By Kristen Shelton, Director of Sales and Marketing
There are so many benefits of working in hospitality! Hospitality careers provide a variety of experiences with so many flexible career options. When considering a career in the hotel industry, you should consider the type of hotel, the type of work, and how many hours will benefit your personal needs.
Full-service Hotel Jobs
One of the first things to figure out is what type of hotel environment suits you the best. Full-service hotels have a much larger operation, more departments, and typically more people working. For example, the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront is an example of a full-service hotel. This hotel has over 14,000 sq. ft of meeting space and a restaurant, so there is a food and beverage department that handles catered functions and daily restaurant operations. Within this department, there are hotel bartender jobs, jobs for waitstaff, and room service attendant positions. This hotel has a chef and a team of cooking professionals to prepare meals for 1 to 500 people.
Other departments you may find at a full-service hotel are sales, front desk, facilities, and housekeeping. While these are standard departments, there are also larger full-service hotels and resorts that will have additional hotel jobs like concierge, bellhop, and valet.
Select Service Hotel Jobs
Select Service hotels typically have a much smaller operation and fewer departments than a full-service hotel. At a select service hotel you can expect to see housekeeping, front desk, and maintenance positions. Some select service hotels also have a salesperson, and some will have breakfast attendant positions.
Our Holiday Inn Express Hampton Coliseum is a good example of a select service hotel. This hotel has a small meeting room and offers complimentary breakfast to guests.
Once you have explored both full-service and select-service hotel career opportunities, you can determine what type of schedule will best benefit you.
The hotel industry is shifting to accommodate more flexible work opportunities. If you are looking for a part-time hotel job, there are a variety of hotel departments to consider. There are part-time opportunities in food and beverage, housekeeping, maintenance, and the front desk.
There are full-time hotel jobs in each of these departments, as well.
Whether you are just getting stared in the industry or have an established career, there are hourly positions, supervisor jobs, and management roles that can get you to where you want to be.
Other Benefits of Working in Hospitality
One very overlooked benefit to working in the hotel industry is the discount travel opportunities. Each hotel brand has its own employee travel program, and some offer very deep discounts. If you love to travel, these discounts can bring significant cost savings!
If you pursue a career in the hotel industry, you can work just about anywhere. There are hotels all over the world, so hospitality is a career that can move with you.
It is also important to look for a hotel management company or hotel brand that offers attractive benefits. At Landmark, we are pleased to provide insurance, 401K opportunities, paid time off (PTO), sign-on bonuses, and retention bonuses.
If all of these benefits of working in hospitality sound great, then we want you! Landmark Hotel Group is “Where You Belong” so check out all of our hospitality careers.