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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For spa serenity: the Bodrum Edition Created by ultra-hip New York hotelier Ian Schrager and accommodation behemoth Marriott International, the Bodrum Edition is located in Yalikavak, just minutes from Bodrum Castle and Bodrum Amphitheatre. Chris Leadbeater, National Geographic, "Discover Turkey’s under-the-radar seaside paradise," 14 Aug. 2019 In spring 2019, beloved British boutique hoteliers The Pig will bring their shabby-chic hotels to Kent, and is set to become the spot to stay at. Tyler Wetherall, Condé Nast Traveler, "Kent Is Poised to Be the U.K.'s Napa Valley," 14 Sep. 2018 Much like Game of Thrones, Jane the Virgin is full of strong women leads like Jane; her mother and grandmother Alba and Xiomara; hotelier, Petra; and Luisa, the doctor that accidentally inseminated her. Lluvia Perez, Teen Vogue, "Jane the Virgin’s Impact On American Viewers and Latinx Storytelling," 1 Aug. 2019 With San Antonio’s unemployment rate at historic lows, hoteliers in the city’s $15.2 billion tourism industry are struggling to find housekeepers, dishwashers and waiters. Madison Iszler,, "‘The worst we’ve ever seen’: San Antonio hotels are struggling to find workers," 23 July 2019 Photo: Karan Deep Singh for The Wall Street Journal Oyo says its hoteliers make more money because higher occupancy only marginally raises operating costs and the company helps with efficiency savings. Corinne Abrams, WSJ, "Oyo Has Remade India’s Hotel Business. Now It Is Going Global.," 23 June 2019 From quaint inns and quietly secluded bungalows to hip and modern poolside-hangouts, Palm Springs hoteliers cater to the tastes, lifestyles and budgets of all travelers. Stepfanie Romine, USA TODAY, "7 reasons why the summer season is the best time to visit Palm Springs," 4 June 2019 He was born into it, as both his father and grandfather were hoteliers in Paris; in 1982, his mother acquired Château de la Treyne and spent years renovating it into a functional hotel. Kaitlin Menza, Town & Country, "Inside the Secret Application Process to Become a Relais & Châteaux Hotel," 31 Jan. 2019 Kenya suffered the largest number of casualties, with the deceased 32 people including university professors, an ex-sports administrator, hotelier, and business directors. Abdi Latif Dahir, Quartz Africa, "The Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max crash could warrant historic punitive damages against Boeing," 2 July 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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