"guest rooms," "hotel services," and "guest service" aren't the only skills we found hotel managers list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of hotel manager responsibilities that we found, including:
Before becoming a hotel manager, 44.8% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 8.8% hotel managers went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be possible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, most hotel managers have a college degree. But about one out of every five hotel managers didn't attend college at all.
The hotel managers who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and hospitality management, while a small population of hotel managers studied management and accounting.
Once you're ready to become a hotel manager, you should explore the companies that typically hire hotel managers. According to hotel manager resumes that we searched through, hotel managers are hired the most by Pet Smart Inc, Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, and Aimbridge Hospitality. Currently, Pet Smart Inc has 152 hotel manager job openings, while there are 3 at Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group and 2 at Aimbridge Hospitality.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, hotel managers tend to earn the biggest salaries at Creative, Fitch Ratings, and Aspen Snowmass. Take Creative for example. The median hotel manager salary is $84,211. At Fitch Ratings, hotel managers earn an average of $83,912, while the average at Aspen Snowmass is $67,589. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a hotel manager include Hyatt Hotels, Hilton, and Marriott International. These three companies were found to hire the most hotel managers from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.