Beta: Creating a group reservation for multiple listings

You can easily book multiple listings in one reservation with a single-payer (“group reservation”), by using the availability search of the Multi-Calendar. This option allows you to reserve properties from different locations or different sub-units of the same multi-unit or complex, and even to select different date ranges for different listings.

When a group reservation is created, several “sub” reservations are generated, with each shown as a separate event in the calendar. Each sub-reservation can be managed separately. For example, you can set a different status for each sub-reservation. In addition, you can conveniently see an overview of the group reservation via the reservation page’s summary tab.

Follow the instructions below.

Tip:

You can also create a quote using the availability search of the Multi Calendar (in pilot).

Before you begin

You cannot include listings that are set with different currencies in the same reservation. If needed,  change the listing’s currency via the property page.

Step by step:

  1. Sign in to your Guesty account.
  2. In the top navigation bar, click .
  3. Click Availability search at the top right of the Multi Calendar.
  4. To narrow down the search results, you can use the following filters:
    • Click Dates to search for available listings in a chosen date range.
    • Click Guests per unit to set the number of guests per room. for example, if having three guests in the group, select "3 " to display units with at least 3 available beds.
    • Click Filters to add additional filters such as Amenities, or Cities.
  5. Click Find properties

  6. Listings will appear in the search results if they are available to book for the selected dates, or if the listings have a "flexible" block, which can be overridden. Learn when a listing won't be available to book.

    In the search results, you can see all available listings, their maximum guest occupancy per bedroom, the total number of bedrooms in the properties, and the number of available room types for each listing.

    If a listing is a multi-unit, all its sub-units will be shown under the same result. For example, if you have 15 similar standard rooms in one multi-unit, all rooms will be displayed in the same row. For complexes, each room type will be displayed as a different result. For example, suites and standard rooms that are part of the same complex will be shown as two separate results. If one of the room types is a multi-unit (for example, a “standard room” type, having 15 similar rooms), all its sub-units will be displayed on the same result.

    Tip:

    • You can sort the results by using the “Sort by” button
    • You can click on the listing’s name to open the property page (if you’d like to explore the listing’s specific monthly calendar, etc.)
    • You can hover over the question mark icon next to the listing’s city to see its full address
  7. Click Add next to all the listings you’d like to include in the reservation. All the selected listings will be shown under “Summary” to the right.
    • You can add up to 25 listings to the Summary page.
    • If more than one listing is available for booking, you can use the arrows in the listing’s row to increase or decrease the number of selected units.

    • You can add listings that have a flexible block. In this case, a yellow exclamation mark will appear next to the listing's name. If you hover over the icon, you can see a pop-up indicating that you'll be overriding a block by selecting the listing.

  8. Click Create a reservation.
  9. In the next screen, check the summary of the details at the upper bar, displaying the overall date range, total number of guests, total number of booked nights, total (distinct) properties, and the total price (/price range). If needed, return to the previous screen to adjust the details

  10. Under the “Property details” section, you can adjust the pricing per booked property, such as by adding a coupon, overriding the accommodation fare, fees, or taxes, or changing the applied rate plan (if relevant).

    In case you selected more than one listing, each listing will be displayed under a different section, allowing you to adjust their fees separately. Click the down arrow in the relevant row to expand it.

    Note:

    • If you've edited the additional fees, they won't automatically be recalculated if an alteration is made to the reservation. For example, once you edit the cleaning fee for a night, adding an additional night to the reservation will set the extra night's cleaning fee to the price it was before the alteration.
    • When creating a reservation, the default check-in and check-out times will be set. If you wish to change these times, first create the reservation, then return to edit the reservation.
  11.  In “Booker contact details”, add the booker details by either clicking Add details (for adding a new guest) or by selecting an existing guest from the upper dropdown. The booker will be assigned to the group reservation and will be the reservation’s payer.
  12. Under “Assign guests to properties” (at the bottom right), choose a main guest for each of the units included in the reservation, using one of the following options:

    • Use booker contact info

    By using this option, you won’t assign a main guest to the listing. Instead, the booker’s saved information (added in step 9) will be duplicated, such that a new guest entity will be created in Guesty having the same details of the booker. 

    If using this option, we recommend that you later change the name and email address of the guest assigned to the unit, renaming the duplicated booker’s name to a specific guest’s name, and using a different email than the booker’s. Otherwise, multiple entities with the same name and email address of the booker will be created, and may cause missing input about returning guests.

    • Name a guest

    Fill in a guest’s information for the listing (only one is required per listing). You can select an existing guest from the dropdown, or create a new guest.

    • Booker is the guest

     Assign the booker as the guest in the listing (should be used only once).

  13. Under “Reservation notes”, click Add notes to add any internal information about the reservation.
  14. Under “Reservation status”, select the relevant reservation source, and the status of the group reservation as a whole, using one of the statuses below. You’ll be able to later change the reservation status for each listing via the reservation page.
    • Confirmed 

      Use this status for a reservation you’d like to instantly approve. 

    • Inquiry

      Use this status when you want to leave the calendar unblocked for the selected listings and dates. 

    • Reserved 

      Use this status when you want to block the calendar for the selected listings and dates. To remove the calendar block, you will need to change a “Reserved” status to either “Confirmed”, if approving the reservation, or to “Closed”.

  15. Click Create a group reservation or Create a single reservation at the top right.
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