ho·​te·​lier | \hō-ˈtel-yər; ˌō-tᵊl-ˈyā, ˌȯ- \

Definition of hotelier 

: a proprietor or manager of a hotel

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This fall, hotelier Mitch Patel opened the Edwin, a 90-room boutique hotel next to the Hunter. Alina Dizik, WSJ, "To Discover an Up-and-Coming Neighborhood, Look for the Museum," 21 Nov. 2018 The Art of the Garden features enchanting greenery from North American Relais & Châteaux (an association of the world's finest hoteliers, chefs, and restaurateurs) properties, photographed by David Engelhardt. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "8 of the Most Beautiful Hotel Gardens in North America," 2 Oct. 2018 President Donald Trump must re-nominate San Diego hotelier Doug Manchester for U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas under a rule that sends back to the White House nominations that were awaiting committee approval at the end of each Senate session. Morgan Cook,, "Trump will have to re-nominate Manchester for Bahamas appointment," 8 Jan. 2018 The initial group included Navtej Singh Johar, a dancer; Sunil Mehra, a journalist; Ritu Dalmia, a celebrity chef; Ayesha Kapur, a businesswoman; and Aman Nath, a hotelier. New York Times, "India’s Supreme Court Considers Decriminalizing Gay Sex," 10 July 2018 The newest installment of the animated comedy series with old-school monster favorites sends sulky hotelier Dracula (voiced by Sandler), his friends and their families on a crazy creature cruise to the lost city of Atlantis. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "Review: Vampire love abounds in silly but touching 'Hotel Transylvania 3'," 11 July 2018 Previous owners include hotelier Conrad Hilton and President Donald Trump, who once compared it to the Mona Lisa. Keiko Morris, WSJ, "New York’s Iconic Plaza Hotel Sold to Qatar Fund for $600 Million," 3 July 2018 Alongside the survey, Airbnb published an open letter to hotel owners welcoming them to Airbnb, a platform that has historically competed with boutique hoteliers. Erin Griffith, WIRED, "The Airbnb Challenger You've Never Heard of (by Name)," 2 July 2018 Not every location—particularly smaller, out-of-the-way properties—can be reborn by today’s hipster hoteliers. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Motel revivalism: How hipster hoteliers created a new roadside attraction," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of hotelier

circa 1738, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hotelier

French hôtelier, from Old French hostelier, from hostel

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English Language Learners Definition of hotelier

: a person who owns or operates a hotel

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