Name of the hotel, Asterisk***
The history of Hotel Asterisk
The asterisk ( derived from the Greek asteriskos, meaning “little star” ) is a typographic symbol in the shape of a star in superscript that has 5 or 6 ponts
The symbol * is used in several ways:
In bodies of text it is used as a footnote. Ths is the original function of the symbol. It is a traditional way of denoting someone’s age. In historical linguistics an asterisk is placed in front of reconstructed words and sentences in languages of antiquity, to denote that these were never found.
Hotel Asterisk was founded in the time when you would look for hotels by searching through a phonebook or travelguide. So the name would be found faster when starting with an A. It would become “The Anker” ( “the anchor”), until a brother in law came up with “Asterisk”, a star! The name sounded right, and the word asterisk is internationally recognised. On top of that, hotels get classified with stars.