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Director of Rooms

posted January 25, 2017

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn, NY
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is seeking an experienced Director of Rooms to join our opening team. Be a part of our dynamic, mission driven lifestyle brand with exciting growth potential as we open our newest hotel on the Brooklyn waterfront.

About This Job


Provides strategic leadership and direction to ensure the Rooms division drives guest and team member engagement, achieves operational and financial excellence and upholds brand standards.  The Director of Rooms is responsible for oversight of the Front Office, Guest Services, Communications, Housekeeping, Spa, Security and Valet departments.


  • Develop and communicate a division strategy that is aligned with the property and brand and lead in its execution.
  • Establish goals to optimize performance and hold the division leadership team accountable for desired outcomes.
  • Provide inspirational leadership to enliven the 1 Hotels Vision, Mission and Compass; deliver on Our Promise, provide Good-Natured Service and uphold our Brand Pillars.
  • Monitor guest feedback and performance data to optimize guest engagement and retention and take appropriate corrective action.
  • Stay informed of market trends and introduce new products and services to drive guest engagement, increase revenue and ensure a competitive position in the market.
  • Identify opportunities to optimize performance and create value by challenging existing processes, encouraging innovation and driving necessary change.
  • Identify the developmental needs of others and provide opportunities for growth and development to maximize talent.
  • Develop the divisional budget and monitor financial performance to ensure goals are met or exceeded and opportunities are identified and addressed.
  • Ensure proper controls are in place and polices are established and followed by all team members.
  • Establish and maintain open, collaborative relationships and ensure direct reports do the same.
  • Ensure regular, ongoing communication occurs (e.g. daily rallies, divisional/departmental meetings, attendance at regular and ad hoc hotel meetings).
  • Recruit and select talented leaders and team members who will enhance the 1 Hotels culture and demonstrate functional expertise; ensuring staffing levels are appropriate to meet business demands.
  • Provide guidance and direction to subordinates through coaching, counseling, mentoring, and reviewing performance.
  • Utilize interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence and inspire others; advocate sound business decisions; demonstrate honesty and integrity; lead by example.
  • Build and maintain an organizational culture that maximizes employee engagement and attracts top talent.


Reports directly to the General Manager of 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge.  The Director of Rooms has oversight for leaders in the Front Office, Guest Services, Communications, Housekeeping, Spa, Security and Valet Departments.  Position will partner with 3rd Party vendors in operating the Spa, Security and Valet Departments.



  • A post-secondary diploma or degree in a field of study related to this profession; 4 years of experience in a comparable position and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Detailed hotel Rooms Division operating knowledge; demonstrated strong leadership and strategic planning skills; and proven achievements in optimizing guest and team member engagement and financial performance.
  • Experience successfully leading in a fast-paced environment and prioritizing demands.
  • Strong interpersonal, team member relations and leadership abilities.
  • Well versed in hotel Rooms Division financial aspects
  • Technically savvy and familiar with Rooms Division operating/budgeting systems and spreadsheets.
  • Ability to identify and solve problems. 
  • Professional & appropriate business appearance and demeanor aligned with the 1 Hotel brand and culture.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Flexibility to meet the demands of a 24-hour operation


  • Prior experience in a quality luxury hotel brand; specifically in Housekeeping and/or Front Office.
  • Fluency in a second language other than English.



About This Employer

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

60 Furman Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Telephone (877) 803-1111

194 Room Hotel

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From the moment you approach 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, its design creates a visceral connection to Nature — thanks to a few ingenious ideas, a lot of local artists and artisans, and a million panes of glass.
Throughout the hotel, palettes, shipping containers, pilings, and pier structures inspire our design, with special green moments to delight and surprise around every corner. We let the structure of our building speak for itself with board formed concrete and exposed mechanicals.

Offering unparalleled views of the East River, the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan’s skyline, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is a beacon to nature, right on Brooklyn’s new riverfront park.

Careers at 1 Hotel: 

We seek out friendly, genuine people who share our values and want to join our cause. People who care about the greater good, have a passion for nature and do things like bike to work or occasionally volunteer. 

Working in a hotel can be a different job every day. Our ideal people have foresight to anticipate change, learn quickly, work efficiently, and adapt preemptively. 

Like any other living thing in nature, people do their best in their native environments. We try to tap people who know their communities inside and out. 

We look for people who believe in honest, open communication—as we do. The environment we’re proud to have created encourages individual voices. 


1 Hotels is an ambitious new hotel brand that’s about respecting nature while bringing out the best in each other and the community. 

We support civic-minded behavior with annual paid opportunities to give back. 

Work with good-natured, like-minded people. Daily rallies will keep you informed, and our Employee Engagement Program provides feedback opportunities on how we can better our workplace, together. 

We will challenge you, encourage you, teach you, and check-in with you regularly on your career progress. This includes: 
•    Daily, monthly, and quarterly awards 
•    Competitive wages
•    Complete healthcare benefits
•    15 Paid-Time-Off days
•    On-the-job meals
•    Retirement advice, benefits, and contribution matching