People on vacation enjoy being pampered. They want extra pillows, plush towels, and delicious chocolates to appear like magic. Others travel for business. They need basic office services, such as Internet access, fax machines, and conference rooms, so they can get their work done efficiently.
Lodging managers work hard to make sure their hotels provide the experience their guests expect -- so those guests will return year after year.
Lodging managers oversee the day-to-day workings of hotels and motels. They supervise such departments as front-desk operations, housekeeping, and food services.
“The more you know your employees' jobs, the easier it is to train them and have them respect you, since you've 'been there, done that.'”Trevor, District Hotel Manager
Someone who enjoys communicating with people from various backgrounds. You'll rely on your talent for solving problems, remembering details, and staying calm under pressure. As a good manager, you'll work hard alongside your employees instead of just giving orders.
Most lodging managers work in hotels and motels, but some work in other types of lodging such as camps, dude ranches, and resorts.