Sage Hospitality Group Director of Rooms in Austin, Texas
Sage Hospitality Group is set to hire a Director of Rooms at Hotel Van Zandt in Austin, Texas!
Located in the Rainey Street District, Hotel Van Zandt features 319 guest rooms and more than 25,000 square feet of meeting space. You can enjoy live music at our featured restaurant onsite, Geraldine’s, host pool parties, or check out one of the many pop-up events. Join us here to make a difference!
As part of Sage Hospitality Group, we passionately strive to be the best and create excellence in everything we do. We believe in enriching lives one experience at a time. More than a slogan, we empower our employees to make positive impacts on the communities in which we live and work. By providing genuine service we build relationships with our guests and value for our shareholders, and we create unforgettable experiences.
We are looking for independent thinkers. Those who harness their entrepreneurial spirit so that it breaks preconceived notions. We’re not afraid to forge our own path. After all, it’s what industry leaders do. That’s why we welcome risk takers and creative spirits alike. No matter your daily role, Sage recognizes that your success is about more than the work you do—it’s really about who you are, which is why we invest in your personal and professional growth. We hope you consider joining us!
Plan and provide leadership to the room and related area's operations of the hotel to surpass customer (guests, employees, corporate, and owners) satisfaction and quality service while meeting/exceeding financial goals. Position is responsible for short, long-term planning and day-to-day operations of the rooms and related departments. Drafts the department’s budget and manages expenses within approved budget constraints. Major areas of responsibility/management include: the front office, guest services, housekeeping, security and working with the outsourced valet parking operations. Expected to participate as a member of the Hotel Executive Committee.
Manage the human resources functions in the division in order to attract, retain and motivate the employees; interview, hire, train, develop, empower, coach and counsel, conduct performance and salary reviews, resolve problems, provide open communication vehicles, discipline and terminate, as appropriate.
Collaborates with other member of the Executive Committee on strategic issues to improve customer satisfaction, associate retention and profitability.
Seeks to implement innovated and creative ways to optimize profitability, customer satisfaction and associate retention within the rooms department.
Strategically looks ahead to insure all areas within scope of responsibility are properly staffed, trained and prepared for upcoming business levels.
Is a strong supporter of the sales team and all group/catering bookings and seeks ways to surprise and delight their experiences.
Is a strong supporter of implementing activations and programming consistent with the positioning of this lifestyle hotel.
Manages check-in procedures for arriving guests on a daily basis, using both manual and computerized methods, in order to ensure guests are satisfied and in rooms as requested. May need to fill in for various roles within the rooms department as the demands of business requires (Front Office and Housekeeping roles).
Manages guest departure (check-out) on a daily basis by following established manual and computer procedures in order to close guest accounts and open the room for the next sell.
Monitors and regularly calculates and/or posts monies, receipts, guest accounts and other forms of credit using accurate, proper cash handling methods and established procedures in order to present the customer with timely and precise hotel charges upon check-out and maintain accurate hotel records.
Courteously answers inquiries and accepts reservations, both in person and by telephone, by accurately communicating hotel rates and information and by using suggestive selling techniques to sell room nights, increase occupancy and revenue.
Maintains good customer relations by keeping abreast of all in-house and area functions in order to answer questions and concerns with timely and knowledgeable responses, in person and on telephone.
Operates the PBX equipment by accepting incoming calls, assisting outgoing calls, scheduling and setting wake-up calls and paging guests to provide guests with timely and efficient service.
Manages the standard procedures for cash transactions at the front desk and maintains complete responsibility for personal bank as specified by hotel bank agreement policy.
Resolve customer complaints as appropriate to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction and quality.
Maintains a friendly, cheerful and courteous demeanor at all times.
Ensures that the overall operation of the front desk is completed daily.
Implement emergency organization procedures and training through the management of the security staff to ensure appropriate protection for hotel guests, staff and company assets.
Works closely with housekeeping and maintenance to ensure property is maintained.
Hiring, motivating and training of staff.
Performs other duties as assigned, requested or deemed necessary by management.
A four-year college degree or equivalent education/experience.
Four to five years of employment in a related position with this company or other organization(s).
This includes experiential knowledge required for management of people and complex problems.
Ability to study, analyze and interpret complex activities and/or information in order to improve new practices or develop new approaches.
Ability to make decisions with only general policies and procedures available for guidance.
Must possess communication skills in terms of the ability to negotiate, convince, sell and influence professionals and/or hotel guests.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to respond to guest requests and questions over the phone
Excellent speech communication skills are required to communicate both in person and via telephone with guests, associates and corporate contacts in a professional and extensive manner.
Excellent literacy is required. Must be able to both assimilate and generate explicit and concise documents for publication within our corporate environment.
Lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying -must be able to accomplish any task required of associates within assigned departments.
Bending/kneeling -must be able to accomplish any task required of associates within assigned departments.
Mobility -must be able to accomplish any task required of associates within assigned departments.
Continuous standing -must be able to accomplish any task required of associates within assigned departments.
Climbing up to approximately 40 steps 1% of 40 hour week. Climbing ladders up to approximately 5 feet 15% of 40 hour week.
Driving required as necessary
Inside hotel and office environment 95% of shift
Position Type: Regular Full-Time
Property : Hotel Van Zandt
Category: Front Desk & Guest Services
Tipped Position: No
Address : 605 Davis St
City : Austin
State : Texas
EOE Protected Veterans/Disability