Oct. 22, 2020

Love Hate Hotels and Career Development: Tony Matthews, Love Hate Hotels

Love Hate Hotels and Career Development: Tony Matthews, Love Hate Hotels

Tony has had quite a ride in the hospitality industry, and he outlines it all in his book series, Love Hate Hotels. His lighthearted, yet detailed and illustrative writing about his career in hospitality gives a behind the scenes look at what it’s like in the trenches of a hotel and why so many of us both love and hate the industry.

He discusses how he got his start and climbed the ladder, moving from position to position, hotel to hotel; lessons learned through his journey and his message to those just getting started in their career. This was a fun episode that sparked discussion about education vs. experience and brought back many memories from my own career in hotels.

On this episode we discuss:

  • Why working in hospitality is so unique (11:58)
  • The career-long lessons and leanings from working at the Front Desk (15:00)
  • Moving/Bouncing from job to job (20:09)
  • Career progression decisions - going from Operations to Sales (23:35)
  • Hospitality management degrees and other education opportunities (36:09)
  • Cultural changes needed in hospitality (46:00)
  • The ultimate message of “Love Hate Hotels” (1:00:10)

About Tony

Tony Matthews II is the Author of the Love Hate Hotels book series, Creator of @LoveHateHotels across social media platforms, and Founder of Love Hate Hotels, Inc. (hotel headhunting, consulting, & influencing).


Instagram: @LoveHateHotels

Twitter: @LoveHateHotels

Link to purchase the first Love Hate Hotels book: https://amzn.to/2Z5h5Of

Shop: https://lovehatehotels.spreadshirt.com/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/tonymatthewsii

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonymatthewsii

Inquiries: Tony@LoveHateHotels.com


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