Traveling Hotel Manager - KinsethKinseth Hospitality CorporationDes Moines, IA
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Job Description

Kinseth Hotel Corporation, a growing management company, is seeking candidates for Traveling Manager to work in our properties throughout the Midwest.  Qualified candidates will have a proven track record in hotel bookkeeping and/or front desk and/or hotel GM experience.  This position requires 100% travel while on the job.


Position Summary:

Responsible for the management of the corporate travel department on a day to day basis. Coordinates, directs, assigns and manages the staff.  Travels to assigned properties and trains, supports or fills in for property staff vacancies.  Serves as subject matter and company policy and procedure expert in the field. 


Essential Functions:

  • Supports properties with training new and/or existing personnel on financial matters and revenue posting.
  • Assists in all property transitions serving as corporate representation.
  • Provide exemplary performance for staff to follow.
  • Requires knowledge of property management systems for a variety of brands.
  • Directs and/or conducts property internal audits.
  • Assists corporate staff when in the field with information flow.
  • Contributes to property success by setting standards as directed by corporate initiatives.
  • Enforces Hotel and Corporate policies and procedures.
  • Maintains productivity of travel department staff.
  • May act as Manager on Duty when at a property.
  • Completes projects as determined by Corporate Controller.
  • Other duties may include covering night audit and/or training night audit staff.

Job Requirements


  • High school diploma or GED; 2-4 years’ experience in hotel guest services, front desk, accounting, night audit or related professional area
  • Ability to work without supervision, to organize and track multiple projects with large amount of detail necessary
  • Knowledge of property management systems.
  • Able to read and write effectively to promote good communication.
  • Ability to access and accurately input information using computer systems.
  • Ability to effectively deal with employee requests and/or complaints.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work well in pressure situations.
  • Commitment to exceptional service and company culture.
  • Great positive attitude.
  • Requires 90% travel as needed and directed by the Corporate Controller.
  • Must have an insurable driving record.


Job Details

Senior level




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Kinseth Hospitality Corporation
As a full-service award-winning hotel development, management and
ownership company, Kinseth is one of the leading hotel management
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Address2 Highway 965, North Liberty, IA, 52317 View map
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Les KinsethPresidentLes Kinseth is the President of Kinseth Hospitality Companies overseeing the company’s involvement through all hospitality acquisitions, new developments, new construction, major repositioning, and renovations. In his role as president, he oversees new property development for Kinseth Hospitality and is involved in negotiation with management contract partners, franchise organizations, third-party vendors (including contract execution with architects and general contractors), and equity investors. In addition to his duties as President, Les serves as head of Development/Construction Services and Facilities Management. His duties in this role include supervision of all capital improvement planning, asset management, and construction/renovation procurement for the company. He oversees the architect and general contractor for new construction projects and for the re-development and re-conception of existing hotels. His passion is cultivating a tremendous entrepreneurial spirit within the company through positivity, leadership, and ambition. Through his intense dedication to motivate his associates and demonstrate an uncompromising work ethic he ignites a vision for future growth. His educational experience includes over 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry including growing up in the business, working for his father in all areas of hospitality operations. Knowledgeable in many areas Les sets the direction for the entire Kinseth Hospitality portfolio, including construction planning and renovation. Les was instrumental in moving Kinseth Hospitality into the role of General Contractor on a number of new hotel development properties and thousands of rooms. Highly competent in all facets of the hospitality industry, he drives the company’s success by utilizing his hospitality experience for the benefit of all of our guests, owners, and employees.

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