Interesting Hotel Facts

Interesting Facts About Hotels

We all need a hotel from time to time, one way or another.  We check in, have a shower, sleep and leave. It is mostly enough for most of us to have the rates and the service in a satisfactory fashion, if our neighbors are not noisy.

But have you ever thought how hotels emerged? Accommodation is of course a basic need of humanity, as is travelling. But do you know where the first hotel was opened? Or where the word “motel” comes from? Have you ever heard about the celebrities spending a life in hotels? We’ve compiled 10 interesting facts about hotel in this list for you… And of course, don’t forget to visit our list of “Interesting Facts about Hostels” once you finish reading this one… Moreover, the following is a full list of our articles related to hotels and tourism, don’t forget to have a look!

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Interestin Facts About Hotels
Hotel Rozafa, Albania

1. The word “hotel” comes from French language. Traditionally, hotels only provided care for visitors, accommodaton not being a part of it.

(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotel#History)

Interestin Facts About Hotels
Drovers Inn, Scotland

2. There is no information about the first hotel that provided guests with accommodation services. But the fact that the word “inn” is mentioned in the Bible shows us that the history of hotels dates back thousands of years ago.

(Source: http://biblehub.com/luke/2-7.htm)

Interestin Facts About Hotels
Royal Clearance Hotel, England

3. The first hotel in the modern sense was opened in 1768 under the name Royal Clearance Hotel in the city of Exeter, England. But back then, neither hotels were popular, nor the word “hotel”.

(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotel#History, http://www.booking.com/hotel/gb/the-royal-clarence.en-gb.html)

Interestin Facts About Hotels
A boutique hotel in Australia.

4. A boutique hotel is a smaller but luxurious hotel that has 10-100 rooms. The concept was started n 1980’s in large cities like London, New York and San Francisco.

(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boutique_hotel)

Interestin Facts About Hotels
Norveç’te bir motel…

5. The word “Motel”, standing for “Motor Hotel” is used for the budget hotels located near highways. The reason why this word appeared is that Arthur Heinemann, who opened his own motel in 1925, was not able to fit “Milestone Motor Hotel” in the nameplate of the hotel.

(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motel#History)

Interestin Facts About Hotels
InterContinental Amsterdam

6. The largest chain of hotels is the InterContinental Hotels, with 4600 hotels and above 674,000 rooms.

(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/InterContinental_Hotels_Group)

Interestin Facts About Hotels
Honesty Bar

7. Some hotels (like Thirty Two Boutique Hotel, England), have a different type of bar in its lobby, which is not staffed. These bars are called “honesty bars” and whatever you drink here, no record is kept. The only requirement is to be honest and pay for what you’ve drunk while checking out.

(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honesty_bar)

Interestin Facts About Hotels
JW Mariott Marquis Dubai

8. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai holds the title of “the tallest hotel in the world” with 72 storeys and a height of  355 meters (1,165 feet).

(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_hotels_in_the_world)

Interestin Facts About Hotels
Ambiguous reference here! Leave a comment if you get this!

9. Stranger things also happen in hotels. In 2010, Sony Millbrook was started to be searched for by the police, when she was reported for not coming to pick up her children from school. The woman was later found dead under a bed in The Budget Inn. What’s more, according to police estimates, at least 5 different people stayed in that room without noticing there was a corpse under their bed.

(Source: http://www.localmemphis.com/story/d/story/memphis-man-convicted-in-2010-strangulation-death/35686/P-Hfbmtap0mAQuARaQCLPg)

Interestin Facts About Hotels
Hotel Ritz Paris

10. Coco Chanel, fashion designer, spent such a long period as 30 years living in Hotel Ritz Paris.

(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotel#Living_in_hotels)

The good people who’s read this article up to this point, we’ll treat you to our “How to find a cheaper hotel room” article so that you get insider tips to the issue. Please comment if you know interesting facts about hotels!

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3 Comments

  1. 19 June 2014  07:58 by Cazare Ploiesti Reply

    Cazare Uzlina

    This is my first time visit at here and i am actually impressed to read everthing at alone place.

  2. 15 March 2014  20:16 by yusuf gökcen Reply

    pek çok kişi bilebilir. İngilizlerin meşhur polisiye romanları yazan yazarı Agatha Christ sandığının anahtarını İstanbulda kaldığı Pera Palas otelinde kaldığı odanın duvarına gizlediği vasiyeti açıklanınca ortaya çıkmıştır.

    • 16 March 2014  21:13 by ecotripsos Reply

      Kesinlikle bu listede olması gereken bir bilgi, teşekkürler.

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