Flexible rooms: from 4-pers easily to 2-pers room & other way around
We have two 4-persons private rooms. During the week, we have more request for 2-pers rooms. Is the following possible:
Making a room 1a and 1b. Room 1a is e.g. the 4-pers room, 1b is the 2-pers room. If room 1a is booked, that room 1b will automatically be closed and the other way around. So the price for room 1a is based on 4-persons and the price of room 1b is based on 2-persons. The possibility to close one of the rooms yourself in advance should still apply of course to manage your rates & availability as efficient as possible.
I believe that flexible rooms has more and more value for ho(s)tels.
Actually, you can already do most of this. One way is to make the 4-person room (room 1), a parent of the 2-person room (room 1a). Then, when one of them is booked the other will not be available either.
You can also create a separate space category for room 1a, so you can manage its availability via restrictions separately from the other 2-person rooms. This way, you can even set a slightly higher price for it.
What we would not do is have 2 otherwise unrelated spaces and have availability of one depend on the availability of the other.
Please let us know if you have further questions.
B2B Product Manager