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2010 BEST OF THE BEST


Top 25 Hotels and Hospitality Companies


American Express Travel Related Services ARAMARK Corporation Atlantic City Hilton Casino Bally’s Grand, Atlantic City Best Western Hotels Bristol Hotels & Resorts Carlson Hospitality Worldwide Cendant Corporation Chicago Hilton & Towers Choice Hotels International Doubletree Hotels Hilton Hotels and Resorts Holiday Inn Hotels Hyatt Hotels & Resorts InterContinental Hotels Group JHM Hotels


La Quinta Inn & Suites Marriott Hotels & Resorts MGM Mirage and Grand Hotel New York Palace, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Sunburst Hospitality Corporation Vantage Hospitality Group, Inc. Walt Disney World


Career Overviews of The Growing Hospitality Industry


T


he hospitality industry is one of the fastest growing areas of our economy. It is a multi-billion dollar industry. It offer diverse


areas of interest and allows worker the opportunity to work in mul- tiple areas. Being able to have many areas of opportunity will al- low you to gain an advantage in our economy. It is one of the oldest sectors we have in business. Americans have always enjoyed din- ing out and traveling for pleasure or business. This fast growing industry requires a constant fresh supply of workers and managers who are qualified and trained to fill a wide range of positions. There are many different careers in the hospitality industry. Two


areas of the industry include hotel and lodging plus restaurant and food workers. To be successful in a hospitality career you need to like to meet many different types of people and work in an ever changing environment while customers come through your estab- lishment on a daily basis. If this sounds like you then you may be meant for a career in one of these two areas. It the hotel and lodging area, workers ensure that the accom- modations for their guest are comfortable and pleasing. They make sure to operations of their establishment run properly. There is a great range of opportunities. The United States offers over 60,000 establishments from tiny mom and pop operations to large chains establishments, plus a variety of specialty boutique hotels and well known resorts. International establishments also employ American workers in all facets of operations. The restaurant and food service area allows you the opportunity


to go from a lower level position such as prep cook to eventually moving your way up to executive chef. This area is one of the big- gest employers of American workers. A great deal of younger workers begin their careers in the area. By getting some additional education and working hard they are able to have a rewarding ca- reer.


The multitude of career options available in the hospitality in-


dustry offers great opportunities for those who possess the skills, education and background necessary. The lower level positions are abundant for those with no previous work history and those seek- ing part-time work with optional work schedules. Because hotels run 24/7 there are a variety of shifts available and it is not hard to find full-time or part-time schedules to fit your needs. Hospitality industry careers can be some of the most rewarding


and exciting career paths you can choose. It can take you places you have never thought about before. The industry can be glamor- ous and exciting and can offer you the chance to travel. You will have the opportunity to be in contact with hundreds of people on a daily basis. Each day will be different than the one before. Ever changing challenges and exploding job growths is how the hospi- tality has survived for so long and how it will continue to survive. As long as there are people on this planet, hospitality workers will be needed to take care of their needs while away from home.


Source: articlesnatch.com 72 PROFESSIONAL WOMAN’S MULTICULTURAL MAGAZINE CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF DIVERSITY WWW.PROFESSIONALWOMANMAG.COM


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