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Career Facts - Hotel Manager

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Food Service Management Specialist

Hotel Manager

What is a hotel manager?

Hotel managers direct and coordinate a variety of activities surrounding the operation of lodging facilities. Areas such as reservations/registration, housekeeping, food service, accounting, and guest services are under their supervision. Employers are showing an increased preference for college-trained personnel in hotels, motels and lodging establishments. The occupation of hotel management is expected to grow faster than the average at nearly 44 percent in the next 10 years.

What types of skills are required?

Skills in the areas of accounting, computer use, marketing, supervision, and other aspects of hospitality services are those required to succeed in this job position. Personal skills include initiative, self-discipline, the ability to organize and direct the work of others and work as part of a team, and to effectively communicate with guests and staff.

Where are they employed?

Hotel managers work in hotels, motels and other lodging facilities in a variety of environments -- from a serene, exotic resort setting to a bustling urban commercial district.

What degree is available?

An associate degree in business is offered in Hotel and Food Service Management (0711). A certificate of completion is also available in Hotel/Lodging Management (1295).

What is the salary range?

Local starting salaries range from $16,000 to $22,000 per year. Nationally, median salary for general managers is about $31,000 and may increase to $55,000.

Business Department at Lansing Community College

Business and Economics Department
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Phone: (517) 483-1522
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