Deliverable length: 300–600 words

Course Objective(s):

  • Identify the legal factors involved in managing the property of a hospitality business
  • Identify the components and the responsibilities in the preparation and entry into hospitality contracts
  • Assignment

    The hotel where you work is currently revising its standard form catering contract. You note that there is not a provision for alternative dispute resolution in this contract. You are aware that the hotel has spent significant sums of money in legal fees regarding claims of breach of contract that have arisen from catering functions. You have suggested to your supervisor that the new standard form contracts should include alternative dispute resolution (ADR) provisions. Your supervisor is not familiar with ADR, and asks you to explain the differences between arbitration and mediation. Additionally, your supervisor wants you to explain why ADR clauses should be incorporated into hospitality industry agreements. Complete the following:

    • Compare and contrast the differences in arbitration and mediation.
    • What are the benefits for a hospitality industry to adopt alternative dispute resolution?
    • What are some clauses that should be included in hospitality industry agreements?

    Please submit your assignment.

    Use a minimum of 2 credible academic and professional sources to support your response. All references should be documented in APA format.

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    You will be graded on the following:

    Individual Project Grading Rubric

    Format: Adherence to deliverable length, proper grammar, and APA format.


    Content: Content meets requirements and is an obvious response to the assignment details.


    Support: Ideas are supported with examples and evidence.


    Knowledge: A clear understanding of course material is demonstrated.


    Accuracy: Information is accurate with no factual errors.


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