turndown service

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18:55 Aug 26, 2013
English to Finnish translations [PRO]
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English term or phrase: turndown service
Definition from own experience or research:
In hotels, the practice of folding back the blanket and sheet of the bed in the evening, sometimes accompanied by putting a mint on the pillow or a cordial on the night stand

Example sentence(s):
  • More and more hotels are starting to pay attention to their turndown services and that's a good thing because chocolate mints and the forecast for the next day's weather are starting to get a tad tired. HotelChatter
  • In the evening, hotels that offer turndown service require housekeeping to enter the guest rooms once again to physically turn down the covers of the bed and remove any excess pillows or blankets, to make the bed more inviting to guests. raveable
  • But, ultimately, the company concluded that eliminating nightly turndown service would be a costly mistake. USATODAY.com
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Definition from own experience or research:
Turndown-palvelu on hotellihenkilökunnan suorittama hotellihuoneen ja erityisesti vuoteiden valmistelu iltaisin: päiväpeitot poistetaan, vuoteet avataan nukkumista varten ja tyynylle asetetaan mahdollisesti makeinen tms. Turndown-palvelu voi kuulua huoneen hintaan tai se voidaan tilata lisämaksua vastaan.

Example sentence(s):
  • Vierashuoneiden päivittäisiin palveluihin kuuluvat muun muassa huoneen kunnostus iltaisin (Turndown-palvelu) ja siivous. - Admiral Plaza Hotel Dubai -verkkosivu  
  • Telegraafilla olikin turn down -palvelu eli henkilökunta oli käynyt laittamassa sängyt nukkumiskuntoon, laittanut pienet matot ja tohvelit sängyn viereen, tuonut yöveden ja tietysti sen suklaan tyynylle. - "Ilon kautta" -blogi  

Turndown-palvelu on vakiintunut hotellialalla käytettäväksi termiksi, varsinaista suomennosta turndown-sanalle ei siis näytä olevan. Toisinaan käsite kierretään käyttämällä sellaisia ilmaisuja kuin "huoneen yökuntoon laitto" tai "huoneen kunnostus iltaisin" (kuten Admiral Plaza -esimerkkilauseessa), jonka lisäksi "turndown-palvelu" saattaa olla sulkeissa tai lainausmerkeissä.
Tuulia Tipa
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Native speaker of: Finnish
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