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What are the essential qualities and skills for becoming a good butler? Is training necessary? What level of experience is required for this type of position? The ITHQ provides you with all the details you need to know about this occupation. 

Duties of a butler

  • Anticipate their employer’s needs, take care of the day-to-day management of their personal life and make their environment pleasant and hassle-free
  • Organize activities and special events
  • Perform a variety of tasks such as preparing and serving drinks, approving menus, packing and unpacking, running errands, making reservations, managing a property, managing staff and suppliers, etc.  
  • May work in hotels, luxury rental residences or for private individuals 

Qualities of a butler

  • I enjoy being in contact with customers, anticipating their needs and creating pleasant experiences. 
  • I enjoy taking care of others. 
  • I like doing housework. 
  • I have strong soft skills (interpersonal skills, honesty, dynamism, etc.)
  • I have an excellent network of contacts. 
  • I’m a good communicator and have an excellent memory.
  • I’m resourceful, versatile, thorough and organized. 
  • I am discreet and loyal in all circumstances.
  • I like everything to do with decorum and etiquette.  
  • I’m comfortable working with very wealthy people. 
  • I have a strong sense of aesthetics. 
  • I take care of my outward appearance. 
  • I have a good capacity to handle stress. 
  • I’m not afraid of atypical working hours. 
  • I ‘m open to travel for my work. 

Required experience and training

  • You need between 3 and 5 years’ experience in luxury hotels before you can become a butler. 
  • The number of years of experience required may vary depending on the type of establishment in which you work.