Graduate Hotels®, is seeking a General Manager to lead Graduate Iowa City and its wonderful team of hospitality enthusiasts.
Graduate Hotels creates authentic, playful spaces that connect a community’s travelers, students, and locals. Through thoughtfully curated design, creative F&B and community-focused events, we create hotels worthy of their hometown.
We are a diverse team of experience makers and storytellers. As a Graduate Hotels team member, you are the local insider shaping guest experiences. Our goal is to make every guest feel like a local even if it's their first time in town. In order to help you deliver on that goal, we encourage our team members to embody the same mindset as our guests through Graduate experiences and encouraged community exploration.
Responsible for leading a hotel and restaurant to achieve financial goals, promote Graduate brand service culture, and increase operating performance. Executes and follows budget, businesses plan, and solves property issues as they arise. Builds lasting relationships by engaging with the community and ensures they recruit the best storytellers from within it.
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About Graduate Hotels®
Graduate Hotels is a hand-crafted collection of hotels that reside in dynamic university-anchored towns across the country. Each hotel pays homage to the heritage of its unique town through cultural nods to the local community. Launched in 2014, there are currently 30 hotels across the U.S. and additional hotels set to open soon. Graduate Hotels is owned by Adventurous Journeys (AJ) Capital Partners, a vertically integrated real estate developer, owner and operator. For more information on Graduate Hotels, please visit www.graduatehotels.com.
Graduate Hotels Management is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Graduate Iowa City is more than just a place to lay your head. While you’re with us, tee off in our Topgolf Swing Suite, grab a cocktail at our laid-back throwback, Gene’s, and sip an espresso at Poindexter Coffee, Graduate Hotels’ coffee concept. We’re the perfect spot for Hawkeyes – and their dogs! Pets stay free at Graduate Hotels.
We are proudly perched on the Ped Mall and a twenty-minute walk from Kinnick Stadium, just ‘cross the river from campus. We’re home team for Hawkeye games or a downtown caucus. The cafe is ripe for riffing on policy and opinion over cocktails and coffees and our bar is stocked with downhome vibes and tapped for fun.
With more than 9,000 square feet of meeting and event space, our hotel has a large ballroom, flexible event space, breakout rooms and a boardroom designed to accommodate groups up to 600 for weddings, social gatherings, receptions, corporate meetings and much more.