Hotel manager

ditulis oleh : Jomblo Terhormat 03 Juli 2013
A hotel manager or hotelier is a person who holds a management position within a hotel, motel, or resort establishment. Management titles and duties vary by company. In some hotels the title hotel manager or hotelier may solely be referred to the General Manager of the hotel. Small hotels usually have a small management team consisting of three or fewer managers while larger hotels may have a large management team consisting of managers of various departments and divisions.

The size and magnitude of a hotel management structure varies significantly depending on the size and function of the hotel. A small hotel normally consists of a small core management team consisting of the General Manager and a few key department managers who directly handle day-to-day operations. On the contrary, a large full service hotel often operates more like a large corporation with an executive board headed by the General Manager and consisting of key directors serving as heads of individual hotel departments. Each department normally consists of subordinate line-level managers and supervisors who handle day to day operations.

Typical qualifications
Background and training required varies by management title and duties involved. Industry experience has proven to be an essential qualification for nearly any management occupation within the lodging industry.

Industry experience is the most basic qualification for a management occupation in a hotel. A degree in Hospitality management studies, Human Research or an equivalent Business degree is often required or strongly preferred. A graduate degree may be desired for a General Manager position but is often not required with sufficient management experience and tenure. A graduate degree may however be required for a corporate executive position or above such as a Regional Vice President who oversees multiple hotel properties and General Managers.

Working conditions
Hotel managers are generally exposed to long shifts that include late hours, weekends, and holidays due to the 24 hour operation of a hotel. The common workplace in hotels is a fast-paced environment, with high levels of interaction with guests, employees, investors, and other managers.

Upper management consisting of senior managers, department heads, and General Managers may enjoy a more desirable work schedule consisting of a more traditional business day and having weekends and holidays off.

Depending on the size of the hotel, the hotel manager's day may include scheduling breaks, covering a window for check in or check out, handling cash, reconciling bank accounts, writing a review for an employee, disciplining an employee or handling dissatisfied guests. These duties may vary each day depending on the needs of the property. The manager's responsibility includes knowing about all current local events as well as the events being held on the hotel property. Managers will be required to attend regular department and company meetings. A hotel/casino property may require additional duties regarding special events being held on property for casino complimentary guests. 

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