Lodging managers plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that provides lodging and other accommodations.
A lodging manager works at a hotel, motel, or any type of establishment that has accommodation facilities. They ensure that guests have the best experience possible and that the establishment is run efficiently and profitably. They ensure that the facilities are clean, comfortable, and operational and that employees perform their duties adequately.
Within hotel management, the assistant lodge manager's job description is to make the guest receive a comfortable room, good food, and helpful staff which makes being away from home an enjoyable experience for guests.
The hotel manager’s job involves greeting guests, inspecting guest rooms, ensuring that standards for housekeeping and food quality are maintained, understanding guests’ needs and attending to their queries and special requests. They may also hire and fire employees, maintain budgets, set tariffs and ensure that operations are profitable. They also design training programs for apprentices and recruits.
How to become a lodging manager? They requirequiresaduate a degree in hotel management. Their skills include customer relations, good communication, pleasant personality, manpower management, general administration, attention to detail and problem-solving. They need to be computer literate and should be able to operate the hotel’s room reservation and accounting software.
To be successful in hotel management jobs and earn a decent lodging manager salary, one needs strong interpersonal skills and must have positive interactions with guests and hotel staff, even in stressful situations.
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