Famous Hoteliers - List of Famous Hoteliers

Hoteliers are the ones who own or manage hotels. Commonly referred to as the hotel manager, these professionals hold a management position in a hotel, motel or resort. A hotel is an establishment that provides accommodation, meals, and other related services to tourists and travelers. The duties and responsibilities of a hotel manager depend upon the size and scale of the hotel he manages. Larger hotels have large management teams headed by a general manager with separate assistant managers representing various departments while smaller hotels will have only two or three managers supervising the entire operations. It is the hotelier who is responsible for the routine day-to-day management of the hotel—he has to supervise the staff, plan for and organize the hotel services, and oversee the housekeeping activities. They are also accountable for the financial management and have to ensure profit maximization through customer satisfaction. In larger hotels the manager would have less interaction with the guests though in smaller establishments the manager would personally be involved in dealing with the guests. Many times the hotel owners also serve as the hotel managers. Find out about the life and works of famous hoteliers from all over the world, through their biographies, in this section.

The Most Famous Hoteliers

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Ratan TataDecember 28, 1937IndianRatan Tata is one of the leading Indian industrialists, ex- Chairman of the largest Indian conglomerate, Tata Group of Companies
Mohamed Al-FayedJanuary 27, 1929EgyptianMohamed Al-Fayed is an Egyptian businessman who owns The Hotel Ritz
Jamsetji TataMarch 3, 1839IndianJamsetji Tata was an Indian entrepreneur who founded the Tata Group
Barron HiltonOctober 23, 1927AmericanBarron Hilton is an American businessman, hotel heir, and socialite
Steve WynnJanuary 27, 1942AmericanSteve Wynn is an American business magnate famous for building high end casinos like The Mirage and The Bellagio
Aga Khan IVDecember 13, 1936BritishAga Khan IV is a Swiss-born British business tycoon, as well as the 49th and current Imam of ‘Nizari Ismailism’
Conrad HiltonDecember 25, 1887AmericanConrad Hilton was an American hotelier who founded the Hilton Hotels chain
John Jacob Astor IVJuly 13, 1864AmericanJohn Jacob Astor IV was an American businessman, real estate builder, investor, inventor, writer, lieutenant colonel in the Spanish–American War, and a prominent member of the Astor family.
John Jacob Astor IV

John Jacob Astor IV

John Jacob Astor IV was an American businessman, real estate builder, investor, inventor, writer, lieutenant colonel in the Spanish–American War, and a prominent member of the Astor family.

AmericanJuly 13, 1864115 views

Steve Wynn

Steve Wynn is an American business magnate famous for building high end casinos like The Mirage and The Bellagio

AmericanJanuary 27, 1942176 views

Aga Khan IV

Aga Khan IV is a Swiss-born British business tycoon, as well as the 49th and current Imam of ‘Nizari Ismailism’

BritishDecember 13, 1936174 views

Mohamed Al-Fayed

Mohamed Al-Fayed is an Egyptian businessman who owns The Hotel Ritz

EgyptianJanuary 27, 1929234 views

Ratan Tata

Ratan Tata is one of the leading Indian industrialists, ex- Chairman of the largest Indian conglomerate, Tata Group of Companies

IndianDecember 28, 1937235 views

Jamsetji Tata

Jamsetji Tata was an Indian entrepreneur who founded the Tata Group

IndianMarch 3, 1839197 views

Barron Hilton

Barron Hilton is an American businessman, hotel heir, and socialite

AmericanOctober 23, 1927185 views

Conrad Hilton

Conrad Hilton was an American hotelier who founded the Hilton Hotels chain

AmericanDecember 25, 1887116 views