Hotel Management with Executive Housekeeper

The hospitality industry provides a variety of jobs and opportunities to advance worldwide. Learning the skills needed to manage any venue, hotel, motel, resort, or accommodation house and supervise housekeeping staff will position you for success within this growing field.

This course bundle will train you for managerial positions in the hospitality industry. The principles learned can be transferred to multiple accommodation types such as hotels, motels, resorts, bed and breakfasts, or any...

12 Months / 160 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment
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Course code: GES616

What you will learn

  • Overview of the hospitality business
  • Introduction to essential hotel management roles
  • Areas of management, including staff leadership, activity and event coordination, and food and beverage roles
  • Foundations of integrated disciplines including business management, hospitality and tourism, logistics, and record keeping
  • The role of an Executive Housekeeper
  • Communication & Administrative Skills
  • Detailed level of housekeeping training
  • Advanced laundry skills and techniques
  • Advanced organizational skills
  • Advanced skills for entertaining guests
  • Household maintenance schedules
  • Staff management

How you will benefit

  • This course provides fundamental knowledge and skills required to work in the hotel industry
  • Learn the basics of hotel management without committing to years of study
  • Obtain a certificate of training
  • Improve necessary skills to work at the highest level of housekeeping necessary to be considered a head or executive housekeeper
  • Opportunity to increase wages associated with this higher skillset
  • Better prepared for a career in private service and gain higher confidence levels when interviewing for positions in this field by illustrating a broader skillset

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 12 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 160 course hours
  1. Hotel Management
    1. Introduction: The Scope and Nature of Hotel Management
      1. The Hotel Industry
      2. The Scope of the Industry
      3. The Firm in the Hotel and Catering Industry
      4. Hotel Management
      5. Planning
      6. Policy
    2. Workplace & Hotel Organization
      1. Organization
      2. The Nature and Purpose of Organization
      3. The Mechanistic View of Organization
      4. The Human Relations View of Organization
      5. The Systems Approach to Organization
      6. Organization Structure
      7. The Informal Structure
      8. Hotel Organization
    3. Hotel Staff Management
      1. Work Charts
      2. Communication and Coordination
      3. Staff Management
      4. Monitoring Workloads and Work Procedures
      5. Authority/Chain of Command
      6. Career Structure
    4. Hospitality Control Systems
      1. Sources and Storage of Information
      2. Creating and Maintaining Information
      3. Creating and Maintaining Control Systems
      4. Types of Control
      5. Production Control
      6. Quality Control
      7. Sales Control
      8. Labor Utilization Control
      9. Materials Control
      10. Maintenance Control
      11. Financial Control
      12. Setting Standards and Corrective Action
      13. Work Study
      14. Organization and Methods
    5. Front Desk Operations (Reception)
      1. The Functions of the Front Office
      2. Customer Service
      3. Dealing with Grievances & Complaints
      4. Understanding Communication
      5. Conversation Development
      6. Using the Telephone
      7. Business Letters
      8. Promotions and Customer Relations
      9. Client Interpersonal Skills, Self Esteem & Reinforcement, etc.
    6. Servicing Rooms and General Cleaning
      1. Service Equipment
      2. Direct Purchase of Hire of Equipment
      3. Linen: Purchase or Hire, Choice of Fabrics, Structure and Properties of Fibers
      4. Linen Room Organization
    7. Building and Facility Maintenance
      1. Daily
      2. Periodic and Planned Preventative Maintenance
      3. Frequent Maintenance Problems
      4. Safety, Furniture
      5. Fittings
      6. Managing Maintenance
      7. Building Maintenance
      8. Toilets and Locker Rooms
    8. Activities Management
      1. Tour desk, gymnasium, events (e.g. Weddings, balls etc.)
      2. In house Services
      3. Recreation Facilities
      4. Guest Information Services
      5. Swimming Pools
      6. Spa & Sauna Facilities
      7. Activities Management
      8. Tourism
    9. Food & Beverage Service
      1. Types of Food Service (e.g. Room Service, Bar, Restaurant, Coffee Shop etc.)
      2. Kitchen Design & Equipment
      3. Service Facilities
      4. Food Service Management
      5. Food Purchasing
      6. Dealing with Complaints
  2. Executive Housekeeper
    1. Introduction
      1. Nature of Becoming an Executive Housekeeper
    2. Housekeeping Maintenance
      1. Professional Cleaning – Rooms
      2. Professional Cleaning – Objects, Areas, and Surfaces
    3. Laundry
      1. Laundry & Linens
      2. Dry Cleaning
      3. Closet Management
    4. Cleaning Products & Tools
      1. Essentials for Cleaning
    5. Organization
      1. Fundamentals
    6. Schedules
      1. Creating Housekeeping Schedules
    7. Entertaining
      1. Tableware
      2. Table Setting & Service
      3. Event Planning Support
    8. Staff Management
      1. Executive Housekeeper Staff Managing Skills

Marta Perrone

Marta Perrone is a graduate of UCLA with a B.A. in Spanish and Linguistics and has over 30 years of experience in the Private Service Industry. She owned and managed a domestic placement agency for 20 of those years while spending the last 10 conducting training seminars, creating training materials and providing personalized in-home manuals and training.

Marta Perrone es una graduada de UCLA con un Bachillerato en Artes en Español y Lingüística y tiene más de 30 años de experiencia en la Industria de Servicios Privados. Ella fue propietaria y administradora de una agencia de colocación doméstica durante 20 de esos años mientras pasaba los últimos 10 conduciendo seminarios de capacitación, creando materiales de capacitación y proporcionando manuales y capacitación personalizados en el hogar.

Thea Roberts

Thea Roberts is an instructor with a background in business administration. Previously, she was a finance officer and employment advisor. She also held a position in the Washington State Ombudsman Program. Roberts holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Arts.

Instructor Interaction: The instructor looks forward to interacting with learners in the online moderated discussion area to share their expertise and answer any questions you may have on the course content.


There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Any word processing application.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Recommended Supplementary Materials:

  • David K. HAYES and Jack D. NINEMEIER (2016) Hotel Operations Management (3rd Edition)
  • Leonardo INGHILLERI & Micah SOLOMON (2010) Exceptional Service, Exceptional Profit: The Secrets of Building a Five-Star Customer Service Organization
  • Micah SOLOMON (2016)- The Heart of Hospitality: Great Hotel and Restaurant Leaders Share Their Secrets
  • Jokima HILLER (2015) - 7 EASY Ways to Show Your Employees YOU Care! A Booklet for Hotel Managers and Others
  • Martha Stewart – Housekeeping

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