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Topic: TOURISM

Date: 1900-2000
Origin: motor + hotel

motel

noun
     
mo‧tel [countable]
DLT a hotel for people who are travelling by car, where you can park your car outside your room
WORD FOCUS: hotel WORD FOCUS: hotel
types of hotel: motel, inn, B&B British English, guesthouse British English

types of room: double room (=has a bed for two people)
twin room
(=has two single beds)
single room
(=for one person)
suite
(=has two or more rooms)

people who work at a hotel: desk clerk (=gives you your key)
bellboy
British English/bellhop American English (=takes your bags up to your room)
maid
also chambermaid (=cleans your room)
manager

someone who is staying at a hotel: guest

the place where you check in, check out, and pay your bill: front desk, reception British English

an arrangement to stay at a hotel: reservation also booking British English

hotel services: room service, wake-up call


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