Working in hospitality requires passion

Author: Alain Debare, James Kirk (

Categories: Leadership, Operations, Staff
Tags: Action Hotels, Barcelona, F&B, food and beverage, general manager, Hilton, Hospitality careers, Manila, Sheikh Mubarak, success story
Working in hospitality can be very rewarding. In this TV show Alain Debaire shares his hospitality career story.

Love working in hospitality

I started in the hotel business more than 15 years ago, out of which 14 is in operations.  So my first job – real job was with Mandarin Oriental in Manila.  And then I worked with Hilton for 12 years.  I grew up through operations and food and beverage in a variety of country.  But my last job at Hilton I was the general manager of Hilton in Barcelona.  And that’s when I met Sheikh Mubarak and joined Action Hotels, you know, getting the company started.  I was the first one on board and opened those six hotels myself etc.  So obviously I moved you know, from the upper, upper scale hotel business to the business of hotels in the midscale hotel sector, understanding the potential of the region. It’s a region I know very well, I grew up here.  But if I could give one piece of advice to anybody starting in the business is that it’s a business that requires a lot of passion, a lot of drive and hard work.  And you know, just love what you do and you know, do your best at it and I think it’s really the right thing to do in the hotel business, giving a lot of passion and working hard to achieve your goals.

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