Hotel Industry Cover Letter Examples

Summer Hotel Job Letter Example

When applying for a seasonal hotel position, include in your cover letter any previous experience you have in the fields of hospitality and customer service. Also, because it's likely there will be times you will have to deal with guest concerns on your own, be sure to provide the hiring manager with two or three examples of your communication and problem-solving skills.

In addition, if you have non-hospitality experience (such as volunteer or team sports experience) that highlight your interpersonal skills, you should include those in your cover letter as well.

Below is a sample cover letter for a seasonal hotel position that you can use as a guide. Make the necessary adjustments to fit your experience and training as well as the position you're applying for. 

Summer Hotel Cover Letter Example

Dear Mr. Fowler,

Please accept my application for the position of front desk assistant at the Moose Lake Lodge. I believe that my hospitality and front-of-store experience as a cashier at the Bob's Discount Dollar store make me an excellent candidate for the desk assistant position. While working at Bob's I had the opportunity to greet and interact with people of all ages on a daily basis.

I also have experience handling a variety of customer payment systems. My cashier experience made me comfortable handling cash, checks, and debit and credit cards. Additionally, as a math major, I can assure you that all my customer transactions will be accurate.

Additionally, as an administrative assistant in my school's registrar's office, I was constantly interacting with young students as well as older staff and faculty.

I found the work rewarding and was able to answer student questions and address their concerns with confidence and ease.

As a camp counselor, I gained valuable experience working with children and parents. I feel I have the ability to interact with people from different backgrounds and that my friendly and helpful demeanor would put Moose Lake Lodge guests at ease and feel welcome at your establishment.

I am confident that my hospitality skills and ability to handle a variety of payment types make me an ideal candidate for the front desk assistant position. I have enclosed my resume and will call within the next week to see if we can arrange a time to speak.

In the meantime, thank you for your time and consideration.


Min Chen

225 North Boulevard
McLean, IL 61754

If you're unsure exactly what to put into your letter (and how to adapt the above letter to your background) you can review a hotel resume example. Also, you'll want to be prepared for the interview with a few letters of recommendation from people you've worked for including teachers and other adults that can vouch for your character.

Jane Doe
10 Wallace Place
Smithville NSW 2222
M: 0411 222 333


Carla Thompson
Thompson's Bar and Grill
28 Victoria Road
Griego NSW 1111


Dear Ms Thompson

Re: Assistant Manager, Ref: H123

I would like you to consider my application for the role of assistant manager at Thompson's Bar and Grill as advertised on Seek.

Working in the hospitality industry over the last few years, I have developed a passion for providing top-quality customer service, and contributing to a memorable dining experience. While training and leading a team I have always endeavoured to pass on these values to other staff members. As shift supervisor at Smithville Bites Cafe I worked closely with management in ordering stock, cashing up and implementing company policy. I would love to apply my knowledge to a career in restaurant management and am keen to join the team at Thompson's Bar and Grill.

I have completed a Certificate III in Hospitality (Operations), as well as a short course in bar and waiting, and I am RSA certificated. I'm currently studying for my Certificate IV in Hospitality (Supervision). Modules already completed include Operations, Leadership, Finance and Meetings, from which I have gained knowledge and skills that are very relevant to working in restaurant management.

This position interests me greatly because I believe I have the leadership skills and attention to detail to make a valuable contribution to Thompson's.

Please find my resume attached and I look forward to discussing the position with you.

Yours sincerely

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Jane Doe


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