Hotel and Motel Managers

Hotel Manager Gives Staff Instructions

Hotel and motel managers, sometimes called lodging managers, are ultimately responsible for the business of running their hotel or motel smoothly and efficiently. Larger establishments may have several managers accountable for different departments. In turn, these departmental managers report to the general manager. The general manager's many duties include managing personnel, financial operations, and promotional activities. There are approximately 35,480 lodging managers in the United States.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Branch Managers, Convention Services Managers, Directors of Hotel Security, Employee Relations Managers, Front Office Managers, General Managers, Lodging Managers, Personnel Managers, Regional Operations Managers, Resident Managers, Security Managers, Training Managers
Duties Supervise hotel staff; handle the finances of a hotel or motel; interview and train employees; supervise marketing and advertising; ensure the quality of food and cleanliness of rooms; and interact effectively with guests
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Any geographic location
Minimum Education Level
  • Associate's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Speech
Experience Several years' experience in various areas of the hospitality industry
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Enterprising
  • Social
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Hotel/Motel Owner
  • Hotel Manager
  • Department Manager
  • Shift Supervisor
  • Assistant Manager