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    The incident at / in the hotel was not the first indecent request the model received.

    The incident at the hotel was not the first indecent request the model received.

    The incident happened in the hotel. Why did the writer use 'at'? Thanks.

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    Re: The incident at / in the hotel was not the first indecent request the model recei

    "In" is really specific about the indoor location. In the sentence with "at" , the writer wants you to concentrate on the other details instead of really focusing on specific locations like in a crime scene reconstruction.

    I'm a native speaker and that is the feeling I get.
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    Re: The incident at / in the hotel was not the first indecent request the model recei

    "In" would be more specific that it happened inside the hotel, but there is nothing wrong with "at."

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