Director of Rooms

Job Title: Director of Rooms
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Labuan Bajo
Reference: JOB_000240[177]
Contact Name: Leon Nonis
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 16, 2019 14:09

Job Description

The Company

Our client is a well established holding company based in Indonesia with a diverse range of investments in the country and is renowned for its innovation, integrity and dependability. Well steeped in luxury, our client owns and manages one of the most recognizable and fast expanding luxury brands in the region.

The Role

Responsibilities include directing, leading and managing the Hotel's Rooms Division operations, including but not limited to Front Line Guest Services, Housekeeping, reservations and Spa. The objective being the assurance of a seamless and efficient operations by providing quality service and product offerings, in line with band guidelines.

Provide strategy and planning to drive operations while delivering administrative support in the areas of manning, identifying and improving our associates' competencies in facilitating positive guest relationships towards creating memorable guest experiences before, during and after their stay.

Key Responsibilities

Strategic planning and implementation

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of the Rooms annual business plan and medium term strategies, as well as establishing key performance objectives and plans to ensure the hotel meets its business targets and drives sustainable, profitable growth.
  • Responsible for the conceptual and operational design of Rooms Division experience concepts as required.

Operations Management

  • Overall responsibility for all operational components of the division to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
  • Drives high levels of guest satisfaction through the consistent execution of all brand standards, visible operational leadership, active trend analysis and hands-on interaction with guests and associates
  • Maintain and develop high standards of operations in Front Office, Concierge, Bell Services, reservations, housekeeping and Spa operations by ensuring all SOPs are relevant, up to date, trained effectively and operationally delivered
  • Create an operational environment of education and empowerment that energizes associates to focus on guest preferences and aspirations, allowing for the creation of memorable guest experiences
  • Continuous focus on Associate satisfaction and ensures continuous improvement action plans are executed effectively, and as needed, with a focus on a team and succession planning culture
  • Develop, implement and maintain a review and response programme for all Rooms section covering, TripAdvisor and blogs relevant to Guest Services, with the results discussed and necessary actions effected in weekly Rooms meetings
  • Guide and attend Daily Operations meetings with the Rooms team to plan for immediate operational demands, manage daily and plan for operational challenges (manning), highlight VIP events and follow up on personal tasks and projects
  • Have weekly one on one meetings with all operations managers and keep personnel to support, strategize, plan and manage each the operation; coach and develop personal aspirations and goals; document and distribute minutes of each session on the day of meeting.
  • Attend one on one meeting with Hotel/Resident Manager to strategize, plan and manage the Room Division and discuss personal aspirations and goals
  • Ensure that all Associate teams adhere to service and product delivery as well as brand standards with a view towards delivering memorable guest experiences.
  • Compile, interpret and Analyse the overall budget process for Rooms; including accurate forecasting and market segment analysis
  • Operate and maintain the Up Selling Strategy Board and Monthly Target Board in liaison with the Director of Revenue.
  • Providing advice and assistance on operational policies and procedures to all associates and managers as required and proactively promoting a greater understanding of these throughout the organisation
  • Recommending meaningful measures for analysing and reporting on operational activities
  • Uphold achievement of the financial and non-financial key performance indicators of the hotel
  • Fostering a high level or camaraderie and high morale within the operational teams and associates.

The Person

· Minimum Diploma/Degree in Hospitality or equivalent

· At least 10 years' experience in Rooms Division with 3 - 5 years in the same capacity in a 5 star hotel

· Strong knowledge and experience in the front office functions and other software that is essential in managing Rooms operations and manpower

· Advanced computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

· Strong analytical and problem solving skillset

· Strong Operational leadership and team building skills

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

· Prior experience in a resort within Asia is a must