General Manager, Oxford

This is a fantastic opportunity for a strong leader to be General Manager of a new unique lifestyle property that has recently been converted from a Department store.  The property situated in Oxford has been converted into a boutique hotel offering 101 rooms, spa, bar and destination restaurant.

One of the most exciting projects for the new General Manager will be to focus on establishing and repositioning the property within the market.

The hotel will offer 7 different room types with iconic views across the Oxford skyline. The hotel is scheduled to open in summer 2023 with a restaurant on the ground floor with an entrance facing the high-street, a roof top with 55 seats and the best views of the city.

We are seeking a well-rounded, entrepreneurial individual to drive the commercial outcomes and strategic agenda of this highly anticipated hotel rebranding. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a passionate General Manager who has the skill set and experience to drive the business forward and effectively lead an energetic and standards-driven team, with the objective to create a lifestyle hotel recognised in the city as the ‘place to be seen’. The successful candidate will have strong business and commercial acumen with a genuine passion for exemplary and outstanding service.

Essential skills and qualifications for the role

  • An experienced General Manager with lifestyle and on-trend hotels.
  • A team-focused business leader who is able to support, guide, lead, coach and develop the team whilst continuously raising-the-bar.
  • A GM with both rooms and F&B experience. Ability to drive the restaurant revenue, benefitting from the high-street footfall in a busy city-centre location and captive in-house guests.
  • Proven record of recruiting hiring and retaining talent (to a team of 30-45 employees)
  • P&L responsibility
  • Oversee the Spa operations, maximizing profitability.
  • Current or earlier experience working in branded or soft branded properties
  • Fluent in English
  • Proven record setting and reviewing KPI’s, budgets and forecasts and ability to challenge performance
  • Strong leader able to deliver agreed strategy and improvements across the business
  • Initiative-taker, capable of handling multi-faceted projects whilst working under pressure
  • Experience with Capex projects

Highly desirable skills and qualifications

  • Pre -opening experience either as a GM or Head of Department will be an added advantage.
  • Earlier career experience working in a Cathedral city or a city-centre location in the UK
  • Earlier experience working with international hotel brands
  • Experience managing the complexity of HR situations in the UK market

For more information or to apply, please contact Mara at mm@madisonmayfair.com or call on +44 20 8600 1166

General Manager, London

Our client is one of the largest privately held hospitality organisations in the world, with almost 500 hotels across three continents and has formed strategic alliances with many of the world’s largest hotel brands.

They now have a vacancy for a General Manager to join one of their properties in London.

Reporting to the Cluster General Manager this is an opportunity to join a company that is known for its successes throughout Europe and to be part of the continued drive for exceptional service and increasing profitability.

Main duties:

  • To be responsible for the dynamic operation of all the hotel operational departments, ensuring facilities are kept to exceptional standards required
  • To drive profitability in the hotel through ensuring premium rota efficiency and thorough control of all operational cost areas
  • To ensure the hotel team are fully trained to the expected elevated level and all direct reports are fully in line with the same goal
  • To drive the hotel revenue by leading the Managers and team members with the goal of safeguarding all upsell potentials and revenue streams are captured
  • Take a pro-active approach to ensuring the continued long-term success of the Hotel

Essential skills & qualifications:

  • Director of Operations/Hotel Manager experience with internationally branded hotel groups, minimum 3 years’ experience as Director of Operations/Hotel Manager in a comparable size hotel
  • Commercially oriented individual with strong revenue skills
  • Proven track record in delivering consistent and high level of customer service throughout hotel
  • Strong business management acumen in both revenue and cost controls
  • Strong facilitator and driver of engagement within the hotel team
  • Proven leadership skills involving the ability to manage, develop and motivate a head of department team to achieve their objectives
  • A positive hands-on approach
  • Proactive, independent, decisive
  • Strong problem solving

Candidates should be able to legally work in the UK.

For more information or to apply, please contact Guy at mm@madisonmayfair.com or call on +44 20 8600 1180

General Manager, Paris – Position Filled

This job opening has now been filled. Please check our latest job opportunities here

Our client is a leading European hospitality investment and management platform, who now have a fantastic opportunity for a strong leader to be General Manager of a newly converted internationally branded property in the highly desirable St Germain area of Paris.

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a passionate General Manager who has the skill set and experience to drive the business forward and effectively lead an energetic and standards-driven team, with the objective to create a lifestyle hotel recognised in the city as the ‘place to be seen’. The successful candidate will have strong business and commercial acumen with a genuine passion for exemplary service.  This individual will thrive working autonomously but in a collaborative way with the senior leadership team.

Experience required:

  • Pre -opening experience either as a GM or Head of department
  • An experienced General Manager (or Hotel Manager) with lifestyle and on trend hotels
  • A GM with both rooms and F&B experience
  • Proven record of recruiting hiring and retaining talent (to a team of 30-45 employees)
  • P&L responsibility
  • Current or earlier experience working in France
  • Fluent in English and French
  • Proven record setting and reviewing KPI’s, budgets and forecasts and ability to challenge performance
  • Strong leader able to deliver agreed strategy and improvements across the business
  • Initiative-taker, capable of handling multi-faceted projects whilst working under pressure
  • Experience with Capex projects

 

General Manager, Dresden – Position Filled

This job opening has now been filled. Please check our latest job opportunities here

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an international company that is famed for its successes throughout Europe and to be part of the continuing drive for exceptional service and increasing profitability.

The position of General Manager  is a senior leadership role and offers a great opportunity to continue the success of the hotel in the city. The hotel currently sits as the number one in STR and its competitive set. This individual will be directly responsible for the entire operation which has a large and complex F&B function. The property also has a wellness centre with over 400 members. The production kitchen is at the heart of the hotel and produces all the highest quality food to the highly competitive food outlets.

Candidate Requirements

  • Seasoned and experienced GM with the maturity to manage the complexity of the dynamic product offering
  • An F&B professional who has managed multiple outlets and can react quickly to the “pulse” of the city
  • Exceptional networking skills to be seen as a true leader in the city and build genuine relationships on a regular basis
  • Fluent in German

For more information or to apply, please contact Guy at mm@madisonmayfair.com or call +44 20 8600 1180

General Manager, Kuwait – Position Filled

This job opening has now been filled. Please check our latest job opportunities here

Our client is private owner and operator with a diverse portfolio of businesses.

This organisation owns and operates one of the most respected luxury hotels in the country of Kuwait and now has an opportunity for an international hotelier to continue the growth of this luxury hotel. During the pandemic the hotel managed to stand strong and delivered outstanding results by gaining significantly within the market share. The General Manager would continue to promote this growth and in turn make it profitable for the owners.

Reporting to the CEO of the hotel division, candidates should have the following skills and qualifications:

  • International profile: you are likely to have worked across Europe and the Middle East with a demonstrable success working for well-respected international 5 star hotels
  • Success leading a 5-star hotel in a major gateway city in the GCC as Hotel Manager, Resident Manager or General Manager
  • P&L experience – either as a Resident Manager reporting to a cluster or as a General Manager
  • Able to demonstrate moving the quality and guest service dial in a luxury hotel
  • Track record operating successfully in well respected 5 star hotels – the client is specifically seeking candidates with a combination of international hotel group and smaller luxury groups
  • A hospitality-related degree or diploma, such as restaurant and hotel management
  • Outstanding communication skills with fluency in English, Arabic is an asset but not a must.

For more information or to apply, please email mm@madisonmayfair.com

Please note that due to the expected level of response, it will only be possible to contact candidates who have the relevant and required level of experience.

General Manager, Florence – Position Filled

This job opening has now been filled. Please check our latest job opportunities here

This is a fantastic opportunity for a strong leader to be General Manager of an iconic property within a 10-minute walk to the city centre of Florence.

The property is currently closed following an acquisition in March 2021 and will undergo a full refurbishment. The targeted reopening will be September 2022 and will create an exciting project for an experienced General Manager to focus on the rebranding and repositioning of the hotel in the marketplace.

Essential skills and qualifications

  • An experienced General Manager with minimum 5 years’ experience as a General Manager in a Internationally branded hotel
  • International brand experience
  • Fluent English and Italian speaker
  • Strong knowledge of the Italian market
  • A strong understanding of commercial functions, sales and marketing, revenue
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Proven leadership skills involving the ability to manage, develop and motivate a strong executive team to achieve their objectiv

Highly desirable skills and qualifications

  • Previous experience working in Florence
  • Preopening and repositioning experience
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Degree qualification

For more information or to apply, please contacct Guy at guylean@madisonmayfair.com or call on +44 20 8600 1182

General Manager, Swindon – Position Filled

This job opening has now been filled. Please check our latest job opportunities here

This is a super opportunity for a strong leader to be General Manager of a high performing 4 star hotel in Swindon.

One of the most exciting prospects for the new General Manager will be to focus several Capex projects planned for the property, you will need both good “out of the box thinking” and great presentation skills to work with the owners to approve the changes.
We are seeking a well-rounded, entrepreneurial individual to drive the commercial outcomes and strategic agenda of this well known internationally branded property. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a passionate General Manager who has the skill set and experience to drive the business forward and effectively lead an energetic and standards-driven team.

The successful candidate will have a strong business and commercial acumen with a genuine passion for exemplary service. This individual will thrive working autonomously but in a collaborative way with the senior leadership team. In conclusion – an operational business leader of the hotel with responsibility for all aspects of the operation, including guest and employee engagement, financial performance, sales and revenue generation, staff development and talent retention, and delivering a return on investment to property ownership.

Required experience:

  • Experienced General Manager with a knowledge of Internationally branded hotels
  • A GM with both rooms and F&B experience
  • Proven track record of recruiting hiring and retaining talent
  • P&L responsibility
  • Fluent in English
  • Proven track record setting and reviewing KPI’s, budgets and forecasts and ability to challenge performance
  • Strong leader able to deliver agreed strategy and improvements across the business
  • Self-starter, capable of handling multi-faceted projects whilst working under pressure
  • Experience creating and implementing F&B projects

For more information or to apply, please contact Guy Lean at guylean@madisonmayfair.com or call on +44 20 8600 1182

General Manager, Tuscany – Position Filled

This job opening has now been filled. Please check our latest job opportunities here

Our client  is world-class hotel, resort and spa brand that features some of Italy’s most impressive properties and provides rich, authentic experiences for avid travellers who seek a genuine Italian lifestyle. With stunning properties in Tuscany, Sardinia and the Italian Alps, the destinations offer their guests the perfect blend of business and leisure.

They now have a fantastic opportunity for an exceptional leader to join their team as General Manager at one of their properties based in the beautiful area of Tuscany.

Candidates considered for the role should have these essential skills:

  • An exceptional leader with outstanding networking skills – a true host. This skill is crucial since over 45% of guests are repeaters
  • Strong experience in luxury hospitality
  • A strong leader and hands-on operator with excellent people management skills, driving employee engagement and delivering the highest level of customer service
  • Strong resort operational experience
  • Strong understanding of operational functions and ideally of commercial functions
  • Strong entrepreneurial and finance acumen
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Strong experience within Italian market
  • A positive and motivated hands-on approach
  • Fluent Italian and English
  • Excellent food and beverage know how
  • Previous experience in luxury international brands

Ideally candidates should also have strong experience and creativity in the Spa and thermal world.

For more information or to apply, please contact Guy Lean at mm@madisonmayfair.com or call on +44 208 600 1182 / +44 7813 009787

Please note that due to the expected level of response, it will only be possible to contact candidates who have the relevant and required level of experience.

 

Hotel Manager, Paris – Position Filled

This job opening has now been filled. Please check our latest job opportunities here

The position of Hotel Manager is a senior leadership role, and this individual will be directly responsible for the operations and departmental profitability of one of the largest hotels in Paris, reporting into an Area Management level position.

The successful candidate will need to be a strong leader who will direct the team from the front and drive forward the entire hotel team. With a passion for attention to detail they will deliver the hotel at its very best, day in, day out, without exception.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • An existing Hotel Manager or GM of a smaller hotel
  • Large internationally branded hotel experience having been through their GM development programmes.
  • Proven leadership skills involving the ability to manage, develop and motivate a head of department team to achieve their objectives.
  • A positive and motivated hands-on approach
  • Fluent in French and English
  • Experience of the French hotel market

 

Chat Button