Hotel City: Cheats, Tricks, and Tips
Welcome to Hotel City!
Hotel City is the newest, free, Facebook game from Playfish, the makers of Pet Society and Restaurant City.
In Hotel City, you and your friends can become hotel moguls, building and customizing your very own hotels to gain the coveted 5-star ranking!
Once you play it this new Facebook game, you'll be hooked! That's why I've compiled a list of cheats, tricks and tips to help you conquer Hotel City!
Naming Your Hotel
First things' first, You need to name your hotel. Don't stress about it,
you can change it later. Your hotel's name will show at the top of the game-play screen and all your friends on Hotel City will be able to see it.
Having trouble figuring out a name? Here are some ideas to help you get started:
- Use words like "Hotel, Motel, Chateau, Resort, Grand."
- If you're planning a theme for your hotel, put it in your hotel's name. Ex. If you want a beach themed hotel, try the "Seashell Resort."
- Keep your hotel's name short, avoid names over 5 words long.
Tutorials: Gotta Love 'em
When you first move into Hotel City, you'll be introduced to the game through the tutorial. This will show how to get started and where all the buttons are.
You're given $50,000 to get started and only 1 room, your reception lobby. To begin getting customers into your hotel, you'll need to build guestrooms, a cleaning closet, and a gym. But don't worry, the Hotel City game tutorial will show you how to do all of these!
Your hotel can't run by itself! You're going to need a whole crew to keep it up and running.
When you first start your hotel, you'll need to hire temporary staff, also known as "Temps" to run your reception desk, cleaning closet, and gym. The wages for temps are determined by 2 things.
- How long you want their shifts to be (the longer the shift, the more expensive they are)
- How many facilities you have that require workers (Ex: cleaning closets, gyms, restaurants)
An alternative to hiring temps is to hire permanent staff.
Hiring permanent staff reduces the cost of wages. To hire permanent staff, you'll send out a feed to your Facebook friends asking for people to work at your hotel. The more friends you have who will work for you, the lower the wages you'll have to pay!
Your Grand Opening!
Congratulations! Your hotel is ready for it's big debut! Time to make some money!
You make money whenever a guest visits your hotel. How much money depends what they're doing when they come. They could be checking into a room or working out at the gym. Here is a Price Guide so you know where you'll earn money!
- Budget Room: 1 Coin per 2 minute stay
- Small Room: 3 Coins per 3 minute stay
- Large Room: 7 Coins per 4 minute stay
- High Ceilinged Room: 10 Coins per 4 minute stay
- Gym: 2 Coins per 5 minute stay (up to 3 guests)
- Posh Restaurant: 3 Coins per 5 minute stay (up to 3 guests)
- Bar: 1 Coin per 4 minute stay (up to 6 guests)
- Small Cinema: 2 Coins per 6 minute stay (up to 5 guests)
- Swimming Pool: 6 Coins per 5 minute stay (up to 3 guests)
- Arcade: 1 Coin per 2.5 minute stay (up to 3 guests)
Other Ways To Make Money In Hotel City
Earn Money by Visiting Other Hotels:
Every day, you can visit other local hotels (your friends' hotels) to earn a special bonus! When you visit them, you'll find a money bag located in their reception lobby. To claim your bonus, click on all the money bags you find while visiting friends!
Earn Money by Poking Sleeping Guests:
You can also earn coins by clicking on the guests who are staying in guestrooms. When they lay down on the bed, you can click them once to see if you got the bonus of 400 Coins! Not all guests will give you the bonus, so cross your fingers that you'll get lucky!
Send Your Friends A Free Gift
Who doesn't love free stuff?
Now you can send your friends a completely free gift! Facebook Game Gift requests for Hotel City get sent to their "Requests" page. Once they've accepted the gift, it'll show up in their storage in the actual game! Odds are, the more gifts you send out to your friends, the more you'll also get back in return!
Reception Desk Emergency Calls
A newly added feature of Hotel City is the reception desk phone! When guests have complaints or emergencies, it's your job as hotel manager to resolve these problems. Each time you resolve a situation, you'll earn coins!
Your guests will call the reception desk when they're too cold, burning up, or even being haunted by a scary ghost. Once you notice the green phone at the bottom of the screen, you'll have to find the room that's making the phone call.
Don't worry, if you don't see the phone or miss the call, nothing bad will happen. There are no penalties for not answering the reception desk phone.
Selling and Gifting Items
Playfish is currently working on giving you the ability to sell and gift the items you own!
Selling items you don't want anymore is a great way to earn back a little extra cash from a previous purchase. As your hotel grows, you may want to replace some of the plain standard beds that come in every guestroom. Selling things like these extra beds will give you more money to buy newer and nicer items.
Gifting items is also an awesome feature which allows you to send particular items you own as gifts to your friends. This is great when you're trying to help out a fellow hotel friend who is just starting up and could use a little motivation!
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Enjoy Your Stay!
Hotel City is a fun, new game, unlike most of the other Facebook games! Can't wait to see what Playfish comes up with next!
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