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Raffles Club Lounge Manager

  • United Arab Emirates, Middle East
  • Unspecified

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Raffles the Palm Dubai is on the western crescent of Palm Jumeirah, the world’s largest manmade island and archipelago. This luxurious five-star hotel with 391 spacious rooms, suites and villas is embellished with hand-crafted Italian touches and offset by carefully selected amenities to complete the atmosphere of elegance. Guests can enjoy panoramic views, a private beach, state of the art entertainment and recreational facilities, including specialist boutiques, a VIP movie theatre, signature and private restaurants complemented by exquisite banqueting and conference spaces.

When visiting Raffles, guests will discover the individual personality and story offered by the hotel. At the essence of every Raffles is the delivery of thoughtful, personal and discreet service to well-travelled guests. Raffles Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning, luxury international hotel company with a history dating back to 1887 with the opening of Raffles Hotel, Singapore. The portfolio currently comprises eleven luxurious properties, from secluded resorts to city hotels in key locations around the world.

Job Description
  • Manage and supervise all tasks of his/her staff to ensure maximum guest satisfaction through personal recognition & prompt cordial attention from arrival through departure
  • Manage and supervise the lounge during operating hours
  • Liaise with kitchen on food selection for Breakfast, High Tea and Cocktail Hour
  • Meet and greet all guests personally
  • Oversee maintenance of efficient repeat guest history system
  • Promote Inter-Hotel sales and in-house facilities
  • Perform such functions to include but not be limited to:
    • Prepare Raffles Club guest welcome letters
    • Monitor guest comment cards and feedback
    • Attend to special requests by guests
  • Handle guest complaints and refer them as necessary, follow up on corrective action
  • Compile, analyze and control Raffles Club costs and inventory
  • Prepare requisitions for amenities on a timely basis
  • Ensuring and maintain entire range of services offered for the Raffles Club Lounge
  • Appraise appearance, discipline and efficiency of all staff under direct supervision
  • Organize and conduct regular meeting for Raffles Club staff to facilitate smooth operations
  • Prepare efficient work and vacation schedule for Raffles Club staff, taking into consideration project occupancy and forecasts and any large group movements
  • Performs related duties and special projects assigned
  • Works with Superior and Human Resource Manager to ensure the departmental performance of staff is productive. Duties include:
    • Plan for future staffing needs and recruit in line with company guidelines
    • Prepare detailed induction programs for new staff
    • Analyze training needs of Front Office staff and develop training programs
    • Conduct probation and formal performance appraisals
    • Coach, counsel, discipline staff and provide constructive feedback to staff
  • Work with Superior in the preparation and management of department’s budget; control & monitor departmental costs on an ongoing basis to ensure performance against budget
  • Adhere to OH&S policies and procedures and ensure your direct reports do the same

Personal Attributes

  • Good organizational skills
  • Good level of engagement with residents
  • Ability to manage a multi-cultural workforce
  • Excellent leadership & communication skills
  • Display high levels of integrity, dedication and support for continuous improvement
  • Flexible management style to meet the challenges of a changing work environment
  • Good knowledge of the entire Front Office Operations
  • Must be a self-starter, coach & mentor who can motivate the Team to perform their best
  • Knowledge of Opera Property Management System preferred
Qualifications
  • Degree from School for Tourism & Hotel Management

Experience

  • Minimum 3 - 5 years’ relevant experience with at least 2 years at a supervisory level.

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