What is Hotel Management?

Published On: 28 May 2012

 | Last Updated On: 07 Jul 2012

Do luxury hotels, resorts and extravagant suites fascinate you? Ever wondered what goes behind the day to day maintenance of the posh infrastructure, a lavish spread, and a hospitable stay at a star hotel? If yes, then probably you should take up hotel management. Hotel management refers to the study of professional management techniques with regards to hotel administration and catering. With an increase in the number of tourists, the hotel management is an industry that has witnessed a steep rise, and is expected to show steady growth and progress in the years to come. A hotel or suite is usually managed and administered by a team of professionals who have a background (more specifically, a degree or diploma) in Hotel management.

The future of Hotel management: On the contrary to the popular belief, the scope of hotel management is vast.  Hotel management is an industry that requires immense manpower. Confident, disciplined, skilled, and well trained hotel management graduates can find ample opportunity in the industry. As there are several departments that constitute to the upkeep and the maintenance of a hotel or a chain of hotels, ranging from Food and beverage, housekeeping, accounting, marketing, recreation, computer applications, security, public relations to a lot more. A diploma/degree in hotel management can fetch you a job in either of the sectors as an accounts manager, restaurant and food/beverage service managers, executive housekeepers, and department heads, marketing and general managers.  With the explosion of the tourism industry, there has been a drastic increase in the number of hotels and resorts in India, hotel management courses are gaining increasing importance.

What to look for: Interesting and rewarding, a career in hotel management is definitely an intelligent choice, taking the present day context into consideration. Being a service oriented industry, having the right attitude and an approachable behavior is imperative in order to pursue a career in Hotel management. There are several universities across the country that offer hotel management courses both in the undergraduate as well as post graduate level. Since most people come to a hotel to have an amazing time, degree holders in hotel management should focus on customer satisfaction.

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