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General Manager - Hotel Bristol, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Warsaw

Warsaw, Poland
Property Leadership


 

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Posting Date Mar 19, 2020
Job Number 20027981
Job Category Property Leadership
Location Hotel Bristol, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Warsaw, Krakowskie Przedmiecie 42/44, Warsaw, Poland, Poland VIEW ON MAP
Brand The Luxury Collection
Schedule Full-time
Relocation? Yes
Position Type Management

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The Luxury Collection is a glittering ensemble of locally authentic hotels and resorts from around the world. Our hotel teams curate the world’s most enriching and desirable destination experiences. Our mission is to guide our guests, these seasoned travelers on transformative journeys that touch their spirits, enrich their lives and create lasting memories. If you are someone with an appreciation for evocative storytelling and a desire to provide genuine, personalized, and anticipatory service, then we invite you to join us on our journey and explore a career with The Luxury Collection.
 
THE LEGENDARY LANDMARK AND CULTURAL HEART OF WARSAW SINCE 1901
Situated at the prestigious Royal Route, Hotel Bristol, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Warsaw, recognized as a historic art nouveau masterpiece, has served as the city’s most remarkable landmark and distinguished destination since 1901. The majestic neo-renaissance facade of the Hotel Bristol is surrounded by the Old Town and the Royal Castle, adjacent to the Presidential Palace. The magnificent location of the hotel captivates every explorer looking for an unforgettable travelling experience. The hotel is steeped in history and is appointed with 166 rooms and 40 suites.
Culinary enthusiasts have a selection of 4 restaurants & bars to choose from, including signature restaurant Marconi, Café Bristol, Column Bar and Lane’s, the hotels brand-new soon-to-open Gin Bar that will re-shape the bar scene in Warsaw. Belle Époque, the seasonal speakeasy outdoor Champagne Lounge, rounds-off its impressive line-up of dining facilities. With its luxurious meeting facilities and calming Bristol Spa, Hotel Bristol truly celebrates its rich heritage at every guests’ touchpoint.
 


 

 


The successful candidate for this GM position has previous GM experience in a luxury hotel operation and the ability to deliver exceptional guest experiences with a hands-on and high touch approach is key. Furthermore, evidence of strong sales leadership and driving operational excellence at a flagship hotel within an international city destination will be important, as will the ability to build strong owner relations. The successful candidate will be very comfortable participating in very high profile local and international events at the hotel and demonstrating strong communication, networking and PR skills.
 
 
JOB SUMMARY

 

Functions as the primary strategic business leader of the property with responsibility for all aspects of the operation, including guest and employee satisfaction, human resources, financial performance, sales and revenue generation and delivering a return on investment to both Marriott International and property ownership. Verifies implementation of service strategy and initiatives with the objective of meeting or exceeding guest expectations, increased profit and market share. Holds property leadership team accountable for strategy execution, and guides their individual professional development. The position verifies that sales engines are leveraged and initiates independent and proactive sales activities, when appropriate, to generate demand. Verifies that the objectives and goals of Marriott and property owners work together to achieve brand positioning and success. Builds owner loyalty through proactive communication, setting and managing expectations and delivering solid business results. The position is actively involved in the local community and builds strong relationships with local officials, businesses, and customers.

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

 

Education and Experience

• 2-year degree from an accredited university in Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 8 years’ experience in the management operations, sales and marketing, finance and accounting, or related professional area.

OR

• 4-year bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 6 years’ experience in the management operations, sales and marketing, finance and accounting, or related professional area.

 

Preferred:

• General Manager experience in limited or full-service property.

• Ability and willingness to work flexible hours including weekends, holidays and late nights.

• Property industry work experience, demonstrating progressive career growth and a pattern of exceptional performance.

 

JOB SPECIFIC TASKS

 

Business Strategy Development

Stays current with industry trends and monitors strengths and weakness of competition; explores new business opportunities; develops business plans designed to maximize property customer satisfaction, profitability, and market share; ensures property business plans are aligned with the hotel’s business strategies; translates Marriott global strategic plan into one that can be executed on property.

 

Business Strategy Execution

Executes business plans designed to maximize property customer satisfaction, profitability, and market share; ensures that property business plans and employees are aligned with business strategies; holds property leadership team accountable for successful delivery of business plans; experiments with new ideas and takes calculated risks to improve guest satisfaction and profitability; evaluates the success of property business strategies to inform future business plan enhancements; continually ensures business plans and actions have a positive impact on property performance.

 

Sales and Marketing

Works closely with Sales and Marketing team to develop revenue generating strategies for property; identifies new business leads, develops tailored sales approach, and actively pursues leads with Sales and Marketing team; validates that sales and marketing strategy is aligned with brand strategy and is effectively executed against established goals; verifies that property leaders understand and leverage Marriott demand engines to full potential; augments guest preference for property through booking ease and quality interactions with sales force.

 

Talent Management and Organizational Capability

Creates a cohesive and high-performance Executive Committee that continuously strives for positive results and improvement; coaches Executive Committee by providing specific feedback and holds them accountable for performance; creates learning and development opportunities for employees; creates and effectively executes development plans for both direct reports based on their individual strengths, development needs, and career aspirations; ensures all managers are doing the same for their direct reports; identifies resource needs to strengthen property team; creates succession plans for future job openings; actively supports the staffing process; ensures effective work processes, systems and teamwork are in place to maximize individual and overall property performance.

 

Business Information Analysis

Reviews business related data such as market share, financial performance, inventory, employee engagement, and customer satisfaction; analyzes business information to proactively address changing market conditions, ensure property operates within budgetary guidelines, and achieves profit margin goals; uses business information to identify indicators of product and service successes and opportunities for improvement; integrates business information into business plans.

 

Employee and Labor Relations

Verifies that all employees are treated fairly, and with respect; builds rapport with employees by fostering an environment of open communication and spending time with employees on the frontlines; makes self-available to employees (“open door policy”); verifies that pay and benefits are appropriate for labor market; celebrates the success of employees in a public way; works with Human Resources to maximize employee engagement and monitor local labor environment to address issues as needed.

 

Revenue Management

Works with Revenue Management team to develop effective pricing strategies, balancing seasonality, economy, customer segments, property objectives and customer satisfaction; established revenue strategy that supports the hotel’s positioning in local market; ensures demand forecasting and sound revenue practices are in place to maximize yield; identifies ways to grow occupancy, RevPAR, and market share by researching and staying aware of competitor strategies; controls labor and capital expenses.

 

Owner Relations

Builds strong rapport with property owners through proactive and on-going communication; keeps owner informed of brand initiatives and guest experiences; provides owners with in-depth analysis of property performance, incorporating guest, financial and employee business data; manages an effective balance between owner interests and Marriott brand interests and develops solutions that create value for both; develops and effectively promotes ideas for improving property service and profitability to ownership.

 

Customer and Public Relations Management

Interacts with guests and other customers on a frequent basis to obtain feedback about their experiences on property; utilizes guest/customer feedback to recognize outstanding employee service performance and improve service delivery; emphasizes and holds leadership team accountable for addressing service failures or potential service failures, and for developing innovative ways to exceed guest expectations; establishes presence in the market by actively promoting an exemplary property/brand image, involving oneself in the local community, and by developing strategic alliances with local officials, businesses, and customers; anticipates needs of large groups or high profile guests in order to deliver flawless service; verifies that products, services, and events attain the appropriate publicity (“PR buzz”).

 

Company/Brand Policy, Procedures, and Standards Compliance

Verifies property compliance with legal, safety, operations, labor, and Marriott brand product and service standards; conducts both routine and short-notice quality assurance audits with specific departments; holds employees accountable for performing audits on a regular basis; conducts detailed walk-throughs to ensure building, public areas, kitchen, and grounds are well-maintained, safe, and meet or exceed guest expectations; validates that employees are appropriately trained and performing to standard.

 

 
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.


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