Beyond Hotels: Hospitality Management in Chicago

by Courtesy of Kendall College, Chicago
Beyond Hotels: Hospitality Management in Chicago

When you think of hospitality, what comes to mind? When you think of hospitality, what comes to mind? While managing hotels is one aspect of the hospitality industry, there’s so much more that you can do.

Nightclubs, sporting events, restaurants, tourism, conventions—all of these fast-paced and exciting environments need service-oriented people to manage and run them.

And Chicago is one of the best places in the world to prepare for success in these careers.

Home to more than 7,300 restaurants, nearly 700 hotels, eleven Fortune 500 companies (with an additional 21 Fortune 500 companies in the surrounding area), and McCormick Place—boasting the largest amount of exhibition space in North America—Chicago attracts people from around the world to visit, live, and study.

Now is a great time to join this growing industry.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job candidates who have studied hospitality management will have advantages over those who have not.

Jobs in this industry include working at:

  • Deluxe full-service hotels and resorts
  • Boutique hotels and bed and breakfasts
  • Time-shares and serviced apartments
  • Private estates and palaces
  • Fine-dining establishments
  • Concept restaurants and multi-unit restaurant companies
  • Bars and nightclubs
  • On and off-premise catering
  • Corporate and association meetings
  • Conventions, exhibitions and trade shows
  • Weddings, parties and special events
  • Amusement parks, entertainment venues and leisure facilities
  • Sports arenas, stadiums and sporting venues
  • Spa and health facilities, day spas
  • Retirement communities and private clinics
  • Private clubs, country clubs and fitness clubs
  • Cruise ships and transportation
  • Casinos and gaming facilities

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