Many people may not realize the perks available to employees working in hospitality at a global hotel chain. Travel discounts, potential transfers, and career opportunities are just the start.
There are more jobs in hospitality than just the people you see everyday in a hotel. Housekeepers, front desk staff, bellhops, and room service workers are certainly important to the hotel’s day-to-day success, but careers in hospitality also include salespeople, event planners, and other people working behind the scenes.
Regardless of the specific role, everyone that works in the hospitality industry has access to numerous benefits and perks, from discounted travel and lodging to networking and events. Below, we’ll explore the benefits available.
Many hotels offer their employees discounts for flights, car rentals, vacation packages, and more. In cases where your employer pays for your flights, you’ll get to keep the miles you earned while traveling. Access to travel clubs, rental car memberships, and more might also be available.
Special room and food rates
Traveling around the country this year? Many hotels offer reduced room rates for their employees or others in the industry. Plus, special industry rates can also extend to travel companions and family members. Some hotels also offer free or discounted meals for employees and others in the industry.
Location and scheduling flexibility
Many hotels have locations around the country, or even the world and applying to transfer between locations is easy once you’re part of the team. Hotels also offer flexible scheduling based on your lifestyle. Don’t want to work a 9-to-5? No problem. Most hotels need staff on-site 24/7.
Being a people person comes naturally for those in the hospitality industry. As a result, hospitality professionals love to form relationships with others in the industry and they love to network. Whether it’s with others in the industry or working during corporate events at hotels, hospitality professionals can continue to learn from others as they plan their professional futures.
One of the best parts of the hospitality industry is that these positions have existed for a long time and will continue to exist for a long time in the future. People are always traveling and hotels are always looking for qualified people to work at their locations. There are also countless opportunities to transfer from one position to the next as you continue to get experience in the industry.
Like most other corporations, many hotels provide their salaried employees with typical medical, dental, and vision insurance, paid time off and sick leave, retirement planning, and short- and long-term disability.
Each hotel offers a unique package of benefits for its employees. If you’re applying for a new position, it’s important to understand what this includes so you can take advantage of all your new role has to offer.