Saturday, April 27, 2013

A ~ Z of Marvelousness: X is for Xenodocheionology



Xenodocheionology
  • Xenodocheionology (za-noh-doh-ka-NOL-a-jee)  is a noun meaning 'the love of hotels or inns.' The word comes from the Greek words xenos meaning stranger or guest and dechesthai meaning to receive.
  • It is what I suffer from...
  • This marvelous hotel is the Omni Mount Washington Resort, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire - one of my favorite hotels.

13 comments:

  1. Loved the pic!
    And this is the second post about Xenodocheionology and to think I never even heard it existed!

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  2. New word for me, but what a lovely hotel. I think Xenodochenology certainly applies here.

    JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE

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  3. What a huge place! I guess there's a word for everything and good for you to find it!

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  4. That looks like a magnificent place! Your "x" word is magnificent, too!

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  5. What a word... I don't suffer from it as much since we got a new bathroom... I remember getting into the bath the first night and thinking how much money we are going to save on hotels because I wont feel like travelling so much now :)

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  6. I used to suffer from this until I read Stephen King's "The Shining"..

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  7. I've got it, too. I never knew there was a name for people who drool over "Leading Hotels of the World." Bretton Woods is on my list. One day...

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  8. My word! I mean my word, what a wonderful word! And that hotel! Quite quite lovely. A blogger wrote on xenodochy which I now know is the art of extending friendship. I learn something new every day! Thank you so much for this! I wrote on xenophobia, obviously the opposite of xenodochy.
    Susan Scott's Soul Stuff

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  9. That's one crazy word...and lovely hotel. Reminds me of Nemacolin Woodlands in PA...beautiful. Nice post. :)

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  10. Awesome word, I think i suffer for that too! The omni hotel looks nice...I stayed in an omni in San Francisco. My favourite chains are Sofitel and lux. Lux le morne is my favourite hotel in the world, and also where I got married :)

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  11. That's a lovely place! You'd like the Turnberry Hotel in Ayrshire, Scotland, too.

    Hope you've enjoyed your A to Z-ing

    Jemima at Jemima's blog

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