Traverse City


Traverse City got its name by the Grand Traverse Bay where it is located. It is situated in Michigan. The city has a population of around 15 000 people and it is the biggest producer of sour cherries in the USA. It is the host of the National festival of sour cherries, which is visited by 500000 tourists every year.

Traverse City and its surrounding are full of natural attractions- beautiful sandy beaches, vineyards, forests. For that reason, in 2012, the famous tourist website Trip Advisor sorted it on the second place in the category of smaller tourist cities in the USA. It has over 270 restaurants, 40 hotels, art galleries, many bars and shops.

Summer temperatures are around 25-30 degrees. That is an ideal time for boat sailing, kayak riding, golf, hiking and other activities in the open.

Combined Traverse


Holiday Inn is an international chain of hotels which provides high level of services to their guests.IHG_WestBay_Hor_Color_largeWithin this corporation, there are over 3.400 hotels worldwide, which achieve over 100 million of overnight stays per year.

West Bay Beach Holiday Inn Resort offers to students:

-Excellent wages per hour

– Great conditions and positions for work

-Cultural activities for students over summer.


Job title Hourly wage Tips Housing provided Overtime
Beach / Pool Attendant $ 8.50 No $90 Yes
Food and Beverage / Server $ 4.50 Yes $90 Yes
Restaurant Worker- Back of House $ 8.50 Yes $90 Yes
Chef/Cook/Cook Assistant $ 9.00 No $90 Yes
Grand Traverse Resort and Casino

It is a luxurious hotel complex which spreads on the area of 900 hectares. It is located about 10 km far from the local airport. Within this complex, there are: 3 golf courts, casino, fitness center with tennis courts on 9000 m2, private beach, indoor water park, spa center, pools, shopping center, 3 restaurants, 2 bars and many other facilities.


Job title Hourly wage Tips Housing provided Overtime
Resort Worker $9,00 No $56.00 per week Yes