reception area


: a large open area inside and near the entrance of a public building (such as a hotel or theater) : lobby

Examples of reception area in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new station is 14,000 square feet and equipped with a full kitchen, outdoor patio, training room, chief's office, reception area, radio room and locker room with sleeping quarters. Amelia Benavides-Colón, Detroit Free Press, 5 May 2024 Beyond the reception area of the six-floor Art Deco building—a space decorated with a mustard leather sofa and walnut lounge chairs upholstered in black leather or blue velvet—is a spiral terrazzo staircase that guests can use to access the hotel’s suites. Michaela Trimble, Vogue, 2 May 2024 The vehicle careened into the customer reception area, shattering glass and coming to a stop against a cinder block wall after striking two employees and running over a customer, Scott said. Cari Spencer, Los Angeles Times, 9 Aug. 2023 Materials like work bricks and tools were piled up in the reception area of the house and lime and plaster used to make walls was found. Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, 25 Mar. 2024 The medical center is slated to include exam rooms, a surgery area, recovery rooms, dental treatment rooms, doctor offices and a reception area, along with a place for the Animal Safehouse program, which started 27 years ago to take care of the pets of domestic violence survivors. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Mar. 2024 Spanning the length of three buildings, the home sports several communal spaces, including a generously sized reception area that doubles as a formal dining room. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 1 Mar. 2024 As performances concluded, guests were ushered to the reception area, where they were greeted by white peonies and cherry blossoms adorning tabletops. Maia Torres, Vogue, 28 Feb. 2024 Forty or so people, most of them Black or Latino, gathered in the reception area of the Bronx Defenders office. Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker, 19 Feb. 2024

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“Reception area.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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