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Hotel General Manager

Posted November 13, 2022

Graduate Seattle
Seattle, WA
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About This Job

Graduate Hotels® is seeking a Hotel General Manager to lead Graduate Seattle and its brilliant team of hospitality enthusiasts. 

Graduate Hotels create authentic, spirited spaces that connect travelers, students and locals alike. Through thoughtfully curated design, creative F&B and community-focused events, we create hotels worthy of their communities.   

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.   

Graduate Hotels is proud to be Great Place to Work-Certified™, proving that our associates feel our commitment to cultivate a culture of inspirational and supportive leadership. 

Job Duties And Responsibilities 

  • Managing budgets and financial plans and controlling expenditure 
  • Maintaining statistical and financial records 
  • Setting and achieving sales and profit targets 
  • Recruiting, training, and monitoring staff 
  • Planning work schedules for individuals and teams 
  • Meeting and greeting customers 
  • Dealing with customer complaints and comments 
  • Addressing problems and troubleshooting 
  • Ensuring events and conferences run smoothly 
  • Supervising maintenance, supplies, renovations, and furnishings 
  • Dealing with contractors and suppliers 
  • Ensuring security is effective 
  • Carrying out inspections of property and services 
  • Ensuring compliance with licensing laws, health and safety, and other statutory regulations 
  • Act as a storyteller for our brand, our hotel, and it’s décor 
  • Work with colleagues to deliver inspirational service 

Education And Experience

  • Previous experience as General Manager or Assistant General Manager at a similar size and type of hotel 
  • Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality Management or Business preferred 

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team 
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • Financial savvy 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products 

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 35 hotels across the U.S. and U.K. 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

  • Graduate Hotels is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Graduate Seattle

4507 Brooklyn Avenue
Seattle, WA 98105

(206) 634-2000

154 Room Hotel

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Our Hotel

Graduate Seattle  is more than just a place to lay your head. While you’re with us, climb up to the rooftop bar, Mountaineering Club for the best views of the city and take a bite of  our famous breakfast sandos at Poindexter Coffee. We’re the perfect spot for Huskies – and their dogs! Pets stay free at Graduate Hotels.

Our historic 1930s Art Deco digs, just a ten-minute stroll to UW’s campus, sits proudly in Seattle’s University District. Purple pride runs deep in the lush lobby, inviting Huskies past and present. Over 36 feet of plaidly clad sofas ease up to a communal coffee table warmly perched fireside. An installation of seashell mobiles dances above, an amped up wall invites conversation and jewel toned rooms wink at our storied past. High above, our scenic rooftop bar serves up hues and mountain views of the inspired landscape.

For groups of two to 200, Graduate Seattle has the right-size ballroom, boardroom or breakout room for your event. Let us host your Seattle wedding, U-Dub meet-up or business meeting. Our creative events and culinary teams will work with you to customize a memorable experience that perfectly suits your gathering.