Six Surprising Hospitality Jobs
When you think about hotels, certain jobs come to mind: sharp suited bellman, uber-knowledgeable concierge, or a friendly housekeeper. It takes a village to run a hotel and these are only a fraction of the people behind your hotel stay. Here are some career paths you may not have associated with hospitality.
Newsflash: IT jobs aren’t all in Silicon Valley. More than 8.5 million Digital Keys have been downloaded through the Hilton Honors app since it launched in 2015 and it was via technology developed in-house. The Digital Innovation team has recently launched the award-winning mobile-centric guest room Connected Room proving that coders, developers and IT strategists can thrive at Hilton. Learn more about some of the day to day challenges Digital Innovation are finding solutions to here.
Food & Dining
Career paths in food and dining aren’t limited to the person wearing the chef hat. From pastry chefs, bartenders and baristas to restaurant managers and the team tasked with the enviable job of creating new bar and restaurant concepts, there is a job to suit any food and drink professional. You never know, you could even end up as the Chief Cookie Officer.
Procurement / Supply Management
Ever stopped to think about how everything in your hotel room got there? This is the question Hilton’s Supply Management team face daily as they test, purchase and arrange delivery of everything a hotel needs: from the bathroom fittings and furniture, to the television and towels. Learn more about how one of Hilton’s purchasing managers put her skills to work setting up a logistics support system in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria here.
Not much happens at a hotel without Engineering oversight. Engineering teams at hotels large and small coordinate technical services, manage maintenance and safety concerns, and drive environmental sustainability. Learn more about how a female Chief Engineer is leading environmental projects in the Europe and Middle East region.
The Global Wellness team spends their days thinking about how to make it easy for guests to maintain their routines while traveling. Hilton is adding new equipment like TMX straps to fitness centers, developing spa programs and creating fitness concepts like Five Feet to Fitness. Learn more about the unique career path that led our Senior Director of Global Wellness to Hilton here.
In hospitality, it’s often the smallest interactions that can make a guest’s day. This could be a chat about the weather with a pool concierge or lifeguard, learning how an elevator operator remembers names or a local recommendation from security.
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Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 16 world-class brands comprising more than 5,500 properties with nearly 895,000 rooms, in 109 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its nearly 100 year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors, nearly 82 million members who book directly with Hilton have access to instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.Download Article Photos