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Operations Manager - IHG Army Hotel Holiday Inn Express - Ft. Polk, LA

Hotel Brand: IHG Army Hotels
Location: United States, Louisiana, Fort Polk

Hotel: IHG Army Hotels - Holiday Inn Express on Ft Polk (MFPKB)

Job number: R206769

About Us

At InterContinental Hotels & Resorts®, we own, operate and franchise more than 3000 hotels, offering close to half a million guest rooms in nearly 100 countries.  By bringing your expertise and passion to any one of our brands, you will help us achieve our vision: to be the most preferred, admired, and successful hotel company the world over.

At IHG Army Hotels, our mission is to provide great on-post hotel stay experiences to military personnel, families, as well as guests. We do this by providing convenient, reasonably priced hotels on 40 installations across the nation- many featuring brand-name hotels previously only offered off post. 

At Holiday Inn Express® we want our guests to relax and be themselves which means we need team members to:

Be you – by being natural, professional, and personable in the way you are with people

Get ready – by taking notice and using your knowledge so that you are prepared for anything

Show you care – by being thoughtful in the way you welcome and connect with guests

Take action – by showing initiative, taking ownership, and going the extra mile

Your day to day

This job is the second in command to the General Manager in a small to mid-sized limited service or extended-stay single site hotel with a limited range of facilities and services. 

Assist in managing the day-to-day activities of hotel operations to ensure guest satisfaction and maximize hotel profitability.  Serve as the General Manager in his/her absence.

Oversee the day-to-day operations and assignments of the hotel staff; assist the General Manager in the development and communication of departmental strategies and goals.  Communicate and enforce policies and procedures.

Recommend and/or initiate salary, disciplinary, or other staffing/human resources-related actions in accordance with Company rules and policies.  Alert General Manager of potentially serious issues.

Ensure all staff is properly trained and have the tools and equipment needed to effectively carry out their job functions.

Assist General Manager in the development, implementation, and monitoring of financial and operational plans for the hotel which support the overall objectives of the company.  Provide regular direction and manage hotel operations for all or some of the following areas:

Front office, revenue, and reservation functions to ensure the delivery of superior guest services, the security of monies, credit card transactions and guest information, and that established goals are achieved.

Food and Beverage, which may include Breakfast and/or Sundowner functions, to ensure standards of operation and quality and guest satisfaction are maintained.

Housekeeping and Maintenance functions to ensure compliance with quality and brand standards in all areas of the hotel; establish and implement procedures to ensure routine inspections of all guest rooms/suites and public areas to ensure guest rooms/suites, linens, public restrooms, lobby areas, and furnishings, fixtures, and equipment, etc. are clean and/or in good repair.  Ensure preventative maintenance programs are in place to protect the physical assets.

Foster positive employee relations and reconcile time edits and payroll administration in compliance with wage and hour regulations.

Ensure guest convenience store, e.g., Convenience Court, Bridgemart, etc. is stocked and maintained in an orderly and appealing manner.  Monitor inventory and order replenishments in a timely and efficient manner.

Monitor and report variances against budget, and control labor costs and other expenses.

Establish and implement appropriate service recovery guidelines to ensure complete guest satisfaction.  Respond to guest complaints or concerns in a prompt and professional manner.

Comply with federal, state and local laws regarding health, safety and alcohol services.

Foster positive owner relationships if applicable and assist in providing ongoing information and status reports.

Make recommendations for capital improvements to enhance the assets of the company and brand loyalty.

Promote teamwork and quality service through daily communication and coordination with other shifts and departmental management.

Interact with outside contacts:

Guests – to ensure their total satisfaction

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

Vendors – to resolve any vendor performance issues, etc.

Regulatory agencies – regarding safety and compliance matters

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

Perform other duties as assigned.

Serve as Manager on Duty as assigned.

What we need from you

Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Administration, Business Administration, or equivalent and three years hotel experience with at least two years in a supervisory capacity, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Previous extended stay experience or experience in a hotel of similar size and complexity preferred.  Must speak fluent English.  Other languages preferred.

This job requires ability to perform the following:

Frequently 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.

What we offer

We’ll reward all your hard work with a great salary and benefits – including great room discount and superb training.

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 - click here to find out more about us.

At IHG Hotels & Resorts, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. IHG Hotels & Resorts provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to an individual's, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital or familial status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. IHG is committed to promoting a culture of inclusion where everyone feels safe, respected, and valued. We seek talent from all backgrounds to join our teams and encourage our colleagues to bring their authentic and best selves to work.


Not Applicable for Colorado Applicants.

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