Front Desk, Marriott Hotel, New Orleans, LA, Author prayitno, Source Flickr (CC Attribution 2.0 Generic)
“But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he [the wounded man] was. And when he saw him, he had compassion. So he went to him and bandaged his wounds…and…brought him to an inn…” (Luke 10: 33-34).
Inns offering travelers a place to rest have existed since Greco-Roman times. Standards were, however, different in those days.
The inn might consist of a room in someone’s home, or a large building charging a fee to provide individuals or passing caravans with a meal and shelter. A traveler would be grateful to stretch out on the ground for a night’s sleep.
Glitzy as they may appear today, hotels are not always safe places for women.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics indicates that there were on average 7840 annual hotel and motel…
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