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For the purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
GUEST. A person who exercises occupancy or is entitled to occupancy in a hotel by reason of concession, permit, right of access, license, or other agreement.
HOTEL. Any public or private space or structure, including but not limited to, any inn, hostelry, tourist home, motel, lodging house or motel rooming house offering space for sleeping or overnight accommodations in exchange for rent and for a period of less than 30 days. HOTEL includes the parking lot and other common areas of the hotel.
IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENT. A document that contains the name, date of birth, description and picture of a person, issued by the federal government, the State of Illinois, another state, a county or municipal government subdivision or one of their agencies, including but not limited to: a motor vehicle operator’s license, an identification card, or an identification card issued to a member of the Armed Forces. IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENT also includes a passport issued by a foreign government or a consular identification card, issued by a foreign government to any of its citizens and nationals, which has been approved by the city as valid identification.
OCCUPANCY. The use or possession, or the right to the use or possession, of any room in any hotel.
OPERATOR. The person who is either the proprietor of the hotel or any other person who has the right to rent rooms within the hotel, whether in the capacity of owner, manager, lessee, mortgagee in possession, licensee, employee or in any other capacity.
RECORD. A legible written document of information about a guest or group of guests. A RECORD may be maintained electronically, in a book, or on cards.
RENT or RENTING . The allowing of use for consideration charged, whether or not received, for the occupancy of a room in a hotel valued in money, whether received in the form of cash, goods, labor, credits, property, or services of any kind or nature.
ROOM. Any portion of a hotel, which is designed or intended for occupancy by a person for temporary lodging or sleeping purposes.
(Ord. 4089, passed 4-1-2019)