Definition of motelier in English:

motelier

noun

NZ
  • A motel owner.

    ‘the irate motelier had dumped two bags of clothes on her’
    • ‘It will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the making of 1960 horror classic "Psycho", showing how the mercurial director cooked up the thrills and chills behind the story of a motelier who is a little bit off.’
    • ‘Moteliers are describing this holiday season as "disastrous" and "the worst yet" because of a dramatic drop in occupancy.’
    • ‘"One motelier had their website translated into Chinese at a significant cost, but reports it paid for itself within 48 hours," he says.’
    • ‘A motelier said some of the stranger items guests left behind included a bag of marijuana, stray earrings, and a bottle of Moet champagne that had been forgotten, but was quickly reclaimed by the guest.’
    • ‘The motelier said the first contact with the offenders was at 2.00 am yesterday when a man arrived at the office wanting a room for him and some associates.’
    • ‘The actress does OK as the put-upon motelier who's had it up to here.’
    • ‘These tenacious moteliers, noted for turning rundown properties into successful ventures, would have somehow managed to find room to accommodate two more people!’
    • ‘He said moteliers weren't in a position to lower prices and give better deals because their margins wouldn't allow it.’
    • ‘Did you really think that you'd surprise the moteliers?’
    • ‘We see that right now there are reports from moteliers that they cannot find cleaners.’

Origin

1950s: blend of motel + hotelier.

Pronunciation

motelier

/məʊˈtɛlɪə/