How to Become a Hotel Manager

Are you able to organize and assign tasks? Do you have great communication skills and enjoy working with people? Then chances are with training you could be a great hotel manager. Such a career can be very rewarding in both a financial and moral aspect. It doesn’t matter if you have experience in the hospitality field or if you are simply a person with a general interest in the field. Once you have the right personality and set of skills need for the job then the sky is the limit for you. Still interested? Well here are a few steps you will need to take to get your career started.


  • A degree in Hotel Management or Restaurant Management from a recognizable university.
  • Experience in the hospitality industry


  1. If you do not already have one, you will need to obtain a degree in hotel management or restaurant management from a four year university or college.
  2. Once you have attained your degree you will need to begin working your way up in the industry. Apply for a position in the field of hospitality upon your university graduation; it doesn’t necessarily have to be a managerial post as you will more than likely have to start from ground up to build experience in the field.
  3. Actively participate in the hotel’s training programs offered in the initial stages of attaining a job. What you learn here can greatly assist you in moving up the ladder of success.
  4. Climb up the managerial ladder by applying for all positions open.


  • There is a saying that says bigger is better. This is very true where your education is concerned as the better your educational background is there more likely it will be for you to achieve your career goal.
  • Develop an open mind as you may be required to start out small.
  • Be prepared to travel the globe as this job allows you to see the world and meet new people.
  • If you find that you can not afford the traditional way of study try alternative methods such as part time or online courses.
  • Enroll in work and study programs in order to gain experience in the industry even before you attain your degree.
  • Never take on more than you can handle.
  • Stay true to yourself and keep your goal in mind.
  • Do not be intimidated by any posts offered. Try to apply even if you see others around you think it’s too soon for you to get such a big job. Always believe in yourself and put yourself out there because you never know what twists life may have.