room service


Definition of room service

: service provided to hotel guests in their rooms also : the hotel department responsible for such service ordered a meal from room service

Examples of room service in a Sentence

He ordered a meal from room service.

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The consumer-price index, which measures what Americans pay for everything from hair spray to hotel room service, rose 0.1% in September after rising a seasonally adjusted 0.2% in August, the Labor Department said Thursday. Harriet Torry, WSJ, "Consumer Prices Rise 0.1%, Less Than Forecast," 11 Oct. 2018 But the bed is so comfortable and the room service wonderful enough to get you through the entire Twilight saga. Carmen Rosy Hall, Vogue, "These Are the World’s Sexiest Bedrooms, According to Two Globe-Trotters Who Would Know," 14 Nov. 2018 In-room facilities include 24 hour room service, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, tea/coffee making facilities, mini fridge, hair dryer, private safe and a flat screen satellite TV. Town & Country, "These Are the 83 Top Hotels Around the World," 6 Oct. 2016 Currently the ordinance applies to any employee who works alone in guest rooms or bathrooms, which could include bellhops and room service attendants. Alexia Elejalde-ruiz,, "Chicago hotels roll out panic button systems to protect housekeepers from sexual harassment," 7 June 2018 The rooms have 42-inch flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi at no extra charge, a mini-fridge with soda and snacks (no charge), carafes that are regularly refilled with filtered water, safes and 24-hour room service. Marjie Lambert,, "Viking joins Miami's fleet of ocean-going cruise ships," 20 Feb. 2018 Somewhere out there, there’s a room service guy who’s sitting on a really, really big secret. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Honeymoon Was So Secret, Only Two People Knew About It," 20 Aug. 2018 In each guest room, a tablet can be used for luggage assistance, room service or concierge requests. Sean Santiago, ELLE Decor, "Design Ideas To Steal From New York's 11 Howard Hotel," 26 Apr. 2016 Through WeChat, travelers can also order room service, make payments, set air conditioning in the room, and adjust curtains and lighting. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "A WeChat-powered hotel in China lets you check in, enter your room, and get breakfast through your phone," 21 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of room service

1916, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of room service

: the service that is provided to hotel guests so that they can have food, drinks, etc., brought to their rooms

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