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For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
CONSIDERATION. The consideration charged, whether or not received, for the occupancy in a hotel valued in money whether to be received in money, goods, labor or otherwise, including all receipts, cash, credits, property and services of any kind or nature without any deduction there from whatsoever; provided, however, nothing in this definition shall be construed to imply that consideration is charged when the space provided to the person is complimentary from the operator and no consideration is charged to or received from any person.
FINANCE DIRECTOR. The Finance Director of the Town of Collierville, Tennessee.
HOTEL. Any structure or space, or any portion thereof, which is occupied or intended or designed for occupancy by transients for dwellings, lodging or sleeping purposes and includes any hotel, inn, tourist camp, tourist court, tourist cabin, motel or any place in which rooms, lodgings or accommodations are furnished to transients for a consideration.
OCCUPANCY. The use or possession, or the right to the use or possession, of any room, lodgings or accommodations in any hotel.
OPERATOR. The person operating the hotel whether as owner, lessee or otherwise.
PERSON. Any individual, firm, partnership, joint venture, association, social club, fraternal organization, joint stock company, corporation, estate, trust, business trust, receiver, trustee, syndicate or any other group or combination acting as a unit.
TRANSIENT. Any person who exercises occupancy or is entitled to occupancy for any rooms, lodgings or accommodations in a hotel for a period of less than 30 continuous days.
(`83 Code, § 6-1001) (Ord. 96-15, passed 7-8-96)