hotelier

[oh-tuh l-yey, hoht-l-eer]

noun

a manager or owner of a hotel or inn.

Origin of hotelier

1900–05; < French hôtelier; see hotel, -ier2
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hotelier

noun

an owner or manager of one or more hotels
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Word Origin and History for hotelier
n.

1905, from French hôtelier "hotelkeeper," Old French hostelier, from hostel (see hostel).

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