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 residence of a French politician of Spanish descent, it was transformed into a hotel in 1930 by its new owner, Swiss hotelier Emile Wolf who wanted British travelers to feel at home here. Rooksana Hossenally, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 The partners, along with local hotelier Charles Leddy, bought the 11-story hotel at 123 Hoefgen Ave. Madison Iszler, San Antonio Express-News, 8 Feb. 2022 The hotelier told Robb Report the resort is getting a handful of breathtaking treehouses designed by Balinese designer Elora Hardy, along with a collection of world-class botanical gardens. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 8 Apr. 2022 Charles Ritz, the son of Swiss hotelier César Ritz and Marie Louise Beck, took over ownership of the Ritz Paris after his father's death in 1918. Emily Burack, Town & Country, 21 Mar. 2022 Rossano Boscolo, an Italian hotelier–turned–pastry chef who runs the Campus Etoile Academy cooking school in Tuscany, collected the items showcased in the museum over nearly 40 years, reports Eric Millman for Atlas Obscura. Jane Recker, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Apr. 2022 Travel + Leisure caught up with the hotelier on how she's put so much of her multicultural upbringing into Boston's only Relais & Châteaux property. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Travel + Leisure, 18 Jan. 2022 Neumann is the son of late Santa Rosa hotelier Claus Neumann, and in the days after the riots, an anonymous tipster claiming to be a family friend gave Neumann’s name and home address to federal authorities. Los Angeles Times, 23 Mar. 2022 Then in 2010, Andre Balazs—the other hotelier synonymous with the ability to concoct cool—poached Bowd to become chief operating officer at his Andre Balazs Properties, including Chiltern Firehouse and the Chateau Marmont. Fortune, 5 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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14 May 2022

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“Hotelier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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