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Hotel Manager


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

You can get into this job through:


You can train to be a hotel manager through an advanced apprenticeship in hospitality or a higher apprenticeship in hospitality management.

You'll usually need:

  • 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship
  • 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a higher or degree apprenticeship

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You can complete a qualification like a foundation degree, higher national diploma or degree and enter hotel management through a management trainee scheme.

Relevant subjects include:

  • hotel management
  • hospitality management
  • hospitality business management
  • international hotel management

You'll usually need:

  • 1 or 2 A levels, or equivalent, for a foundation degree or higher national diploma
  • 2 to 3 A levels, or equivalent, for a degree

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You may get into this job by starting in a junior position like front of house manager or events manager. You could apply for promotion as you get more experience.

More information

You could join the Institute of Hospitality for professional development and networking opportunities.

You can find out more about careers in hotel management from the Hospitality Guild.

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

Salary Range

£20,000 to £60,000

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