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Guest Services Manager

The Royal Hawaiian, Waikiki

2259 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815

528 Room Hotel
Managed By Marriott International
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Full-Time

Job Number

24016504

Job Category

Rooms & Guest Services Operations

Location

The Royal Hawaiian a Luxury Collection Resort Waikiki, 2259 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States VIEW ON MAP

Schedule

Full-Time

Located Remotely?

N

Relocation?

N

Position Type

Management

Job Summary

Serves as the property Manager on Duty and oversees all property operations, ensuring that the highest levels of hospitality and service are provided. Represents property management in resolving any guest related situation. Manages the flow of questions and directs guests within the lobby. Serves as Guest Relations Manager and handles the tracking of service issues.

Candidate Profile

Education And Experience
  • High school diploma or GED; 2 years experience in the guest services, front desk, or related professional area.

    OR

  • 2-year degree from an accredited university in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Hospitality, Business Administration, or related major; no work experience required.

    Core Work Activities

    Leading Guest Services Teams

  • Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision making; demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example.
  • Encourages and builds mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
  • Serves as a role model to demonstrate appropriate behaviors.
  • Supervises and manages employees. Manages all day-to-day operations. Understands employee positions well enough to perform duties in employees' absence.
  • Celebrates successes and publicly recognizes the contributions of team members.
  • Establishes and maintains open, collaborative relationships with employees and ensures employees do the same within the team.

    Maintaining Guest Services And Front Desk Goals

  • Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Handles complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
  • Maintains a strong working relationship with all departments to support property operations and goals and to expedite the resolution of any problems that may arise through the general operation of the property.
  • Intervenes in any guest/employee situation as needed to insure the integrity of the property is maintained, guest satisfaction is achieved, and employee well being is preserved.
  • Ensures that regular on-going communication is happening with employees to create awareness of business objectives and communicate expectations, recognizes performance, and produces desired results.
  • Comprehends budgets, operating statements and payroll progress reports as needed to assist in the financial management areas of department.

    Ensuring Exceptional Customer Service

  • Provides services that are above and beyond for customer satisfaction and retention.
  • Improves service by communicating and assisting individuals to understand guest needs, providing guidance, feedback, and individual coaching when needed.
  • Manages day-to-day operations, ensuring the quality, standards and meeting the expectations of the customers on a daily basis.
  • Serves as a leader in displaying outstanding hospitality skills.
  • Sets a positive example for guest relations.
  • Responds to and handles guest problems and complaints.
  • Empowers employees to provide excellent customer service.
  • Observes service behaviors of employees and provides feedback to individuals.
  • Strives to improve service performance.
  • Provides immediate assistance to guests as requested.
  • Ensures employees understand customer service expectations and parameters.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of corrective action plans to improve guest satisfaction.

    Implementing Projects And Policies

  • Implements the customer recognition/service program, communicating and ensuring the process.
  • Ensures 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.
  • Manages payroll administration.

    Conducting Human Resource Activities

  • Identifies the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Provides guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Participates in employee progressive discipline procedures.
  • Uses all available on the job training tools for employees.
  • Solicits employee feedback, utilizes an “open door” policy and reviews employee satisfaction results to identify and address employee problems or concerns.
  • Supervises on-going training initiatives and conducts training when appropriate.
  • Participates in the employee performance appraisal process, providing feedback as needed.

    Additional Responsibilities

  • Provides information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Analyzes information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Informs and/or updates the executives, the peers and the subordinates on relevant information in a timely manner.
  • Maintains high visibility in public areas during peak times.
  • Understands and can implement all emergency plans including accident, death, elevator, thefts, vicious crimes, bombs, fire, etc.
  • Performs Front Desk duties in high demand times.
  •  The salary range for this position is $63,000.00 to $86,515.00 annually. This position offers health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, accrued paid time off (including sick leave where applicable), life insurance, disability coverage, other life and work wellness benefits and may include incentive compensation. Benefits and incentive compensation may be subject to generally applicable eligibility, waiting period, contribution, and other requirements and conditions.   

    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.



    The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, with over 120 properties in more than 35 countries, offers the promise of authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories. Our more than 100 years of experience, beginning in 1906 under the Italian CIGA brand – a collection of Europe's most celebrated and iconic properties – serves as a solid foundation as we continuously evolve to exceed the desires of the luxury traveler.


    From legendary palaces and remote retreats to timeless modern classics, each luxury hotel and resort is a unique and cherished expression of its locale – a portal to the destination’s cultural charms and treasures. If you are someone with an appreciation for evocative storytelling, a keen interest and passion for this destination's heritage, and a desire to deliver genuine, personalized, and anticipatory hospitality, then we invite you on our journey. In joining The Luxury Collection, you join a portfolio of brands with Marriott International.

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    Posted March 29, 2024

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