A hotel is an establishment that provides lodging paid 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in times past, consisting only of a room with a bed, a cupboard, a small table and a washstand has largely been replaced by rooms with modern facilities, including en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning or climate control.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, a safe, a mini-bar with snack foods and drinks, and facilities for making tea and coffee. Luxury features include bathrobes and slippers, a pillow menu, twin-sink vanities, and jacuzzi bathtubs. Larger hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, fitness center, business center, childcare, conference facilities and social function services
Hotel rooms are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some hotels offer 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. In Japan, capsule hotels provide a minimized amount of room space and shared facilities.
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... Initially, hotel manager Barnard Thompson (Hector Elizondo) is also somewhat taken aback ... Back at the hotel, Edward reveals to Vivian that he had not spoken to his recently deceased father for 14 and half years ... the two make love on the piano in the hotel lounge ...
... Five star hotels in Pune include Hotels Location Hyatt Regency Pune Nagar Pune, Pune Marriott Courtyard Bund Garden Road, Pune Le Meridien Hotel ...
... She is known for Menschen im Hotel ("People at a Hotel", 1929 - also known as "Grand Hotel"), one of her first international successes ...
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... Disneyland Hotel, the original hotel built by Jack Wrather which opened on October 5, 1955 and was acquired by Disney in 1988 ... Disney's Grand Californian Hotel Spa, based on the craftsman style of architecture of the early 1900s, which opened in 2001 ... Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel, a hotel themed after the section of Disney California Adventure it overlooks ...
Famous quotes containing the word hotel:
“Clean the spittoons.
The steam in hotel kitchens,
And the smoke in hotel lobbies,
And the slime in hotel spittoons:
Part of my life.”
—Langston Hughes (19021967)
“In soliciting donations from his flock, a preacher may promise eternal life in a celestial city whose streets are paved with gold, and thats none of the laws business. But if he promises an annual free stay in a luxury hotel on Earth, hed better have the rooms available.”
—Unknown. Charlotte Observer (October 6, 1989)
“The talk shows are stuffed full of sufferers who have regained their healthcongressmen who suffered through a serious spell of boozing and skirt-chasing, White House aides who were stricken cruelly with overweening ambition, movie stars and baseball players who came down with acute cases of wanting to trash hotel rooms while under the influence of recreational drugs. Most of them have found God, or at least a publisher.”
—Calvin Trillin (b. 1935)