Hotel General Manager
Georges Ojeil

About the job:

What you do

A Hotel General Manager oversees the entire operation of a hotel, including supervising employees and providing direction on daily operations.

The tough stuff

As a Hotel General Manager, you may find it challenging to:

  • Cope with long and irregular working hours - It'll be hard for you to balance your work and family life 
  • Deal with angry customers and employees
  • Miss out on Holidays with your family, since you'll need to manage special events at the Hotel
The cool stuff

As a Hotel General Manager, you will get to: 

  • Interact with people from different cultures
  • Have great power since you're on top of the food chain
  • Benefit from Bonuses and other Incentives
Typical work hours
  • 72 hours per week

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Business/Economics
Best high school track(s)
  • Any Track
Personal qualities
  • Time Management
  • Planning & Organization
  • Leadership Skills
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • A Bachelor's degree in Hospitality or a related field is the standard requirement for larger hotels 
  • A Business or Management degree can help 

To reach the Hotel General Manager position, you must know that hotels typically promote from within. Thus, part of the path to becoming a General Manager is to start off as a front desk manager, work in customer relations, become an assistant manager or gain experience in some other facet of the hotel operation. The average time it takes to reach this position is about 7 years.


Helpful resources
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International universities

Video Description

A Hotel General Manager is the person who is responsible for the entire running operations of a hotel. The job is very demanding- since there are so many departments involved. Think you have what it takes to make it in the Hospitality Industry? Watch Georges's Nooreed Interview to find out!


Georges Ojeil is the General Manager of Le Gray, Beirut. He has an extensive background in the hospitality industry having held senior management positions at a number of properties in Lebanon including as Food and Beverage Manager and Executive Assistant Manager.

Ojeil holds an MBA from École Superieure de Commerce de Paris and an Executive MBA from the École Supérieure des Affaires in Beirut and has lectured in various hospitality institutions and universities.