Careers in Hotel Management

With rapid industrialisation and globalisation in today’s world, travel and tourism industry is growing at an incredible speed due to an upsurge in both business and leisure travel by Indian and foreign tourists. Indian travel and tourism industry is expected to witness an economic growth of $275.5 billion by 2018, according to the research conducted by World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). This has given a boost to Hospitality or the Hotel Industry and thus provides a wide scope to professionals pursuing their career in Hotel Management. It not only gives you wide career options in India and abroad but the high demand of skilled and well qualified professionals also offers fatsalary packages and reputed jobs.

Careers in Hotel ManagementSo if you are interested to learn and implement skills like management, food and beverage service, housekeeping, front office operation etc. then Hotel Management is the right course for you. Practical experience, proper exposure, bright future, economic growth and respectable job are undoubtedly ensured if, you are pursuing training from some reputable college. So here’s a list of top colleges/institutes in India that offer this course:

  • Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development-Delhi
  • Institute of Hotel Management (IHM)-Mumbai
  • Welcomgroup Graduate School Hotel Administration (WGSHA)-Manipal
  • IHM-Delhi
  • IHM-Aurangabad
  • IHM-Bangalore
  • IHM-Chennai
  • IHM-Ahmedabad
  • Christ College- Bangalore

Minimum eligibility required for getting into this field is 10+2, but if you have a certificate, diploma or bachelor’s degree then you are given preference and better job than others. To people who are only 10+2 pass, are first given extensive training unlike the graduates. Apart from this a very convincing personality, social skills, good communication skills and right body language is also very important.

The course offers a variety of job prospects to graduates in Hotel Management in various fields like:

  • Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • Club Management
  • Airline Catering and Cabin Services
  • Cruise Ship Hotel Management
  • Hospital administration and catering
  • Hotel and Tourism Associations
  • Guest Houses
  • Forest Lodges
  • Institutional Management (Supervising canteens in college, guest houses, schools, factories, offices, institutes etc.)
  • Catering departments of railways, armed forces, banks, shipping companies etc.
  • Hotel and Catering Institutes
  • Self-Employment

Hotel management offers a broad range of career options like:

General Operations manager is the chief person in charge of all the management in the hotel from coordination, administration and staff management to financial control, standard control and customer service/care.

Front Office is the hub of all important activities like welcoming guests, booking their rooms, making bills and maintaining a log of customers. Front Office manager oversees the work of receptionists, clerks, reservation officers, bellboys and doormen.

House Keeping deals with assurance of clean, tidy and presentable rooms to the guests. It is Executive Chief Housekeeper’s responsibility to administer the housekeeping of rooms by coordinating with floor supervisor, room attendants, linen supervisor, maids etc.
Food and Beverages department takes care of presentation, preparation and service of food and beverages offered to the guests. Food and beverage manager supervises all the work done by employees under catering department.

Accounting department manages cash, credit, all the financial transactions and also does budgeting and pricing of food, services etc. in the hotel.

Sales and Marketinghandles PR and advertising of the hotel and also takes care of corporate clients and travel agents for high sales and profit.

Security Departmentis responsible for the security of the guests and the hotel as a whole.
You can opt for any positions that are available under each department.

Some of the top hotel management companies that you can pick up for a better career are:

  • Ambassador Group of Hotels
  • Mansingh Group of Hotels
  • Oberoi Group of Hotels
  • Casino Group of Hotels
  • Fortune Park Group of Hotels
  • Taj group of Hotels
  • Hyatt Hotel
  • Le Meridien Group of Hotels
  • Mariott Hotels
  • Westin Hotels
  • Crescent Hotels and Resorts and many more

Hope this information helped you in deciding your career option.




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