[oh-tuh l-yey, hoht-l-eer]


a manager or owner of a hotel or inn.

Origin of hotelier

1900–05; < French hôtelier; see hotel, -ier2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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

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

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