Exhibition Venue Inspection Checklist

The Exhibition Venue Inspection Checklist helps you conduct a comprehensive inspection of your buildings, public spaces, guest rooms, and more.​

Exhibition Venue Inspection Checklist



AUDIO VISUAL

1. Is there a range of equipment?


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2. Are there built-in audio systems?


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3. Is there built-in video/video conferencing?


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4. Are there built-in projection systems?


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5. Is there a satellite down-link?


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6. Is there multimedia equipment on-site?


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7. Is there a stage/curtain available?


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8. Are there any negotiables?


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9. Is there a choice of AV companies?


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10. Are there setup charges?


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11. Are there teardown charges?


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12. Is inclusion in meeting-room rental available?


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EXHIBIT SPACE

1. Is there proximity to breakout/function areas?


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2. Is the exhibit space ADA-accessible?


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3. What is the total square footage of the exhibit space?


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4. What is the floor load?


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5. What are the ceiling heights?


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6. Are there restrooms/telephones?


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7. Are there any limitations on products, fuel, etc.?


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8. Are there any union issues or regulations?


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CHECK AT SITE INSPECTION

1. Were there any obstructions (such as pillars) affecting the show?


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2. Are access streets/signage checked?


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3. Are access docks/doorways/signage checked?


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4. Where should security be located?


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5. Is utility access (power/water/gas) checked?


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6. Is the overall maintenance/cleanliness checked?


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7. Are there any negotiable aspects?


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8. Is the rate determined?


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9. Are the deposit requirements specified?


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10. Are the cancellation clauses defined?


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11. Are the insurance requirements outlined?


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12. Are the labor requirements established (if non-union)?


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13. Is additional on-street and interior signage considered?


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14. Are maps of access to docks provided?


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FOOD/BEVERAGE

1. What is the range of costs for continental breakfast options?


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2. What are the plated breakfast costs?


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3. What is the CDT price per gallon?


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4. What is the juice price per liter?


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5. How many bakery items are provided per dozen in the morning?


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6. What are the costs for morning break packages within the specified range?


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7. What is the range for AM break package costs?


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8. What is the range for PM break package costs?


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9. Are all-day break packages available?


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10. What is the range of plated luncheon costs?


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11. What is the range of buffet luncheon costs?


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12. What is the range for per-gallon beverage costs?


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13. What are the prices per bottle for soda, juice, and mineral water?


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14. What is the range of plate dinner costs?


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15. What is the range of buffet dinner costs?


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16. What is the range for hors d'oeuvres per 100 guests?


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17. What is the range of package reception costs?


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18. Are there corkage charges?


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19. Is there a service charge?


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20. Is there a sales charge?


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21. Are there any negotiables?


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22. Is there an inclusive per-food & beverage package?


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23. Are there centerpieces/decorations?


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24. What is the number of servers/tables seated?


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25. Is there a discount for early payment?


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RECREATION/GUEST SERVICES

1. Is there a 24-hour switchboard service available?


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2. Is a wake-up service provided?


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3. Is a concierge available?


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4. Are there restaurants on-site?


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5. Are there on-site shops?


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6. Is there a lobby bar?


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7. Is there a swimming pool?


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8. Is there a hot tub/spa available?


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9. Is there a fitness center available?


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10. Is there a beauty/barber shop?


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11. Are massage services available?


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12. Are jogging/walking areas available?


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13. Is there a golf course available?


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14. Are other sports facilities available?


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15. Is there a physician on call?


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16. Is there a tour desk?


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17. Is there an on-site car rental service?


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18. Is there a gambling facility available?


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19. Is a child-care program available?


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20. Is there a shopping shuttle available?


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21. Are game arcades available?


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22. Is there coin-op laundry nearby?


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23. Are airline counters available?


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24. Are there other recreational amenities available?


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25. Are there nearby attractions available?


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SECURITY

1. Is there security in the local area?


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2. Is safety information available in the hotel reservation area?


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3. Is luggage storage (in/out) available?


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4. Are window and sliding door locks available?


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5. Are there front-desk security procedures?


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6. Are there safety procedures for phone operators?


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7. Are in-room or hotel safes available?


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8. Is there corridor lighting?


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9. Are parking area lights/security available?


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SUPPORT SERVICES

1. Are business services available?


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2. Are there computers and printers available?


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3. Are copy and fax facilities available?


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4. Is there internet access available?


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5. Are FedEx/UPS pick-up services available?


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6. Are there negotiables?


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7. Can shipped materials be held for a certain period of time?


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8. Is there a service to deliver materials to function areas?


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9. Is there a hotel parcel handling charge for shipping services?


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HOT ISSUES

1. Are there available dates for booking?


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2. When is the deposit due, and what is the amount?


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3. Is there a cancellation clause?


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4. Is there an attrition clause in the agreement?


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5. Is there a guarantee provided for rates/space?


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6. Is there a guarantee on menu pricing?


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7. What is the Mobile/AAA rating of the venue?


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BUILDING AND GROUNDS

1. What are the doorman duty hours?


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CHECK AT SITE INSPECTION

1. Is the neighborhood checked?


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2. Is the building’s appearance checked?


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3. Is the Porte-cochere/entry appearance checked?


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4. Is the driveway maintenance checked?


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5. Is the landscaping checked?


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6. Is the door cleanliness checked?


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7. Is the lack of clutter in the entry area checked?


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8. Are entry obstructions checked?


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9. Is the doorman's appearance/attitude checked?


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PUBLIC SPACES

1. Are there general specifications for the public spaces?


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2. Are the public spaces ADA-compliant?


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3. Are there designated non-smoking areas?


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4. Was the last renovation done?


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CHECK AT SITE INSPECTION

1. Are the size/spaciousness checked?


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2. Are appointments checked?


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3. Is the noise level checked?


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4. Is the cleanliness checked?


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5. Is the lighting checked?


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6. Is the maintenance checked?


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7. Is the seating checked?


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8. Is the reader board easily visible?


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9. Is the hallway lighting, cleanliness, and noise checked?


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10. Are the elevators checked for their numbers, cleanliness, and speed?


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11. Are the room numbers/names easily visible?


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REGISTRATION

1. Is express check-in available?


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2. Is express check-out available?


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3. Is there a bell staff for luggage service?


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CHECK AT SITE INSPECTION

1. Are the desk-staff appearance, uniforms, and badges checked?


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2. Is attentiveness observed?


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3. Is the ability to direct visitors to functions present?


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4. Is the organization checked?


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5. Is the lighting checked?


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6. Is the noise level checked?


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7. Is the wait time to register checked?


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8. Are the bell-staff appearance, uniforms, and badges checked?


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9. Is the wait time for baggage delivery checked?


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10. Is the helpfulness of the bell staff checked?


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11. Are negotiables checked?


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12. Is the staffing at the registration desk checked?


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13. Is pre-registration from the housing list checked?


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14. Are early arrivals accommodated?


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15. Are late check-outs accommodated?


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16. Are guarantees provided for check-ins past 6 p.m.?


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17. Is there a guarantee against "no walks" for guests?


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18. Is customized master billing available for guest rooms?


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19. Are early check-out penalties waived for guests?


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GUEST ROOMS

1. Is there an ADA-compliance number or percentage of rooms?


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2. What is the number or percentage of non-smoking rooms?


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3. How many rooms of each type (TW, DD, Q, K) are available?


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4. How many suites are there?


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5. Is climate control available?


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6. Are there security-programmed room keys?


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7. When was the last refurbishment of the guest rooms?


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8. When were new mattresses last purchased for the guest rooms?


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9. Are smoke alarms and sprinklers installed in the guest rooms?


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10. Is there a posted fire/emergency plan for the guest rooms?


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11. What amenities are provided in the guest rooms?


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12. Are there in-room teleportation services available?


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13. What are the local/long-distance charges for phone services in the guest rooms?


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14. Are telephone books available in the guest rooms?


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15. Are memo pads and pens provided in the guest rooms?


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16. Are stationery/postcards available for guests in the rooms?


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17. What is the schedule for room service in the guest rooms?


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18. Are local-area guides provided for guest reference?


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19. Is there a guest-service directory available in the rooms?


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20. Is a remote control provided for the TV in the guest rooms?


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21. Are there ice machines available for guest use?


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22. Are soda/snack machines available for guests?


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23. Is a bottle opener provided in the guest rooms?


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24. Are refrigerators available in the guest rooms?


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25. Is an in-room mini-bar provided for guests?


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26. Is a complimentary daily paper provided for guests?


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27. Are there fireplaces in the guest rooms?


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28. Do the guest rooms have a balcony/porch?


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29. Are there windows open or sliding doors available in the guest rooms?


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30. What views are available from the guest rooms?


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31. How many direct-dial phones are in the guest rooms?


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32. Is there a voice mail/message service/light in the guest rooms?


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33. Are clock radios available in the guest rooms?


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34. Is cable TV provided in the guest rooms?


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35. Are movies on demand available for guests?


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36. Are video games on demand available in the guest rooms?


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37. Is there an option for parental blocking of TV content?


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38. Are VCRs/video tape rentals available for guests?


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39. Is a coffee maker provided in the guest rooms?


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40. Are hair dryers available in the guest rooms?


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41. Are iron/ironing boards available for guest use?


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42. Are make-up mirrors provided in the guest rooms?


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43. What toiletries are available in the guest rooms?


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44. Are shoe buffers provided for guests?


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45. Are bathrobes available for guests in the rooms?


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46. Is same-day/overnight laundry service available for guests?


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47. Are cribs, playpens, etc. available upon request?


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48. Is turn-down service offered for guests?


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49. Is there a concierge level available for guests?


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50. Are in-room safes provided, and what is the cost?


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CHECK AT SITE INSPECTION

1. Are the size/spaciousness checked?


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2. Is the appointments/decor checked?


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3. Is the soundproofing checked?


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4. Is overall cleanliness checked?


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5. Is the condition of the carpet checked?


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6. Is the condition of the upholstered items checked?


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7. Is the condition of wood/Formica/marble items checked?


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8. Are odors checked?


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9. Is the security hardware on the doors checked?


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10. Is the convenience of light switches at entry checked?


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11. Is the adequacy of lighting checked?


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12. Are there black-out drapes for sleeping checked?


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13. Are there translucent drapes for daytime checked?


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14. Is there a comfortable sitting area?


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15. Is there a comfortable business desk?


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16. Are there guest comment cards?


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17. Are extra pillows/blankets available?


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18. Is a third-sheet bed make-up provided?


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19. Are there easy-to-use hangers?


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20. Are there laundry bags available in the closets?


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21. Is there good water pressure in the bathrooms?


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22. Do the sink and tub stoppers work?


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23. Is all plumbing easy to operate?


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24. Is the toilet quiet during operation?


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25. Is glassware bare or covered?


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26. Is plastic or glassware provided?


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27. Is an ice bucket available?


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28. Is there a generous supply of towels and mats?


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29. Are there any negotiable aspects?


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30. Is the published (“rack”) rate checked?


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31. Is the bed tax checked?


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32. Is the proposed room rate for commercial/non-commercial guests checked?


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33. Are VIP upgrades checked?


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34. Are VIP amenities checked?


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35. Are the room-rate window dates checked?


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36. Is the staff room discount checked?


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37. Are complimentary rooms checked?


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38. Is the RSVP cut-off date specified?


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39. Is complimentary a.m. breakfast offered?


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40. Are complimentary cocktails/tea provided?


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41. Are complimentary welcome baskets available?


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TRAVEL TO/FROM

1. What is the distance from the airport?


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2. Is there convenient freeway accessibility?


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3. What is the cost of a non-property shuttle?


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4. How many on-property parking spaces are available?


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5. Are there negotiables available?


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6. Is there a free airport shuttle?


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7. Are there parking fees?


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8. Is there valet parking available?


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9. Is valet parking complimentary?


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FUNCTION ROOMS-GENERAL

1. When was the last renovation of the function rooms?


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2. Are the function rooms ADA-accessible?


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3. Who else is in-house?


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4. Is there proper directional signage/program signage in the function rooms?


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5. Is there outdoor space?


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6. Are there any negotiables?


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7. Is there a meeting cost/waiver?


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8. Are there amenities in meeting rooms?


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9. What are the room set-up fees?


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10. What is the room change or turnover fees?


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11. What are the electrical use fees?


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12. What are the microphone feed fees?


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13. What are the secured (locked) storage fees?


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14. Is there a complimentary staff office space?


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15. Is there a setup/rehearsal use?


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16. Is there a 24-exclusive space?


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