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Job Description

The Hotel Manager is responsible for the day to day running of the hotel including managing the staff, planning, organising events and other hotel services, reservations, promotions and all other aspects of running a hotel to keep guests happy and maximise profits.

Entry Requirements

There are no set requirements. You can get into this career by applying for a place on a management trainee scheme with a hotel company. You'll normally need an HND or degree in a subject like hotel or hospitality management, though other subjects may be accepted.

Another route is to start out in a more junior position, like front of house manager or kitchen supervisor, and work your way up. 

You could get into this job through an apprenticeship.

Career Path and Progression

Your career prospects will depend on the size of the business, your experience and whether you are willing to relocate.

In larger hotel chains, you could move into regional management or specialise in areas like corporate finance or training. You may also have the chance to work overseas with an international hotel group.

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Catering manager
  • Restaurant manager
  • Conference and exhibition manager
  • Events manager
  • Hotel porter

Required Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Good leadership skills
  • The ability to make decisions and solve problems effectively
  • A friendly personality
  • Lots of energy and patience
  • Good numeracy and planning skills
  • Creativity and imagination for promoting the hotel

Starting Salary

£20,000 to £60,000

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