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Salary: YEAR USD

Location: Ithaca, NY 310 E State St Ithaca NY 14850 USA

Type of employment : FULL_TIME

Industry: Hospitality
Department: Administration & General
Career Level: Management, Executive
Work Hours: Full-time

Date Posted: 19 Nov 2018

Valid Through: 19 Dec 2018 05:53

Be...

  • an Innovator
  • a Motivator
  • a Leader
  • a Team Player

Most of all,

  • Be Baywood!

With our "It's My Pleasure!" philosophy we have become one of the Nation's fastest growing hotel development & management companies.   Get to know us at www.baywoodhotels.com and discover why we believe "It's Better at Baywood!"

Join us as the Chief Enthusiast / General Manager at our brand new Canopy by Hilton located at 310 E State St, Ithaca, NY 14850.

The Chief Enthusiast

At the core of Canopy by Hilton's culture is the leadership.  The Chief Enthusiast sets the tone for creating the Positively Yours culture at our hotel, leads the Collaborative, and is committed to delivering the "neighborhood" lifestyle experiences our guests want.  

  • Have successfully created a team culture that is engaged and empowered
  • A track record of delivering incredible guest service as measured by SALT (Satisfaction and Loyalty Tracking) or equivalent tool.
  • Experience as a leader in the Lifestyle or independent, upper upscale segment. The culture in Canopy will be very unique and we encourage you to look beyond a traditional full-service hotel when assessing candidates.
  • Leads by example- actively engaged in the guest experience, vs. managing from the executive office
  • Understands her/his role in shaping the hotel's social media platform, is actively engaged in responding, including strong ranking in Trip Advisor and other social platforms
  • Has a proven track-record as an ambassador between the hotel and local community
  • Successful financial performance within the hotel and against competitive set
  • Quality Assurance scores that exceed the expectations of a prior brand or independent measure.

 

Hiring the right Chief Enthusiasts will lead to our mutual success.  Once you have chosen your Chief Enthusiasts please let your Director of Brand Performance know so we can connect her/him to all of the incredible resources and training options available from Canopy by Hilton and Hilton Worldwide to assist with a successful on-boarding and future success. 

Experience:

  • Have successfully created a team culture that is engaged and empowered
  • A track record of delivering incredible guest service as measured by SALT (Satisfaction and Loyalty Tracking) or equivalent tool.
  • Experience as a leader in the Lifestyle or independent, upper upscale segment. The culture in Canopy will be very unique and we encourage you to look beyond a traditional full-service hotel when assessing candidates.
  • Leads by example- actively engaged in the guest experience, vs. managing from the executive offic
  • Understands her/his role in shaping the hotel's social media platform, is actively engaged in responding, including strong ranking in Trip Advisor and other social platforms
  • Has a proven track-record as an ambassador between the hotel and local community
  • Successful financial performance within the hotel and against competitive set
  • Quality Assurance scores that exceed the expectations of a prior brand or independent measure.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience as a General Manager in similar type & size hotel, or similar experience. 2 years additional management experience (of which 1 year is in hotels)
  • Proven track record of increasing profit (GOP) while exceeding Brand & Corporate goals for guest and associate satisfaction
  • Local market experience preferred
  • Hilton experience preferred
  • New Opening experience a plus

Summary

Responsible for the upkeep and the efficient, profitable operations of the hotel by providing a safe, clean, environment where employees provide, and guests experience, flawless customer service that is legendary throughout the industry.

Essential Job Duties

Hotel Profitability:

Ensures the attainment of established budgeted goals for all departments of Hotel

  • Monitors compliance with labor standards and staffing guidelines by all departments
  • Monitors compliance with annually established room rate plan
  • Monitors operating expense tracking system for all departments
  • Administers approved incentive programs
  • Conducts required meetings (ex. Daily Huddle, weekly staff) to ensure interdepartmental communication and coordination of mutual goals
  • Audits departmental procedures and performance.  Modifies procedures as needed.
  • Monitors rooms inventory and merchandising procedures.
  • Conducts quarterly rate surveys of competitive hotels and monitors program for competitive analysis and price-value assessment
  • Monitors and ensures compliance with amenity programs, franchise and company standards, as well as promotional materials
  • Assures compliance with established Manager On Duty (M.O.D.) Program
  • Participates in scheduled meetings as required by corporate. This includes revenue management, safety, budget, sales & regional operations meetings

Asset Management:

Exceeds Brand and/or Baywood quality standards ensuring a favorable franchise inspection grade for the property

  • Submits annual Capital and Repair & Maintenance (R&M) budgets for approval by Corporate Office
  • Ensures completion of all approved Capital and R&M items, coordinating with Regional Operations Manager and Manager of Purchasing
  • Conducts daily inspections of guest rooms to ensure housekeeping is meeting/exceeding cleanliness standards
  • Conducts bi-weekly property inspections and approves action plans to include time-table to resolve problems
  • Attends Asset Management meetings

Guest Satisfaction/Public Relations:   

Promotes guest satisfaction in an effort to obtain repeat business of leisure and business markets

  • Evaluates all guest complaints and ensures corrective action is taken by department heads
  • Monitors guest responses, responding as needed; executes action plan to correct issues
  • Hosts social events/receptions as required by the Brand and/or Baywood Hotels
  • Plays active role in community through affiliation with various community organizations to promote and maintain positive image for hotel
  • Participates in the BEAR (Baywood Hotels' Education And Reach Initiatives) activities and other company-sponsored community service & fundraising events

Human Resources:  

Ensures employees are provided with the necessary structure, motivation, and training to satisfy their needs and achieve organizational goals

  • Interviews, selects, trains, and counsels associates   
  • Ensures that all new hires are given the proper onboarding experience
  • Ensures that staff is properly trained by their managers
  • Ensures adequate staffing levels are maintained, adhering to budgetary and staffing guidelines
  • Ensures compliance of all department heads with goal-oriented job descriptions and reviews goals with each individual
  • Maintains associate files, ensuring all documents are current (including job descriptions and version of handbook)
  • Ensures that performance evaluations are being issued as required by corporate
  • Encourages promotion from within, associate engagement and development through goal setting, employee training and participating in all corporate mandated associate-focused initiatives
  • Ensures hotel is in compliance with all Baywood policies, Federal and State laws with regards to all personnel practices, safety initiatives, & labor-related postings
  • Payroll processing and reconciliation

Personal Development:

Ensures continual efforts are made to increase management abilities and knowledge

  • Attends annually a minimum of one advanced management training seminar
  • Attends classes to become knowledgeable or maintain proficiency in the latest industry-related technology
  • Attends franchise & Baywood mandated training courses as required

Consistently models the behavior of a 'Baywood Ambassador' who:

  • Maintains a professional image, including grooming, verbiage, and body language, at all times
  • Warmly greets both guests and coworkers (using the 10/5, first & last rule) every time they come in contact
  • Actively listens to guests, responding appropriately to their questions and/or concerns. Seeks guidance and/or assistance from others to ensure satisfaction
  • Fosters teamwork by offering assistance to others, as needed
  • Continuously monitors the surroundings at work, in order to identify any cleanliness, safety, security, or building upkeep issues; reports discrepancies to the proper department
  • Contributes to a safe work environment by following proper safety guidelines in matters of attire, utilizing protective gear, and following safety procedures
  • Recommends other Baywood properties to our guests, when appropriate
  • Consistently demonstrates our It's My Pleasure service philosophy by identifying and seizing each golden opportunity to exceed guest expectations
  • Additional duties may be added at any time at the discretion of management

Skills/Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Hospitality or related field preferred; however, skills/knowledge gained through on-the-job training and previous experience may substitute for degree

Certifications / Licenses:

  • Must possess and maintain a motor vehicle operator's license in good standing
  • Brand General Manager certification preferred

Additional Skills:

  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and oral
  • Bilingual (Spanish & English) preferred, depending on market
  • Ability to work the shifts required for the position
  • Ability to learn and adhere to Brand & Baywood Hotels' standards
  • Ability to take information from various sources and determine a responsible course of action
  • Ability to understand interdepartmental relationships
  • Ability to operate office equipment and industry specific software (M3, PMS)  
  • Ability to remain calm during stressful situations
  • Ability to motivate and lead a team
  • Ability to read, interpret and analyze financial reports, P&L Statements, Sales & Marketing reports
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Proficient in Google Apps for Work preferred

Physical Demands

  • Walking and Standing: 45 -55%
  • Sitting: up to 50%
  • Bending, Stooping, Reaching: Occasionally
  • Lifting, Push/Pull: 40 lbs infrequently
  • Driving: Occasionally
  • Traveling: Infrequently

Environmental Conditions:

  • Inside: Protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes.
  • Outside: Transitioning from inside to outside of building and vehicle, assisting guests in varying weather conditions

Baywood Hotels is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.

Chief Enthusiast / General Manager - Ithaca, NY

Be...

  • an Innovator
  • a Motivator
  • a Leader
  • a Team Player

Most of all,

  • Be Baywood!

With our "It's My Pleasure!" philosophy we have become one of the Nation's fastest growing hotel development & management companies.   Get to know us at www.baywoodhotels.com and discover why we believe "It's Better at Baywood!"

Join us as the Chief Enthusiast / General Manager at our brand new Canopy by Hilton located at 310 E State St, Ithaca, NY 14850.

The Chief Enthusiast

At the core of Canopy by Hilton's culture is the leadership.  The Chief Enthusiast sets the tone for creating the Positively Yours culture at our hotel, leads the Collaborative, and is committed to delivering the "neighborhood" lifestyle experiences our guests want.  

  • Have successfully created a team culture that is engaged and empowered
  • A track record of delivering incredible guest service as measured by SALT (Satisfaction and Loyalty Tracking) or equivalent tool.
  • Experience as a leader in the Lifestyle or independent, upper upscale segment. The culture in Canopy will be very unique and we encourage you to look beyond a traditional full-service hotel when assessing candidates.
  • Leads by example- actively engaged in the guest experience, vs. managing from the executive office
  • Understands her/his role in shaping the hotel's social media platform, is actively engaged in responding, including strong ranking in Trip Advisor and other social platforms
  • Has a proven track-record as an ambassador between the hotel and local community
  • Successful financial performance within the hotel and against competitive set
  • Quality Assurance scores that exceed the expectations of a prior brand or independent measure.

 

Hiring the right Chief Enthusiasts will lead to our mutual success.  Once you have chosen your Chief Enthusiasts please let your Director of Brand Performance know so we can connect her/him to all of the incredible resources and training options available from Canopy by Hilton and Hilton Worldwide to assist with a successful on-boarding and future success. 

Experience:

  • Have successfully created a team culture that is engaged and empowered
  • A track record of delivering incredible guest service as measured by SALT (Satisfaction and Loyalty Tracking) or equivalent tool.
  • Experience as a leader in the Lifestyle or independent, upper upscale segment. The culture in Canopy will be very unique and we encourage you to look beyond a traditional full-service hotel when assessing candidates.
  • Leads by example- actively engaged in the guest experience, vs. managing from the executive offic
  • Understands her/his role in shaping the hotel's social media platform, is actively engaged in responding, including strong ranking in Trip Advisor and other social platforms
  • Has a proven track-record as an ambassador between the hotel and local community
  • Successful financial performance within the hotel and against competitive set
  • Quality Assurance scores that exceed the expectations of a prior brand or independent measure.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience as a General Manager in similar type & size hotel, or similar experience. 2 years additional management experience (of which 1 year is in hotels)
  • Proven track record of increasing profit (GOP) while exceeding Brand & Corporate goals for guest and associate satisfaction
  • Local market experience preferred
  • Hilton experience preferred
  • New Opening experience a plus

Summary

Responsible for the upkeep and the efficient, profitable operations of the hotel by providing a safe, clean, environment where employees provide, and guests experience, flawless customer service that is legendary throughout the industry.

Essential Job Duties

Hotel Profitability:

Ensures the attainment of established budgeted goals for all departments of Hotel

  • Monitors compliance with labor standards and staffing guidelines by all departments
  • Monitors compliance with annually established room rate plan
  • Monitors operating expense tracking system for all departments
  • Administers approved incentive programs
  • Conducts required meetings (ex. Daily Huddle, weekly staff) to ensure interdepartmental communication and coordination of mutual goals
  • Audits departmental procedures and performance.  Modifies procedures as needed.
  • Monitors rooms inventory and merchandising procedures.
  • Conducts quarterly rate surveys of competitive hotels and monitors program for competitive analysis and price-value assessment
  • Monitors and ensures compliance with amenity programs, franchise and company standards, as well as promotional materials
  • Assures compliance with established Manager On Duty (M.O.D.) Program
  • Participates in scheduled meetings as required by corporate. This includes revenue management, safety, budget, sales & regional operations meetings

Asset Management:

Exceeds Brand and/or Baywood quality standards ensuring a favorable franchise inspection grade for the property

  • Submits annual Capital and Repair & Maintenance (R&M) budgets for approval by Corporate Office
  • Ensures completion of all approved Capital and R&M items, coordinating with Regional Operations Manager and Manager of Purchasing
  • Conducts daily inspections of guest rooms to ensure housekeeping is meeting/exceeding cleanliness standards
  • Conducts bi-weekly property inspections and approves action plans to include time-table to resolve problems
  • Attends Asset Management meetings

Guest Satisfaction/Public Relations:   

Promotes guest satisfaction in an effort to obtain repeat business of leisure and business markets

  • Evaluates all guest complaints and ensures corrective action is taken by department heads
  • Monitors guest responses, responding as needed; executes action plan to correct issues
  • Hosts social events/receptions as required by the Brand and/or Baywood Hotels
  • Plays active role in community through affiliation with various community organizations to promote and maintain positive image for hotel
  • Participates in the BEAR (Baywood Hotels' Education And Reach Initiatives) activities and other company-sponsored community service & fundraising events

Human Resources:  

Ensures employees are provided with the necessary structure, motivation, and training to satisfy their needs and achieve organizational goals

  • Interviews, selects, trains, and counsels associates   
  • Ensures that all new hires are given the proper onboarding experience
  • Ensures that staff is properly trained by their managers
  • Ensures adequate staffing levels are maintained, adhering to budgetary and staffing guidelines
  • Ensures compliance of all department heads with goal-oriented job descriptions and reviews goals with each individual
  • Maintains associate files, ensuring all documents are current (including job descriptions and version of handbook)
  • Ensures that performance evaluations are being issued as required by corporate
  • Encourages promotion from within, associate engagement and development through goal setting, employee training and participating in all corporate mandated associate-focused initiatives
  • Ensures hotel is in compliance with all Baywood policies, Federal and State laws with regards to all personnel practices, safety initiatives, & labor-related postings
  • Payroll processing and reconciliation

Personal Development:

Ensures continual efforts are made to increase management abilities and knowledge

  • Attends annually a minimum of one advanced management training seminar
  • Attends classes to become knowledgeable or maintain proficiency in the latest industry-related technology
  • Attends franchise & Baywood mandated training courses as required

Consistently models the behavior of a 'Baywood Ambassador' who:

  • Maintains a professional image, including grooming, verbiage, and body language, at all times
  • Warmly greets both guests and coworkers (using the 10/5, first & last rule) every time they come in contact
  • Actively listens to guests, responding appropriately to their questions and/or concerns. Seeks guidance and/or assistance from others to ensure satisfaction
  • Fosters teamwork by offering assistance to others, as needed
  • Continuously monitors the surroundings at work, in order to identify any cleanliness, safety, security, or building upkeep issues; reports discrepancies to the proper department
  • Contributes to a safe work environment by following proper safety guidelines in matters of attire, utilizing protective gear, and following safety procedures
  • Recommends other Baywood properties to our guests, when appropriate
  • Consistently demonstrates our It's My Pleasure service philosophy by identifying and seizing each golden opportunity to exceed guest expectations
  • Additional duties may be added at any time at the discretion of management

Skills/Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Hospitality or related field preferred; however, skills/knowledge gained through on-the-job training and previous experience may substitute for degree

Certifications / Licenses:

  • Must possess and maintain a motor vehicle operator's license in good standing
  • Brand General Manager certification preferred

Additional Skills:

  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and oral
  • Bilingual (Spanish & English) preferred, depending on market
  • Ability to work the shifts required for the position
  • Ability to learn and adhere to Brand & Baywood Hotels' standards
  • Ability to take information from various sources and determine a responsible course of action
  • Ability to understand interdepartmental relationships
  • Ability to operate office equipment and industry specific software (M3, PMS)  
  • Ability to remain calm during stressful situations
  • Ability to motivate and lead a team
  • Ability to read, interpret and analyze financial reports, P&L Statements, Sales & Marketing reports
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Proficient in Google Apps for Work preferred

Physical Demands

  • Walking and Standing: 45 -55%
  • Sitting: up to 50%
  • Bending, Stooping, Reaching: Occasionally
  • Lifting, Push/Pull: 40 lbs infrequently
  • Driving: Occasionally
  • Traveling: Infrequently

Environmental Conditions:

  • Inside: Protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes.
  • Outside: Transitioning from inside to outside of building and vehicle, assisting guests in varying weather conditions

Baywood Hotels is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.

Job Details

Reference # 34922
Posted on 19 Nov 2018
Closes on 19 Dec 2018 05:53
Property name Canopy by Hilton (Opening 2019)
Location(s) Ithaca, NY
City Name
Department Administration & General
Career level Management, Executive
Hours/Status Full-time
Pay range ($low)
Pay range ($high)
Bonuses Yes
Benefits Medical, Dental, and Vision options, PTO, Hotel Discounts
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