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I just recently got interested in a career working in a hotel..?

Question by :]: I just recently got interested in a career working in a hotel..?
I’m still young, though in highschool and always thinking about my future.
I just recently watched “Top 10 Caribbean “Beachfront” Resorts” on the Travel Channel and have been thinking about pursuing a career in hotels or resorts.
I need any and all information you can give me about anything that has to do with this.
Ive been on Cornell Uni. ‘s website because I heard thats a great university to go to if one is pursuing a career in hotel management and such.
My dream is to work in one of the Top 10 Caribbean Resorts listed in that show or a resort equal to one. To some people, it seems far fetched, but anythings possible :p I know it will take a lot of work and a lot of time, but Im very patient and very determined.
What exactly does a manager do? I mean, specifically?
I assume I would have to get experience in hotels and work up the chain, yeah? And starting out will probably be hard, and pay will not be great?
Well, Im very curious, if anyone can give me any info, websites..
or your own personal experience, thatd be great!

Thanks for everything!
:]
Oh.. and if you’re interested, these were the top 10:

1. Hotel Maroma, Maroma, Mexico
2. Sandy Lane, St. James, Barbados
3. Atlantis, Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas
4. Four Seasons Resort, Nevis, West Indies
5. Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
6. Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa, Providenciales,
Turks & Caicos Islands
7. Little Dix Bay, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
8. Parrot Cay Resort & Spa, Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos Islands
9. Caneel Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
10. Hyatt Regency Resort & Casino, Aruba
It really hasnt sprung into my mind as quickly as you think, Ive been thinking about many, many careers for awhile.
As a career I did want to work with computers cos I am very good with them, Im patient with them and dont get frustrated easily and I just love using computers cos they really are convenient. If I have to learn a whole data base or whatever that the hotel runs with, this seems to be an ideal job. I still have a couple years before Im even out of highschool so I have time to change my mind. Lol. I just want to get as much information as I can about any of the careers Im interested in. I also plan on getting a job next summer, I probably wont be able to get one in a hotel..or maybe I can..do you think a hotel would hire a 16 year old for cleaning or front desk? :p
I just want to get in as much experience as I can.
Oh and I love working with people, and I can deal with those who are rude and such. :p
Great answers so far.

Im not basing my wanting to work in a hotel off the tv show, it just made me think what it would be like to work in such a respected, high class, expensive place and how to work to please the guests and such.

Best answer:

Answer by Jessica
Well, I work in a hotel.

Basically (as a front desk person), I take reservations, check people in, check people out, deal with room moves, complaints, incidents.

It’s a very easy job… but also has its hard points. There are a lot of procedures, and you have to learn a whole computer system, that the hotel runs off of.

A manager, does basically that, but deals more with complaints.

Working in a hotel is a lot of pain, because of the people. Sometimes it’s stressful, and sometimes it’s an easy day.

Just go and apply at any hotel. Working at a resort will probably require experience, and starting off… the pay is horrible.

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3 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - October 3, 2010 at 7:11 pm

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Q&A: What is your opinion on the “Caribbean Beach Resort” at WDW?


by jo3design

Question by Mother of 3: What is your opinion on the “Caribbean Beach Resort” at WDW?
Leaving in 5 weeks for WDW and staying at the Caribbean Beach Resort for the first time. 2 adults, 9 year old, 4 year old and 2 year old. Asking for opinions about Shutters, shopping, room service, ect… Thank you!

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Answer by pink
Yes, one of the best moderates. They just did a mini refurbishment, enjoy.

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5 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - September 7, 2010 at 2:58 pm

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Q&A: Any unique, modern, stylish resorts in the USVI or Puerto Rico for a young couple on a budget?

Question by jeroberts3: Any unique, modern, stylish resorts in the USVI or Puerto Rico for a young couple on a budget?
Looking for an elegant but hip place for a wedding that isn’t an “all-inclusive mega-resort” and doesn’t have the typical, “Caribbean beach resort” feel. Not like this:
http://www.atlantis.com/flash.aspx

Or like this:
http://www.antillesresorts.com/jpegs/bb-sapphire-beach-2-suite-view1.jpg

But something more like this:
http://www.amanyara.com/jpgs/yara2.jpg

But not at $ 10,000 a night, of course. 🙂

Any suggestions?

Best answer:

Answer by stella39
Check out Providenciales in Turks and Caicos. Beautiful on Grace Bay Beach. Most hotels there are like condos.
The Palms, Grace Bay Club, The Somerset

Go here for villas
http://www.vrbo.com

St John has many beautiful villas
go here
http://www.virgin-islands-on-line.com

Good Luck, I hope you fine your dream destination.

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1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by - August 29, 2010 at 5:20 pm

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