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Hotel Manager Cover Letter Examples

Susie Hilton
12 Junction Street
Collinstown NSW 2100
P: (02) 5678 9876
M: 0498 765 432


Craig Hodgison
Collinstown Ex-Servicemen’s Club
15 Gabriel Street
Collinstown NSW 2100

Dear Mr Hodgison

Re: Secretary Manager position at Collinstown Ex-Servicemen’s Club

I am writing to apply for the position of Secretary Manager at Collinstown Ex-Servicemen’s Club, as advertised online via the website

I have over four years’ experience as a Manager and Responsible Licensee working in clubs and hotel/motel complexes, as well as five years’ experience as a club Administration Assistant Manager. I have a strong business focus, as well as excellent people management, leadership and communication skills. With this extensive experience and knowledge of hotel business processes, I believe I could make a valuable contribution to your club.

As Complex Manager at the Outback Hotel, I gained first-hand experience in developing new smoking areas for the facility. I also managed external tenders for building improvements to the Bourkesville Club, including renovations and installing electronic opening doors. This involved sourcing quotes for proposed work, and regular consultations with builders and the owners. These projects allowed me to develop a unique combination of communication and negotiation skills, as well as budgeting experience that would make me ideal for the Secretary Manager position at your club throughout the current redevelopment phase and any future projects.

As a registered auditor for Collinstown Memorial Club, I developed skills in preparing bank reconciliations, debtor ledgers, accounts payable/receivable, monthly reporting to boards, auditing, budget analysis and liaising with external accountants. I also have an understanding of annual returns including CDSE and AUSTRAC and am able to compile annual reports in a professional manner.

Throughout my career I have been committed to continual professional development and extended my formal qualifications with additional short courses in OHS, hygiene and food standards, and fire procedures. This has included completing a Certificate IV in Hospitality, as well as my Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) and Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG) certificates in 2004.

I am keen to make a contribution to the development of your club and would bring extensive experience as well as innovative ideas to the role. I am a confident, quick learner with a flexible attitude, and I believe I could make a valuable contribution to your team.

My resume is attached and I look forward to being able to discuss the position with you further.

Kind regards,

Susie Hilton

Hotel Manager Cover Letter

Hotel Managers are in charge for the daily management of a hotel and its personnel. Their tasks depend on the type and size of hotel they’re running; typical Hotel Manager duties include: overseeing hotel services, allocating budgets, tracking expenses, maintaining financial records, handling customer complaints, greeting special guests, supervising renovation and repairs, coordinating security services, and adhering to health and safety regulations.

Eligible example cover letters for this job emphasize the following qualifications:

  • Leadership and managerial skills
  • Decision-making and the ability to work under pressure
  • Stamina and energy
  • Problem-solving abilities
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Preferably speaking several foreign languages at a conversational level
  • The ability to handle escalated customer issues and to remain calm

Below is provided a sample cover letter for Hotel Manager showcasing similar assets.

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Dear Mr. Williams:

Upon discovering Virgil Inn & Suites’ posting for a Hotel Manager, I hastened to submit my resume for your review. As a highly experienced and motivated manager with more than 13 years of experience, I am prepared to significantly contribute to your goals in this role.

My background includes leading operations, teams, and processes to drive business and guest service success within highly regarded and established corporate business and resort hotels. From training and developing staff to overseeing profit and loss responsibilities and driving sales and marketing efforts, I excel at managing teams, propelling revenue enhancement, and stimulating maximum levels of guest service and satisfaction. With a clear sense of the bottom line merged with a dedication to corporate vision, I have consistently negotiated profitable contracts and implemented marketing campaigns that have triggered increased occupancy and steady growth in average daily rate (ADR).

Highlights of my experience include…

  • Overseeing facility operations—including revenue management, negotiations, refurbishments / upgrades, and staff recruitment and development—to optimize hotel performance.
  • Significantly boosting multimillion-dollar annual revenues through effective sales and marketing techniques while driving outstanding guest satisfaction scores through staff training initiatives.
  • Receiving numerous awards throughout career tenure in recognition of superior leadership talents and exceptional guest experiences.
  • Orchestrating capital improvement projects—including construction, improvements, and hotel openings—to ensure on-time completion while reducing operating expenses.
  • Demonstrating solid time management, communication, and multitasking skills to excel within fast-paced, customer-facing environments.

My skills in team and operational leadership within the hotel industry have been finely honed, and I am confident my additional strengths will readily translate to your environment. The chance to offer more insight into my qualifications would be most welcome. Thank you for your consideration; I look forward to speaking with you soon.


Vernon H. Cope