I've come up with an idea to start a small 3 room hotel. What's the minimum number of employees I need and which employees do I need to hire?
I'm starting this hotel and planning to expand in future. At the moment I'm working on a budget so I can't hire employees unnecessarily. So I need to know the exact amount of employees required for 3 room hotel. And which employees I need? (For example like housekeepers, desk staff, etc)
Good idea, if your offer is still open I have a business proposal which will increase the benefits over 60%
You have to think about all of your overhead, maybe I'm wrong,. but this seem like a one Man show. Until you are able to expand.
It's more like a one person B&B operation, Either you and your partner operate it, or you hire someone who can do everything.
My in-laws owned a motel in Maine. and they did it all themselves just the two of them for 33 years
You need to give more details about this - are you running something like a boutique B&B giving your guests a lot of attention or a "bare bones" type operation where you don't do much more than provide a room for the guests? Will you live on-site or off-site?
Given the size of your operation, your cleaning and maintenance people could probably be "on call" to use when you actually need them and possibly could even be independent contractors who are not on your payroll (though state labor laws may prevent that). You could have many different independent contractors to call when one is not available or doesn't feel like working. Kind of like what I do at my own home - I have three different cleaning people that I call when I feel my house needs cleaning and whoever calls me back first gets the work. However, as soon as you give anyone a fixed shift and/or require them to show up under a schedule (like waiters at a restaurant), they are employees in the eyes of the state and IRS.
If you have a check-in desk, I suppose that person would need to be an employee even if they were part time, because their schedules would be more defined. But I've stayed at some small hotels and B&B's that don't have an employee to check me in - the owner is just there when I arrive and gives me a key for both the room and the outside entrance.
Good luck - sounds like it would be tough to make any real money at this but what do I know.
Do your sales forecast, then detailed Cash Flow/Budget. The bottom line of the Cash Flow will tell you if you hire help or do it yourself. Depends how hard you want to to work and earn - but sounds like a one person operation. Many sm. business owners work 12 - 16 hr days, seven days a wk. a few or many years.
A 3-room hotel is hardly a viable business, unless it's a ritzy villa overlooking the Mediterranean, so you can charge exorbitant room rates.
Consider a bed-and-breakfast. Probably run by one person, or mom and pop. Perhaps the kids help.
If they have high enough occupancy rate, they may hire a part-time room cleaner, who works a few hours a day. Many B&Bs require a minimum 2 or 3 night stay, to reduce room cleaning costs. They may hire a maintenance person or gardener for a couple of hours a week. They wish they could hire a part-time bookkeeper.
But you've got to have more rooms, and more business, before you can hire these people.
Ideally, you will just need a couple of employees - one for room service/cleaning and th other at reception to receive clients, collect payments and manage calls. If you want you can outsource this to a manpower agency on a contract basis. They will charge you more but you are ensured of their availability. Hospitality is a business where personal touch always is welcome. So you will need to be focused full time if you want to grow. Cheers.
The answer has been given and it is hidden in your occupancy levels. 3 x 365 = 1095 rooms @$50 = $54,750 maximum revenue. Best case of 50% occupancy at $50 per room = $27375 revenue per year.. Out of this your fixed costs have to be paid, then your variables. So it really depends on your expected occupancy and revenue per room, this will determine whether its you with your sleeves rolled up or employed staff. When done right it can be rewarding personally and monetary. As someone who did my time 22 years in hospitality business, all that remains is to wish you the best of luck and good fortune.
Well its a small business ,I think you need ti hire 4 employees -3 desk staff & one house keeping , to cover 24 hours work , or if you can manage of 3 well done for the start .