con·​cierge | \ kōⁿ-ˈsyerzh How to pronounce concierge (audio) , ˌkän-sē-ˈerzh\
plural concierges\ kōⁿ-​ˈsyerzh How to pronounce concierges (audio) , -​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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The building will also offer valet and concierge services. Nancy Sarnoff, Houston Chronicle, "Greystar building 11-story high-rise near Memorial Park," 5 June 2019 These high-profile luxury buildings feature top amenities, such as fancy gyms, spas, lounges, private dining rooms and concierge services. Katy Mclaughlin, WSJ, "High Luxury, and Monthly Fees to Match," 8 May 2019 Golfers can secure access to private and semi-private courses through the concierge. Diana Oates, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Hotels in Houston," 9 Oct. 2018 Residents will also get all the perks of a luxury condo building: A partnership with the neighboring Superior Ink complex (also designed by Robert A. M. Stern) includes access to amenities like a concierge, gym, screening room and garage. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "Marc Jacobs Is Selling His NYC Townhouse for $16 Million," 18 Apr. 2019 Get chummy with the concierge at your hotel (or the chef!) and pick their brain about the best places to eat in the area. Mehera Bonner, Marie Claire, "Weekend Trip Guide: Where to Stay, Eat, and Drink in Cancún, Mexico," 20 Aug. 2018 The remaining expenditures, about $7,300, encompass miscellaneous items like overweight baggage fees, tips for drivers, concierges, and porters, and tickets to cultural sites. Alexei Koseff, sacbee, "Paris, Japan, Mexico City, Brazil – legislative staff travel at taxpayer expense," 1 June 2018 The company’s digital concierge, known only as the Google Assistant, could gain new abilities to handle tasks such as making restaurant reservations without human hand-holding. Washington Post, "Google to showcase AI advances at its big conference," 8 May 2018 The 6080 Collins building sits on a prime location, across the street from the ocean, and features all the perks of the luxe life other than space — 24-hour valet parking, concierge, gym, rooftop pool, even maid service. Rene Rodriguez, miamiherald, "How small can you go? These new Miami apartments want you to downsize and live large | Miami Herald," 23 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
chiefly US : an employee at a hotel whose job is to provide help and information to the people staying at the hotel

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