I am in class XII. I wish to become a hotel manager. Please let me know the qualification, scope, capital required and which institutions offer this course in Mumbai.
Thanks for writing into us. To be in Hotel industry, you should have an outgoing and a pleasing personality. You need to be organised, tactful and good at communication skills. You should have an attitude to serve people. As for the educational and professional qualifications, a diploma or degree in Hotel Management will get you a job as an Executive/Management Trainee in a hotel. This can be done after HSC. A diploma after SSC (in Housekeeping/Food craft/Front office) will place you as an Operational Trainee in a hotel. Alternatively, you can also join a hotel as an apprentice directly after your HSC in any stream. Some hotels even take graduates in any subject as Executive Trainees. There is scope for MBAs in the marketing, finance and human resources departments. Apart from working in hotels, restaurants, cafés, resorts, guesthouses and casinos, you could also be employed in the tourism industry, conference centres and large companies in various industries. Apart from these options you could also work in Industrial canteens and corporate guesthouses, In airlines as cabin crew and customer service executives at airports, Flight kitchens, Merchant Navy and luxury ships in their catering departments, Railways, etc. Institutions you could apply are: Institute of Hotel Management Catering Tech. & Applied Nutrition, Veer Sawarkar Marg, Dadar, Mumbai - 400 028 A.K. Hafizka Institute Of Hotel Management & Catering Technology Address: 92, Dr. D.N.Road, Next To Times Of India Building, Mumbai – 400 001, Maharashtra Tel: +91-22-2265 2272 / 2263 2817 Fax: +91-22-2263 4685 E-mail: principal@anjumanihmct.org This list is not exhaustive, therefore please confirm with the institutions.