General Manager

Location Elon, NC
Date Posted June 18, 2019
Job Type Customer Service, Management, Sales and Marketing


Elon, NC – The Hotel General Manager is responsible for the successful operation and administration of all hotel departments to include: Front Office, Housekeeping, Food and Beverage, Banquets, Sales & Marketing, and Engineering. The General Manager is responsible for the overall guest experience and financial accuracy of the Hotel to include supervision, training, coaching, motivation, and policy implementation. The General Manager must ensure an awareness of all departments throughout the Hotel; ensuring a consistent focus on providing an exceptional experience to every guest while maximizing department profitability at the same time. The General Manager is responsible for ensuring that all Hotel operations are carried out professionally, to standards and at the highest level of service. The General Manager will achieve desired outcomes by planning, implementing, and controlling effective strategies that drive results and through the creation, development and maintenance of a competent, motivated, and empowered hotel staff.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.


  • Works collaboratively with managers and supervisors to continually enhance and advance the hotel’s goals and operations
  • Work closely with managers and supervisors to develop them both personally and professionally
  • Establishes consistent operating procedures
  • Motivates the staff and establishes a productive, positive and safe work environment
  • Responsible for the appropriate scheduling of Hotel Staff to ensure guest needs
  • Responsible for all property based Human Resources and Accounting functions
  • Ensure that all policies and procedures are followed
  • Participate in Hotel revenue management and sales strategies to include daily business review
  • Maintain complete knowledge of all operations department policies/service procedures
  • Ensure the operations staff, supervisors and management are properly trained to standards and able to carry out the operations of each function of their department
  • Conduct daily stand-up meetings with management/staff to ensure employees are informed
  • Ensure that staffing level requirements are met when both minimum and maximum occupancy levels dictate
  • Ensure that cleanliness and condition of each area meets designated hotel standards and the appropriate inspections are carried out on a consistent basis
  • Directly contact respective personnel and relay any deficiencies that are to be corrected
  • Maintain constant control over changes and variances in budget for payroll, staff, ordering of supplies according to changes in occupancy levels
  • Ensure that an accurate inventory is completed for housekeeping and front office amenities and supplies, standard guest room items, linen, food and beverage items, etc.
  • Work with engineering to ensure that all equipment within the guest rooms and all operational departments within the hotel are functioning properly and are a part of an effective preventative maintenance program
  • Oversees all payables and manages cash flow and budgets
  • Keeps abreast of the competition,local events and hospitality trends
  • Has a flexible schedule that can work any shifts. Assists with staffing coverage in the instance of call-offs
  • Assists in the development of the annual marketing plan & budget by developing strategies to increase occupancy and revenue
  • Adheres to all company Standard/Conduct policies and procedures
  • Follows the company’s employee hand book for rules and regulations
  • Ensure that all employees consistently comply with all Fire Department Safety codes and OSHA guidelines
  • Review status of assignments and any follow-up action with manager and/or on-coming shift supervisor


  • Responsible for Guest Service scores, reviews the scores with the staff, site areas for improvement, create incentives
  • Handles guest complaints and special requests
  • Demonstrates a commitment to servicing the guest and takes initiative to speak to all guests
  • Responds promptly to any guest inquiries, feedback and reviews
  • Shows personal control by maintaining a positive attitude and staying calm and patient in all situations


  • College degree and five years of related experience in hotel operations
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Significant attention to detail
  • Complete understanding of NOI profitability and budget goals
  • Computer skills required – experience with Hotel information systems preferred
  • Construction experience recommended; however, not required

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