US News: Why do we say "go down to the hotel"?

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Savez-vous pourquoi dit-on «descendre à l'hôtel» ? Explications. © Fokke Baarssen / do you know why are we "going down to the hotel"? Explanations.

Go down, it's possible, but it is a pleonasm because "descend" already expresses the idea of ​​a movement that goes from top to bottom. Going down to the hotel is correct, but at first glance, it makes little sense from a linguistic point of view. Why then not just say "go to the hotel"? We must return to the etymology of the word "descend": according to little Robert of the French language, it comes from the Latin "descendre", which dates from the 11th century and derived from the family of "Scandere", which means "ascend". It is generally used to qualify the fact of "going downwards". According to the historical dictionary of the French language, this verb is used in the 14th century to designate a rider setting on the ground, but also a traveler stopping in front of a house or any other type of housing to stop there .

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Doesn't that remind you of something? In our time, even if you are no longer on horseback, that you arrive at the hotel aboard a car, a train or even a plane, you always go there. The relieved spirit of this information, you can now put your luggage and take advantage of the establishment on which you have set your sights.


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by the way, how are the stars of a hotel attributed?

The classification criteria are sometimes surprising. A hotel with a clean facade and in good condition? It is only an obligation from 3 stars. An additional pillow or cover? No need to go to a palace for this, the two are accessible on request from the first star. On the other hand, no brushing before the third if you forgot your hair dryer.

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and it will be necessary to set up a category to benefit from a breakfast service in the room. Just as the provision of individual ironing equipment on request. For a toothbrush or toothpaste, it will be necessary to descend into a 5-star, where the hygiene necessary is offered. Just like the bathrobe. However, you have the right to complain if you have nothing to suspend your jacket: a wardrobe with six hangers must be offered from the first star.

But the elevator is only imposed on the second, and still, only if there are at least four floors. There is still work in the accessibility and sustainable development chapter: Atout France household hoteliers, most of the criteria imposed are "compensable" by options.


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