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Joie de Vivre Hospitality

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Joie de Vivre Hospitality is a hotel and restaurant company based in San Francisco, California that is the second largest operator of boutique hotels in the United States. The company was founded in 1987 by Chip Conley, then 26, after he became "disillusioned" with the corporate real estate market 2½ years out of Stanford Business School. Conley raised $1 million in 1987 to buy the decrepit Phoenix Hotel in San Franciscos Tenderloin neighborhood, where he opened the landmark restaurant Miss Pearls Jam House with Joey Altman. Conley modeled the name after Esprit, the clothing company then based in San Francisco. Initially targeting traveling rock bands, musicians, and filmmakers, Conley met with travel agents throughout the United States, modeled the hotels concept after Rolling Stone Magazine, and offered tour managers free massages to induce them to book their bands' stays at the Phoenix. A popular but not financial success, the hotel quickly began to attract nationally-known entertainers such as David Bowie, Linda Ronstadt, and Johnny Depp, even though the hotel was essentially a low budget 1950s era motel. With support from investors, Conley bought a series of moderately sized, often run-down buildings, which he turned at low cost into boutique hotels, in each case creating a different "psychographic" concept such as new age wellness, mens health, romance novels, New Yorker Magazine, or luxury camping. The company, which had been based entirely in San Francisco, suffered a substantial downturn after 9/11 and the dot com crash, which affected San Francisco more than most other hospitality markets. With 22 capital calls from investors, and cuts in executive salaries, the company survived and rather than closing poorly performing properties or laying off staff, took advantage of lower commercial real estate prices to expand throughout California. The company also began to take over and control its hotel restaurants, in order to reduce risk. As of 2008 the company owns more than 30 hotels, manages 6 others, and also operates 18 restaurants, all within California. Among the most famous is the Ventana Inn in Big Sur, California. The Hotel Vitale, on San Franciscos waterfront, is the first new hotel the company built, rather than bought from a previous owner. The company also expanded into managing hotels and condominium amenities for other owners.

51 jobs at Joie de Vivre Hospitality
Director of Housekeeping

Demonstrate expertise and knowledge of all services/features, hours of operations, room types, daily...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   Hospitality & Recreation

Resort Manager

Oversees productivity and operating reports and resolves opportunities to ensure minimum financial i...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   8 - 10 years exp.  •  Hospitality & Recreation

Director of Banquets

Implement and support hotel operation policies and procedures...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   Hospitality & Recreation

Event Sales Manager

Maintain market and competitive knowledge for pricing both Day Meeting Packages (DMP), space rentals...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •  Hospitality & Recreation

Maintenance Manager

Conducts walk-through and visually assesses the safe and efficient maintenance and operation of the...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •  Hospitality & Recreation

Director of Sales and Marketing

The Director of Sales and Marketing is responsible for ensuring best return on marketing investments...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   8 - 10 years exp.  •  Hospitality & Recreation

Director of Housekeeping

Demonstrate expertise and knowledge of all services/features, hours of operations, room types, daily...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   Hospitality & Recreation

Director of Housekeeping

Demonstrate expertise and knowledge of all services/features, hours of operations, room types, daily...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   Hospitality & Recreation

Reservations Manager

Ability to lead and direct performance of departmental associates and follow through with correction...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •  Hospitality & Recreation

Maintenance Manager

Participate in compiling budgets, capital requests and revenue analysis...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •  Hospitality & Recreation

Director of Information Technology

Oversees the selection and purchase of new systems hardware and software...

Posted 2 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Hospitality & Recreation

Complex Director of Revenue Strategy

Complete ongoing detailed reservations evaluation including conversion, ACD reports, regrets/denials...

Posted 4 days ago

  •   Hospitality & Recreation

Senior Accountant

Assist in managing revenues received and dispersed including accounts receivable, accounts payable...

Posted 4 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Hospitality & Recreation

Director of Human Resources

Oversees management of all team member benefits, including rate renewal negotiations, claims handlin...

Posted 4 days ago

  •   8 - 10 years exp.  •  Hospitality & Recreation

Director of Human Resources

Manages compensation programs through job & market analyses, & make recommendations on position wage...

Posted 4 days ago

  •   11 - 15 years exp.  •  Hospitality & Recreation

Director of Sales and Marketing

To perform this job successfully, the Director of Sales and Marketing must be able to perform each e...

Posted 23 days ago

  •   8 - 10 years exp.  •  Hospitality & Recreation

Spa Director

Recruits, supervises and retains Spa associates. Conducts employee performance evaluations and exerc...

Posted 23 days ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •  Hospitality & Recreation

Director of Sales and Marketing

Coordinates, oversees and implements all aspects of the property's sales and marketing and communica...

Posted 23 days ago

  •   8 - 10 years exp.  •  Hospitality & Recreation

Director of Marketing

Develop tour generation program initiatives, including but not limited to owner referral and reload...

Posted 23 days ago

  •   Hospitality & Recreation

Director of Recreation

This position is responsible to develop and implement the resort wide recreation program, supervise...

Posted 23 days ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •  Hospitality & Recreation

Director of Human Resources

Manages compensation programs through job and market analyses, and makes recommendations on position...

Posted 23 days ago

  •   8 - 10 years exp.  •  Hospitality & Recreation

Director of Purchasing

Responsible for the negotiation and enforcement of all food and beverage contracts, rebates and buyi...

Posted 23 days ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •  Hospitality & Recreation

Director of Revenue Strategy

Maintain a strategy board to ensure property rates and restrictions are in alignment with overall de...

Posted 23 days ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •  Hospitality & Recreation

Director of People Services

Oversees management of all team member benefits, including rate renewal negotiations, claims handlin...

Posted 23 days ago

  •   8 - 10 years exp.  •  Hospitality & Recreation

Director of Revenue Strategy

Develop and maintain a positive rapport with all DH&R hotels, DH&R corporate offices, as well as all...

Posted 23 days ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •  Hospitality & Recreation