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Executive Housekeeper - Housekeeping - InterContinental® Hotel and Crowne Plaza® Hotel Dubai Festival City

Hotel Brand: InterContinental Hotels
Location: United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Dubai

Hotel: InterContinental - Dubai - Festival City (DXBHB)

Job number: EMEAA36977

About Us

Do you see yourself as Executive Housekeeper for InterContinental Hotels Group®  Dubai Festival City?  

What's your passion? Whether you're into triathlon, exploring new restaurants or dancing the tango, at IHG we're interested in you. We love people who apply the same amount of passion and precision to their jobs as they do to their hobbies.  Imagine working for a company that gives you Room to be yourself.  Our commitment to our people is to deliver room to have a great start, to learn and grow, to perform, to be recognized and rewarded, to be involved and to take the initiative and lead.

The InterContinental Hotels Group® properties in Dubai Festival City consist of four hotel brands. These include the luxury brand InterContinental, the superior upscale Crowne Plaza, the lavish long-stay InterContinental Residence Suites and the vibrant mid-scale Holiday Inn. In addition to over 1000+ bedrooms, the four properties boast a selection of high quality restaurants and bars, an impressive 3,800 square meter Event Centre across two levels, the 5,000 square meters Festival Arena by InterContinental, the luxurious Spa InterContinental, state-of-the-art gymnasium and swimming pool facilities. We are looking for people who are friendly, welcoming and full of life to people to join over 900 colleagues who are always finding ways to make every guests experience an enjoyable one. We value the passion and enthusiasm of our colleagues, and encourage you to share your passion when you work with us.  

Your day to day

Under the direction of the Cluster Director of Rooms, the Executive Housekeeper is responsible for managing the daily operation, focusing on the guest experience by executing and driving the Housekeeping Department service, quality standards and employee engagement activities. The scope includes maximising revenue and profitability, managing costs and productivity.

  • Driving the guest experience through service quality
  • Develops detailed understanding of the market and guests’ need
  • Monitor Housekeeping personnel to ensure rooms, and particularly those of priority members, known repeat guests and other VIP’s receive special attention with preferences noted
  • Leading employee engagement activities
  • Delivery of hotel-wide and departmental communication
  • Conducting Annual and Mid-Year Performance Reviews
  • Coaching and offering regular feedback sessions to employees
  • Implementation of departmental specific training programmes
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Implementation and maintenance of brand standards and standard operating procedures
  • Implementation of quality assurance programmes - I Toolkits
  • Conducting market and competitor analysis
  • P&L analysis including productivity and cost management
  • Implementation and maintenance of brand standards and standard operating procedures
  • Challenges the way things are done; identifies areas requiring change and suggests ideas to support the change
  • Identifies opportunities to improve profitability of own area

What we need from you

Ideally, you'll have some or all of the following competencies and experience we're looking for:

  • The ideal candidate should have a minimum 3 year experience in a similar role within hospitality industry
  • Furthermore a person with detailed knowledge on housekeeping within a quality brand
  • Good English communication skills are essential both oral and written
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Experience with Hotel Property Management System, Opera
  • Proactive with a meticulous eye for detail
  • Strong organizational, supervisory and communication skills
  • Able to convey information and ideas clearly (Communication)
  • Work well in stressful, high-pressure situations
  • Effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying the concerns and issues raised by co-workers and Guests
  • Must be able to perform assigned duties with attention to detail, speed, accuracy, follow-through, courtesy and cooperativeness
  • Able to coach, train, manage and develop skills of a large team of employees
  • Good knowledge of P&L Reports
  • Able to achieve departmental targets within the allocated budget
  • Able to develop supervisors and room attendants to the next position

What we offer

We’ll reward all your hard work with competitive salary and benefits.

Join us and you’ll become part of the global IHG® family – and like all families, all our individual team members share some winning characteristics. As a team, we work better together – we trust and support each other, we do the right thing and we welcome different perspectives. You need to show us you care: that you notice the little things that make a difference to guests as well as always looking for ways to improve.

So go on - show us how your passion and personality are the perfect fit to deliver memorable experiences to our guests.

Don't quite meet every single requirement, but still believe you'd be a great fit for the job? We'll never know unless you hit the 'Apply' button. Start your journey with us today and let's #GoFurtherTogether.

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