ho·​te·​lier | \ hō-ˈtel-yər How to pronounce hotelier (audio) ; ˌō-tᵊl-ˈyā, ˌȯ- How to pronounce hotelier (audio) \

Definition of hotelier

: a proprietor or manager of a hotel

Examples of hotelier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The budding hotelier went into contract to buy a third Hudson hotel in December. Nicole Friedman, WSJ, "New Yorkers Who Fled to Hudson Valley Are Buying Local Businesses," 30 Jan. 2021 Sondland, a hotelier who gave a million dollars to Trump's inaugural committee, was made the U.S. ambassador to the European Union. Mattathias Schwartz, Star Tribune, "A million dollars to spare? You can buy an ambassadorship.," 27 Dec. 2020 Jailing the former hotelier is playing badly for Kagame in the U.S. and Europe. Kimberly Dozier, Time, "Diplomats, Family Push for Release of Detained 'Hotel Rwanda' Hero," 23 Dec. 2020 The hotelier expects that guests will use their rooms primarily for sleeping, with CitizenM’s shared lobby area acting as their living room and office. Roger Vincent Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "CitizenM builds hotels with Lego-like modules. One is about to open in L.A. amid COVID," 22 Dec. 2020 Kit Kemp — the British designer and hotelier who created the dishware Bergdorf Goodman uses for its elegant afternoon tea service — is bringing a whimsical world of wonder to the iconic New York City department store for the holidays. Meena Thiruvengadam, Travel + Leisure, "This Beloved British Designer Is Launching a Festive Holiday Pop-up Shop at NYC's Bergdorf Goodman," 5 Dec. 2020 About two decades later, Seidman, now a hotelier, purchased the Columns, seeing an opportunity to restore it to its Old World grandeur. New York Times, "The T List: Five Things We Recommend This Week," 12 Nov. 2020 The company, which a French hotelier founded 10 years ago, is flourishing. Washington Post, "Tired of the same old home office? Punch the clock in a hotel guest room.," 8 Oct. 2020 Nesbitt, a hotelier and chief executive of Windsor Capital Group, has been shopping the property around since 2016. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Hotelier Patrick Nesbitt’s dramatic Montecito estate to hit the auction block," 5 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of hotelier

circa 1738, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hotelier

borrowed from French hôtelier, going back to Old French ostelier, hostelier "innkeeper," from ostel, hostel "lodgings, hotel entry 1" + -ier -er entry 2

Note: Cf. hosteler, hostler, ultimately borrowed from Anglo-Norman counterparts to the continental Old French word.

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The first known use of hotelier was circa 1738

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19 Feb 2021

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“Hotelier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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: a person who owns or operates a hotel

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