hôtelier

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See also: hotelier and Hotelier

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

hôtelier (plural hôteliers)

  1. Alternative spelling of hotelier
    • 1906, The Living Age, volume 251:
      Some years ago the hôteliers of Mentone came to the conclusion that its reputation as a consumptive resort interfered with its development as compared with those winter stations on the Riviera where invalids were less numerous.
    • 1942, The Third Omnibus of Crime, page 224:
      One of the most important things for a hôtelier to realize is that he must personally watch every details—especially details of table service.
    • 1952 July, The Twentieth Century, volume 152, page 281:
      The wine-growing peasants, especially in the cantons of Vaud, Neuchâtel and Valais, together with the powerful pressure group of the hôteliers, succeeded in blocking this tax when it was brought forward in the Swiss Parliament in 1951.
    • 1957, Standish, Robert, The Prince of Storytellers: The Life of E. Phillips Oppenheim, page 25:
      “Then there are the hôteliers who tonight are washing their hands with imaginary soap and water in anticipation of the golden harvests to come. It is good for the tourist business to have an American princess on show....
    • 2002, The Jacobin Legacy in Modern France: Essays in Honour of Vincent Wright, Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 113:
      Having failed to put the regiment in its place, the lodge was acutely embarrassed when the hôtelier who had led the campaign was shortly afterwards faced with prosecution for travelling on an expired railway season ticket that belonged to someone else.
    • 2003 February 28, Kiser, John, The Monks of Tibhirine: Faith, Love, and Terror in Algeria, →ISBN:
      Only tourists looking for cheap lodgings were frowned upon by the new hôtelier.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hôtel +‎ -ier

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

hôtelier (feminine singular hôtelière, masculine plural hôteliers, feminine plural hôtelières)

  1. (attributive) hotel
    l’industrie hôtelièrethe hotel industry

Noun[edit]

hôtelier m (plural hôteliers, feminine hôtelière)

  1. hotelier (hotel-owner)

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