Hotel Rooms Director @ The Abbey Inn & Spa / Apropos Restaurant & Bar - Peekskill, NY

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2 months ago

Hotel Rooms Director

The Abbey Inn & Spa / Apropos Restaurant & Bar - Peekskill, NY

Job Description:


The Abbey Inn & Spa is actively searching for a passionate, organized, and customer-focused Rooms Director to lead our Front Desk, Guest Services and Housekeeping team.

The right candidate will be a hands-on leader, often working full shifts interacting with guests directly at the front desk. The ideal candidate must be willing and able to participate in daily duties to better the overall success of the team and ultimate satisfaction of the customer. Weekend availability for high volume days is required and expected.


This is a full time salaried position with a range of $60-70K per year.

About The Abbey Inn & Spa:

Located on a scenic bluff overlooking the Hudson River, the 42 guest room Abbey Inn & Spa has been transformed into a world class destination hotel. The circa 1903 restored convent features Apropos Farm to Table restaurant and bar, a luxury health spa, a fully restored original Chapel, Cathedral events hall and outdoor event space, and a demonstration kitchen and wine cellar, all on 60 acres of manicured walking trails along the beautiful Hudson River. Visit us at www.theabbeyinn.com and www.aproposrestaurant.com for more information. The Abbey Inn & Spa and Apropos Restaurant are managed by Hay Creek Hotels. Follow @HayCreekHotels on Linkedin for more great career opportunities!

Job Summary:

  • Directly manage all front desk agents, night auditors, guest service associates, and housekeeping staff including recruitment, interviewing, hiring, training, scheduling, evaluating, coaching, disciplining, and motivating of staff. Consistently practice, lead, and train associates on all procedures and service standards.
  • Have an expert working knowledge of hotel property management system (Room Master). Troubleshoot PMS integrations, load rates and packages, ensure all guest service agents are well versed in navigating the system, and verify transactions are posted correctly. Review PMS reports daily.
  • Perform daily front desk agent duties including; communicate room availability, book and review guest reservations, operating multi-line phone system, check in/out, issuance of guest keys, verifying payment, and coordinating bell services.
  • Lead staff by professionally handling escalated guest complaints, problem-solving, and follow up with all guest complaints, maintenance issues, and safety concerns.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of local amenities, hotel services, shopping, dining, entertainment, and travel directions. Have full knowledge of all parking options, guest charges, and fees. Working knowledge of all rates, packages, and booking restrictions.
  • Supervise all cash and accounting practices performed at the front desk.
  • Maximize Yield Management. Oversee and manage forecast, schedule, and reservation transaction reports daily. Manage and maintain all third-party reservation sites and rates offered.
  • Work closely with Sales department to develop creative packages and promotions to maximize sales and overall guest experience. Create personalized amenity options, working with F&B and Marketing team. Work with Corporate Media Manager to ensure promotions are effectively promoted digitally.
  • Oversee housekeeping department. Direct Housekeeping Supervisor closely on all in-house room requests, issues, and room status’.
  • Assist with Lost and Found management. Ensure Lost and Found procedures are followed accordingly.

Hay Creek offers an extensive benefit and incentive package, including;

  • Insurance Benefit package including company-funded Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, Accident, and Critical Illness plans*
  • Free Life Insurance of $25K from HCH*
  • Tax-free Flex Spending Accounts for Medical Costs and Daycare Costs*
  • Wellcard membership (up to 60% discounts on prescriptions, gym memberships, and more).*
  • Competitive Paid Time Off including Vacation, Sick, Holiday Pay, and Personal Birthday*
  • Complimentary Staff Meals Daily
  • Weekly payroll schedule
  • Competitive Wages with Cost of Living Adjustments and Annual Performance/Wage Reviews
  • Lodging Discounts at any HCH Property (Employee forty-nine per night, Friends & Family eighty nine per night)
  • Dining Discounts at any HCH Property (50% off food for employee and guests)
  • Spas, Golf Course, and Activities Discounts at any HCH Property
  • Hospitality Discounts from our partners at the New England Inn & Resort Association and Historic Hotels of America
  • Industry Travel Discounts through Working Advantage (rental cars, event tickets, local activities, etc.)
  • Supportive Culture that is fun and motivating, with open-door policy work environment
  • Employee Recognition Program through 'Delight Dollars' appreciation and prizes
  • Employee Assistance Program including 24/7 confidential support and KOFE financial education
  • Accelerated Career Advancement of professional enrichment, company-sponsored conferences & classes, and our formal Professional Development Program for new managers in training.
  • Free Parking

(*for eligible associates classified as benefits eligible)

About Hay Creek Hotels:

Founded in 2005, Hay Creek Hotels was created specifically to combine the intimacy of a boutique hotel with world-class cuisine, cutting-edge technology, unparalleled guest service and the exclusive amenities of a luxury inn. At Hay Creek Hotels, our passion is to pioneer superior service and inspire excitement within the small, independent hotel sector: to "Delight & Surprise" our guests every day. These values are driven by the idea that the best hotels and restaurants are the ones that draw on the spirit, culture and character of their locales. From meticulously renovated historic properties to exciting new-build hotels, we offer some of the most unique and interesting lodging and dining destinations in the United States. Our hotels and resorts are designed to reflect their respective neighborhoods and serve as good neighbors by participating in community events and causes. Through environmentally responsible design and day-to-day management, we adhere to best practices for sustainable operations at every location.

Bringing a hyper-local focus to the hotel dining experience, the restaurants in the Hay Creek Hotels collection form deep connections with respected local farms and providers. Our chefs seamlessly integrate their regions’ finest meats, seafood and produce with contemporary cooking styles and flavors. Each Hay Creek restaurant is distinguished by sophisticated yet casual ambiance and cuisine that delivers both comfort and surprise with each bite. We are not the average box hotel, and this is not the average dining experience. Dishes are created each night with the perfect balance of texture, flavor, and presentation. Farm-to-table food brings sensational seasonal menus with creative twists on old classics.

Our Core Values and Beliefs;

We promote and support a culture that Delights & Surprises each of our customers, associates, and business partners. Our Host Philosophy encourages each associate to develop the skills necessary to offer outstanding hospitality service outside the scope of their primary job responsibilities. Our Associate Promise is the commitment to truly listen to and communicate openly and honestly with all team members. We embrace Pride Of Ownership to create an, “I can, I am, I own,” empowered approach to everything we do. Partnering in our Local Community and respecting the environment we live in are beliefs we incorporate into daily operations.

To learn more, visit us at www.HayCreekHotels.com


Required Experience:


  • Recent 3+ years Hotel Front Office Management experience required
  • Strong background in Rooms Division, with natural customer service skills
  • Understands Property Management software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of revenue management and online booking agents
  • Cost Management skills, with the ability to meet or exceed strict budgetary expectations.
  • Hotel forecasting experience
  • Understanding of local market
  • Experience in a 4 star/luxury environment preferred
  • Comfortable with managing and leading a team with motivation, accountability, and regular follow-up
  • Ability to establish a strong service culture and maintain high customer service standards
  • Ability to multitask, adapt to change, think quickly, and prioritize effectively in a fast paced and demanding environment while maintaining calmness, composure, and hospitality
  • Subject to successful completion of background check and/or DMV check.

From: Hay Creek Hotels

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