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General Manager

Posted November 23, 2022

TownePlace Suites Clarksville
Clarksville, TN
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TownePlace Suites Clarksville, 120 Fair Brook Place, Clarksville, Tennessee, United States VIEW ON MAP



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  • Bonus Eligible

Functions as the leader of the property with responsibility for the operation, including: managing general property performance, executing sales and marketing strategy, managing profitability, managing revenue generation, delivering a return on investment to both Marriott International and ownership, and managing and conducting human resources activities. Leads the team in the development and implementation of property-wide strategies. Acts as a steward and key leader for reinforcing TownPlace Suites culture. Supports the implementation of the brand service strategy and brand initiatives with the objective of meeting or exceeding guest expectations and developing strong associate teams. Builds relationships with key customers and is involved in the sales process.

Candidate Profile

Education And Experience
  • 2-year degree from an accredited university in Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 4 years mixed management experience in the guest services, front desk, housekeeping, sales and marketing, management operations, or related professional area.


  • 4-year bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 2 years mixed management experience in the guest services, front desk, housekeeping, sales and marketing, management operations, or related professional area.

Core Work Activities

Managing Property Operations And Department Budgets
  • Ensure service programs are in place and executed against (e.g., Service for Real Living).
  • Provide timely, real-time feedback to management and hourly associates on service and operational standards; including feedback on even the smallest of service and operational details.
  • Review and follow-up on property GSS scores and comments.
  • Create and support clear lines of responsibility for management team, including coverage and oversight throughout the day.
  • Walk the property to ensure public spaces, grounds, and work areas meet sanitation and cleanliness/maintenance standards.
  • Manage the flow of labor between departments to support effective management of Labor Budget and achievement of profitability goals.
  • Act as a project manager for the execution of capital improvements (e.g., renovations, reinventions, refreshes, signage, etc.).
  • Delegate responsibilities for operations and projects to appropriate level of associate.
  • Prepare for QA audits (i.e., daily and pre-visit activities).

Managing And Sustaining Sales And Marketing Strategy

  • Manage relationships with decision makers at top accounts.
  • Interact with in-house guests to prospect for new sources of business.
  • Work with Market Sales to establish property sales strategy, extended stay occupancy (ESOcc) targets, sales goals, and action plans.
  • Understand and leverage sales and marketing advantages over competitor properties within market.
  • Coach and reinforce associate selling strategies that take advantage of property amenities.
  • Work with the Regional Sales office (RSO) to implement sales strategy for the property (e.g., goal setting, setting rates, ESOcc, etc.).
  • Develop innovative means for capturing new streams of revenue through property amenities.
  • Ensure direct sales staff fully utilizes e-tools (e.g., e-proposals, e-mail signatures), as appropriate.
  • Participate in and host customer recognition events to drive sales.
  • Monitor sales strategy with RSO to ensure ongoing effectiveness and compliance.
  • Participate in the property sales review (PSR).
  • Identify key revenue generating stakeholders and customers and communicate information to sales offices.
  • Collaborate with Regional Marketing & eCommerce Managers to develop and/or sustain marketing and eCommerce strategies for the hotel.

Managing Profitability

  • Measure, analyze, and communicate property performance using a variety of financial/non-financial data including controllable costs, sales revenue, guest satisfaction, and associate engagement data.
  • Monitor and forecast future ESOcc and length of stay rate tiers to inform revenue management and profitability strategy.
  • Manage on-property controllable costs associated with rooms, housekeeping, events, and food and beverage operations.
  • Initiate action to support property revenue and profitability goals.
  • Update and communicate profit forecasts to associates/managers.
  • Review and sign off on invoices.
  • Review Property Distribution Summary (OnDemand) and Purchase Detail Reports; identify, research, and resolve balance issues.
  • Consolidate reports needed for period-end review (e.g., P&L, Accounting Scorecard, Banking Report and Statistics, PACE, credit card fraud report).
  • Review property performance on period basis with Regional Director.

Maintaining Revenue Management Goals

  • Manage the relationship with the revenue management office (e.g., participate in routine calls, strategy meetings, periodic update meetings, etc.).
  • Review and work with appropriate revenue management reports (e.g., Demand Eye Chart, Benchmark Pricing Evaluator, Rate/Value Matrix, Smith Travel Research (STR) reports, etc.).
  • Balance inventory to ensure same-day sellouts.

Managing Relationships with Property Stakeholders (e.g., Owner and Above Property)

  • Keep brand leadership team, owners, and above property stakeholders updated on property performance in the areas of financials, guest satisfaction, and associate engagement.
  • Prepare and present reports for owners and above property leadership using financial/performance data.
  • Conduct property critique.
  • Conduct annual business reviews.
  • Respond to off-property (e.g., regional and owner) requests for sales information (e.g., Market Outlook, STR Report critique, etc.).
  • Participate in ad hoc owner conference calls and respond appropriately to owner requests.

Managing And Conducting Human Resource Activities

  • Conduct performance review process for associates (including LPP/HPP, career plan form, development plans, associate information form, mid-year check-ins, 90-day check-ins for new associates, etc.).
  • Understand the performance expectations for all positions within the property (e.g. front desk associate, gourmet attendant, etc).
  • Ensure ongoing development of managers (e.g., one on one coaching, providing stretch assignments, etc.).
  • Cascade/Deliver training to associates (e.g., Service for Real Living Quarterly Recharge).
  • Facilitate cross training to support associate professional growth and operational excellence.
  • Conduct day to day Human Resource transactions to support needs of the property (e.g., compensation actions, initiation and approval of hiring requisitions, etc.)
  • Lead associates through property changes, and help them transition into new property roles.
  • Facilitate on property activities that communicate and reinforce TownePlace Suites culture with associates (e.g., “Just Because” program, Daily Hellos, Real Giving campaign).
  • Complete management training (e.g., ConnectU, GM conferences, HR Skills, etc.).
  • Support recruitment and hiring efforts from various sourcing channels (e.g., local job fairs, Internet, referrals) to target associates with skill sets (e.g., rooms operations) compatible for operational needs.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Manage e-mail.
  • Manage daily paper mail.
  • Participate in conference calls (e.g., sales, promotion, Q&A, property performance, etc.).
  • Provide follow-up information to Regional Director and other Extended Stay/Select Service executives.
  • Prepare for Regional Director visits (e.g., pulling and consolidating relevant reports).
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.

With a fun, casual and residential atmosphere including a full kitchen in every suite, TownePlace Suites are designed for the self sufficient, long stay guest who wants to settle in and connect to the local area. As a part of the TownePlace Suites team, you'll enjoy getting to know our guests and helping them enjoy a "Real Living" experience. Find Your World™ at TownePlace Suites by Marriott.

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TownePlace Suites Clarksville

120 Fair Brook Place
Clarksville, TN 37040

(931) 896-2005

109 Room Extended Stay

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Experience the comforts of home at our Clarksville hotel

TownePlace Suites Clarksville is a brand-new extended-stay hotel just off of I-24 and convenient to area attractions such as Austin Peay State University and Governor's Square Mall. Balance work and life at our comfortable hotel with spacious suites that feature full kitchens, free Wi-Fi and ergonomic workstations. Make yourself at home with our elfa closets by The Container Store®. Start your day on the right foot with our complimentary breakfast buffet. In the evening, grill out your favorite meat or veggies on our premium Weber® Grills. After a long day of work or sightseeing, refresh with a dip in our indoor pool. Cardio equipment, free weights and a 65-inch TV ensure our gym has everything you need to keep up with your fitness routine. The downtown Clarksville Riverwalk is less than 8 miles away and provides the perfect opportunity to combine light exercise with some fresh air. Whether joining us for business or leisure, TownePlace Suites Clarksville is eager to ensure your stay is a success.