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St. Regis Hotel & Residences, Mexico City
St. Regis Hotel & Residences, Mexico City

A hotel is an establishment that provides paid lodging, usually on a short-term basis. The provision of basic accommodation, in times past, consisting only of a room with a bed, a cupboard, a small table and a washstand has largely been replaced by rooms with modern facilities, including en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning or climate control. Additional common features found in hotel rooms are a telephone, an alarm clock, a television, and internet connectivity; snack foods and drinks may be supplied in a mini-bar, and facilities for making hot drinks. Larger hotels may provide a number of additional guest facilities such as a restaurant, a swimming pool or childcare, and have conference and social function services. A hotel is a building providing residential accommodation. ... Hotel Room was a three episode 1993 HBO TV-Series produced by David Lynch (who directed two of them). ... For the 2005 horror film,see Hostel (film). ... The Wörthersee is an alpine lake in the Austrian southern province of Carinthia. ... Lindwurm fountain in the center of Klagenfurt Klagenfurt (Slovene: Celovec), officially known as Klagenfurt am Wörthersee,[1] is the capital of the federal state of Carinthia in Austria. ... Carinthia (Kärnten in German, Koroška in Slovenian) can refer to: Carinthia - a federal state of Austria Carinthia - an informal province in Slovenia Carinthia - a duchy of the Holy Roman Empire and crownland of Austria_Hungary Karantania - the first Slovenian state This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other... Nickname: Location of Mexico City Coordinates: , Country Federal entity Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded c. ... A typical American bathroom A bathroom is a room that may have different functions depending on the cultural context. ... A mini-bar is a small, private snack and beverage bar often found in upscale Western-style hotel rooms. ...


Some hotels offer various combinations of meals as part of a room and board arrangement. In the United Kingdom, a hotel is required by law to serve food and drinks to all guests within certain stated hours; to avoid this requirement it is not uncommon to come across private hotels which are not subject to this requirement.[citation needed] In Japan, capsule hotels provide a minimised amount of room space and shared facilities. Capsules in Osaka View in a capsule, with TV in the upper left corner A capsule hotel ) is a hotel system of extremely dense occupancy. ...


In Australia and Canada, hotel may also refer to a pub or bar. In India, the word may also refer to a restaurant since the best restaurants were always situated next to a good hotel.[citation needed] Pub redirects here. ... Singles bar redirects here. ...

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Etymology

Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal, Budapest, Hungary

The word hotel is derived from the French hôtel (coming from hôte meaning host), which referred to a French version of a townhouse or any other building seeing frequent visitors, rather than a place offering accommodation. In contemporary French usage, hôtel now has the same meaning as the English term, and hôtel particulier is used for the old meaning. The French spelling, with the circumflex, was also used in English, but is now rare. The circumflex replaces the 's' found in the earlier hostel spelling, which over time took on a new, but closely related meaning. Corinthia (Greek: Κορινθία, Korinthía) is the area around the city of Corinth. ... For other uses, see Budapest (disambiguation). ... Leinster House, 18th century Dublin townhouse of the Duke of Leinster. ... In French contexts an hôtel particulier is an urban private house of a grand sort. ... The circumflex ( ˆ ) (often called a caret, a hat or an uppen) is a diacritic mark used in written Greek, French, Dutch, Esperanto, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovak, Vietnamese, Japanese romaji, Welsh, Portuguese, Italian, Afrikaans and other languages, and formerly in Turkish [citation needed]. It received its English name from Latin circumflexus (bent... For the 2005 horror film,see Hostel (film). ...


Classification

The cost and quality of hotels are usually indicative of the range and type of services available. Due to the enormous increase in tourism worldwide during the last decades of the 20th century, standards, especially those of smaller establishments, have improved considerably.[citation needed] For the sake of greater comparability, rating systems have been introduced, with the one to five stars classification being most common[citation needed] and with higher star ratings indicating more luxury. Hotels are independently assessed in traditional systems and these rely heavily on the facilities provided.[citation needed] Some consider this disadvantageous to smaller hotels whose quality of accommodation could fall into one class but the lack of an item such as an elevator would prevent it from reaching a higher categorization.[citation needed] In some countries, there is an official body with standard criteria for classifying hotels, but in many others there is none. There have been attempts at unifying the classification system so that it becomes an internationally recognized and reliable standard[citation needed] but large differences exist in the quality of the accommodation and the food within one category of hotel, sometimes even in the same country. The American Automobile Association (AAA) and their affiliated bodies use diamonds instead of stars to express hotel and restaurant ratings levels. The 4-star Manor House Hotel at Castle Combe, Wiltshire, England. ... For other uses, see Elevator (disambiguation). ... The AAA logo The AAA (usually read triple-A, or sometimes three As), formerly known as the American Automobile Association, is an American not-for-profit automobile lobby group and service organization, with their national headquarters based in Heathrow, Florida. ...


Motels

Main article: Motel

A motel is a hotel which is made convenient for people who wish to be able to have quick access from their parked car to a hotel room.[citation needed] Holiday Inn Great Sign Exterior of a Howard Johnsons motor lodge. ...


Historic hotels

Hotel Astoria and a statue of Tsar Nicholas I of Russia in front, in Saint Petersburg
Hotel Astoria and a statue of Tsar Nicholas I of Russia in front, in Saint Petersburg

Some hotels have gained their renown through tradition, by hosting significant events or persons, such as Schloss Cecilienhof in Potsdam, Germany, which derives its fame from the so-called Potsdam Conference of the World War II allies Winston Churchill, Harry Truman and Joseph Stalin in 1945. The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower in Mumbai is one of India's most famous and historic hotels because of its association with the Indian independence movement. Other establishments have given name to a particular meal or beverage, as is the case with the Waldorf Astoria in New York City known for its Waldorf Salad or the Raffles Hotel in Singapore, where the drink Singapore Sling was invented. Another example is the Hotel Sacher in Vienna Austria, home of the Sachertorte or the Hotel de Paris where the crèpe Suzette was invented. Image File history File links Hotel_Astoria. ... Image File history File links Hotel_Astoria. ... Hotel Astoria and a statue of Tsar Nicholas I of Russia in front. ... Nicholas I (Russian: Николай I Павлович, Nikolaj I Pavlovič), July 6 (June 25, Old Style), 1796 – March 2 (18 February Old Style), 1855), was the Emperor of Russia from 1825 until 1855, known as one of the most reactionary of the Russian monarchs. ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and Petrograd (Петрогра́д, 1914–1924), is a city located in Northwestern Russia on the delta of the river Neva at the east end of the Gulf of Finland... The exterior of the Cecilienhof palace Schloss Cecilienhof is in the Northern part of the New Gardens in Potsdam, close to the Jungfernsee lake. ... Potsdam is the capital city of the federal state of Brandenburg in Germany. ... Harry S. Truman and Joseph Stalin meeting at the Potsdam Conference on July 18, 1945. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Churchill redirects here. ... For the victim of Mt. ... Josef Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili (Georgian: , Ioseb Besarionis Dze Jughashvili; Russian: , Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili) (December 18 [O.S. December 6] 1878[1] – March 5, 1953), better known by his adopted name, Joseph Stalin (alternatively transliterated Josef Stalin), was General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Unions Central Committee from... A view of the hotel at night The Taj Mahal Palace is a prestigious hotel located in the Colaba district of Mumbai, India, next to the Gateway of India. ... , Bombay redirects here. ... The term Indian independence movement is diffused, incorporating various national and regional campaigns, agitations and efforts of both Nonviolent and Militant philosophy and involved a wide spectrum of Indian political organizations, philosophies, and movements which had the common aim of ending the British Colonial Authority as well as other colonial... This article is about the hotel. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... A Waldorf salad is a salad consisting of apple, nuts (especially walnuts), celery, and mayonnaise or a mayonnaise-based dressing. ... The grand entrance of the Raffles Hotel. ... The Singapore Sling is both a cocktail that was invented by Ngiam Tong Boon for the Raffles Hotel in Singapore sometime between 1910 and 1915 and a movie directed and written by Nikos Nikolaidis. ... The Hotel Sacher is a five-star hotel in the Innenstadt of Vienna, Austria, next to the Staatsoper. ... For other uses, see Vienna (disambiguation). ... Sachertorte from Hotel Sacher, Vienna. ...

There are also hotels which became much more popular through films like the Grand Hotel Europe in Saint Petersburg, Russia when James Bond stayed there in the blockbuster Goldeneye. Cannes hotels such as the Carlton or the Martinez become the center of the world during Cannes Film Festival (France). Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 797 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (1915 × 1440 pixel, file size: 852 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Hotel Hôtel... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 797 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (1915 × 1440 pixel, file size: 852 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Hotel Hôtel... Hôtel Ritz at Place Vendôme The Hôtel Ritz is a hotel located at 15 Place Vendôme, in the heart of Paris, France. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... The hotel is situated at the intersection of Nevsky Avenue and Mikhailovskaya Street. ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and Petrograd (Петрогра́д, 1914–1924), is a city located in Northwestern Russia on the delta of the river Neva at the east end of the Gulf of Finland... This article is about the spy series. ... Blockbuster, as applied to film or theater, denotes a very popular and/or successful production. ... For other uses, see Goldeneye (disambiguation). ... // See also Carleton Carlton, New South Wales Carlton, Victoria Carlton, a neighbourhood in Edmonton Carlton Hotel, Cannes Carlton, Bedfordshire Carlton, Cambridgeshire Carlton, County Durham Carlton, Leicestershire Carlton, North Yorkshire Carlton, Hambleton or Carlton-in-Cleveland Carlton, Richmondshire or Carlton Town Carlton, Selby (and Carlton Towers) Carlton, Nottinghamshire Carlton, South Yorkshire... Martinez is the name of several places in the United States of America: Martinez, California Martinez, Georgia Martinez, New Mexico Martinez, Texas Martinez, Connecticut Martinez is also surname of several people: Angie Martinez - Puerto Rican musician Conchita Martinez - Spanish tennis player Eduardo Cardinal Martínez Somalo - high official in the...


A number of hotels have entered the public consciousness through popular culture, such as the Ritz Hotel in London, UK ('Putting on The Ritz'), the Algonquin Hotel in New York City with its famed Algonquin Round Table and Hotel Chelsea, also in New York City, subject of a number of songs and also the scene of the stabbing of Nancy Spungen (allegedly by her boyfriend Sid Vicious). Hotels that enter folklore like these two are also often frequented by celebrities, as is the case both with the Ritz and the Chelsea. For other uses, see Ritz (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Algonquin Hotel opened in 1902. ... The Algonquin Round Table was a group of New York City writers, critics, actors and wits that met from 1919 until about 1929, though its legacy endured long afterward. ... The Hotel Chelsea is a well-known residence for artists, musicians, and writers in the neighborhood of Chelsea in Manhattan, New York City. ... Nancy Spungen, right, with boyfriend Sid Vicious Nancy Laura Spungen (February 27, 1958 – October 12, 1978) was the girlfriend of Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious. ... For the professional wrestler, see Sid Eudy. ...


Unusual hotels

Many hotels can be considered destinations in themselves, by dint of unusual features of the lodging and/or its immediate environment: Historic Kviknes destination hotel in Norway A destination hotel is a place of lodging whose inherent location and amenities attract visitors regardless of the route needed to arrive or the areawide features of interest. ...


Treehouse hotels

Some hotels are built with living trees as structural elements, for example the Costa Rica Tree House in the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica; the Treetops Hotel in Aberdare National Park, Kenya; the Ariau Towers near Manaus, Brazil, on the Rio Negro in the Amazon; and Bayram's Tree Houses in Olympos, Turkey. The present Treetops hotel Treetops Hotel is a hotel in Aberdare National Park in Kenya near the township of Nyeri, 6,450 feet above sea level on the Aberdare Range and in sight of Mount Kenya. ... The Aberdare National Park covers the higher areas of the Aberdare Range of central Kenya, and the Aberdare Salient to their east. ... This article on a place of local interest appears to contain only a small amount of verifiable information. ... Location in Brazil Country Region State Amazonas Founded 1669 Government  - Mayor Serafim Corrêa (PSB) Area  - City 11. ... The Negro (Spanish: black) River, the great northern tributary of the Amazon River and the largest blackwater river in the world, has its sources along the watershed between the Orinoco and the Amazon basins, and also connects with the Orinoco by way of the Casiquiare canal. ... Amazon River basin The Amazon Basin is the part of South America drained by the Amazon River and its tributaries. ... The Roman bath in Olympos - Turkey Olympos is a valley at the south coast of Turkey, 90 km southwest of Antalya city near the Town of Kemer. ...


Cave hotels

Desert Cave Hotel in Coober Pedy, South Australia and the Cuevas Pedro Antonio de Alarcón (named after the author) in Guadix, Spain, as well as several hotels in Cappadocia, Turkey, are notable for being built into natural cave formations, some with rooms underground. Coober Pedy ( ), population 3,500, is a small town in northern South Australia, 846 kilometres north of Adelaide on the Stuart Highway. ... Pedro Antonio de Alarcón y Ariza Pedro Antonio de Alarcón y Ariza (10 March 1833 - 19 July 1891) was a Spanish author, writer and political figure. ... Guadix, a city of southern Spain, in the province of Granada; on the left bank of the river Guadix, a sub-tributary of the Guadiana Menor, and on the Madrid-Valdepeñas-Almería railway. ... For other uses, see Cappadocia (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Cave (disambiguation). ...


Capsule hotels

Capsule hotels are a type of economical hotel that are quite common[citation needed] in Japan. Similar hotels are now also found in Europe.[citation needed] Capsules in Osaka View in a capsule, with TV in the upper left corner A capsule hotel ) is a hotel system of extremely dense occupancy. ...


Cube hotels

Cube hotels are trendy hotels with small rooms that are common in Europe. Similar hotels are now also found in Malaysia and elsewhere.[citation needed] For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


Ice and snow hotels

Main article: Ice hotel

The Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, melts every spring and is rebuilt each winter; the Mammut Snow Hotel in Finland is located within the walls of the Kemi snow castle; and the Lainio Snow Hotel is part of a snow village near Ylläs, Finland. Absolut Icebar in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden (December, 2005). ... Jukkasjärvi is a town in Swedish Lapland in Kiruna Municipality, Norrbotten County, northern Sweden. ... Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. ... Ylläs from Äkäslompolo Ylläs, or in Finnish Yllästunturi, is a 718 m high fell in Finland, Lapland. ...


Garden hotels

Garden hotels, famous for their gardens before they became hotels, include Gravetye Manor, the home of garden designer William Robinson, and Cliveden, designed by Charles Barry with a rose garden by Geoffrey Jellicoe. Garden hotels Many hotels have gardens designed by famous garden designers. ... William Robinson (1838 - 1935) was a practical gardener and journalist whose ideas about wild gardens spurred the movement that is still recognized as the English cottage garden, an outgrowth of the British Arts and Crafts movement. ... View looking north from the Ring in the Parterre showing Terrace Pavilion and Clock Tower to the left with Lower Terrace and Borghese Balustrade below Cliveden should not be confused with Clevedon in Somerset Cliveden as seen from its lawn. ... The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster, Barrys most famous building. ... Geoffrey Jellicoe (1909-1996) was an English landscape architect, garden designer and author. ...


Underwater hotels

Some hotels have accommodation underwater, such as Utter Inn in Lake Mälaren, Sweden. Hydropolis, under construction in Dubai, will have suites on the bottom of the Persian Gulf, and Jules Undersea Lodge in Key Largo, Florida requires scuba diving to access its rooms. Utter Inn or as in English, Otter Inn, is originally an art project which offers an underwater accomodation for the public. ... Mälaren at dusk Mälaren is the third largest lake in Sweden, after lakes Vänern and Vättern. ... Hydropolis is an underwater hotel being built in Dubai, and scheduled to open at the end of 2006. ... Location of Dubai in the UAE Coordinates: , Country Emirate Dubai Incorporated (town) June 9, 1833 Incorporated (emirate) December 2, 1971 Founder Maktoum bin Bati bin Suhail (1833) Seat Dubai Subdivisions Towns and villages Jebel Ali Hatta Al Hunaiwah Al Aweer Al Hajarain Al Lusayli Al Marqab Al Shindagha Al Faq... Map of the Persian Gulf. ... The Jules Undersea Lodge is an underwater hotel in Key Largo, Florida and is the only such hotel in the United States. ... Key Largo is an island in the upper Florida Keys archipelago and, at 33 miles long, the largest of Keys. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... may refer to: Scuba diving, the use of a self-contained breathing set to stay underwater for periods of time. ...


Other unusual hotels

The Library Hotel is a 60-room boutique hotel in New York City, located at 299 Madison Avenue (at 41st Street), near the New York Public Library, Bryant Park, and Grand Central Terminal. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC, also called the Dewey Decimal System) is a system of library classification developed by Melvil Dewey (1851–1931) in 1876, and since greatly modified and expanded in the course of the twenty-two major revisions which have occurred up until 2004. ... The Burj al-Arab (Arabic: برج العرب, Tower of the Arabs) is a luxury hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates managed by the Jumeirah Group and built by Said Khalil. ... Location of Dubai in the UAE Coordinates: , Country Emirate Dubai Incorporated (town) June 9, 1833 Incorporated (emirate) December 2, 1971 Founder Maktoum bin Bati bin Suhail (1833) Seat Dubai Subdivisions Towns and villages Jebel Ali Hatta Al Hunaiwah Al Aweer Al Hajarain Al Lusayli Al Marqab Al Shindagha Al Faq... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Queen Mary 1936 RMS Queen Mary is an ocean liner that sailed the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967 for Cunard Line (then Cunard White Star Line). ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles County Government  - Mayor Bob Foster Area  - City  65. ... Lucerne (German: Luzern) is a city in Central Switzerland with a population of 60,274 (31 December 2003), capital of the canton of Lucerne. ...

World record setting hotels

Tallest

The tallest hotel in the world is the Burj al-Arab in Dubai at 321 metres[citation needed], which however will soon be surpassed by the nearby Rose Rotana Suites at 333 metres (1,091 feet).[citation needed] The Burj al-Arab (Arabic: برج العرب, Tower of the Arabs) is a luxury hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates managed by the Jumeirah Group and built by Said Khalil. ... Location of Dubai in the UAE Coordinates: , Country Emirate Dubai Incorporated (town) June 9, 1833 Incorporated (emirate) December 2, 1971 Founder Maktoum bin Bati bin Suhail (1833) Seat Dubai Subdivisions Towns and villages Jebel Ali Hatta Al Hunaiwah Al Aweer Al Hajarain Al Lusayli Al Marqab Al Shindagha Al Faq... The Rose Tower is a 333 metre (1,093 feet), 72-story skyscraper on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. ...


Largest

The hotel with the greatest number of rooms is the MGM Grand Las Vegas in Las Vegas, USA, with a total of 6,276 rooms.[citation needed] In 2006, Guinness World Records listed the First World Hotel in Genting Highlands, Malaysia as the world's largest hotel with a total of 6,118 rooms.[1] “MGM Grand” redirects here. ... The south end of The Strip; approximately one third of the entire Strip is represented here The Las Vegas Strip (also known as The Strip) is an approximately 4 mile (6. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Guinness World Records 2008 edition. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Genting Highlands Hotel Genting Highlands (Malay: Tanah Tinggi Genting ; Chinese: 雲頂高原) (1700m above sea level ) is a mountain peak within the Titiwangsa Mountains on the border between the states of Pahang and Selangor of Malaysia and is home to a famous mountain resort by the same name which can be reached...


Oldest

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the oldest hotel still in operation is the Hoshi Ryokan, in the Awazu Onsen area of Komatsu, Japan which opened in 717.[citation needed] The Guinness Book of Records (or in recent editions Guinness World Records, and in previous US editions Guinness Book of World Records) is a book published annually, containing an internationally recognized collection of superlatives: both in terms of human achievement and the extrema of the natural world. ... Hoshi Ryokan is a ryokan (Japanese traditional inn) in the Awazu Onsen area of Komatsu, in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. ... First green of spring and Mt. ... March 21 - Battle of Vincy between Charles Martel and Ragenfrid. ...


Living in hotels

A number of public figures have notably chosen to take up semi-permanent or permanent residence in hotels.

  • Actor Richard Harris lived at the Savoy Hotel while in London. Hotel archivist Susan Scott recounts an anecdote that when he was being taken out of the building on a stretcher shortly before his death he raised his hand and told the diners "it was the food".[2]

For other persons named Richard Harris, see Richard Harris (disambiguation). ... Savoy Hotel, Strand entrance, 1911 The Savoy Hotel is a five-star hotel located on the Strand, in the City of Westminster in central London that opened in 1889. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...

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  1. ^ Genting's First World Recognized As World's Largest Hotel, Bernama.com
  2. ^ Home Suite Home – BBC News
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