Manager in Training Program

The Hotel Equities’ Manager in Training program is based upon the experiential learning cycle and designed to grow recent college graduates into leaders within our organization. View our MIT Brochure.

  • 6-9 month salaried management program
  • Hands-on training in all hotel operations including:
    • Rooms
    • Food and Beverage
    • Revenue Management
    • Sales
    • Accounting
    • HR
    • Owner Relations
  • Opportunities to assist with transitions, take-overs and new hotel openings
  • Program and operations mentor
  • One-on-one coaching from the Talent team
  • Networking opportunities
  • Engagement with the senior leaders throughout the program and career with Hotel Equities
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Internship Program

Our internship program is open to current college students looking to gain hospitality experience prior to graduation.

  • Opportunity to learn the hospitality industry from an operational perspective
  • Hands-on experience at the property level typically in front office, housekeeping, and food and beverage
  • One-on-one coaching from the Talent team
  • College internship credit
  • Participation can shorten length of time in our MIT program upon graduation

Individual Development Program (IDP)

IDP is designed to engage all levels of on-property employees promote an understanding of hotel operations from a management and leadership mindset.

  • Open to ALL Hotel Equities associates
  • Self-directed with guidance from General Manager
  • Participants work at their own pace without deadlines
  • Opportunity to complete up to 30+ modules, both leadership and technical based
  • One-on-one coaching from the Talent team
  • Pre-requisite to our Management Development Program

Management Development Program (MDP)

The first in a series of leadership programs, this class is intended for managers and supervisors new to a supervisory/managerial role within Hotel Equities.

  • 6 month program aimed at teaching managerial and leadership skills
  • Curriculum based on the experiential learning cycle
  • Classroom sessions and a continuation of the self-directed modules from IDP
  • Program and operations mentor
  • One on one coaching from the Talent team
  • Capstone Project:  ROI based and presented to the Hotel Equities senior leaders in Alpharetta
  • Intended result: promotion into, or further into management

Leadership Development Program

This class is intended for those with multi-unit responsibilities. With both classroom and self-directed modules available, the curriculum includes many aspects of leadership skills necessary for success at Hotel Equities when leading others. This six-month class is predominantly self-directed, with a coach/mentor who guides participants through the required curricula and culminates with a company team project that benefits Hotel Equities.


Our Foundations Class is intended for all new associates, though we also mandate annual attendance for all leaders, including above-property coaches. This class focuses on the culture of Hotel Equities and what makes us unique to the industry. Attendees learn about the history of our company and the culture of our organization. Fred Cerrone, Founder & Chairman of Hotel Equities, teaches Foundations class himself four to six times a year. The class is offered in Atlanta, at opening hotels throughout the company, and in markets as needed.

General Manager Onboarding

This is required for each newly hired GM. The program is led by their respective Operations Coach and includes all tools, materials, and processes required for a new GM to succeed with Hotel Equities. The onboarding process typically includes time spent at our corporate office in Atlanta, Georgia.

Director of Sales Onboarding

A self-directed program for each newly hired Director of Sales and/or Sales Manager, this program is led by their respective General Manager and Sales Coach. It includes all tools, materials, and processes required for a new DOS/Sales Manager to succeed with Hotel Equities.

GM's/DOS' Annual Meeting

A variety of training sessions are included in the GM's annual meeting. Topics may include Sales, e-Commerce, Human Resources, Associate Engagement and Retention, Leadership Development, and any relevant compliance issues.