con·cierge | \kōⁿ-ˈsyerzh, ˌkän-sē-ˈerzh\
plural concierges\kōⁿ-ˈsyerzh, -ˈsyer-zhəz; ˌkän-sē-ˈer-zhəz \

Definition of concierge 

1 : a resident in an apartment building especially in France who serves as doorkeeper, landlord's representative, and janitor

2 : a usually multilingual hotel staff member who handles luggage and mail, makes reservations, and arranges tours broadly : a person employed (as by a business) to make arrangements or run errands

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Not long after the emergence of retail clinics, the health care industry saw the rise of concierge medicine, urgent care centers, and telemedicine. Peter Miller, STAT, "How early retail health clinics set the stage for today’s mega-mergers," 11 June 2018 Mortensen is the chief concierge of The Pfister Hotel, which has been a Milwaukee retreat for presidents, pop stars and everyday travelers since first opening its doors on May 1, 1893. Bill Glauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee's Pfister Hotel: 125 years of history, hospitality and heart," 30 Apr. 2018 Amenities in the building include a Turkish bath, a private dining room, a 75-foot lap pool, a fitness center, an arcade and a concierge service that books private aircraft. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Michael Cohen Purchases New York City Apartment for $6.7 Million," 12 July 2018 An adjacent lobby for residents’ is planned to include concierge services, gaming arcade, complimentary beverages and a conference room. Mary Shanklin,, "Tesla ride shares, micro units set for Lake Nona project," 30 June 2017 Eventually, customers will be able to order though an app with the ability to customize every detail of the burger, but for now orders are placed through a human concierge at a counter. Renae Reints, Fortune, "The World’s First Entirely Robot-Crafted Burger Is Here. This Is Exactly How It’s Made," 22 June 2018 The Retail Revival program offers participants online training and a dedicated concierge to help them get set up an eBay store and learn best practices for selling online. Megan Becka,, "Akron-based Peaceful Fruits hopes to share its story and fruit strips with the masses via the eBay Retail Revival," 8 May 2018 Each guest is pampered too, assigned a personal concierge to pick up dry cleaning, book dinner reservations and snag tickets to the Dodgers or, if preferred, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Hugo Martin,, "Welcome to L.A.'s luxury hotel boom, featuring $20,000 suites and James Bond exotic cars," 19 Apr. 2018 Buzulencia compares the service to having a personal concierge., "A new model for travel? Pay a local $25 a day to plan a trip," 5 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of concierge

circa 1697, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for concierge

French, from Old French, probably from Vulgar Latin *conservius, alteration of Latin conservus fellow slave, from com- + servus slave

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English Language Learners Definition of concierge

: a person in an apartment building especially in France who takes care of the building and checks the people who enter and leave

: an employee at a hotel whose job is to provide help and information to the people staying at the hotel

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