Unit 3: Vocabulary

Please study the 9 vocabulary below and press the Mark Complete button to continue.
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ambiance
the character and atmosphere of a place
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The soft lighting and romantic music really adds to the ambiance of this restaurant.
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appeal to
to be attractive or interesting
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The idea of working in a hotel doesn't appeal to everyone.
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cater for
to provide food and drinks for an event
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We had to cater for six hundred people at the wedding. It was a lot of work!
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cramped
lacking in space, uncomfortably small
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My room was so cramped that I fell over my suitcase every time I got out of bed!
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forerunner
a person or thing that precedes the development of something else
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The historical forerunners of modern day hotels were called Inns.
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lifestyle category
a classification or typing of hotels, according to their target audience and the kind of service they provide to cater to their guests
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The Ritz Hotel is, without doubt, a leader in the luxury lifestyle category.
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personalize
to make for particular individual requirements, or to add a detail that identifies an individual
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The fitness center will personalize a diet and a workout program for you, if you ask.
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portfolio
in business: a range of investments held by an individual or organization - in the hotel business: the collection of hotels owned by a group
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Our hotel group has added three new hotels to its portfolio this year.
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signature features
things associated with a particular brand, style or category
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One of the signature features of the Radisson hotels is their comfortable bedding.
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