How to write a Hotel Manager job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Hotel Manager job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Hotel Manager job titles

    Hotel Manager
    Hotel Assistant Manager
    Director of Hotel Operations
    Hotel General Manager

Hotel Manager job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Hotel Manager job summary

Our boutique property is seeking an experienced Hotel Manager who will assume the responsibility of improving our level of service to enhance the profitability of our hotel. The successful candidate will ensure that our service departments are working together to create the best possible experience for each guest, and that all preparations for banquets and other special events are done on time. If you have prior experience in a hotel management role, we encourage you to apply.

Hotel Manager responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of Hotel Manager responsibilities

    Monitor employee performance and offer regular evaluation meetings designed to improve service
    Keep track of the large event schedule for our property, and ensure events are well managed
    Maintain a close watch on P&L reports to determine areas where profitability can be improved
    Collaborate with the hotel accounting group to keep the general ledger books up to date and accurate

Hotel Manager qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Hotel Manager skills

    Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality required (Master’s degree preferred)
    5+ years’ experience in hotel management
    Strong knowledge of hospitality software and MS Office required
    Proven leadership experience in a hotel setting
    Exceptional communication skills and commitment to providing excellent service to hotel guests

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