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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The show, which debuts Monday at 10 p.m., chronicles the drama, scandals and secrets of hotelier Santiago Mendoza (Demian Bichir), his second wife Gigi (Roselyn Sanchez), their family and the employees who help run the place. Johnny Diaz,, "Eva Longoria’s new ‘Grand Hotel’ TV drama stars Fontainebleau Miami Beach and a South Florida cast," 13 June 2019 But there’s only so much a fastidious team of hoteliers and casino designers can control. Joshua Miller,, "Slots. Poker tables. Fine dining. Luxury hotel. Dead fish?," 6 June 2019 A few months later, Trump's name was removed from the facade and building management turned over to U.S. hotelier Marriott International. NBC News, "Hotel investor: Trump evaded taxes in Panama," 4 June 2019 Where To Stay In the heart of the village is the Hotel La Perla, owned by the Costas, a family of hoteliers who have been running this property for four generations. Kelly Hushin, Town & Country, "How to Explore the Hidden Gems of Italy's Dolomite Region," 28 Sep. 2018 The hoteliers say part of the cost goes toward elaborate dining setups tailor-made for social media: chandeliers attached to canopies, seating areas for lounging beside the table, dining platforms that jut out over the ocean or a cliff. Alina Dizik, WSJ, "We’d Like to Eat in the Middle of the Ocean Tonight," 29 Dec. 2018 Carrie and Alex Vik, art-loving hoteliers known for a handful of South American retreats, are expanding their business—on two fronts. Stephen Wallis, WSJ, "Luxury Getaway Company Vik Retreats Expands," 5 Apr. 2019 One of his clients, the hotelier Ian Schrager, asked him to find a bar tenant for the Paramount Hotel in Times Square, which would become one of the prototypes of the designer boutique hotel. Ben Widdicombe, New York Times, "Kaia Gerber’s Dad Was a Model, Too," 27 Jan. 2018 At the same time, in West Hollywood, hotelier Andre Balazs and art dealer Jay Jopling hosted a gala for London’s White Cube Gallery at Chateau Marmont. Vogue, "From Brad Pitt to Beyoncé, All the Stars Inside All of the Parties Hosted During Frieze Los Angeles," 19 Feb. 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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: a person who owns or operates a hotel

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