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Rooms Operations Manager

Posted July 20, 2022

W Lakeshore Chicago
Chicago, IL
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About This Job

Job Number

22102152

Job Category

Rooms & Guest Services Operations

Location

W Chicago - Lakeshore, 644 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois, United States VIEW ON MAP

Schedule

Full-Time

Located Remotely?

N

Relocation?

N

Position Type

Management

Job Summary

Assists in managing the execution of all operations in the rooms area departments (e.g.,Front Office, Engineering/Maintenance, Housekeeping) and managing staff. Strives to continually improve guest and employee satisfaction and maximize the financial performance of the department. Monitors compliance with standards and procedures. Leads specific team while assisting with meeting or exceeding property goals.

Candidate Profile

Education And Experience
  • High school diploma or GED; 4 years experience in the guest services, front desk, housekeeping, or related professional area.

OR

  • 2-year degree from an accredited university in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Hospitality, Business Administration, or related major; 2 years experience in the guest services, front desk, housekeeping, or related professional area.

Core Work Activities

Leading Room Operations Team
  • Verifies that goals are being translated to the team as they relate to guest tracking and productivity.
  • Creates and nurtures a property environment that emphasizes motivation, empowerment, teamwork, continuous improvement and a passion for providing service.
  • Understands employee and guest satisfaction results and developing game plans to attack need areas and expand on the strengths.
  • Verifies that the team has the capabilities to meet expectations.
  • Leads by example demonstrating self-confidence, energy and enthusiasm.
  • Assists employees in understanding guests’ ever-changing needs and expectations, and exceeding them.

Managing Property Rooms Operations Function(S)

  • Assists in managing the execution of all operations in the rooms area departments (e.g., Front Office, Engineering/Maintenance, Housekeeping).
  • Follows property specific second effort and recovery plan.
  • Publishes all guest satisfaction results in a timely fashion including all guest satisfaction forms, comment cards and guest letters.
  • Takes proactive approaches when dealing with employee concerns.
  • Extends professionalism and courtesy to employees at all times.
  • Communicates/updates all goals and results with employees.
  • Meets semiannually with staff on a one-to-one basis.
  • Assists/teaches the team scheduling against guest and hours/occupied room goals.
  • Performs hourly job functions as needed.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned, to meet business needs.

Managing and Monitoring Activities that Affect the Guest Experience

  • Understands the brand's service culture.
  • Provides excellent customer service by being readily available/approachable for all guests.
  • Strives to continually improve guest and employee satisfaction.
  • Takes proactive approaches when dealing with guest concerns.
  • Extends professionalism and courtesy to guests at all times.
  • Responds timely to customer service department request.
  • Verifies that all team members meet or exceed all hospitality requirements.

Managing Profitability

  • Assists in performing required annual Quality audit with General Manager (GM) & Regional Director (RD).
  • Verifies that a viable key control program is in place.
  • Reviews financial statements, sales and activity reports, and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement and to determine areas needing cost reduction and program improvement.
  • Strives to maximize the financial performance of the department.

Conducting Human Resources Activities

  • Interviews and assists in making hiring decisions.
  • Receives hiring recommendations from team supervisors.
  • Verifies that orientations for new team members are thorough and completed in a timely fashion.
  • Solicits employee feedback, utilizes an “open door” policy, and reviews employee satisfaction results to identify and address employee problems or concerns.
  • Verifies property policies are administered fairly and consistently, disciplinary procedures and documentation are completed according to Standard and Local Operating Procedures (SOPs and LSOPs) and support the Peer Review Process, where applicable.
  • Celebrates successes and publicly recognizes the contributions of team members.

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law.

Boldly coloring outside the lines of luxury, W turns the traditional notion of the extravagant hotel on its head. Our irreverent attitude and taste for excess redefine revelry for the modern jet set. Our guests have a lust for a life less ordinary that drives them to demand more, experience it all, and hit repeat.

We share our guests’ passions, providing insider access to what’s new and what’s next. Moderation is not in our vocabulary and we know that lust for life demands more, not less. W guests soak it in and live each day with a mantra: Detox.Retox.Repeat. If you’re ready to create the energetic W scene that is magnetic to everyday disruptors around the world, then we invite you to explore a career with W Hotels.


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W Lakeshore Chicago

644 N. Lakeshore Drive
Chicago, IL 60611

Telephone (312) 943-9200
Reservations (312) 943-9200

520 Room Hotel

www.starwoodhotels.com

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