.