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    hotel vs Hotel

    Can anyone say in what cases the word "hotel" should be written in lowercase ("hotel")? And capitalized ("Hotel")?

    I have seen both options, but did not find any explanation.

    Thanks

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    Re: hotel vs Hotel

    It's like any other common noun. Capitalize is as the first word in a sentence and when it forms part of a proper noun.

    Can you show some examples of when you have seen it capitalized outside of those two situations?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: hotel vs Hotel

    So, when I see a banner with "The Hilton London Metropole hotel" - then "hotel" is a common noun.

    For "Hilton Hotel" - "hotel" is a proper noun.

    Is it correct?
    Last edited by MarieLina; 29-Oct-2010 at 08:41.

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    Re: hotel vs Hotel

    Yes, although I would have thought in the first example that the word "hotel" was part of the proper name.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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