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Hotel/Motel Manager  What They Do

Just the Facts


Plans, directs or coordinates activities of an organization or department that provides lodging and other accommodations.

This career is part of the Hospitality & Tourism cluster Lodging pathway.


A person in this career:

  • Inspects guest rooms, public areas, and grounds for cleanliness and appearance.
  • Greets and registers guests.
  • Answers inquiries pertaining to hotel policies and services, and resolves occupants' complaints.
  • Monitors the revenue activity of the hotel or facility.
  • Trains staff members.
  • Observes and monitors staff performance to ensure efficient operations and adherence to facility's policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates front-office activities of hotels or motels, and resolves problems.
  • Participates in financial activities, such as the setting of room rates, the establishment of budgets, and the allocation of funds to departments.
  • Collects payments and records data pertaining to funds and expenditures.
  • Manages and maintains temporary or permanent lodging facilities.

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Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would sit most of the time. There's some walking and standing. You may have to lift and carry things like books, papers or tools weighing 10 lbs. or less.
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly at a distance
  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Rotating shift work
  • Weekend work

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