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A Room Attendant performs duties in the cleaning and serving of guestrooms according to hotel/resort standards under the supervision of the Executive Housekeeper.
Basic Educational Requirement
High school graduates, vocational technology graduates or college undergraduates can qualify for the job of a Room Attendant. Formal schooling has to be supplemented by training in basic housekeeping, either in-house or by a third party.
Skills and Competencies
Physical Attributes and Characteristics
Entry-level workers in the hotel and restaurant industry receive an average daily basic pay equivalent to the minimum wage rate prevailing in the place of employment.
Included in this salary scale are workers in the accommodation sub-sector which consist, among others, of Room Attendants and other housekeeping staff. The basic pay excludes allowances, bonuses, commissions, overtime pay and benefits in kind.
Prospects for Career Advancement
Room Attendants can move into the supervisory level if they have fulfilled the requirements for additional training and the prescribed minimum years of experience. The requirements may vary depending on the standards prevailing in the place of employment. A college education may at times be necessary to get a promotion.
Employment opportunities for hotel workers, including Room Attendants, are quite large considering that the tourism industry has been identified as a priority sector due to its potential to boost the country’s economy. Local vacancies will also arise as a result of the movement of trained workers into overseas employment.
Cost of Education/ Training *
A 2-year course leading to a degree in Associate in Hotel and Restaurant Management cost around P50,000 to P55,000
* Based on 2007 rate
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