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Hotel Desk Clerks

Employment Prospects


There are more than 55,900 hotels in the United States, according to the American Hotel and Lodging Association. Approximately 265,400 hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks are employed in the United States. Because hotels and motels are found worldwide, job opportunities for desk clerks are plentiful. The amount of responsibility given to a desk clerk depends on the size and type of lodging establishment. Larger hotels (usually located in busy urban areas), such as The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel in New York, may have separate departments, each responsible for answering phones, making advance reservations, or processing guest arrivals. The pace of work may be more frenzied at times because of the high guest count.

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