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For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply.
HOTEL. Any building or buildings in which the public may, for a consideration, obtain living quarters, sleeping, or housekeeping accommodations. The term includes inns, motels, tourist homes or courts, lodging houses, rooming houses, and apartment houses.
OCCUPANCY. The use or possession, or the right to the use or possession, of any room or rooms in a hotel for any purpose, or the right to the use or possession of the furnishings or to the services and accommodations accompanying the use and possession of the room or rooms.
OPERATOR. Any person operating a hotel.
PERMANENT RESIDENT. Any person who occupies or has the right to occupy any room or rooms in a hotel for at least 30 consecutive days.
PERSON. Any natural individual, firm, partnership, association, joint stock company, joint venture, public or private corporation, or a receiver, executor, trustee, guardian, or other representative appointed by order of any court.
RENT or RENTAL. The consideration received for occupancy, valued in money, whether received in money or otherwise, including all receipts, cash receipts, cash, credits, and property or services of any land or nature.
ROOM or ROOMS. Any living quarters, sleeping, or housekeeping accommodations.
(1977 Code, § 1:9-2) (Ord. passed 11-13-2001)