Job Summary

Property Name
Embassy Suites Chicago - North Shore/Deerfield
Job Title
Housekeeping Manager
Location
Illinois-Chicago
City
Deerfield
Work Permit
No
Management Position
Yes
Bonus Pay
Yes
Accommodation
No
Industry
Hotel/Resort
Position Categories
Rooms - Housekeeping

Housekeeping Manager

Corporate Overview

An all-suite hotel in Deerfield, IL near the North Shore, the Embassy Suites Chicago - North Shore/Deerfield hotel is ideally located for travelers wanting first rate room accommodations and guest services close to the excitement of The Windy City. Our Deerfield, IL hotel brings urban flair to the Chicago North Shore suburbs and offers a central location for visitors to the city. The Embassy Suites in Deerfield is a premier option for all suite hotels near the North Shore.

Job Description

Job OverviewThis position shall strive to provide exceptional service to both internal and external guests at all times. S/he will be responsible for oversight of the cleanliness and maintenance of guest rooms, public space and heart-of-house areas. Additionally, s/he will administer all aspects of the guest room maintenance program and provide leadership, guidance and support to the housekeeping team (to include, but not limited to, laundry and uniform teams) in the areas of guest service, training, scheduling and performance management for the overall successful day-to-day operations. This position is fully committed to ensuring that all procedures are performed to the department and company standards and serve as an ambassador for Destination Hotels.Essential Functions
  • Be an expert and demonstrate knowledge of all services/features, hours of operations, room types, daily house count and expected arrivals/departures, room availability status, scheduled in-house group activities to anticipate and respond to guest inquiries promptly and accurately
  • Prepare and properly distribute room assignment sheets to scheduled staff and ensure assignments are completed at the end of each shift
  • Effectively communicate changes of assignment sheets as they arise throughout the shift
  • Assign and maintain accurate distribution records of keys and communication equipment (e.g. radio, beepers, phones, etc.)
  • Consistently perform inspections and maintain safety and cleanliness of guest rooms, public space and heart-of-house areas
  • Instills a calm, organized approach when interacting in stressful situations
  • Approach internal and external guest opportunities with a sense of heartfelt care and urgency; provide prompt follow-up to ensure 100% guest satisfaction
  • Ensure that sufficient staffing is present to meet the daily business demands
  • Maintain confidentiality of guest information and follow proper protocol to secure and protect pertinent data
  • Foster and maintain strong, positive relationships with team members across all departments through communication and regular face-to-face interaction
  • Assist management to recruit, hire, train and successfully support and manage the talent of all new and existing team members

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience)
  • Minimum of two years supervisory experience in a high volume setting preferred
  • Previous hospitality experience in a Four Diamond quality organization preferred
  • Previous experience with Windows, Office, and property management systems highly desirable
  • Must be able to understand, speak, read, and write in the basic English language
  • Ability to effectively communicate and provide directions in a clear, concise and professional manner in both verbal and written form
  • Demonstrate ability to compute basic arithmetic
  • Must be available to work, varied shifts and flexible schedules