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Hospitality Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    hospitality n : kindness in welcoming guests or strangers [syn: cordial reception] [ant: inhospitality]
Hospitality Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Hospitality \Hos`pi*tal"i*ty\, n.; pl. Hospitalities. [L. hospitalitas: cf. F. hospitalit['e].] The act or practice of one who is hospitable; reception and entertainment of strangers or guests without reward, or with kind and generous liberality. Given to hospitality. --Rom. xii. 13. And little recks to find the way to heaven By doing deeds of hospitality. --Shak.
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Hospitality is the relationship between guest and host, or the act or practice of being hospitable. Specifically, this includes the reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers, resorts, membership clubs, conventions, attractions, special events, and other services for travelers and tourists.

The word hospitality derives from the Latin hospes, which is formed from hostis, which originally meant "to have power." The meaning of "host" can be literally read as "lord of strangers." Hostire means "equalize or compensate."

In the contemporary West, hospitality is rarely a matter of protection and survival, and is more associated with etiquette and entertainment. However, it still involves showing respect for one's guests, providing for their needs, and treating them as equals. Cultures and subcultures vary in the extent to which one is expected to show hospitality to strangers, as opposed to personal friends or members of one's in-group.

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* Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. - Washington Irving


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  • PGA announces 2015 PGA Championship corporate hospitality expansion plan due to strong demand
    The PGA of America and Kohler Co. announced today that official corporate hospitality sales for the 2015 PGA Championship have exceeded initial offerings more than a year in advance of the Championship, which will make its third visit to Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis., August 10-16, 2015. The PGA of America is now opening an expansion plan to accommodate strong Read more on this news related to 'Hospitality'
  • Hospitality Consulting Firm, Leading North, Launches Game-changing Digital Marketing and Social Media Platform
    ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading North, a full-service hospitality consulting firm specializing in maximizing topline revenues for hotels, announces today the launch of its new digital marketing and social media platform. The hospitality marketing leader has assembled a team of highly skilled and innovative digital marketing and social media ex Read more on this news related to 'Hospitality'
  • Midwest Hospitality Solutions Acquires InfoSoft In-The-Cloud POS Solutions Product Line
    MHS, drawing on his vast experience and knowledge in the restaurant and hospitality industry, will lead the development of the InfoPOS software. Read more on this news related to 'Hospitality'

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