n. A hotel employee who assists guests with computer-related tasks and problems.

Example Citations:
Ritz-Carlton Chicago has a “compciergerdquo; to help guests with computer-related problems on weekdays from 9 A.M. to 6 P.M, including providing surge protectors, universal power converters, power plugs and outlets, and other devices.
—Jane L. Lever, “United Airlines is installing new passenger-friendly equipment at several domestic airports,” The New York Times, November 18, 1998

Business travelers stuck in their hotel rooms trying to connect to the Internet have a new ally — the “compcierge,” a computer savvy concierge.
—“Double takes,” Newsday (New York), January 5, 1999

Earliest Citation:
Chicago Ritz-Carlton‘s new “compcierge” helps guests with computer issues, such as printer problems, Net access.
—David Field, “Business Travel Today,” USA Today, November 3, 1998

Compcierge™ is also a registered trademark of Compcierge USA.

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