Definition of hotelier noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//həʊˈteliə(r)//
, BrE//həʊˈtelieɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//hoʊˈteljər//
, NAmE//ˌoʊtelˈjeɪ//
Hotel people
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a person who owns or manages a hotel See related entries: Hotel people Word Originearly 20th cent.: from French hôtelier, from Old French hostelier ‘innkeeper’, from hostel, from medieval Latin hospitale, neuter of Latin hospitalis ‘hospitable’, from hospes, hospit- ‘host, guest’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hotelier