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Hollister can refer to:. In India, the word may also refer to a restaurant, since earlier the best restaurants were always situated next to a good hotel. Hollister Ranch Realty, Hollister Ranch sales. In Australia, the word "hotel" often refers to a public house, a drinking establishment which does not necessarily provide accommodations. Hollister Incorporated, a medical device company. Examples:. Hollister Ranch, a ranch north of Santa Barbara, California, USA. Hotels also feature in films , television series, songs and even theme park rides.
Hollister Co., a clothing company. It is especially true of crime fiction, farces, and mysteries. Hollister, California, a place in the United States. They are perfect for mysterious, anonymous settings where multiple characters may gather in equal positions. Hotels have often been chosen by authors as the setting of their literary works. It opened in 717 CE, and features hot springs.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the oldest hotel still in operation is the Hoshi Ryokan, in Awazu, Japan. According to About.com, 8 of the top 10 largest hotels are in Las Vegas. Third place belongs to the Luxor Hotel, also in Las Vegas, with 4,408 rooms. The largest single-building hotel is the MGM Grand Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada, with 5,005 rooms.
In 2000, the First World Hotel, in Genting Highlands, Malaysia, claimed that it was in the process of developing a 6,300-room hotel complex; however, it appears that only about 3,000 rooms have been built and opened to the public. It is a resort complex with a number of buildings, but the exact room count has not been independently verified. The largest hotel in the world is the Ambassador City Jomtien resort, in Jomtien, near Pattaya, Thailand, at 5,100 rooms. However, this title may be taken by the less illustrious Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang at 330 meters (1,083 feet), pending its (perhaps unlikely) completion; it has been under construction since 1987 and was abandoned in 1992.
The tallest hotel in the world is the Burj al-Arab in Dubai, at 321 meters (1,053 feet).
Hydropolis is an ambitious project to build a luxury hotel in Dubai, UAE, with 220 suites, all on the bottom of the Persian Gulf, 20 meters (66 feet) below the surface. It only has one room, however, and Jules' Undersea Lodge in Key Largo, Florida, which requires scuba diving, is not much bigger. As of 2005, the only hotel with an underwater room that can be reached without Scuba diving is Utter Inn in Lake Mälaren, Sweden. Ice hotels, such as the canonical Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, melt every spring and are rebuilt out of ice and snow every winter.
Main article: Ice hotel. Desert Cave Hotel in Coober Pedy, South Australia and the Cuevas Pedro Antonio de Alarcón (named after the author) in Guadix, Spain, as well as several hotels in Cappadocia, Turkey, are notable for being built into natural cave formations, some with rooms underground. Bill Gates even invested and had a suite built there with satellite internet/phone. The Ariau Towers near Manaus, Brazil is a well-known hotel, in the middle of the Amazon, on the Rio Negro.
Some hotels, such as the Costa Rica Tree House in the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, or Treetops Hotel in Aberdares National Park, Kenya, are built with living trees as structural elements, making them treehouses. The Burj Al Arab in Dubai, held to be the most luxurious in the world, also merits a mention. Other such establishments include the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Chateau Marmont, both in in California, USA. Hotels that enter popular folklore like these two are also often frequented by celebrities, as is the case both with the Ritz and the Chelsea.
A number of hotels have entered the public concsiousness through popular culture, such as the Ritz Hotel in London, UK ('Putting on The Ritz') and Hotel Chelsea in New York City, subject of a number of songs and also the scene of the alleged stabbing of Nancy Spungen by her boyfriend Sid Vicious. Another example is the Hotel Sacher in Vienna Austria, home of the Sachertorte. Other establisments have given name to a particular meal or beverage, as is the case with the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, USA, known for its Waldorf Salad or the Raffles Hotel in Singapore, where the drink Singapore Sling was invented. Most world famous hotels have gained their renown through tradition, by hosting significant events or persons, such as Schloss Cecilienhof in Potsdam, Germany, which derives its fame from the so-called Potsdam Conference of the World War II allies Winston Churchill, Harry Truman and Joseph Stalin in 1945.
Guest services are attended to by 24 hour hotel staff. Although usually considerably smaller than a mainstream hotel (ranging from 3 to 100 guest rooms) boutique hotels are generally fitted with telephony and wi-fi Internet connections, honesty bars and often cable/pay TV. Typically boutique hotels are furnished in a themed, stylish and/or aspirational manner. Boutique hotels differentiate themselves from larger chain or branded hotels by providing an exceptional and personalized level accommodation, services and facilities.
"Boutique Hotel" is a term originating in North America to describe intimate, usually luxurious or quirky hotel environments. For the sake of greater comparability, rating systems have been introduced, with the one to five stars classification being most common. Due to the enormous increase in tourism worldwide during the last decades of the 20th century, standards, especially those of smaller establishments, have improved considerably. The cost and quality of hotels are usually indicative of the range and type of services available.
However, in Japan the capsule hotel supplies minimal facilities and room space. In the United Kingdom a hotel is required by law to serve food and drinks to all-comers within certain stated hours; to avoid this requirement it is not uncommon to come across "private hotels" which are not subject to this requirement. Food and drink may be supplied by a mini-bar (which often includes a small refrigerator) containing snacks and drinks (to be paid for on departure), and tea and coffee making facilities (cups, spoons, an electric kettle and sachets containing instant coffee, tea bags, sugar, and creamer or milk). Other features found may be a telephone, an alarm clock, a TV, and broadband Internet connectivity.
Basic accommodation of a room with a bed, a cupboard, a small table and a washstand only has largely been replaced by rooms with en-suite bathrooms and climate control. The circumflex replaces the 's' once preceding the 't' in the earlier hostel spelling, which over time received a new, but closely related meaning. The French spelling (with the circumflex) was once also used in English, but is now rare. The word hotel derives from the French hôtel, which originally referred to a French version of a townhouse, not a place offering accommodation (in contemporary usage, hôtel has the meaning of "hotel", and hôtel particulier is used for the old meaning).
. Hotels differ from motels in that most motels have drive-up, exterior entrances to the rooms, while hotels tend to have interior entrances to the rooms, making them safer and more relaxing to people. Some hotels have conference services and encourage groups to hold conventions and meetings at their location. Hotels often provide a number of additional guest services such as a restaurant, a swimming pool or childcare.
A hotel is an establishment that provides paid lodging, usually on a short-term basis and especially for tourists. Hotel. The Overlook Hotel from The Shining. "Hollywood Tower Hotel" (ride at Disney-MGM Studios, Orlando, Florida).
Hotel Rwanda. Cyril Hare's Suicide Excepted. At Bertram's Hotel. A Caribbean Mystery.
Agatha Christie's Evil Under the Sun. "Hotel California". Hotelier. White Horse Inn.
Fawlty Towers. The Hotel New Hampshire. Tipton Hotel on Disney Channel's "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody". Plaza Suite.
Room Service. Grand Hotel.