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Learning and Development Manager

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts

Posted on July 26, 2019

2 - 3 years Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Any Nationality

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The St. Regis brand first established luxury hospitality more than 110 years ago, with the opening of the St. Regis New York. From the moment John Jacob Astor IV opened the doors of his Beaux-Arts masterpiece on New York s Fifth Avenue, St. Regis has stood as a symbol of uncompromising elegance and bespoke service. Today, with more than 40 of the best addresses around the world, St. Regis is a place where trends are born, boundaries are broken and guests can simply live exquisite. We invite you to explore careers at St. Regis.
Opened on the 15th of August 2013 and with an unparalleled address at the heart of the spectacular Abu Dhabi Corniche, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi provides easy access to everything that this incredible city has to offer. In the heart of the business and cultural districts the hotel is a short distance from the magnificent Abu Dhabi Mosque, the city's many shopping malls, golf courses, museums and major attractions, including the incredible Formula One Grand Prix circuit and Ferrari World on Yas Island. The hotel comprises 283 fabulously appointed guest rooms including 55 suites, most of which have incredible views of both the Arabian Gulf and the city of Abu Dhabi, the one of a kind Bridge suite between the two Nation Towers is quite simply breathtaking. Each room and suite are serviced by the celebrated St Regis Butlers who will provide ever-present yet unobtrusive attention to detail, while attending to each request with discreet precision.
Among the hotels vast array of amenities are outstanding food and beverage venues including our signature day to night restaurant, Terrace on The Corniche, with the finest flavors from the region and our warm Villa Toscana, true tastes of central Italy. The Nation Riviera Beach Club attached to the hotel and accessible via a tunnel under the Corniche offers guests a magnificent stretch of private beach and outstanding leisure facilities.
Job Summary
The Learning & Development Manager identifies training needs and develops cost effective training initiatives to achieve the hotel's goals, in line with the related Guest Engagement Metrics. They will oversee all Development activities relating to necessary Compliance Trainings, promotion and support of all online trainings, leading of city wide initiatives and Talent Development Programs and support to operations in terms of service offerings. Responsible to ensure Training Budget is prepared, executed and maintained. Furthermore the Learning and Development Manager will ensure that all St. Regis Hosts are set for success and the position also plays a leading role in promoting the desired work culture around our St. Regis Service Brand Evolution, House Commitments and Promise Statement.
Education and Experience
2-year degree from an accredited university in Human Resources, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Hospitality, Business Administration, or related major; 2 years experience in the human resources or related professional area; certified trainer.
4-year bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Hospitality, Business Administration, or related major; certified trainer; no work experience required.
Administering Employee Training Programs
Promotes and informs employees about all training programs.
Displays leadership in guest hospitality, exemplifies excellent customer service and creates a positive atmosphere for guest relations.
Helps employees identify specific behaviors that will contribute to service excellence.
Ensures employees receive on-going training to understand guest expectations.
Uses effective training methods to ensure employees have a good understanding of guest satisfaction and can demonstrate guest satisfaction skills.
Meets with training cadre on a regular basis to support training efforts.
Observes service behaviors of employees and provides feedback to individuals and/or managers.
Evaluating Training Programs Effectiveness
Monitors enrollment and attendance at training classes.
Meets regularly with participants to assess progress and address concerns.
Partners with operational leaders to assess if employees demonstrate effective technical and leadership skills.
Reviews comment cards, guest satisfaction results and other data to identify areas of improvement.
Measures transfer of learning from training courses to the operation.
Ensures adult learning principles are incorporated into training programs.
Developing Training Program Plans and Budgets
Ensures all training and development activities (department specific and general property training) are strategically linked to the organization s mission and vision.
Identifies performance gaps and works with managers to develop and implement appropriate training to improve performance.
Makes any necessary adjustments to training methodology and/or re-trains as appropriate.
Aligns current training and development programs to effectively impact key business indicators.
Establishes guidelines so employees understand expectations and parameters.
Develops specific training to improve service performance.
Drives brand values and philosophy in all training and development activities.
Incorporates guest satisfaction as a component of departmental meetings with a focus on continuous improvement.
Managing Training Budgets
Participates in the development of the Training budget as required.
Manages budget in alignment with Human Resources and property financial goals.
Manages department controllable expenses to achieve or exceed budgeted goals.
Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.

Hotels / Hospitality

HR / Human Relations / Industrial Relations


Hospitality Customer service Operations Training and Development Business administration Continuous improvement Restaurant management Talent development Service excellence guest satisfaction


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St. Regis Hotels & Resorts

Founded by J. Willard and Alice Marriott in 1927, Marriott International, Inc. is a leading global lodging company headquartered in Washington, DC in Bethesda, Maryland. It has over 6,000 properties in nearly 122 countries- Middle East & Africa (245 properties, 29 countries), Europe (512 properti es, 37 countries), United States & Canada ( 4,526 properties, 2 countries), Caribbean & Latin America (225 properties, 33 countries), and Asia-Pacific (572 properties, 21 countries). Marriott International, a FORTUNE 500 Company, started its operations in the Middle East in 1980 with Riyadh Marriott Hotel in Saudi Arabia.

Marriott’s portfolio of brands includes JW Marriott and Marriott Hotels, the flagship brand of Marriott with over 500 international locations, along with the other 30 brands. The ever-evolving and award-winning brands of the organization continue to bring in customer satisfaction by offering exceptional amenities and attentive guest care that sets the industry standards. Known as one of the ‘best employers’, Marriott maintains a work culture that puts its people first. The organization offers excellent benefits and career paths that help its employees to grow professionally and personally. Marriott International promotes innovation, diversity, teamwork and a thriving culture. Marriott International’s merger with Starwood Hotels & Resorts has strengthened its position as the best travel company in the world.

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