Employment is all about the guests and their experiences, as well as their expectations. The work environment is fast-paced. Resorts are open around-the-clock, while spas have an established schedule. Spas and resorts offer a variety of services and amenities that must be adequately and efficiently managed to provide an optimal experience for guests.
According to CAREERwise Education, Minnesota's career, education and job resource, lodging managers in the U.S. earn on average $26.79/hour. Top earners make more than $43/hour. CAREERwise: "Competition for jobs at large hotels that offer the highest level of guest services is expected to be strong. Opportunities at smaller hotels should be better. Those who have a college degree in hotel or restaurant management, and have good customer service skills and related experience should have the best prospects."
The spa and resort industries represent a dazzling spectrum of businesses, from luxury destination spas to cruise lines to bed and breakfasts to vast multinational hotel groups. Management opportunities are everywhere—front-office operations, food and beverage management, banquet and meeting sales, human resources, facilities management and so much more.
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