Definition of hotelkeeper in English:



  • A person who runs a hotel.

    • ‘Barret and McNamara, for example, had begun colonial life as labourers before gaining sufficient resources to become hotelkeepers.’
    • ‘Mr Paine was a hotelkeeper on a relatively modest scale.’
    • ‘The tale of the Basque hotelkeeper Lyda Esain captures graphically the challenges and drudgery of owning and operating such an enterprise.’
    • ‘He rushed to the police to confess: "It is I who killed the hotelkeeper and his wife in order to steal from them."’
    • ‘By profession a hotelkeeper, the elder Parer on all accounts had the shrewd joviality of his calling.’
    • ‘After fighting in the Mexican-American War, he resettled in Pekin, Illinois, where he became a hotelkeeper.’
    • ‘They rented a small house from the German hotelkeeper, beside the Augustinian priory and oldest church in North India.’
    • ‘Just a month before the fixed deadline, hotelkeepers said that foreign tour operators had booked bedrooms in still-unfinished hotels.’
    • ‘The group went to the end of the lake, where the hotelkeeper has a house and farm and allows people to look around if they give a donation.’
    • ‘From the very start Melrose had wanted a brewery and although most hotelkeepers brewed their own, it was Gray who started a separate brewery.’
    owner, possessor, holder, keeper, freeholder, landowner, squire, landlord, landlady, master, mistress, proprietress
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