globalisation gaining acceptance with more and more countries, the hotel management industry is truly becoming
global. As hotel chain owners are opening new hotels in various big and small cities, requirement for trained hotel
management professionals is huge. Although considered one of the most glamorous careers, hotel management
requires professionals who can keep their cool even in the most challenging situations.
Hotel management can include Hotel & Restaurant management, Cruise Ship Hotel management, Hospital
Administration and Catering, Hotel and Tourism Associations, Airline Catering and Cabin Services, Club
management, Forest Lodges, Guest Houses amongst others. Expansion of global travel industry and aviation
industry is expected to boost hotel industry in next couple of years.
There are multiple job profiles in hotel management and depending upon the candidates' education, work
experience, the positions are offered. However, in order to work in top level or middle-level management
candidates must have a degree in travel management. Whereas some hotels hire graduates straight from
universities, some other hotels hire only trained hotel management graduates. Candidates can do degree course in
hotel management soon after 10+2 which are offered by various hotel management institutes.
The minimum selection criteria for an undergraduate course in hotel management is 10+2 with 50% marks.
However, candidates who do not have 50% marks in +2 can do diploma or certificate course in hotel management
which are being offered by various institutes. Additionally, some hotels provide training cum job placement and
candidates who do not have other options can opt for it. Indian hotel management institutes conduct entrance exams
before selecting the candidates for various courses.
Students looking for a career in hotel management should have strong communication skills, reasoning skills, numerical
aptitude and pleasing personality. Therefore, if some candidate is lacking in these skills, he must inculcate them in him
and for that starting early definitely helps. Many students start preparing for entrance exams conducted by IHMs
soon after their 10th board. Similarly, those who wish to go for higher studies in hotel management can do Masters
in Hotel Management; for MHM the person is required to have BHM.
Before jumping to any decision to select hotel management as a career option, it is always advised to analyse pros and cons,
growth prospects, matching of work-profile with personality traits, etc. If the candidate is not willing to work in
various profiles he may not be suitable for it as in hotel management an employee may be asked to work in
management, food and beverage service, housekeeping, front office operation, sales and marketing, accounting or
any other department depending upon the specific requirement.
Depending upon the rank and reputation of hotel management college the fee is charged from candidates. Whereas Garden
City College at Bangalore charges around Rs 3,50,000 for the three year graduate course, Christ College in the same
city ask candidates to pay Rs 48,0000 per semester for 4 year BHM course. Similarly, a graduate course in hotel
management at IHM Chennai can cost Rs 37,500 per semester. Students who are not willing to shell hefty amount on the
courses from top notch hotel management institute may go for diploma courses offered by the same institutes.
Hotel management like any other sector is subject to the state of national economy and global economy. When the
economy is doing well jobs come a lot in the sector. Currently there are more than 2.40 million people working in
hotel, catering and allied industry in India and the number is going to increase in next couple of years as new
hotels are coming up in large numbers in urban and semi-urban areas. Trained hotel management professionals
would have privilege over untrained graduates as hotels are not willing invest in training of recruits rather prefer
Tips for Getting Hired
There are no shortcuts for successful career in hospitality industry; particularly, hotel management industry is open
only for talented management professionals who can show their capabilities and calibre. The best way to get in
hotel management is to do a degree course and if degree cannot be pursued, do a certification. An internship with
some hotels helps a lot to candidates as it provides practical experience and right exposure to candidates.
There are some paid internships and some non-paid internships available for hotel management graduates.
Some hotels even hire simple graduates and hone their skills in hotel management.
Hotel management jobs coming from top notch hotels in India offer attractive career and growth prospects. Some of
the leading hotel chains in India are as follows:
Ambassador Group of Hotels
Mansingh Group of Hotels
Oberoi Group of Hotels
Peerless Group of Hotels
Sarovar Park Group of Hotels
Sinclairs Group of Hotels
Best Western Group of Hotels
Casino Group of Hotels
Clarks Group of Hotels
Fortune Park Group of Hotels
ITDC Group of Hotels
Jaypee Group of Hotels
K Raheja Group of Hotels
Le Meridien Group of Hotels
Taj Group of Hotels
Tulip Star Group of Hotels
Welcome Heritage Group of Hotels
Holiday Inn Group of Hotels
HRH Group of Hotels
ITC Group of Hotels
Top Institute of Hotel Management In India
Dr.Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management, Chandigarh
Cambay Institute of Hotel Management,
Institute of Hotel Management, Jodhpur
Institute of Hotel Management, Kolkata
Institute of Hotel Management, Lucknow
Institute of Hotel Management,Gandhinagar
Institute of Hotel Management, Bangalore
Institute of Hotel Management, Bhopal
Institute of Hotel Management, Bhubaneswar
Institute of Hotel Management, Chennai
Institute of Hotel Management, New Delhi
Delhi Institute of Hotel Management, New Delhi
Institute of Hotel Management, Gangtok
Institute of Hotel Management, Goa
Institute of Hotel Management, Catering , Dehradun
Institute of Hotel Management, Gurdaspur
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