Israel hotels are known for a high level of professionalism and genuine approaches toward each hotel segment, whether it is cleaning or a food preparation. This professionalism of Israel hotel managers did not start from a scratch. A kea organization that deals with the development of hotel management in Israel is the Israel Hotel Managers Association. The association joins numerous Israel hotel managers in a professional-fraternal organization, which aims range from advancing a professional level of the hotel industry in Israel to helping solve members' professional problems in the operation, marketing or management of their hotel.
The members actively participate in seminars, workshops and other meetings, including inviting top quality experts with an international reputation from abroad for this purpose. The Israel Hotel Managers Association also advises and supports hotel schools in upgrading and updating their study programs and to provide a correlation between the education and the industry as well as to make the first conform to new demands of the second. To encourage this, the Association distributes yearly valuable scholarships from the Lotte Eisenberg endowment fund to two or more outstanding students in the hotel administration.
The Israel Hotel Managers Association also assists members to advance their careers, including an active help to find positions for unemployed members. The members of the Association, leading Israel hotel managers and experts in the field present to everyone interesting and significant reports, featuring new requirements to the management professionalism, ideas on the new management philosophy, new trends in the hotel design, facilities, new communication systems and technology. It allows to keep each member informed of up-to-date research and information as well as it brings many new practices into effect.
One of the major aspects Israel hotel managers focus on is a personality of a modern hotel manager. The topic gives rise to reports and hot discussions at the conferences as well as actually presents a great interest for the global hotel management. The hospitality industry experts reveal and study suitable personal characteristics and qualifications for young men and women to be successful in the hotel industry. The researches show that among major personal characteristics, needed for successful hotel managers, are a service and a people orientation, a team playing, a leadership, an ability to motivate people, an ability to anticipate and carry out changes, self-development, patience and tolerance, elasticity, a developed business sense, as well as curiosity, open-mindedness, an ability to work under pressure, a sense of humor and a pleasant appearance.
The research permits each of Israel hotel managers answer a questionnaire and find out what is a chance for him or her to succeed in the hotel industry. This and other researches in the segment of hotel management also create new criteria and requirements for the personnel selection, and it leads Israel hotels to more advanced levels of professionalism and service.