The Hotel Lead (also known as Hotel Liaison or Director of Facilities) is responsible for negotiating contracts with hotels or other facilities to host conventions. Typically, these contracts include the number of rooms which will be used by convention attendees, meeting space for the convention, how much catering will be required for the convention, and myriad other details unique to each hotel. During the convention, the Hotel Lead's duty is to be the central point of contact between the hotel and the convention.
Depending on the convention, may involve requests for locking/unlocking doors, water service, room cleaning, and other tasks, up to and including security and safety issues. While most conventions have a separate person to fill this staff position, others, such as Anthrocon, Mephit Furmeet and Califur before 2005, assign large portions of the duties to the convention chairman.