Cover letters are not easy to write, so hospitality job applicants tend to avoid them. Many applicants may wonder if it is even necessary at all because they believe no one reads them.
However, a cover letter is still quite important to get immediate attention, to point out your unique talents, and to not appear disinterested in the position. You still have a 50% chance to grab attention, so that's pretty good odds.
Review our hospitality cover letter sample below and the tips that follow to create your own unique cover letter that will get you noticed quickly.
Dear Ms. Solomon,
A career in the resort hotel hospitality business can be as challenging as it is rewarding. It is so fast-paced, and your problem-solving skills are always in overdrive. Keeping that smile on your face and your tone sweet when being yelled at is indeed very difficult. Budget overruns upset the corporate office tremendously, and you will hear about it strongly. You name it, and I have experienced it in my hospitality positions.
I have worked in hospitality for over 20 years, starting with my first summer job at the Hilton as a custodian. I moved up to part-time year-round work, switching between different positions based on Hilton's needs. I played the role of plumber, handyman, public relations officer, counselor, cook, guest service clerk, accountant, bookkeeper, maid, and repair person. Wherever Hilton needed me, I was a willing participant and learned the art of multi-tasking.
I stayed with Hilton after I earned a bachelor's degree in hospitality management, and the years working for them suitably prepared me for a management job and they promoted me.
The Hilton work experiences have prepped me to step up to true luxury resort management. Your resort hotel is truly a magnificent 5-star experience, with a world-famous reputation for customer service and amenities.
Your advertisement stated that you needed a true multi-tasker and problem solver to ensure customer satisfaction. Superior people skills, attentive customer service, and ensuring quality and maintenance of a resort hotel is my expertise. I would be honored to join your choice team of employees and tackle any task head on until you are fully satisfied.
I am sure you will experience an influx of applications due to the great reputation you have in the resort hotel industry, but I do thank you for considering me for the position. If you believe I have the skills needed to take on important responsibilities working as a hospitality manager, I would love to take a little bit of your time to discuss my skills and background further with you.
Again, thank you for your time, and I do hope to hear back from you soon to speak personally.