Gene is a Hotel Owner who oversees the managers of all departments. In addition to guest rooms, Gene's hotel has a restaurant and a banquet facility that hosts events and weddings. He was a lawyer for a while but didn't like it, so he tried the industry popular in his family: hotel management. He loves it.
Lodging managers make sure that guests on vacation or business travel have a pleasant experience, while also ensuring that an establishment is run efficiently and profitably.
About 245 high schools in 45 states offer the Lodging Management Program created by the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute. This 2-year program for high school juniors and seniors teaches management principles and leads to a professional certification called the Certified Rooms Division Supervisor.