General ManagerRenaissance Hotel Flushing New YorkQueens, NY
A property of: Meyer Jabara Hotels
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  A 208 room full service Renaissance by Marriott lifestyle hotel currently under construction in Flushing, Queens, NY is searching for a dynamic General Manager. The General Manager is responsible for opening this lifestyle/boutique asset and then continually focusing on achieving hotel profitability through revenue generation, cost control, guest satisfaction and developing associates, while maintaining the integrity of the hotel. 

The position offers abundant growth opportunities, an excellent compensation package and an opportunity to work with a proven leader in the industry.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a full service, lifestyle property and a proven track record of directing and motivating a full service hotel operation.

Previous Marriott experience and Mandarin language skills are helpful. 

Job Requirements

  •   In conjunction with the Director of Sales, conduct a daily Sales and Revenue Strategy meeting focusing on pricing, yield management, market conditions and prospecting.
  • Play a pivotal role in hotel sales efforts, including calling on top ten accounts, meeting clients, hosting luncheons and receptions, and meeting with on-site contacts on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. 
  • Participate in activating and energizing a cutting edge hotel F&B experience through thematic conceptual execution, creating buzz on social media platforms and through neighborhood awareness.
  • Tour the operating departments daily, making adjustments as needed via department heads. 
  • Conduct weekly staff meetings, including weekly training and the review of previous and future sales and operations efforts.
  •  Meet all financial review dates and corporate directed programs in a timely fashion. 
  • Hold a monthly financial review with all department managers and supervisors. 
  • Ensure that all department heads maintain budgeted productivity levels and standard checkbook accounting procedures. 
  • Develop managers for future advancement through competency training and corporate training programs. 
  • Participate in required M.O.D. coverage as scheduled. 
  • Adhere to all corporate and hotel policies and procedures and train new managers to ensure compliance. 
  • Oversee and assist in the annual Hotel business plan / budget process as required. 
  • Ensure that training in service standards is taking place in each department using the steps to effective training according to hotel standards, including compliance in all departments.
  • Assist in creating a positive team-oriented environment which focuses on the guest, through associate development and motivation. 
  • Inspect rooms regularly (weekly at a minimum) with both the Housekeeping Manager and Property Engineer. 
  • Ensure that all appropriate information for financial documents is received by the Corporate Office monthly, in compliance with the monthly accounting calendar. 
  • Ensure the cleanliness and maintenance of the physical property through inspections and preventive maintenance programs with department managers. 
  • Forecast monthly the hotel's financial position, by estimating revenues and line-by-line expenses. Analyze previous and projected data to generate an accurate reforecast. 
  • Interview all prospective final candidates for any vacant management position within the hotel prior to any offer being extended. 
  • Perform all Executive Committee members performance appraisals according to Hotel S.O.P.'s, and ensure that managers are in compliance with the standards in their administration of performance appraisals to their staff. 
  • Motivate, coach, counsel and discipline all management personnel according to Hotel S.O.P.'s and ensure that managers are in compliance with the standards in their administration of counseling and disciplinary steps. 
  • Meet clients on the property, including meeting contacts and potential clients touring the property, to assist in the sales effort. 
  • Be in the public areas during peak times, greeting guests and offering assistance as needed. ]

  

Qualifications

  • At least 6 years progressive experience in a hotel or a related field; or a 4-year college degree and at least 4 to 5 years of related experience; or a 2-year college degree and at least 5 to 6 years of related experience. 
  • Marriott operating systems is extremely helpful.
  • Ability to work with and establish chemistry other building tenants and contractors – i.e.: F&B. laundry, spa, etc.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and written, with all level of employees and guests in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service oriented manner. 
  • Must be effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying concerns raised by employees and guests. 
  • Must be able to multitask and prioritize departmental functions to meet deadlines. 
  • Approach all encounters with guests and associates in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service-oriented manner. 
  • Attend all hotel required meetings and trainings. 
  • Participate in M.O.D. coverage as required. 
  • Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Hotel Standards, as required by scheduling, which will vary according to the needs of the hotel. 
  • Maximize efforts towards productivity, identify problem areas and assist in implementing solutions. 
  • Must be effective in handling problems, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary.
  •  Must be able to understand and evaluate complex information, data, etc. from various sources to meet appropriate objectives. 
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information. 

Job Details

Senior level
Full-time

About this location

class:
Luxury
room Count:
101-250
location Type:
Urban

Values

Action-Oriented
Balance
Celebrate
Change Agent
Community
Empowerment
Learning
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Renaissance Hotel Flushing New York
At Renaissance® Hotels & Resorts, you'll find a place where simple
delights become memorable moments. Where distinctive style flirts with
touches of whimsy. And where unparalleled service and unshow more
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Address133-42 37th Avenue, Queens, NY, 11354 View map
Property typeHotel 
classLuxury 
room Count101-250 
location TypeUrban 

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William A. MeyerChairmanFollowing his graduation from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, The London School of Economics and Georgetown University Law School, Bill Meyer became a member of the New York and Florida Bars and a specialist in real property law with a New York City law firm. He later became a graduate of Harvard Business School. In 1976, he accepted the position of Vice President, Real Estate and Law, for Servico, Inc., then a small publicly traded hotel company. Over the next 12 years Servico grew to become one of the largest independent hotel companies in the United States with 58 hotels in its portfolio. Before selling his interest and resigning in mid-1988, Mr. Meyer served as Servico's President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Meyer is presently Chairman of Meyer Jabara Hotels with offices in Danbury, Connecticut and West Palm Beach, Florida. Its hotel portfolio includes 30 hotels with nearly 5,000 rooms in 12 states. The hotels range in size from 38 rooms to 500 rooms and are operated under licenses from Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton, Intercontinental, Hyatt and Choice.
Richard JabaraCEORichard Jabara is a second generation hotelier and has been active for 40 years in the development and management of hotels. A graduate of the University of Denver Hotel School, he is experienced in the turnaround of distressed properties and all facets of hotel development, including site location, construction and major renovations. Based in Danbury, CT, Richard is President and CEO of Meyer Jabara Hotels which operates 24 hotels under licenses from Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Sheraton and Holiday Inns. His involvement in the daily management of these hotels includes annual planning, development of senior and on-site management and enhancing operational excellence. Under his leadership Meyer Jabara Hotels has won awards for excellence from five different franchisors. He believes in the principles of non-directive management, leadership and learning. He has embraced and brought to Meyer Jabara Hotels the Journey Management System developed by well known management consultant and author Dr. James Belasco. Richard has been active in industry committees for many years. He has been involved with the Hotel-Motel Association of New York City and was a member of the Ad Hoc Committee which negotiated the union contracts for 250 New York City hotels. He is past Chairman of the Owners' Association of Six Continents Hotels and Resorts, franchisor of Inter-Continental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites hotels. Richard brings his extensive business experience to various other organizations. He is currently the President of the Parish Council at his church and a member of the Board of Directors of Danbury Hospital. He is also one of the founders and supporters of Dream Come True, a regional charity that directs their efforts in helping terminally ill children and their families.
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