The word hotel is derived from the French word hotel, which is derived from the word hote – means the owner. The term originally meant any building that haunts. Today the hotel – it is an institution that provides travel, meals and other services to travelers for a fee.
The earliest record of any mention of the housing would pay in biblical times. According to the Bible, Mary and Joseph could not get housing because "in the tavern there was no room."
During the Roman Empire, the hotel began to grow. They were created in order to encourage visitors to the empire.
According to Guinness World Records, the oldest hotel, which is still in operation – is Hoshy, Ryokan, located in the area of Avaza Onsen, Komatsu, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. It was founded and is still run by the same family & # 39; it for 1292 years. The hotel has been with the family & # 39; it within forty-six generations of 718 years. Hotel is constructed near the source of hot water, which is believed to have medicinal properties miraculous. Locals still argue that it is exactly. The hotel has 100 rooms, it can accommodate up to 450 guests.
In America, the first tavern was registered in 1607. In 1792, the first public accommodation City was opened in New York. Tremont was opened in Boston in 1809 It was the first modern hotel in America. The first business hotel in Buffalo Statler America began operations in 1908.
For many years the individual tastes changed, and the hotel is inevitably varied depending on what customers want. Today, customers can choose from a large selection.
Customers can choose to stay in a luxury hotel or a budget hotel, depending on their budget or cash. The hotel also can be classified by type of service:
- Full high quality service
- full service
- select service
- limited service
- extended stay
- destination club
People who want adventure can try these unusual hotels like Hotel Null Stern in Teufen, Appentseler, Switzerland, which was formerly a nuclear bunker, which turned into a hotel. There is also a cave hotel in Cappadocia, Turkey and Spain. In Costa Rica, there are at Treehouse of, and in Japan there is a capsule hotel where people sleep on top of each other in rectangular containers. Since most of the year in Canada, Finland and Sweden cold in these countries there are hotels, which are made of ice and snow. There are also underwater hotels in Sweden and Florida, USA.
The largest hotel according to the Guinness Book of World Records – is the first hotel of the world, located in Malaysia Gentyng. It has 6118 rooms. The tallest hotel with the & # 39 is the Rose Tower, which is located in Dubai. 333 meters height.