Green Hotel/Resort Ecomanagers

Ecomanagers of green hotels and resorts oversee all aspects of resorts, hotels, inns, and other accommodations that are eco-friendly. Resorts, hotels, and other accommodations qualify for this designation if they use features such as wind and solar power, have strict recycling programs, and display other sustainable practices. Ecomanagers hire and oversee all staff, including housekeeping, kitchen, and wait staff; grounds maintenance; public relations; and reservations. They plan, develop, and promote marketing programs, and manage the resort's finances. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there are 35,480 lodging managers employed in the United States. Only a small percentage work in the niche field of green hotels/ecoresorts.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Eco-Lodging Managers, Eco-Resort Managers
Duties Operate environmentally-friendly resorts, hotels, inns, and other accommodations; hire and manage staff; ensure that their property meets environmental and sustainability standards; prepare and oversee budgets; market their property to potential customers
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the world
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • English
  • Foreign Language
Experience Internship or staff experience at an eco-friendly hotel
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Organized
  • Social
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Leadership
  • Organizational
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Senior-Level Ecomanager or Owner of Ecolodge
  • Ecomanager of Green Hotel/Resort
  • Management Trainee