Ramada Inn was founded in 1953 by a group of investors. The investors included Marion W Isbell, Michael Robinson, Del Webb, and Bill Helsing as well as others. The group opened their first 60 room facility on the historic Route 66 in Flagstaff Arizona.
The idea for the Ramada came from Isbell who was dissatisfied with some of the roadside inns that he and his family had stayed at on a cross country trip. At one time the chain also had a chain of restaurants that were located inside the hotels.
The chain owned restaurants are now defunct but many properties still have a restaurant onsite, even though they aren’t the company owned restaurants.
Like with many of these big chains, like the founder of the Holiday Inn chain, the job opportunities depend on the hotel you are working at.
The Ramada Roadside is going to have limited positions because it is not a full service hotel. Often these hotels will have a manager, who is in charge of running the facility. As manager you’ll be responsible for scheduling, hiring, and ensuring that the hotel is doing well business wise.
These facilities also need front desk help. As a front desk worker it’s your job to ensure that the guest is taken care of. You’ll register, check in, and check out guests. You’ll also be in charge of wake up calls, delivering messages, and assisting the guest with locating places in town. Housekeepers are also needed at these smaller facilities.
Ramada Inn job benefits include:
- Flexible Spending Accounts for Dependent Care and Health Care
- Long-Term Disability
- Basic Life and Personal Accident Insurance
- Supplemental Life Insurance
- 401(k) Plan
- Educational Assistance Program
- Employee Assistance Program
- Adoption Reimbursement
- Flexible Work Arrangements
- Business Casual Attire is available at many locations.
- Domestic Partner Benefit
- Employee Discounts
- Travel discounts
Larger facilities, such as the Ramada Inn or Ramada Suites, will have other opportunities available. While they will still need managers, housekeepers, and front desk workers they will need additional staff. Larger facilities will often have a restaurant that will need cooks, waiters/waitresses, and hosting staff. They will also have gyms that will need people to keep the machines working correctly and assist guests.
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