Wednesday, 10 May 2023

How to kickstart a career in luxury hotels

How to kickstart a career in luxury hotels

A career in luxury hotels is an exciting and fulfilling move. Opportunities are endless, and progression is always guaranteed for those that work hard and are eager to grow. However, what skills do you need to enter such an industry? How do you begin such a journey?

Well, before commencing a career in luxury hotels, it is beneficial to know and understand the skills, expertise and personal attributes that are required of potential employees working in luxury hotels of this calibre. 

Individuals with the following skills will most often thrive in the world of luxury hotels:


Calm and composed 

Flexible and adaptable






Being proactive is a crucial characteristic in many industries, but especially when applying for career opportunities in the area of luxury hotels. Proactivity fosters a sense of empowerment and directness that shows prospective employers that you have the drive to go one step further. In luxury hospitality, this is a key quality.

Furthermore, when considering working in the luxury field, examine your ability to work under pressure. The industry is fast paced and will require stamina and the capacity to deal with issues swifty and calmly. 

Meanwhile, when searching for roles, you should have a clear idea of what you want to do and the areas you want to work in. Sales, management, housekeeping and admin roles are just some of the options to be explored. Different roles in luxury hospitality require different expertise and personalities, so it is imperative that you do some research to find your perfect fit. 

There are also many qualifications you can acquire and programmes you can complete that are specific to hospitality and luxury hotels. Hotel management, event management, marketing and administration are just some of the study routes one can take. These degrees will always prove beneficial when looking for a role in the industry. 

From there, it’s time to start inspecting your CV by updating your work history, credentials, skills and any other relevant information that can help you stand out in the application pile. However, probably one of the most important aspects of commencing a career in luxury hotels is a willingness and a commitment to learn.  

Luxury hospitality is a world that is evolving and changing every day. When starting out, immerse yourself in the business. Read industry news, ask questions, reach out to people you admire online for advice and mentoring opportunities, and put yourself out there by networking and connecting with others. 

Then it is time to make the move and write the first page of your career story in the luxury hotels industry. There has never been a more exciting time to embark on a career with Carton House, a Fairmont Managed Hotel. The beloved establishment has re-opened as the first and only member of the Fairmont Hotel and Resorts group in Ireland, one of the world’s most storied luxury hotel brands. 

If you have a passion for service and creating unique experiences for others, keep a close eye on our careers page for all job opportunities. 

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