|amenity = reception_desk|
|First contact point of and information source for a POI for an outsider|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
Use it to identify the location of a wikipedia:receptionist who is employed by an organization to receive or greet any visitors, patients, or clients and answer telephone calls. It is also called a front office desk or reception point. It is usually nearby a lobby where guests can wait, also called a public waiting area, lounge area, foyer, entrance hall or reception area (in context of weddings and other celebrations).
Note that no strong verdict was made in previous votings of this tag, but usage according to taginfo reached a significant level. Most comments with the votes were more of nit picking about the exact naming of the tag, but renaming a well defined tag later on will be trivial. (Also, I personally don't recommend reception_area because it could be mistaken for a lobby in some contexts.)
At the same time, because it was not documented before, editors started using random tags to tag the same thing, that is very destructive to OpenStreetMap. I propose that we unite instead of divide.
How to tag
- reception_desk:for=visitors/delivery/... What kind of audience does this reception serve. Defaults to visitors, but larger facilities may have multiple receptions.