Guest Services Manager - Luxury Hotel

Posted 6 April by Hope Adams Recruiting

Our client, a collection of beautiful luxury country house hotels are presently seeking an experienced Guest Services Manager to join their operational management team reporting to the experienced Deputy General Manager.

The Role

A smart, friendly, well organised, guest service focused individual is needed to complete the Guest Services team. You must have a winning smile! and a warm welcoming and approachable personality. You are key to the guest service experience. You will complete Duty Management shifts with an emphasis on guest care & interaction to ensure total guest enjoyment from the time a guest enters the hotel and spa to the time they pay their bill and leave. Your actions and focus will determine the guest satisfaction levels and the extent to which they get the most out of their stay.

  • 5 days per week, flexible shifts covering daytime and evening shifts, including weekends (7am - 3.30pm and 2.30pm to 11pm)
  • Complete Duty Management shifts as detailed on the early/late shift checklists.
  • Ensuring that during the shift all departments are correctly staffed to provide the best levels of service.
  • Ensuring all staff on duty in all areas are presented to the required standard.
  • Ensure all areas of the hotel and spa are presented to an excellent standard at all times.
  • Hold the daily meeting with all operational Heads of Department to cover the business of the day and ensure any challenges are anticipated and agree a plan to overcome them.
  • Assisting departments at peak periods to ensure service levels are achieved.
  • Welcoming arriving guests and acknowledging VIPs, returning guests, those celebrating a special event and those with special requirements.
  • Liaison with all departments to ensure the operation runs smoothly throughout the day/evening.
  • Carry the Guest Services phone at all times so you can be a point of contact with operational staff to support and coach and action solutions where challenges arise.
  • Resolve all guest complaints and ensure guest satisfaction prior to departure.
  • Responsible for health and safety, fire safety and procedures during your shift.
  • Ensure an effective handover to the next Duty Manager to assist with continuity of service.
  • During busy arrival or departure periods acting as Host Manager in hotel reception, welcoming arrival/departing guests and co-ordinating concierge and supporting reception.

Requirements

  • Excellent standard of personal appearance
  • Friendly and confident communicator in person, on the telephone and in writing
  • Warm and friendly disposition
  • Genuine desire to serve guests
  • Ability to coach and direct staff while on shift
  • Organised and good attention to detail
  • Must hold operational hotel experience across a range of food and beverage as well as front of house departments to be considered

The Benefits

£18,000/£20,000

  • 4 weeks holiday
  • 8 Bank holidays
  • Free car parking
  • Employee uniform

Following completion of the company’s 3 month probationary period access to a range of company benefits including:

Discounted hotel accommodation for yourself and your family at all group hotels
Discounted hair treatments at the Spas
Discount off all food & beverage at all group hotels
Discount of individual treatments booked in the Spas
Discount on retail products in the Spas
Refer a friend staff recruitment scheme In additional you will enjoy a range of other benefits when you celebrate your 1 yr, 3 yr and 5 yr anniversary including; your birthday off paid, complimentary overnight stays, complimentary lunch/afternoon tea and service related holiday.

Due to location applicants must have their own transport, the property is not serviced by public transport. Accommodation cannot be provided.

Required skills

  • Guest Service Management
  • Hotels

Application questions

Are you happy to work 5 from 7 including evenings and weekends?
Do you have your own transport?

Reference: 34847097

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