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Temporary Rooms Manager

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Posted: 11/4/2020
Job Status: Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 9447_1545056

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Highgate Hotels

Highgate is a leading real estate investment and hospitality management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in major U.S. gateway cities including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu, with a growing Caribbean and Latin America footprint. The hospitality forward company provides expert guidance through all stages of the property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition. Highgate has a proven record of developing its diverse portfolio of bespoke lifestyle hotel brands, legacy brands, and independent hotels and resorts with contemporary programming and digital acumen. The company utilizes industry-leading revenue management tools that efficiently identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive outperformance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in New York, Chicago, Dallas, London, Miami, and Seattle. www.highgate.com .


Situated next door to each other on 44th Street in the heart of midtown Manhattan, Millennium Premier and Millennium Times Square both offer desirable locations steps from the excitement of Times Square, Broadway, Radio City Music Hall, and Rockefeller Center. Millennium Premier, a Four-Star boutique-style hotel, features 124 well appointed rooms and a private lounge exclusively for guests. Millennium Times Square, an affiliate of Hilton Hotels, features 626 spacious guest rooms and suites, some with views of Times Square, 52,000-sq.-ft. of function space, and a newly-opened Bugis Street Brasserie and Bar serving authentic Pan Asian cuisine. Millenium Times Square will soon be joining the Doubletree brand.

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The Rooms Manager is responsible for assisting in management of Guest Services, Concierge and Uniformed Services, Housekeeping, Laundry, Security, Communications, Reservations in an attentive, friendly, efficient and courteous manner, providing all guests with quality service while maximizing room revenue and productivity, and developing managers and employees.

This is a temporary position.


    - Employees must, at all times, be attentive, friendly, helpful, and courteous to all guests, managers, and fellow employees.
    - Respond to all guest requests, problems, complaints and/or accidents arising in person or through reservations, comment cards, letters and/or phone calls, in an attentive, courteous and efficient manner. Follow up to ensure guest satisfaction.
    - Motivate, coach, counsel and discipline all Rooms Division personnel according to Highgate Hotel SOP's.
    - Assist in preparing and conducting all Rooms Division interviews and follow hiring procedures according to Highgate Hotel SOP's. Actively support Human Resources with recruiting efforts. Ensure that all managers are in compliance with the standards in their interviewing and hiring procedures.
    - Develop employee morale and ensure training of Rooms Division personnel.
    - Maintain a professional working relationship and promote open lines of communication with managers, employees and other departments.
    - Ensure implementation of all Highgate Hotel policies and house rules. Understand hospitality terms.
    - Ensure sign off of all Service Standards by Position competencies for Rooms division managers. Monitor completion of the Service Standards by Position Training Checklists for hourly staff.
    - Monitor oversold dates to ensure the maximization of rooms revenue.
    - Tour Rooms operating departments daily, greeting employees and soliciting feedback.
    - Ensure compliance to Standard of the Week training, using the steps to effective training according to Highgate Hotel standards.
    - Assist in maximizing room revenue and occupancy by reviewing status daily. Analyze rate variance, monitor credit report and maintain close observation of daily house count. Monitor selling status of house daily, i.e. flash report, allowances, etc.
    - Attend daily and monthly Rooms Merchandizing meetings.
    - Assist in completing the monthly reforecast.
    - Monitor and support the corporate Guest Recognition Program.
    - Monitor expenses to ensure expense control and maximize profit, using checkbook accounting as a control mechanism.
    - Monitor and ensure compliance with Highgate Hotel SOP's in Rooms and Loss Prevention.
    - Conduct walk-throughs of public areas and guestrooms to ensure that cleanliness and maintenance standards are met.
    - Attend weekly Rooms Division meeting.
    - Perform Rooms Managers' performance reviews according to Highgate Hotel SOP, and ensure that managers are in compliance with the standards in their administration of performance reviews to their employees.
    - Monitor labor expenses through schedule approval process and ensure budgeted productivity.
    - Prepare department heads for succession through development of their need areas.
    - Operate all aspects of the Front Office computer system, including software maintenance, report generation and analysis, and simple programming.
    - Monitor proper operation of the P.B.X. console and ensure that employees maintain Highgate Hotel SOP's in its use.
    - Assist in preparation of revenue and occupancy forecasting.
    - Carry a pager at all times. Operate pagers and radios efficiently and professionally in communicating with hotel staff.
    - Coordinate all aspects of the ongoing implementation of the Highgate Hotel philosophy of service.
    - Be knowledgeable of the current corporate marketing programs and the standards and procedures for each. Ensure that staff is knowledgeable in understanding and implementing corporate programs.
    - Monitor all V.I.P.'s, special guests and requests.
    - Ensure overall guest satisfaction.

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