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Director of Rooms - Crowne Plaza Doha - West Bay

Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts - Middle East & Africa

2 - 3 years Doha - Qatar

Any Nationality

, Posted on June 11, 2018 1 Opening

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Do you see yourself as a Director of Rooms Division ?
What's your passion? Whether you're into sports, shopping or karaoke, at IHG we're interested in YOU. At IHG we employ people who apply the same amount of care and passion to their jobs as they do their hobbies - people who put our guests at the heart of everything they do. And we're looking for more people like this to join our friendly and professional team. This challenging role directs the activities of the front office areas and housekeeping departments.
Crowne Plaza Doha - West Bay has 280 rooms and 37 suites, ranging from the Executive Suite to the spectacular Royal Suite, Crowne Plaza Doha - West Bay will delight even the most discerning traveler. Its location, which is just 20 Km from Hamad International Airport, allows guests easy access to Qatar s financial, shopping and diplomatic district. In a few minutes, guests can reach Doha City Center Mall, Corniche promenade, restaurants, and the best evening entertainment, as well as the city s impressive skyline.
Also Crowne Plaza Doha - West Bay presents two exquisite, diverse restaurants to satisfy all imaginable culinary tastes. Award-winning Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor made its Qatari debut, offering Indian fine dining with a modern twist. Located in our significant sunny lobby, you can enjoy a delightful selection of gourmet coffee, tea, soft beverages and delicious desserts at RIQQA Caf . Doha s exclusive nightlife spot, Noir Lounge & Club, offers expertly produced food & drink, all in 'Film Noir' inspired d cor. Le Pool Club on the third floor offers a more casual option for refreshing concoctions, shisha, light snacks and beverages.
As Rooms Division Director you ll lead the front office and housekeeping departments to ensure a memorable guest experience is delivered and departmental revenue and profit goals are met - always following safety and compliance requirements and local policies and procedures.
• Direct everyday activity, plan and assign work work ensuring you always have the right staffing numbers
• Develop your team and improve their performance through coaching and feedback, and create performance and development goals for colleagues - recognise good performance
• Train colleagues to make sure they hit hotel revenue goals to the standards we expect and have the tools they need to work effectively
• Recommend or initiate any HR elated actions where needed
• Drive a great working environment for teams to thrive - connect departments to create sense of one team
• Interact with outside contacts: guests, vendors, and other contacts as needed
• Develop and maintain great working relationships with key clients and outside contacts to increase revenue
• Oversee night audit function and preparation of daily financial reports.
• Prepare and submit statistical, performance, and forecast analyses and reports as required.
• Maintain procedures for security of monies, credit and financial transactions, guest security, and inventory control
• Use company systems and processes to maximise revenue. Develop plans to increase occupancy and ADR through walk-ins and upselling at the front desk
• Hit all personal/team sales goals and maximise profitability
• Help prepare the departmental budget and financial plans including the hotel marketing plan
Guest Experience
• Provide guests with information (example: loyalty programmes, area attractions, restaurants, facility information) to enhance their experience
• Schedule conventions and/or business group activities at the hotel and coordinate with other hotel-level departments to facilitate services agreed upon by the sales office and prospective clients
• Communicate to appropriate departments all pertinent information requirements and special needs for arriving VIP s, large groups and other key guests
• Lead marketing efforts to up sell guests on hotel services, offerings, and amenities
• Ensure front office staff provides guests with prompt service, professional attention and personal recognition
• Ensure guests are greeted upon arrival and make time to interact effectively with guests. Respond appropriately to guest complaints, solicit feedback and build relationships that drive continuous improvements in guest satisfaction.
• Conduct routine inspections of the front office and public areas and take immediate actions to correct any deficiencies
• Ensure that guest satisfaction data is analysed and that plans are developed and implemented to achieve established goals
• Communicate to appropriate departments all pertinent information related to the expected arrival and departure of VIP s and other key guests, or other special guest needs
Responsible Business
• Work closely with key business leaders, officials, and representatives of local community groups within the city to ensure constant high-profile exposure for the hotel
• Effectively communicate and market aspects of the hotel that are sustainable or green and use information to gain new business opportunities
• Act as a central communications point during emergency/crisis situations; develop and maintain relationships with local fire, police, and emergency personnel.
• Develop awareness and reputation of the hotel and brand in the local community and promote team member involvement in community outreach efforts.
• Work with advertising agencies, consulting firms, and vendors to maximise advertising investments and ensure ads represent brand identity
• Raise the awareness and reputation of your hotel and the brand locally occasionally acting as hotel representative for media related enquiries
• Identify improvements to marketing activities and overall hotel sales performance and work with other departments
• Ad-hoc duties unexpected moments when we have to pull together to get a task done
• Regularly audit all financial transactions to ensure governmental regulations and data privacy requirements are met.
• Perform other duties as assigned. May also serve as manager on duty.
Requirements include a Bachelor's degree in Hotel Administration, Business Administration or equivalent and four years guest service/hotel experience with two years in a management capacity, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. You may be required to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays.
In return we'll give you a competitive financial and benefits package which may include healthcare support and life insurance support. Hotel discounts worldwide are available as well as access to a wide variety of discount programs and the chance to work with a great team of people. Most importantly, we'll give you the room to be

Industry Type : Hotels / Hospitality
Functional Area : Chefs / F&B / Housekeeping / Front Desk


Housekeeping Auditing Healthcare Inventory control Staffing Consulting Front Office Staff Business administration guest satisfaction Financial reporting

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