HOSPITALITY IS AN INDUSTRY THAT ACTIVELY EMBRACES AND THRIVES ON DIVERSITY. IF YOU’RE NOT ALREADY THINKING ABOUT A HOTEL CAREER, HERE ARE EIGHT GREAT REASONS WHY THE EXPERTS AT HILTON THINK YOU SHOULD!
1. See the world
Hotels are everywhere people want to be. The opportunity to live and work elsewhere, to experience new cultures and destinations, and truly live like a local is at the heart of what makes a hotel career so appealing.
2. It’s a people business
In a recent Hilton-commissioned survey 84% of Millennials and Gen Zs said social interactions were important to them in the workplace. Happily, and perhaps not unsurprisingly, the hospitality industry attracts some of the most sociable people you’ll ever meet.
3. You’ll put a smile on guests’ faces
Whether you’re the concierge, front of house, or part of a kitchen team working behind the scenes, every day you show up to work you’ll have opportunity to make someone’s day.
4. An environment of belonging
Hilton is proud to be an employer where all are welcomed and celebrated. Hilton’s global Pride Team Member Resource Group empowers Team Members to confidently show up as LGBTQ+ community members and allies, creating space to learn, grow and navigate difficult conversations.
5. Continuous learning
The skills needed to run a successful hotel are wide ranging meaning there is always room to learn and try new things. Employers like Hilton run extensive on-the-job training courses to support team members to grow their careers.
6. Fast-track career growth
The breadth of roles available in hospitality offers potential to move rapidly into new roles and even move quickly up the career ladder. Hard work, acquiring core qualifications and knack for customer service are key to moving into management positions quickly.
7. Variety is the spice of life
Working in a hotel is the opposite of a 9-5 job, so if your idea of work is getting up at the same time every day it’s probably not for you! Variety is the name of the game and no two days are the same.
8. A big global family
There’s a deep-rooted loyalty in the hospitality industry that, clichés aside, make it feel like one big extended work family. Although people may choose to move jobs, change hotels, go to a different country, it’s entirely normal to venture to a new role thousands of miles away and find yourself reconnecting with old colleagues or sharing common acquaintances with your new ones.
In ongoing support of LGBTQ+ causes, Hilton will be making a donation to The Unity Fund. Hilton’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is reflected in the many initiatives and resources available to its hotels and Team Members. From resource groups for the LGBTQ+ community and their allies, to partnerships focused on the training and hiring of people with different abilities, to mentorship schemes for minority groups , Hilton is truly committed to fostering a culture that encourages belonging and celebrates diversity.