Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Front Office Operations & Management By Ahmed Ismail

Front Office Operations & Management

Front Office Operations & Management
By Ahmed Ismail

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For Hotel Management courses, and internships, this text introduces concepts of organization, communication, ethics and policy within a hotel. The primary focus is the front office, housekeeping, reservations and night audit departments. Other departments are discussed to provide and understanding of how these departments relate to the front office and how they operate to enhance the guest experience. An introduction of basic analyses, techniques and trends both in policy and technology are reviewed as they relate to management and the guest. The text gives students a "real world" understanding of the hotel industry balancing its past, present and future. This text portrays the nature and operation of hotels as they exist today. It reveals the inner workings of a hotel in a way that both promotes learning and interest for the students, preparing them for what to expect in the current and future hotel market. The Property Management System has dramatically changed hotel operations, therefore extensive time has been devoted to covering this technology. Additional chapters feature analysis of the physical makeup of hotels, yield management, and operational techniques. Performance measurements and analysis of what makes a truly successful hotel are discussed in detail. Finally, because hotel management is and will always be about people, chapters are devoted to both the hotel guest and hotel employee. The arrival chronology is discussed from arrival to departure.

Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #195015 in Books
  • Published on: 2001-12-20
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: .80" h x 8.14" w x 9.40" l, 1.80 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 384 pages
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About the Author
Ahmed Ismail holds a B.A in Management from Adolphus College. His experiences in the hospitality industry inlcude Hotel Sales and Operations, Front Desk Supervision and Accounting Supervision. He has received numerous industry awards, including the NCAA Contribution Award for Hospitality, and the Bill Tiefel Hospitality Award, which he received twice.

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5all you need to run a hotel
By Robert R Jess
I am pretty familair with management and this book covered pretty much everything there was to run a succesfull hotel. [...]

9 of 15 people found the following review helpful.
By Jill Reyes
Finally, a book that brings together all the aspects of Front Office with applicable Case Study's in each chapter. This is the type of text all Hospitality students must utilize.


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