Hotel and Motel Managers

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. Lodging managers hold approximately 51,400 jobs in the United States.

Quick Facts
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
Alternate Title(s) Branch Managers, Convention Services Managers, Director of Hotel Security, Employee Relations Managers, Front Office Managers, General Managers, Lodging Managers, Personnel Managers, Regional Operations Managers, Resident Managers, Security Manager, Training Managers
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Any geographic location
Education and Training
  • Associate's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Speech
Experience Several years' experience in various aspects of hospitality
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Enterprising
  • Social
Licensure/Certification Recommended
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Hotel/Motel Owner
  • Hotel Manager
  • Department Manager
  • Shift Supervisor
  • Assistant Manager

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