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

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Recent Examples on the Web In January, hotelier Lyon Porter is opening the Urban Cowboy Lodge (from $199) on 68 acres in the Catskills, just outside New York City. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, "11 Places to Recoup After the Holidays," 1 Jan. 2020 Some hoteliers told the survey company that guests snuck away with mattresses in the dark of night using elevators that led directly to underground parking. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, "People are stealing mattresses from luxury hotels," 12 Dec. 2019 In June, more than 70 hoteliers in the coastal city of Kochi marched to Oyo’s local headquarters before a two-day strike against the site. New York Times, "The SoftBank Effect: How $100 Billion Left Workers in a Hole," 12 Nov. 2019 Though Roth is a successful hotelier, his ambition for building AZULIK has always been fueled by the wish to fund a range of artistic endeavors. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "A Fantastical World of Art and Hospitality in the Heart of Tulum’s Jungle," 23 Dec. 2019 There was the brash hotelier who once withdrew from a fundraiser for candidate Trump only to later donate $1 million to his inaugural committee. Lynn Berry, The Denver Post, "How “do us a favor” led to Trump impeachment inquiry," 4 Nov. 2019 The hotelier is survived by his eight children as well as 15 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Claudia Harmata,, "Paris Hilton Attends Funeral Service for Grandfather While Her Brother Barron Gives Heartfelt Eulogy," 20 Oct. 2019 Last July, Express-News business writer Madison Iszler reported that San Antonio hoteliers are struggling to fill jobs for housekeepers, dishwashers and waiters. Gilbert Garcia,, "Hotel workers make strides in new deal with downtown Hyatts," 15 Jan. 2020 But more brazen guests are managing to steal bulkier items -- including mattresses, coffee machines and even a stuffed animal, hotel and spa reviewer Wellness Heaven found in a survey of 1,157 four- and five-star hoteliers. Amy Woodyatt, CNN, "Mattresses, coffee machines and a stuffed boar's head -- the surprising things stolen from luxury hotels," 9 Dec. 2019

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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 2020

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“Hotelier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of hotelier

: a person who owns or operates a hotel

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