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Front Office Manager

posted March 2, 2019

La Playa Carmel by the Sea
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Seeking an exceptional leader to mentor and elevate our front office and guest services teams at one of THE most gorgeous properties in the country!
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About This Job

Front Office Manager

Historic La Playa Hotel is seeking a Front Office Manager for our beautiful location to provide leadership and direction to our Front Office Team, including Guest Service Agents, Bell Staff, Night Audit, and Concierge.

If you are an experienced and high-energy hospitality professional with a solid sense and passion for ensuring that guest expectations are exceeded, then this is an ideal opportunity for you! 

Responsibilities Include:

Managing the annual budget for the front office departments, review monthly P&L reports, monitoring labor costs to budget, comparing payroll projections to actual rooms

Processing biweekly payroll and submitting timely Overtime or Payroll reports as needed and ensure all deadlines are met.

Lead by example, greeting all guests with a sincere smile and appropriate greeting.

Ensure Key Security Policies are executed and maintained.

Assist with running daily shift meetings, stand up’s, monthly departmental meetings, etc.

Assist in managing staffing levels

Work alongside GM to review and execute training materials, monitor testing, coaching, mentoring, and recognition tools.

Monitor daily room inventory.

Attend weekly manager’s meeting and communicate pertinent messages to Management, as well as attend Department Meetings, and other meetings as requested.

Ensure all aspects of VIP Guest Loyalty Programs are executed.

Lead department goal planning, continuous improvement projects, and recurring training efforts.

Empower team and self to handle difficult guest situations and guest challenges to ensure satisfactory results for all concerned, ensure and maintain positive associate morale.

Implement new hotel procedures, as necessary, under the direction of the General Manager.  Perform Manager-On-Duty shifts and all associated functions of that position including, but not limited to, reporting and handling guest complaints.

Other hotel supportive functions which may include Sales blitzes, inspecting guest suites, relieve front office departments for breaks/lunches, etc.

  • Utilizes INFOR Property Management System to review inventory, guest history, and special needs of the guest

• Minimum of 3 years related management level experience within the hospitality industry
• Ability to be available, as needed, for all shifts, including weekends and holidays
• Experience with related PMS computer programs.  INFOR a plus.
• College degree preferred

Compensation: DOE


About This Employer

La Playa Carmel by the Sea

Camino Real at Eighth Avenue
Carmel by the Sea, CA 93921

(831) 293-6100

75 Room Hotel

Our Hotel

Once a luxurious mansion built in 1905 by an artist as a gift to his wife, a member of the Ghirardelli family, for over 100 years La Playa Carmel resort has been known as the “Grande Dame of Carmel.” Newly restored, this 75-room historic hotel is located just steps from the sands of Carmel Beach and the renowned shops, galleries and restaurants of charming Carmel-by-the-Sea. The cornerstone of one of California’s most prestigious neighborhoods, this landmark Carmel Hotel features meticulously tended gardens, intimate patios, secluded courtyards and a tranquil terrace swimming pool.