concierge

noun
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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Marisa Polansky and Kristine Keller are the founders of Speech Tank, a global concierge speech-writing service based in New York City. Vogue, "How to Give a Holiday Toast that Makes Up for a Dry Turkey," 22 Nov. 2018 That honor goes to the $2,700 Samsung W2019, which, believe it or not, is a dual-screen flip phone with flagship specs and some ultra-luxury add-ons like a Samsung concierge service. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Samsung’s foldable smartphone reportedly costs $1,770, launches in March," 12 Nov. 2018 And the building itself offers 24-hour concierge service, a private spa, gym, yoga studio, theater, and even a lap pool. Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "Live Like Christian Grey in the Penthouse That Inspired His Iconic Digs," 5 Sep. 2018 This summer, guests staying in some Marriott International hotel rooms will have access to a new virtual concierge. Ryan Suppe, USA TODAY, "Alexa, what time's checkout? Amazon introduces Alexa for hotels," 19 June 2018 The Curtain Bluff resort in Antigua launched a new wellness concierge where guests can meet with the team at no extra charge to design their own fitness program including everything from zumba to pilates. Kelli Kennedy, chicagotribune.com, "From celeb trainer workouts to cruises, 'wellness travel' is booming - and bringing in big money," 7 June 2018 The Curtain Bluff resort in Antigua launched a new wellness concierge where guests can meet with the team at no extra charge to design their own fitness program including everything from zumba to pilates. Washington Post, "Wellness travel: It’s more than just staying fit on the road," 5 June 2018 Or, at the concierge desk headed by Eduardo Rosello. David Lyons, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Top Large Workplace: InterContinental Miami gives employees 'room to grow, room to be involved'," 19 Apr. 2018 Its flagship international venue will also feature a holographic concierge that will guide guests throughout the arena using advanced speech and facial recognition and holographic technology. Richard Smirke, Billboard, "Madison Square Garden Unveils Plans For 'Next-Generation' London Sphere Venue," 21 Mar. 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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concierge

noun

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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