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.
Recent Examples on the Web The roughly 2,400-square-foot condo looks out onto the Puget Sound and comes with all the amenities of the Four Seasons hotel attached, including a valet, a spa, room service and a concierge, according to the original listing. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Grizzlies Owner Robert J. Pera Goes Coast to Coast Buying Trophy Homes," 15 Oct. 2020 To bring a little convenience to the guests, the restaurant will provide room service for all hotel room types at La Colombe d'Or including The Mansion, The Tower and The Bungalows. Alison Medley, Chron, "Boutique Montrose hotel opening posh new restaurant and bar," 26 Oct. 2020 The meals are delivered in brown bags with the room numbers written on them, similar to room service. Christina Tkacik,, "At nearly 100 years old, Lord Baltimore hotel finds new life as city’s free coronavirus quarantine center," 16 Oct. 2020 As the hospitality industry struggles to adapt to changing consumer behavior during the coronavirus pandemic, many hotels are turning to room service robots to help wary travelers feel more at ease. Chronicle Staff,, "Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: Oct. 2-8," 16 Oct. 2020 The room also includes room service of chocolate orange-themed refreshments, including chocolate orange hot chocolate and chocolate orange truffles. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, "This Chocolate Orange-themed Hotel Room in France Is Every Candy Lover’s Dream," 1 Oct. 2020 Such service bots have been around for years, helping hotels slim down on room service delivery time. Gregory Thomas,, "‘Robots don’t sneeze.’ Hotels, hospitals, offices turning to delivery bots during coronavirus pandemic," 7 Oct. 2020 Among their protocols include social distancing measures and reduced interaction with guests—no turndown service and room service simply left at your door, for example. Matt Ortile, Condé Nast Traveler, "How Much Should You Tip Housekeeping If They Don't Enter the Room?," 17 Sep. 2020 However, room service is most definitely available and guests will be able to order it in the most futuristic way. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, " Shares Design Plans for a Hotel Prototype in Outer Space and We're So Here for This," 17 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of room service

1916, in the meaning defined above

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19 Nov 2020

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“Room service.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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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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