Maximum Length of Stay (MLOS)

Maximum Length of Stay (Max LOS)

The maximum length of stay (Max LOS) is a restriction policy that limits the availability of rooms by specifying a maximum number of nights a guest can book for stays. This policy is needed even when hotels can generate more revenue by allowing an extended stay.

The Max LOS policy is often activated when hotel managers anticipate more room sales at higher rates. Also during periods of peak demand and especially when discounts are offered to guests, the Max LOS is used.

Often times there are government regulations that regulate the maximum consecutive length one can stay in a hotel. This has to deal with a certain taxation rule that regulate long term property leases vs hotels.