Is the word "hotelry" really all that rare/unused? Google fetches up only about 9,000 instances of the word. Wiktionary doesn't even recognize it.
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Bob
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Is the word "hotelry" really all that rare/unused? Google fetches up only about 9,000 instances of the word. Wiktionary doesn't even recognize it.

I certainly don't recognise it!
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Is the word "hotelry" really all that rare/unused? Google fetches up only about 9,000 instances of the word. Wiktionary doesn't even recognize it. Bobhttp://www.kanyak.com

Possibly you are confusing it with "hostelry", a word meaning hotel or inn. I suppose you might be thinking of the French word h=F4tellerie, which is what they call the the hotel business?
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Is the word "hotelry" really all that rare/unused? Google fetches up only about 9,000 instances of the word. Wiktionary doesn't even recognize it.

Unknown to OED in either of the spellings you give
John Dean
Oxford
Is the word "hotelry" really all that rare/unused? Google fetches up only about 9,000 instances of the word. Wiktionary doesn't even recognize it.

Where have you come across 'hotelery' and 'hotelry' (apart from on Google)?

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Is the word "hotelry" really all that rare/unused? Google fetches up only about 9,000 instances of the word. Wiktionary doesn't even recognize it. Bobhttp://www.kanyak.com

Possibly you are confusing it with "hostelry", a word meaning hotel or inn. I suppose you might be thinking of the French word hôtellerie, which is what they call the the hotel business?

"Hotelry" seems to be used for the hotel businesses. Google finds examples in -
Palm Beach Florida:
http://www.hotelry.com /
and in Indonesia:
http://www.allbusiness.com/government/elections-politics-campaigns/7492514-1.html

TOURISM INDUSTRY AND HOTELRY STILL OVERSHADOWED BY THICK CLOUDS. April 25 2000
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi hb150/is 199311/ai hibm1G144247161/

Investment in Hotelry
Indonesian Commercial Newsletter, November, 1993

Peter Duncanson, UK
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Possibly you are confusing it with "hostelry", a word meaning ... hôtellerie, which is what they call the the hotel business?

"Hotelry" seems to be used for the hotel businesses. Google finds examples in - Palm Beach Florida: http://www.hotelry.com /

I don't see the word used at this website other than as the name of the group. That isn't a use of the word. If you consider the name of a company to be a word in use, then use Wal-Mart in a sentence where it isn't a proper noun.

Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida