International Journal of Business and Economics

International Journal of Business and Economics
Volume 16, No. 2

September, 2017
To Be or Not to Be (the Manager), That is the Question!
Liangcheng Feng
City University of Macau, Macau
Po-Ju Chen
University of Central Florida, U.S.A.
On a business trip to Macau, a news media reporter encountered an unpleasant experience, due to the hotel management's inability to or avoiding to deal with a service failure at a five-star hotel. The service failure was not only due to the overcrowded restaurant during breakfast hours, but also resulted in a long waiting time because of the inefficient seating of guests. To avoid taking responsibility for handling the complaints and dealing with the issues, the manager on duty pretended he was a lower-level employee. Furious guests reported the situation to the hotel. What should the hotel management do?
Keywords:breakfast, hotel, manager, overcrowding, restaurant.