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Publisher Comments:

Hotel Management and Operations, Fourth Edition helps readers develop the wide-ranging knowledge and analytical skills they need to succeed in today's burgeoning and dynamic hotel industry. This comprehensive volume encourages critical thinking by providing different points of view through contributions from sixty leading industry professionals and academics. Within a coherent theoretical structure, this updated Fourth Edition enables readers to formulate their own ideas and solutions.

Each of the book's nine sections examines a specific hotel department or activity and presents a variety of viewpoints on the duties, responsibilities, problems, and opportunities encountered there. Multidimensional case studies challenge readers to identify the central issues involved in complex management problems, understand the structure and resources of the department in question, and find solutions that may involve other hotel resources and departments.

Providing a solid introduction to every aspect of hotel management, this Fourth Edition:

  • Presents new readings on security and human resources
  • Covers all hotel departments, from front office to finance, marketing to housekeeping
  • Links advanced theory with real-world problems and solutions
  • Features "As I See It" and "Day in the Life" commentary from young managers

Complete with extensive references and suggestions for further reading, Hotel Management and Operations, Fourth Edition is an ideal book for university hospitality programs and management training programs within the hotel industry.

Synopsis:

This Fourth Edition helps readers develop the wide-ranging knowledge and analytical skills they need to succeed in today’s burgeoning and dynamic hotel industry. This comprehensive volume encourages critical thinking by providing different points of view through contributions from sixty leading industry professionals and academics. Within a coherent theoretical structure, this updated edition enables readers to formulate their own ideas and solutions.

Synopsis:

With enhanced coverage of security, human resources, and trends in the industry, Hotel Management and Operations, Fourth Edition provides a practical, yet comprehensive approach to how professionals in all areas of the industry manage the many different aspects of their operation.

About the Author

Denney Rutherford is the Ivar B. Haglund Distinguished Professor of Hotel and Restaurant Administration in Washington State University's College of Business and Economics. He is heavily involved in the Educational Insitute of the American Hotel and Motel Association, as well as Council on Hotel and Restaurant Institutional Education.

Michael J. O'Fallon, PhD, teaches in the Hospitality and Tourism Management Department in the College of Business at James Madison University.

Table of Contents

Preface.

Contributors.

Acknowledgments.

CHAPTER 1. OVERVIEW.

1.1 Introduction.

1.2 The Hotel Development Process (John Dew).

1.3 How Well Does the Branded Distribution Company Allow Independent Hotels to Compete with the Chains (Peter Cass)?

1.4 The Art and Science of Opening a Hotel (Tom Dupar).

1.5 On-line Pricing: An Analysis of Hotel-company Practices (Peter O'Connor).

1.6 Customer Relationship Management-A Driver for Change in the Structure of the U.S. Lodging Industry (Gabriele Piccoli, Peter O'Connor, Claudio Capaccioli and Roy Alvarez)

1.7 Spas and the Lodging Industry (Peter C. Anderson).

Suggested Readings.

Source Notes.

L?gen zu den Aufgaben

Literatur

CHAPTER 2. ORGANIZATION.

2.1 Introduction.

2.2 Organizational Design (Eddystone C. Nebel).

2.3 As I See It: Hotel Organization Structure (Mark Conklin).

References.

Suggested Readings.

Source Notes.

CHAPTER 3. GENERAL MANAGERS: A VIEW AT THE TOP.

3.1 Introduction.

3.2 A Conceptual Framework of the Hotel General Manager's Job (Eddystone C. Nebel, and Ajay Ghei).

3.3 Grooming Future Hospitality Leaders: A Competencies Model (Beth G. Chung-Herrera, Cathy A. Enz and Melenie J. Lankau).

3.4 As I See It: What I Do (Emilio Fabico).

3.5 A Day in the Life of a Hilton Hotel General Manager (Robert O. Balmer).

3.6 A Day in the General Manager's Life (Bob Peckenpaugh).

3.7 Mini Case: Sunset Hotels & Suites.

References.

Suggested Readings.

Source Notes.

CHAPTER 4. OPERATIONS: ROOMS.

4.1 Introduction.

4.2 The Electrifying Job of the Front Office Manager (James A. Bardi).

4.3 A Day in the Life of the Front Office Manager (Garry Dickover).

4.4 Yield Management: Choosing the Most Profitable Reservations (William J. Quain and Stephen M. LeBruto).

4.5 Concierge (cone-see-air-j) (Mario Arnaldo).

4.6 As I See It: Management of the Front Office (Oliver Meinzer).

4.7 Mini Case: The New FOM.

4.8 To Change or Not To Change: A Case Study at the Front Desk (Nancy Swanger).

References.

Suggested Readings.

Source Notes.

CHAPTER 5. OPERATIONS: HOUSEKEEPING, ENGINEERING, AND SECURITY.

5.1 Introduction.

5.2 A Day in the Life of a Director of Rooms (Kurt Englund).

5.3 Housekeeping Organizations: Their History, Purpose, Structures, and Personnel (Thomas Jones).

5.4 On Being an Executive Housekeeper (John Lagazo).

5.5 The Hotel Engineering Function: Organization, People, and Issues in the Modern Era (Denney G. Rutherford).

5.6 The Engineering Department and Financial Information (Agnes Lee DeFranco and Susan B. Sheridan).

5.7 The Legal Environment of Lodging Operations (Melissa Dallas).

5.8 Asphalt Jungle (Je'anna Abbott and Gil Fried).

5.9 Workplace Violence in Hotels (Mark Beattie and Jacinta Gau).

5.10 Case Study: Housekeeping, Engineering and Security.

References.

Suggested Readings.

Source Notes.

CHAPTER 6. FOOD AND BEVERAGE DIVISION.

6.1 Introduction.

6.2 Managing Food and Beverage Operations in Lodging Organizations (Robert H. Bosselman).

6.3 As I See It: Hotel Director of Food and Beverage (Dominic Provenzano).

6.4 Best Practices in Food and Beverage Management (Judy A. Siguaw and Cathy A. Enz).

6.5 Strategic Alliances Between Hotels and Restaurants (Robert W. Strate and Clinton L. Rappole).

6.6 Contemporary Hotel Catering (Patti J. Shock and John Stefanelli).

6.7 A Day in the Life of an Executive Director of Catering Sales and Convention Services (Rich Benninger).

6.8 The Organization and Management of Hotel Beverage Operations (Valentino Luciani).

6.9 Case Study: Crisis in the Food Court (Nancy Swanger).

6.10 Case Study: Outside the Box in the Food and Beverage Division.

References.

Suggested Readings.

Source Notes.

CHAPTER 7. MARKETING AND ASSOCIATED ACTIVITIES.

7.1 Introduction.

7.2 Building Market Leadership: Marketing as Process (Fletch Waller).

7.3 Consumer Decision Rules and Implications for Hotel Choice (Bianca Grohmann and Eric Spangenberg).

7.4 Hotel Pricing (Marta Sinclair and Carl R. Sinclair).

7.5 A Day in the Life of a Regional Revenue Manager (Paul Chappelle).

7.6 Hotel Sales Organization and Operations (Margaret Shaw and Susan V. Morris).

References.

Suggested Readings.

Source Notes.

CHAPTER 8. FINANCIAL CONTROL AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT.

8.1 Introduction.

8.2 The LodgingChief Financial Executive (Raymond S. Schmidgall).

8.3 Budgeting and Forecasting: Current Practice in the Lodging Industry (Raymond S. Schmidgall and Agnes L. DeFranco).

8.4 As I See It: The Hotel Controller (Mike Draeger).

8.5 The Hotel Purchasing Function (C. Lee Evans).

8.6 Data Mining for Hotel Firms: Use and Limitations (Vincent P. Magnini, Earl D. Honeycutt, Jr. and Sharon K. Hodge).

References.

Suggested Readings.

Source Notes.

CHAPTER 9. HUMAN RESOURCES POLICY MANAGEMENT.

9.1 Introduction.

9.2 Driving Hospitality Into the Future (Christian Hardigree, Ellis Norman, Gail Sammons, Vince Eade, William Werner, Robert H. Woods and Cheri Young).

9.3 The Causes and Consequences of Turnover in the Hospitality Industry (Carl D. Riegel).

9.4 Current Issues in Hospitality Employment Law (Suzanne K. Murrmann and Cherylynn Becker).

9.5 The Strategic and Operational Roles of Human Resources-An Emerging Model (J. Bruce Tracey and Arthur E. Nathan).

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471470656
Publisher:
Wiley
Subject:
Hotel management
Editor:
Rutherford, Denney G.
Editor:
O'Fallon, Michael J.
Author:
O'Fallon, Michael J.
Author:
Denney G. Rut
Author:
Rutherford, Denney G.
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Herford
Subject:
Industries - Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
Subject:
Management - General
Subject:
Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
Subject:
Hotel, Lodging and Gaming Management
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
4
Publication Date:
March 2006
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.20x7.62x1.13 in. 1.88 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This Fourth Edition helps readers develop the wide-ranging knowledge and analytical skills they need to succeed in today’s burgeoning and dynamic hotel industry. This comprehensive volume encourages critical thinking by providing different points of view through contributions from sixty leading industry professionals and academics. Within a coherent theoretical structure, this updated edition enables readers to formulate their own ideas and solutions.
"Synopsis" by , With enhanced coverage of security, human resources, and trends in the industry, Hotel Management and Operations, Fourth Edition provides a practical, yet comprehensive approach to how professionals in all areas of the industry manage the many different aspects of their operation.
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