hotel

Definitions

  • A PASADENA HOTEL
    A PASADENA HOTEL
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hotel a building where travelers can pay for lodging and meals and other services
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Additional illustrations & photos:

HOTEL CORONADO HOTEL CORONADO
COURTYARD OF THE HOTEL COURTYARD OF THE HOTEL
THE MAMMOTH SPRINGS HOTEL THE MAMMOTH SPRINGS HOTEL
HOTEL AT YELLOWSTONE LAKE HOTEL AT YELLOWSTONE LAKE
Frensham Pond Hotel Frensham Pond Hotel
Corneille at the Hotel Rambouillet—342 Corneille at the Hotel Rambouillet—342
Hotel de Ville Bourges——frontispiece Hotel de Ville Bourges——frontispiece
THE WILY DETECTIVE'S RETURN TO THE HOTEL THE WILY DETECTIVE'S RETURN TO THE HOTEL

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The city of Las Vegas has the most hotel rooms in the world
    • Hotel A house for entertaining strangers or travelers; an inn or public house, of the better class.
    • Hotel In France, the mansion or town residence of a person of rank or wealth.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first ice hotel was built in Swedish Lapland
    • n hotel A house for entertaining strangers or travelers; an inn; especially, an inn of some style and pretensions. See inn.
    • n hotel A private city dwelling; particularly, a large town mansion.
    • n hotel A public office or building: as, the Hôtel de Ville (city hall) in Paris. Synonyms See tavern.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The largest hotel in the world is the MGM Grand, which has 5,034 rooms and is located in Las Vegas, Nevada
    • n Hotel hō-tel′ a superior house for the accommodation of strangers: an inn: in France, also a public office, a private town-house, a palace
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Quotations

  • Joan Didion
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    “Of course great hotels have always been social ideas, flawless mirrors to the particular societies they service.”
  • Josh Billings
    Josh%20Billings
    “Be kind to your mother-in-law, but pay for her board at some good hotel.”
  • Malcolm Muggeridge
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    “St. Teresa of Avila described our life in this world as like a night at a second-class hotel.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. hôtel, OF. hostel,. See Hostel
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. hostel—O. Fr. hostel (Fr. hôtel)—L. hospitalia, guest-chambers—hospes.

Usage

In literature:

There are three large hotel-camps in the Valley, where one may have hotel comforts under canvas at camp prices.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
The proprietor of the hotel was in the men's room, and going there Joe was greeted by name, for the hotel man knew him well.
"Baseball Joe in the Big League" by Lester Chadwick
In reply to my inquiry at the bureau of the smart Hotel Ombrone I was told that I could be given a bed.
"The Golden Face" by William Le Queux
When quite recovered, I should have moved to the hotel of my own accord.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
I was not long before I experienced many queer acquaintanceships in hotels, some amusing, some the reverse.
"Hushed Up" by William Le Queux
It is the best hotel here, and is very comfortable.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
He made inquiries and says he was at the hotel under the name of V. A. Smith, of Albany, New York.
"Dave Porter and the Runaways" by Edward Stratemeyer
In a moment Rick saw the first of the huge hotels that had given the road its name.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
I soon had everybody in the hotel down-stairs with my shouting.
"Track's End" by Hayden Carruth
He says he used to keep a winter hotel in Florida, and he knows all about the business.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
Wherever the angler goes, you find a good hotel.
"Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland" by Daniel Turner Holmes
Leaving the hotel, he went to the telegraph office from which the message to Ruth Morton had been delivered that morning.
"The Film of Fear" by Arnold Fredericks
Before reporting at his college, he went to a hotel and changed his clothes, and then started out to find Mary Grey's residence.
"Victor's Triumph" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
Had no regular trade but worked in hotels as porter.
"The Social Work of the Salvation Army" by Edwin Gifford Lamb
I live at the Palace Hotel, and I know.
"Money Magic" by Hamlin Garland
The life was like life at a big hotel.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
I am only aware that when I left the hotel I went on my way in wonder.
"The Count's Chauffeur" by William Le Queux
We stop at the Imperial Hotel, the best kept in Japan.
"My Trip Around the World" by Eleonora Hunt
The attitude that hotel employees have been allowed to develop toward the public is a blot upon professional hospitality.
"The Itching Palm" by William R Scott
She thought she had better remain at the Hotel Bellevue or slip over to the Eden Hotel in Pallanza.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
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In poetry:

Songs that distantly resembled
Those one hears from men assembled
In the old Cross Keys Hotel,
Only sung not half so well.
"The Waster Singing at Midnight" by Robert Fuller Murray
The poet rode the trolley drunk.
The sun came up behind the yards.
The small hotels slept very sadly.
The houses too were drunk.
"Dawn" by Carlos Drummond de Andrade
The chamber looked far over the sea
From a white hotel on a white-stoned quay,
And stepping a stride
He parted the window-drapery.
"A Conversation At Dawn" by Thomas Hardy
Because while staying at a hotel in Spain
He appeared to the landlord to be a little insane.
And he noticed he was always seemingly in dread,
Like a person that had committed a murder and afterwards fled.
"Richard Pigott, the Forger" by William Topaz McGonagall
The banquet was held in the Gellion Hotel,
And the landlord, Mr Macpherson, treated me right well;
Also the servant maids were very kind to me,
Especially the girl that polished my boots, most beautiful to see.
"The Heatherblend Club Banquet" by William Topaz McGonagall
The rocky knoll to the south is a most seductive place,
And in the hotel there visitors will find every solace;
And the flower-decked cottages are charming to see,
Also handsome villas suitable for visitors of high and low degree.
"Beautiful Comrie" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

This 99-room hotel hosts mostly business travelers who know Kimpton hotels.
COLUMBIA — Twenty-five years and several redevelopment plans later, The Tiger Hotel will once again function as a hotel.
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At (e)merge Art Fair, which continues in Southwest at the Capitol Skyline through tomorrow, there's a good dozen performance artists taking over the hotel's poolside area as well as various hotel rooms, both authorized and not.
Kyo-ya Hotels'Plan for Waikiki Beach Hotel to Move Ahead.
From the Chicago Tribune Waikiki Hotel Calms Image Amid Bankruptcy How many light bulbs does it takes to help turn a bankrupt Waikiki hotel into what has been billed as the ultracool Modern Honolulu.
From Pacific Business News Second Tower Opens at Hyatt Place Waikiki Hyatt Hotels Corp. Has opened the second of two towers at its Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach hotel.
First Edition Brand Boutique Hotel Set for Waikiki Marriott International and boutique hotel developer Ian Schrager are opening the first Edition brand hotel in Waikiki .
The Watermark Hotel & Spa hence forward shall be known as Mokara Hotel & Spa.
Wythe Hotel Open May 1 Andrew Tarlow, of Marlow & Sons and Roman's, has set out to prove he's more than a restaurateur with this 72-room waterfront textile factory turned hotel.
Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts Reopens the Hotel Alfonso XIII .
NEW YORK—The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc, today unveils the Hotel Alfonso XIII following an extensive $25 million restoration.
Join Kimpton Hotels, San Francisco's Pet-Friendliest Hotel Collection, at the Fifth Annual HOWL-O-WEEN Yappy Hour and Pet Costume Event, Benefiting the SF SPCA.
To commemorate the 85th anniversary of the groundbreaking of the Lancaster Hotel, the downtown hotel published postcards that give a view of the local landmark's earlier days.
Crouching singer, hidden Bieber Justin Bieber seen crouching as he rushes from his tour bus to his hotel hotel in Toronto for his tour as fans go crazy.
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In science:

MMD performs somewhat better than Hotelling’s T 2 in this context due to the non-Gaussian nature of the data.
Homogeneity and change-point detection tests for multivariate data using rank statistics
Note the lack of robustness of MMD which is distinctly dominated by Hotelling’s T 2 in this second scenario.
Homogeneity and change-point detection tests for multivariate data using rank statistics
This latter method, which is itself based on Hotelling’s T 2 -test statistic, is optimal in the absence of outliers as the baseline and alternative distributions are both Gaussian.
Homogeneity and change-point detection tests for multivariate data using rank statistics
On some asymptotically nonparametric competitors of Hotelling’s T 2 .
Homogeneity and change-point detection tests for multivariate data using rank statistics
Specifically, we propose a new test statistic for the two-sample test of means that integrates a random pro jection with the classical Hotelling T 2 statistic.
A More Powerful Two-Sample Test in High Dimensions using Random Projection
When p > n, the matrix bΣ is singular, and the Hotelling test is not well-defined.
A More Powerful Two-Sample Test in High Dimensions using Random Projection
Even when p ≤ n, the Hotelling test is known to perform poorly if p is nearly as large as n.
A More Powerful Two-Sample Test in High Dimensions using Random Projection
This behavior was demonstrated in a seminal paper of Bai and Saranadasa (or BS for short), who studied the performance of the Hotelling test under (p, n) → ∞ with p/n → 1 − ǫ, and showed that the asymptotic power of the test suffers for small values of ǫ > 0.
A More Powerful Two-Sample Test in High Dimensions using Random Projection
Due to the well-known degradation of bΣ as an estimate of Σ in high dimensions, the line of research on extensions of the Hotelling test has focused on replacing bΣ in the definition of T 2 with other estimators of Σ.
A More Powerful Two-Sample Test in High Dimensions using Random Projection
In this paper, we propose a new testing procedure for problem (1) in the high-dimensional setting, which involves randomly pro jecting the p-dimensional samples into a space of lower dimension k ≤ min{n, p}, computing the Hotelling test statistic in Rk , and then averaging over the ensemble of pro jection matrices.
A More Powerful Two-Sample Test in High Dimensions using Random Projection
The previously described test statistics of BS, CQ, and SD are essentially based on versions of the Hotelling T 2 test using diagonal estimators of Σ.
A More Powerful Two-Sample Test in High Dimensions using Random Projection
If a pro jection matrix P ⊤k ∈ Rk×p is used to pro ject data from Rp to Rk , and the classical Hotelling T 2 statistic is constructed from the pro jected data, then the resulting statistic is proportional to ( ¯X − ¯Y )⊤ (cid:2)Pk (P ⊤k bΣPk )−1P ⊤k (cid:3)( ¯X − ¯Y ).
A More Powerful Two-Sample Test in High Dimensions using Random Projection
This is the same as the local alternative used by Bai and Saranadasa to study the asymptotic power of the classical Hotelling test under (n, p) → ∞.
A More Powerful Two-Sample Test in High Dimensions using Random Projection
Since the SD test statistic can be thought of as a version of the Hotelling T 2 with a diagonal estimator of Σ, the SD test statistic makes no essential use of correlation structure.
A More Powerful Two-Sample Test in High Dimensions using Random Projection
This procedure can be implemented in a simple manner by averaging over pro jected versions of the classical Hotelling T 2 test.
A More Powerful Two-Sample Test in High Dimensions using Random Projection
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