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hotel

[Fr., from O.Fr. (origin of Eng. hostel), from Latin (origin of Eng. hospital),=guest place], name applied since the late 17th cent. to an establishment supplying both food and lodging to the public (see inninn,
in Great Britain, any hotel, public house, tavern, or coffeehouse where lodging is provided. In American usage, the inn is generally a small rural lodging house for transients.
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). In common law of England and America, the hotelkeeper is a public servant and must receive all proper persons. The first American hotels, successors to the early inns, differed from their European prototypes by charging a fixed fee for food and lodging (American plan). For many years $1.00 per day was the accepted price. Fraunces Tavern (1762; see under Fraunces, SamuelFraunces, Samuel
, c.1722–95, American innkeeper, proprietor of the historic Fraunces Tavern in New York City. This building at the corner of Broad and Pearl streets was the De Lancey mansion before Fraunces purchased it in 1762 and opened it as the Queen's Head
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) and the City Hotel (1793) were fashionable resorts of early New York City. The Tremont House, in Boston (1829), for years considered the most imposing hotel in the United States, was rivaled by the Astor House, built in New York in 1836. The modern hotel in America dates from the early days of railroad travel, when the modest hostelry, prepared to entertain small groups of occasional guests, was forced to become a more commodious and efficient institution to accommodate the great number of traveling salespeople. Technical progress in the late 19th cent. permitted the construction of large hotels with safeguards against fire. Hotels may be classed as transient, residential, or resort hotels. Semicommercial hotels with club features are maintained by organizations such as the YMCA (see Young Men's Christian AssociationYoung Men's Christian Association,
(the Y or YMCA), organization having as its objective the development of values and behaviors that are consistent with Christian principles.
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). With the growth of suburban centers and the increase of travel by automobile, a form of transient hotel, called a motelmotel,
public lodging establishment for automobile travelers. Motels have traditionally differed from hotels in that the former have facilities for free parking on the premises, are seldom more than three stories high, and offer occupants direct access to rooms without having to
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, became popular. In the 1990s, the "extended-stay hotel"—for guests who need a room for at least five nights—was developed, especially for business travelers who preferred more apartmentlike accommodations for longer stays. By 1998 extended-stay hotels represented 40% of U.S. lodging rooms planned for construction.

Bibliography

See H. Weisskamp, Hotels (1968); R. Brotherton, ed., The Handbook of Contemporary Hospitality Management Research (1999); A. K. Sandoval-Strausz, Hotel: An American History (2007).

Hotel

A building with rooms or suites for rent by the day; typically includes public facilities for dining.

Hotel

 

a building for temporary stays by people visiting a given area. Hotels for those traveling by car are called motels.

Hotels first appeared in the ancient world. They were located in large trading centers (for instance, gostinye dvory in Russia), in places of religious pilgrimage, and near main roads (for instance, caravansaries in the East). With the development of capitalism, when business trips significantly increased the clientele of hotels, the modern urban hotel came into being, with rooms of various kinds situated along corridors, with general halls, restaurants, and other facilities. Many of the newest large hotels are developed social complexes, combining living units with garages for guests’ cars, large halls for concerts and meetings, exhibition facilities, and pools. (These are sometimes located in separate buildings of considerable size.)

There were more than 5,800 hotels in the USSR in 1970. More than 80 percent were under the management of the soviets of workers’ deputies, and the rest were managed by ministries, departments, and the Board of Foreign Tourism. As the material and cultural level of the population rises, the demand for hotels increases, especially in the capitals of the Soviet republics, in resort cities, and near memorial sites. Since the late I950’s, many large comfortable hotels have been built, with modern sanitary equipment and high-quality furniture and decoration. Moscow has the Rossiia, capacity. 6,000 (architects, D. N. Chechulin, P. P. Shteller, and others) and Inturist, capacity, 1,000 (architects V. L. Vo-skrenskii, Iu. N. Sheverdiaev. and others). Leningrad has the Leningrad, capacity, 1,312 (architects, S. B. Speranskii and V. E. Struzman; builder, M. N. Shekher). Other modern hotels are the Kazakhstan, capacity, 550 (architects, E. K. Diatlov and Kim Do Sen; builder, Iu. M. Skrinskii) in Alma-Ata, the Iveriia, capacity, 510 (architects, O. D. Kalandarishvili and I. S. Tskhomelidze; engineer, D. Kad-zhaia). in Tbilisi, and the lubileinaia, capacity, 408 (architect, G. M. Benediktov) in Minsk. Large hotels were under construction in Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev, Sochi, and many other cities in 1971.

REFERENCES

Kiselevich. L. N., V. A. Kossakovskii, and O. I. Rzhekhina. Gostinitsy za rubezhom. Moscow, 1961.
Koch, A. Hotelbauten: Motels und Ferienhaüser. Stuttgart [1961].
Zhukov. G. S. Ekspluatatsiia gostinits. Moscow, 1967.

I. T. IVANOV and IU. K. MILONOV

What does it mean when you dream about a hotel?

A place of temporary housing, a hotel may indicate the need for a new state of mind or a condition that requires a short move away from home and familiar conditions.

hotel

A building in which lodging and other services, often board, are provided primarily to transients and, less often, to permanent residents.

hotel

a commercially run establishment providing lodging and usually meals for guests, and often containing a public bar

Hotel

(dreams)
All dwelling places generally represent the dreamer’s psychological, emotional, or spiritual condition. The dream may reflect a current reality, issue, or dilemma and attempt to bring the dreamer into greater self-awareness. Because a hotel is a transitory dwelling, it suggests a time away from one’s responsibilities or routine. As a dream symbol it could reflect a need for rest and reflection. Depending on the details of the dream, specific information can be ascertained. For example, if the hotel is luxurious it suggests prosperity and positive decision-making. However, if the hotel is rundown and inadequate, it may reflect a time of uneasiness and depravation. Whether the hotel in your dream represented a retreat or escapism is for you to determine by examining your current daily reality. Finally, a hotel may refer to a temporary stage in life or be a form of compensation with which the dreamer eases the anxiety and stress experienced during the day.
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Tall and with dusky cheeks and hair that fell in a mass from her shoul- ders, a figure should come striding down the stair- way before the startled loungers in the hotel office.
Having reached his end successfully in both these cases, he returned to the hotel, and found Noel Vanstone nursing his offended dignity in the landlady's sitting-room.
He repaired, therefore, immediately to his hotel, and caused himself to be announced.
The honorable functionary had scarcely expressed himself thus, in that intonation which is peculiar to brigadiers of the gendarmerie, when a loud scream, accompanied by the violent ringing of a bell, resounded through the court of the hotel.
In that case, my dear friend, if you are resolved to accompany me there is no time to lose; the drum beats; I observed cannon on the road; I saw the citizens in order of battle on the Place of the Hotel de Ville; certainly the fight will be in the direction of Charenton, as the Duc de Chatillon said.
Indeed, when I was returning to the hotel after my conversation with Astley, and chanced to meet Polina and the children, I could see that her face was as calm as though the family disturbances had never touched her.
But you know the hotel ink and the hotel pen, where it is rare to get anything else.
The guests have returned to bed, the hotel servants to their duties.
In the morning the lost tribes of America came ashore and infested the hotels and took possession of all the donkeys and other open barouches that offered.
They did not stop running until they felt certain that no eye could penetrate the darkness and the hotel was only a square shadow in the distance, with red holes regularly cut in it.
The hotel clerk handed her into a taximeter cab, and gave the address to the driver.
The master of the ship had been lord of Martin's time; but here the manager of the hotel was lord of Martin's thoughts as well.