Definition of hotelier in English:


Line breaks: ho¦tel|ier
Pronunciation: /həʊˈtɛlɪeɪ
, -ɪə/


  • A person who owns or manages a hotel.
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    • Bar owners, hoteliers, shopkeepers and taxi drivers intend to make hay while the sun shines.
    • So many people, including hoteliers and restaurant owners around this area, had hoped to host the contingent.
    • There is another business model for wireless networking that might appeal to hoteliers, cafe owners and publicans.


early 20th century: from French hôtelier, from Old French hostelier 'innkeeper' (see hostelry).

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