HotelEngine is one of the best theme available for hotel business. The EngineTheme is committed to provide a great theme consisting of several features that demonstrates a great aesthetic value.
The theme is aimed to customers who are looking for a great looking hotel website. The theme come equipped with functionality to handle bookings.
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HotelEngine is available in two variations. Both account for unique feel and design but share core EngineTheme functionality. They are
Two different themes completely leverage the array of functions that EngineTheme provides. Additional plugins for this theme are included with in the package.
The theme sports new BookingEngine booking plugin which can be sued with both the variations and can be used to provide additional functionality to manage the hotel bookings. This can be a plus to already available options present in the HotelEngine Themes. BookingEngine booking plugin provides more options that can be used to fully customize the Booking experience.
The Core of HotelEngine
The HotelEngine theme sports two very beautiful and aesthetically pleasing themes. Both Classy and Comfy can be seen as a part of the whole package.
The theme uses premium plug-in to harness the full capability and functionality. They are integrated into the theme by default. The plug-in can also be installed with the required plugins list which is displayed when the theme is loaded for the first time.
The plugins by default loads a slider and builder with drag and drop capability into the WordPress site, via the Visual Composer plugins and premium Revolution Slider.
Both version of theme, Classy and Comfy are responsive and include homepage widget areas for dragging and dropping sidebar widgets onto your homepage.
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Hotel Engine Installation and Setup
The installation is simple, as many of the theme functionality are loaded by default during the first installation. The user has to choose from one of the themes (Comfy or Classy) or both of them. The options will also include the required plugins.
Premium Revolution Slider and the WPBakery Visual Composer Plugin are the required plugins for the theme and can be easily installed from the admin dashboard once one of the themes is activated.
The pricing plan chosen by the user determines the access to the BookingEngine plugin. Like other themes, the HotelEngine wizard will guide you through the setup process.
The theme uses WordPress custom post types to configure the different room options. Custom Taxonomy is also supported by the Rooms, delivered via the theme. Category-style taxonomy is moderated as “services” in the backend and “Amenities” in the Frontend. It is used to list the features and amenities for the room.
Revolution Slider setup is easy to follow and is used to display content on the top part of the homepage. Revolution Slider comes with default data so that the homepage looks populated on the first installation.
Homepage Widgets like Single Sidebar, Footer Sidebar, Pages Sidebar, Page Bottom Sidebar and Main Slider are provided for easy customization.
Visual Composer on the other hand, provides a feature-rich customization tool for the homepage. It can also be used with different pages that can be further customized individually.
Theme settings control panel features configuring the site logo, upload a mobile icon, breadcrumb-area background image and adding links to your user social profiles.
Managing Bookings and BookingEngine
You can manage bookings via the backend. This option requires admin level access to modify or from the Frontend by guests booking a reservation.
The Frontend is attractive and provides an easy to use interface, an attractive date picker.
The BookingEngine provides extra options for the HotelEngine theme which allows WordPress Site to accept payments and take reservations from the guests.
Pricing is varied, depending on what you choose to buy. They are listed below:
- Comfy or Classy Single HotelEngine theme for $89
- BookingEngine plugin for $49
- Comfy or Classy Single HotelEngine theme + BookingEngine for $119
- Comfy and Classy Both HotelEngine theme + BookingEngine for $169
HotelEngine is an amazing theme ,which offers two variations (Comfy or Classy) to choose from. On top of that , it provides lots of modern features such as sliders, responsive layouts and booking system.
It also provides BookingEngine plugin, which makes it non-resistible Hotel Management theme.
This theme is highly recommended for users looking to build their Hotel Website with or without BookingEngine plugin.