Sage Hospitality Group Director of Front Office in Detroit, Michigan
Shinola Hotel is seeking a Director of People & Culture to create timeless memories and quality experiences for guests and associates alike.
The world’s first Shinola Hote l is Detroit’s new living room. What started as a watch company has transformed into a luxury brand that creates a lasting impact on visitors and locals alike, with products and services uniquely their own. Born in Detroit, the Shinola team has an unwavering commitment to build upon the city’s history and create thoughtfully designed spaces and experiences. Come join the team at Shinola Detroit and experience the artful hospitality this boutique hotel has to offer.
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 manage the room and related area's operations of the hotel to achieve customer (guests, employees, corporate and owners) satisfaction and quality service while meeting/exceeding financial goals. Position is responsible for short and long-term planning and day-to-day operations of the room and related areas. Recommends the area's budget and manages expenses within approved budget constraints. The major areas of responsibility/management include: the front office, guest services, housekeeping, security and gift shop. May have responsibility for recreation and tennis. May participate in total hotel management 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.
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.
Maximizing revenue in each phone/desk transaction. (Sell from the top down and offer specials last)
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).
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.
Must be able to both assimilate and generate explicit and concise documents for publication within our corporate environment.
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.
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.
Eligible to participate in Sage bonus plan
Unlimited paid time off
Medical, dental, & vision insurance
Eligible to participate in the Company’s 401(k) program with employer matching
Health savings and flexible spending accounts
Basic Life and AD&D insurance
Company-paid short-term disability
Employee Assistance Program
Great discounts on Hotels, Restaurants, and much more.
Eligible to participate in the Employee Referral Bonus Program. Up to $1,000 per referral.
Position Type: Regular Full-Time
Property : Shinola Detroit
Category: Front Desk & Guest Services
Address : 1400 Woodward Ave
City : Detroit
State : Michigan
EOE Protected Veterans/Disability