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Assistant Director of Guest Experience

Company: Four Seasons Hotels Ltd
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Assistant Director of Guest Experience page is loaded Assistant Director of Guest Experience Apply locations Los Angeles - Beverly Wilshire time type Full time posted on Posted 2 Days Ago job requisition id REQ10318034 About Four Seasons:Four Seasons is powered by our people. We are a collective of individuals who crave to become better, to push ourselves to new heights and to treat each other as we wish to be treated in return. Our team members around the world create amazing experiences for our guests, residents, and partners through a commitment to luxury with genuine heart. We know that the best way to enable our people to deliver these exceptional guest experiences is through a world-class employee experience and company culture.

At Four Seasons, we believe in recognizing a familiar face, welcoming a new one and treating everyone we meet the way we would want to be treated ourselves. Whether you work with us, stay with us, live with us or discover with us, we believe our purpose is to create impressions that will stay with you for a lifetime. It comes from our belief that life is richer when we truly connect to the people and the world around us.About the location:Since opening in 1928, our legendary property has been the preferred address for celebrities, royalty and the international elite - and it's easy to see why. Located at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive, we put you in the enviable heart of Beverly Hills, with designer shopping, fine dining and postcard-worthy views at our doorstep. Assistant Director of Guest Experience Beverly Wilshire a Four Seasons HotelThe Beverly Wilshire a Four Seasons Hotel is seeking an Assistant Director of Guest Experience who is passionate about providing exceptional guest experiences and shares our commitment to excellence. Reporting to the Director of Rooms, this position will assist in managing all aspects of guest relations and shaping employee experiences by providing exceptional knowledge and service.Join Our Team In captivating Beverly Hills - with - Rodeo Drive boutiques glittering at the doorstep, - this legendary Los Angeles landmark buzzes with renewed vitality. Offering -tradition and trend, peaceful - privacy -and lively sophistication, Beverly Wilshire wants YOU to be part of -our talented team of individuals who provide thoughtful Four Seasons care to warm every moment. -Responsibilities:

  • Assist in managing all VIP, Special Attention, Specialty Suite and Return Guests, including coordinating and monitoring directly between guest and all necessary departments.
  • Assist in overseeing all Elite guests stays; which includes pre-arrival, room allocation, meet and greet upon arrival, and touching base with them throughout their stay.
  • Work with the Director of Guest Relations to determine amenities for all VIP, Special Attention, Specialty Suite and Return Guests and coordinate directly with management team.
  • Review all VIP, Special Attention, Specialty Suite and Return Guests pertinent details with the entire operations team.
  • Coordinate guest room special requests with operations team; assist in managing VIP arrivals.
  • Assist in directing room service amenity servers to ensure appropriate amenity is placed in room prior to guest arrival.
  • Assist in overseeing the curbside arrival of VIP guests and ensuring the doormen, valet runners, and bellmen are attending to the guest's needs.
  • Inspect the housekeeping room attendant and supervisor's work in the VIP guest rooms to ensure the quality of the room and cleanliness exceeds the guest's expectations.
  • Work with the Director of Guest Relations to partner with operational leadership to ensure service execution is consistent across all outlets.
  • Assist in making timely and impromptu decisions, which balance guest's needs with the financial, safety and staffing goals of the hotel.
  • Find solutions to the inevitable challenges and glitches that arise while VIP guests are on property and keeping the Director of Rooms and Planning Committee promptly and fully informed of all problems or unusual matters so prompt corrective action can be taken where appropriate.
  • Comply with Four Seasons Category One and Two Work Rules and Standards of Conduct as set forth in Embark.
  • Ensure all departments are following up with glitches and that they are doing so in a timely manner.
  • Perform all reasonable services a guest may require, anticipate guest requests and requirements in order to satisfy them efficiently and promptly.
  • Assist in creating and executing an action plan to rectify recurring Guest Relations glitches.
  • Provide lobby presence during high occupancy, and peak arrival and departures of guests, groups, and events.
  • Coordinate all reasonable services a VIP guest may require and anticipate guest needs in order to provide prompt and efficient service.
  • Assist other departments as required in resolving problems. The ability to handle guest problems and complaints, keeping Front Office Manager well-informed as to problems and action taken.
  • Acts in the absence of senior management in all matters concerning the safety, security and well-being of hotel guests.
  • Must ensure room discrepancies are resolved.
  • Respond properly in any hotel emergency or safety situation.
  • Perform other tasks or projects as assigned by hotel management and staff.
  • Must display a high level of integrity and professionalism at all times in dealing with guests and employees. -
  • Schedules guest relations team, manages labor, and approves vacation time for his or her staff. -
  • Update Golden Profile of each guest with preferences collected through out their stay
  • Ensure long term communication with guest
  • Network with other FS hotels National/International to offer assistance with future booking in other properties. Skills/Qualifications: -
    • Education: College degree preferably in Hospitality -
    • Experience: 3-5 years in luxury hotel, supervisory experience. Experience with computers.
    • Computer literate: -MS Office, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Teams -
    • Superior guest service and salesmanship skills
    • Excellent analytical and organizational skills -
    • Detail oriented focus -
    • Proven leader
    • Preferred: Multi-lingual (French, Italian and Spanish) reading, writing and oral proficiency. -
    • Strong managerial and supervisory skills. -What to Expect: You Will---
      • Be part of a cohesive team with opportunities to build a successful career with global potential
      • Have access to a robust benefit plan
      • Have the opportunity to engage in diverse and challenging work
      • Derive a sense of pride in work well done
      • Be recognized for excellenceSalary Range: $80,000.00-$87,550.00 Four Seasons is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. To access the 'EEOC is The Law' Information poster please visit this website - http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf Learn more about what it is like to work at Four Seasons - visit us: http://jobs.fourseasons.com http://www.linkedin.com/company/four-seasons-hotels-and-resorts We look forward to receiving your application******Please note that due to the large number of responses we receive, only candidates being considered for the above position will be contacted for an interview. ******Four Seasons is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. To access the 'EEOC is The Law' Information poster please visit this website - https://eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf Dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through continual innovation and the highest standards of hospitality, Four Seasons can offer what many hospitality professionals dream of -the opportunity to build a life-long career with global potential and a real sense of pride in work well done.

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