Etymology
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hotelier (n.)

"proprietor of a hotel," 1905, from French hôtelier "hotelkeeper," from Old French ostelier, hostelier (12c.), from hostel "a lodging" (see hostel). Compare hostler.

updated on September 08, 2015

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Definitions of hotelier from WordNet

hotelier (n.)
an owner or manager of hotels;
Synonyms: hotelkeeper / hotel manager / hotelman / hosteller
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