A new Reception desk found under Surfaces / MiscellaneousSurfaces, costs 0. You need Paradise Island ( or a later pack ) for the reception desk to show in your game.
How it works:
1. Purchase ( or build ) a resort
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2. Place the reception desk in it
3. Hire someone to run the desk
4. Manage the whole resort from the reception desk