hotel industry

How to Make Career in the Hotel Industry

As a result of our hotel industry blog, many people reach out to me asking for advice on how to start or advance one’s career. I notice that many hoteliers and hospitality management students are not sure where to start.

Business Starting

In all honesty, you can start anywhere. Start at the bottom, and work hard. Work your way up by impressing upon your peers and superiors.


  • Find an area of the industry that speaks to you, and roll up your sleeves.
  • Don’t worry too much looking far ahead.
  • Concentrate on the here and now.
  • Deliver more than you think other people would.
  • And not just to make career, but because you enjoy it.
    Moreover, you need to make sure you learn.
  • As you might well know, knowledge is power.
  • And for this don’t only look at your boss and on the job training for input.

If you want to stand out from the pack, and impress you will need more knowledge than the average colleague. I remember well in the early days of my career that fellow graduates would find I was wasting my time reading all those boring hospitality magazines.

Understanding Business

It helped me however gain a better understanding of the overall

  1. Industry
  2. Trends
  3. Challenges
  4. Hot topics

Again, knowledge is power…So for the (aspiring) hotel managers out there in need of input, here a list of industry resources where I get my food for This will keep you busy reading for a while…How to Make Career in the Hotel Industry.

Another great source of inspiration in terms of vision and strategy I have been getting from Seth Godin, a genius marketer. You should subscribe to his blog (go to Seth’s blog). Also, to gain a better understanding for what kind of employee’s modern hotel management companies need in terms of drive and mentality you should these 2 books by Seth:

  • LynchpinPoke the Boxing short my advice is simple
  • do what you love, work hard and read a lot.

Make yourself indispensable! I hope this will help give people a simple perspective on how to start building and advance your career in the international hotel industry. Cheers, Hotels and Lodges in Coimbatore, Bale lodging is one of the best hotels and lodges in the town of Kavundampalayam – Coimbatore. Our Hotels and lodges are located on the main road of Metaplay road and Booty main road and near to reach from airport and Railway station.

Post Author: Robbert Whitticker

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