Best Available Rate (BAR)

 The Best Available Rate (BAR) is also known as Best Rate Guaranteed (BRG). 

The BAR rate is the lowest rates unrestricted rate a hotel can offer its guest for a day. These rates are usually offered to a walk-in guest at the reservation desk. In a typical hotel, there are different categories of rooms and services. The rates of these rooms are proportional to the level of luxury attached to each. The BAR can be for different room types depending on the category of rooms sold to the guests and the occupancy level.

  • Daily BAR: this is a predefined rate regardless of the room category and occupancy. The BAR is set according to the daily room forecast done by the hotel operator.
  • Dynamic BAR: as the name implies, this is not a predefined rate system. The dynamic BAR is set according to the hotel’s occupancy. So when the occupancy reaches a certain level, the new hotel management software in use triggers the BAR for that level.