|The objective of this article is to outline what a hotel management is, the main challenges arising and why it is a particularly rich research context. The separation between ownership and management through a hotel management contract has become relatively widespread and is seen as one of the driving mechanisms for the rapid internationalization of the hotel industry. A hotel management contract enables a hotel owner to retain legal ownership of the hotel site, building, plant and equipment, furnishings and inventories, while the operator is responsible for the day to day business of the hotel. The owner assumes full economic risk associated with ownership of the commercial asset, whereas the operator is only responsible for the operation of the hotel. The work may be accepted, considered acceptable with revisions, or rejected. Peer review requires a community of experts in a given (narrowly defined) field, who are qualified and able to perform reasonably impartial review.