is Xenodocheionology, and what does it mean?
According to the dictionary, its a 'love of hotels' and I'm definitely a fan, I like hotels for lots of reasons. Of course its great if you can get a really good deal on a weekend stay, and even better if it has a lovely spa with a swimming pool and a jacuzzi! Many do, operating fully equipped gyms, and a range of exercise classes too.
These days hotels aren't just in the business of selling overnight accommodation. Many have Costa or Starbucks coffee shops within their premises. With comfy sofas, and stylish surroundings. Fabulous meeting places for writers to hold critique sessions or networking events. Or just to sit and chill out, and enjoy the company of like-minded individuals. Or go alone and people watch...eat cake! Scribble some words down in your journal, or notebook.
Many now have free wifi, making getting on the internet a doddle if you need to post to your blog, or research facts for your WIP.
Many hotels will hire out a meeting room, if you want to hold a workshop for the day, and will serve drinks, and lunch for a reasonable cost if you speak to the right person. Don't be put off by the big chains, they will often discount a room on the strength of meal orders.
These days hotels are mostly well managed and highly regulated. The management are friendly and welcoming, and they are often well placed, and near to major road networks for ease of travel, so if you're stuck for somewhere to meet your friends, why not suggest a hotel for a change.