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Director, Rooms

United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi

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Fairmont Bab Al Bahr.
United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi
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Front Office, Rooms Division Manager
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Director, Rooms Primary Location :   United Arab Emirates-Abu Dhabi-Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Employee Status :   Regular      


Director, Rooms

Experiencing warm and engaging service in luxurious surroundings is at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. As Director, Rooms, the strategic support and leadership you provide to your teams will ensure exceptional service standards, maximized operating results and memorable guest experiences.

  Hotel Overview:    Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, “gateway to the sea” boasts a prime location at the mainland gateway to the cosmopolitan city of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. With its strikingly contemporary architecture, this beachfront business hotel offers the highest level of comfort and elegance throughout its 369 guestrooms and suites, including the ultimate exclusive lifestyle hotel experience with Fairmont Gold.   Summary of Responsibilities: Reporting to the General Manager , responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:              
  • Consistently offer professional, friendly and engaging service
  • Lead and manage the day to day operations of Front Office, Guest Services and  Housekeeping ensuring all service standards are followed
  • Prepare annual budgets and administer in a fiscally responsible manner
  • Lead and support all areas in the achievement of their financial and operational targets
  • Control all purchases for the department, consistently aware of quality and cost 
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual strategic plan and achieve the goals and targets therein
  • Ensure effective and proactive yield management,  increasing RevPAR index within the competitive set
  • Oversee group business, reviewing and ensuring details of group resumes are met
  • Oversee the selection, training and development of all Colleagues to ensure timely recruitment and career growth
  • Follow department policies, procedures and service standards
  • Follow all safety policies 
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Previous experience in a senior leadership role required
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Windows applications required
  • University/College degree in a related discipline preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving abilities
  • Highly responsible & reliable
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work cohesively as part of a team
  • Ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times
  Visa Requirements:  Please note that you must be eligible to live and work in Abu Dhabi. Fairmont Bab Al Bahr  will cover visa costs and flights for selected candidates from place of origin.   Living and working in Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi, the capital, is the largest of the 7 Emirates which make up the United Arab Emirates, one of the world fastest growing tourist destinations. When you choose to live and work in Abu Dhabi, you will find that we offer competitive salaries, service charge, quality medical benefits, meals and furnished accommodation.  There are currently no income taxes in the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi’s heritage is rooted in Islamic traditions and living here will prove to be a unique life experience. For more information about living in Abu Dhabi,  we suggest you visit the following websites: www.visitabudhabi.ae www.abudhabi.com www.ask-ali.com    APPLY TODAY: Whether you’re launching your career or seeking meaningful employment, we invite you to visit http://www.fairmontcareers.com/ to learn more about Fairmont Hotels & Resorts—and the extraordinary opportunities that exist!   ABOUT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS At Fairmont Hotels & Resorts we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. That’s why you'll find exceptional work opportunities—throughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific—as well as industry-leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London’s The Savoy, New York’s The Plaza, and Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. An exciting future awaits!                                                                               Job Level :   Senior Leadership / Executive Schedule :   Full-time Shift :   Day Job Closing Date :   31.Oct.2016, 8:59:00 PM Job Number:   ADC01224