Definition of hotelier in English:

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Pronunciation: /həʊˈtɛlɪeɪ/
Pronunciation: /həʊˈtɛlɪə/


A person who owns or manages a hotel.
Example sentences
  • 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).

Words that rhyme with hotelier

Montpellier, sommelier, St Helier

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Line breaks: ho¦tel|ier

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