Hotel and Restaurant Management

Two-Year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree

Polish your skills for a career in the hotel and restaurant industry!

Develop the foundation for a fulfilling career working in hotels, resorts, restaurants, and vacation destinations that can take you anywhere in the world. As one of the nation’s longest-standing and most highly regarded hotel and restaurant management programs, we have top-of-the-line facilities and instructors, offering you the hands-on experiences you’ll need to enter the workforce with skills and confidence. You may also choose to continue your studies in our Hotel and Restaurant Management (BBA) bachelor’s program.

If you love to be hospitable and make people feel welcome and happy, this is the program for you! You’ll take courses in hotel front office management, guest relations, foodservice, menu planning, food and beverage cost control, marketing, and much more. Hands-on learning is a key component of our program, and you’ll have frequent opportunities to practice your skills in the kitchens, restaurant, and hotel rooms on campus.

The Delhi Difference

  • Learn from award-winning faculty who are leaders in their field with years of industry experience.
  • Our model hotel suites on campus allow you to practice front office management, guest relations, and lodging accommodation management skills.
  • Our facilities also include the brand new Bluestone Pub & Restaurant as well as a large banquet/catering kitchen, baking and pastry kitchen, ice carving lab, full-scale butcher shop, and a lounge bar with a beverage lab. Culinary and hospitality students run our restaurant several days a week with service open to the general public.
  • Small class sizes allow you to develop strong relationships with your peers and professors.
  • Boost your resume and hone your skills with a summer internship between your first and second years of study (a total of 320 hours is required). You’ll graduate with real-world work experience!
  • Take advantage of our partnership with the Walt Disney College Program for an opportunity to work at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL, for six months while earning college credit.  
  • Participate in related student clubs such as the Escoffier Club and the International Food Service Executive Association for professional development and community service opportunities.
  • Make valuable industry connections by networking with our alumni, industry guest speakers, and employer spotlights with chains like Hyatt, Hilton, and Marriott, which may lead to internships or job offers.
  • As our graduate, you’ll be given priority consideration for employment at The Otesaga, a luxury resort in Cooperstown, NY.
  • Transfer seamlessly into our related bachelor’s programs, including, Hotel and Restaurant Management (BBA), Culinary Arts Management (BBA) or Event Management (BBA) to position yourself for leadership positions in the workforce. Take advantage of the opportunity to advance your career before you even graduate.

Alum Jim McPartlin Alum Spotlight: Jim McPartlin '82

Alum Amanda Distin

Delhi has provided me amazing opportunities; what it has done for me both personally and professionally is out of this world. The professors will do whatever they can to help you be successful.

Amanda Distin ’13

For me, the best part of my Delhi education was the balance of the great curriculum with professors who had real-life work experiences to share. The education, coupled with the campus environment, provided activities across a wide spectrum of interests. My choice of SUNY Delhi turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life.

AnnaMarie Lucey ‘85

My favorite course was the management class. We had to plan a banquet from start to finish: pick the menu, order the food, hire the staff, and decide the location. I had my project at the local nursing home. It was Halloween and we dressed up in costumes and served our clients an amazing lunch. That was a very proud moment, and I enjoyed seeing the smiles and gratitude on the seniors’ faces.

Kristine Fitzpatrick ‘88

What Can You Do With This Degree?

  • Guest services agent
  • Food & beverage manager
  • Sales and marketing coordinator
  • Human resources generalist
  • Housekeeping supervisor
  • Dining room or kitchen supervisor 

Alumni Highlights

  • Ryan Doroski 15 Travel Manager, Corporate Traveler USA, Boston, MA
  • Ashley Camarata 11 General Manager, Holiday Inn Express, Oneonta, NY
  • James McPartlin ’82 – Executive Trainer Forbes Travel Guide, New York, NY 
  • Dan Clark ’96 – Director of Player Development, Empire City Casino, Yonkers, NY

  • Gina DaBiere-Gibbs ’99 – Director of Tourism, Fulton-Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce, Amsterdam, NY
  • Fred Grabosky 79 Regional Vice President of Hotel Operations, Widewaters Hotels,  Syracuse, NY
  • William Fink ‘09 – Hotel Manager, Gaylord Palms Resort, Orlando, FL

  • AnnaMarie Lucey ’85 – Director of Revenue Management Operations, Marriott International, Hillsborough, NJ     

  • Dan Clark ’96 – Director of Player Development, Empire City Casino, Yonkers, NY     

  • Gina DaBiere-Gibbs ’99 – Diector of Tourism, Fulton-Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce, Amsterdam, NY
Student making a bed in hotel room on campus Students fixing bedspread in hotel room on campus Student serving in student restaurant Bluestone Pub & Restaurant exterior Student taking reservations by phone for student restaurant
Office of Admissions

118 Bush Hall