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HRTM 260

Hotel Management

This course will focus on the management of the lodging phase of the hospitality industry to include front office, housekeeping, sales & marketing, maintenance areas, and food & beverage among others.

Course Syllabus [pdf]

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Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain the concept of revenue management and discuss how managers can maximize revenue by using forecast information in capacity management, discount allocation, and duration control.
  • Identify the steps in effective hiring and orientation.
  • Explain the history and development of the hotel industry.
  • Explain the features and characteristics of various classifications of hotels.
  • Explain the corporate structure and ownership arrangements in the hotel industry.
  • Explain the concept of guest service and identify the “moment of truth” concept.
  • Summarize the four basic management functions of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling in hotel operations.
  • Explain how a hotel reservations system functions.
  • Identify the Housekeeping department’s typical cleaning responsibilities.
  • Identify the Maintenance department’s typical repair responsibilities.
  • Construct and label a hotel organizations chart.
  • Explain the daily activities of a manager in several departments.
  • Describe the value and importance of staffing, communication, and leadership in hotel management.
  • Summarize the fundamentals of hotel revenues, costs, and profitability.
  • Calculate commonly used hotel ratios, such as occupancy rate and average daily rate.
  • Determine whether hotel management is a preferred career path.

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