General Manager

IHG   •  

New York, NY

Industry: Healthcare IT


5 - 7 years

Posted 293 days ago

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This exciting role will manage the operations of the hotel to maximize profitability, ensure superior service and product quality, and drive brand and value initiatives, hotel performance, and the development of people.


•Manage day-to-day operations and assignments of the hotel. Plan and organize work, communicate goals, and schedule/assign work.  Comply with and advise staff of formal policies and procedures, identify options and resolve issues.  

•Recommend and/or initiate salary, disciplinary, or otherstaffing/human resources-related actions in accordance with Company rules and policies.  Alert Regional Operations of potentially serious issues.

•Meet or exceed Gross Operating Profit (GOP) and flow through goals. Maximize room revenues and achieve Revenue Growth Index (RGI) and Revenue Per Available Room goals.  Anticipate and plan for market shifts.

•Develop and monitor the performance of financial and operational plans/budgets and sales and marketing plans for the hotel which support the overall objectives of the corporation.  Control labor and expenses in all areas of operations.  Generate well written commentary and correct departmental control issues.  

•Generate and execute the Capital Expenditure Plans for capital improvements to enhance the assets of the company and brand loyalty.

•Achieve and maintain Overall Satisfaction Score (OSS) goals.  Oversee the guest service function to ensure guest complaints are resolved appropriately and that appropriate service recovery gestures are made in order to ensure complete guest satisfaction.  Establish and implement superior VIP services and programs that meet and/or exceed the expectations of the hotel’s clientele. 

•Ensure that food and beverage profitability and revenue goals are met or exceeded by ensuring optimal use of banquet/outlet space and the cost effective management of the hotel's food and beverage outlets.  Adhere to brand standards.

•Achieve satisfactory results on internal audits and Controls Self Assessment (CSA).  Manage aging of receivables to ensure bad debt expense is at a minimum.

•Ensure that product quality standards are met in all areas of the hotel as it relates to the appearance, levels of maintenance and cleanliness; establish and maintain preventative maintenance programs to protect the physical assets of the hotel.  Achieve productivity and quality goals.

•Actively promote employee participation in the Employee Satisfaction Pulse Survey (ESPS).  Achieve established ESPS goals.   Ensure the development and implementation of programs and events that foster a positive work environment, e.g., New Employee Orientation, employee recognition programs, harassment-free workplace training, etc. 

•Establish performance goals for employees and provide regular feedback.  Develop a succession plan to ensure adequate future bench strength.  Ensure all staff is properly trained and have the tools and equipment needed to effectively carry out their job functions.   

•Ensure a safe and secure environment for guests, employees, and hotel assets.  Achieve established Workers Compensation and safety compliance goals.  Comply with all standards and inspection requirements.

•Develop and maintain rapport with key community contacts to ensure a visible presence in the local community.

•Promote teamwork and quality service through daily communication and coordination with all departments, regional contacts, and corporate office. 

•Interact with outside contacts:

oGuests – to ensure their total satisfaction

oOwners and/or Principals – regarding operational updates and current issues

oVendors – to ensure adequate inventory of supplies and equipment, to discuss pricing or service issues, to resolve any vendor performance issues, etc.

oRegulatory agencies – regarding safety and compliance matters

oOther contacts as needed (Professional organizations, community groups, local media) 

•Perform other duties as assigned.

Competitive salary


Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Administration, Business Administration or equivalent, plus five to ten years of general management experience in a high level operations role or some prior general management experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Type and level of experiencerequired may vary slightly based on size and complexity of operation.  Must speak fluent English.  Otherlanguages preferred.

This job requires ability to perform the following:

•Standing and moving about the facilities

•Carrying or lifting items weighing up to 25 pounds

•Using a keyboard to generate correspondence, reports, etc.

•Handling objects, products, and equipment


•Communication skills are utilized a significant amount of time when interacting with others; demonstrated ability to interact with guests, employees and third parties that reflects highly on the hotel, the brand and the Company.

•Reading and writing abilities are utilized often when completing paperwork and management reports, interpreting results, giving and receiving instructions, and training.

•Mathematical skills, including basic math, budgeting, profit/loss concepts, percentages, and variances are utilized frequently.

•Problem solving, reasoning, motivating, organizational and training abilities are used often. 

•Ability to travel to attend workshops, conferences, etc.

•May be required to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays.

Job Number R142046