General Manager, Casablanca – Position Filled

December 22, 2021 Author: Katherine Wyles

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Our client is one of the largest privately-held hospitality organizations in the world and has had an ownership interest in and operated hotels across four continents.

Following a $16m Euro renovation the hotel will open at the end Q1 2022. Our client is now looking for a General Manager to take full P&L responsibility for this major hotel asset.

The successful candidate will need to be a strong, commercial leader who will be capable of building and directing the team from the front, in order to position this new hotel in the market. This represents a fabulous opportunity to lead a major hotel in a vibrant city, whilst joining one of the most acquisitive hotel investors in EMEA.

Key objectives of the role

  • Taking a leadership role both in the hotel and in the market by successfully defining the hotel as one of the leading upscale business hotels in the City
  • Delivering the annual budget through agreed commercial strategies and procedures
  • Hands on operator with strong people management skills driving employee engagement and delivering the highest levels of customer service and the brand promise
  • Able to optimise revenue and profit opportunities
  • Reposition the hotel driving ADR with the focus to develop strategies in order to achieve an increase within the first 12months

Key skills and qualifications

  • Experience working as a General Manager for an International upscale hotel
  • Big box experience with extensive ME knowledge
  • Experience managing a hotel in a major city / gateway city
  • Previous experience working in a vibrant city environment where French is the business language
  • Highly commercial
  • Strong sales and marketing credentials
  • Capable of launching a rebranded / renovated hotel on the market
  • Fluent French and English speaker
  • Current or previous core brand experience
  • Previous experience in North Africa
  • Arabic speaker