Senior Guest Relations Manager Job at IBIS London

Company Description
Ibis London Earls Court provides guests with a warm welcome, spacious and comfortable accommodation. Our hotel is a 12-storey hotel with breath-taking views of the London skyline. With 504 guestrooms, including suites, family, triple and accessible rooms, a business centre, La Table Restaurant, George & Dragon Pub and on-site parking. We are currently undergoing a refurbishment to become a dual branded property, a modern and high class 3* Ibis and to cater to a more corporate clientele, our higher floors will be rebranded and refurbished to a 4* Mercure standard

It offers an ideal base for both business and leisure travellers. We are proud to work with some of the most talented and unique individuals in our business, who always ensure the extraordinary guest experience.

Our promise is caring and impeccable service. We nurture real passion for service and achievement beyond limits.

Our mission is to make the impossible possible to realize your dreams.

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Job Description
Customer Relations
Be the first point of call, to lead and manage the team of 2 other Guest Experience Managers by envisioning and ensuring a smooth structure and targets
Be a first contact for special occasion offering memorable packages to our guests (rose petals, chocolates and bottles of champagne, balloons etc.)
Guest focus in all the departments (front office, F&B, Bedrooms and events) developing excellent relations with them
Has regular and close contact with hotel guests by interacting with guests to collect feedback and ideas
Be our first point of contact for high level members (Such as Diamond and Limitless) to ensure faultless stay
Analyses guests’ comments and shares them with the team
Handle guest concerns/expectations and react quickly, tracking and notifying proper areas to guarantee sparkles moments that are based on personalization and creativity
Deal with complaints by email, phone or in person in a professional and proactive manner
Promotes the Brand`s service culture and ensures that guests receive services that enables the brand to thrive
Ensure all telephone calls are answered courteously and efficiently, within the Brand standards at all times
Takes responsibility for guest experiences that have negatively been impacted and turns them into memorable moments
Ensure 5-10 room checks to be done daily between all Guest Relation Managers to ensure High Standards are kept
Ensure large scale public & calendar events (EG: Halloween, Kings Coronation, International Womens Day, Easter, National Housekeeping week) are being looked into, and celebrated with the guests

Commercial / Sales
Promotes the special offers and full range products
Use of Powerpoint/Canva to create engaging guest notices to increase upsell activity
Improves the department’s results by increasing sales and productivity in all areas of the hotel
Find innovative ways to keep guest satisfaction high whilst keeping refunds low
Ensure our Business Social Media (Instagram, Facebook etc) is kept up to date and engaging
Ensure an attitude of anticipative and caring service is displayed at all times during your shift
Understand and focus on the hotels objectives and targets, including RPS, Budget, Employee wellbeing & Sustainability

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Management and Administration
Lead and manage the day-to-day operation of the Guest Relations department to ensure service standards are followed with friendly and engaging service
Liaise with other Heads of Departments to ensure all feedback is passed on and possible solutions found, and to come up with ideas to improve guest satisfaction throughout the hotel
Ensure budgeting and cost control is implemented to achieve maximum and effective reach on a cost saving budget
Attend Rooms Division Meetings and follow up on all tasks set during the meetings. If unable to attend, ensure someone can attend with the knowledge of the previous meetings
Ensure the Rota has been made in line with Business needs
Ensure the team checks the inventory of stock frequently to prevent running out of items
Be in constant contact with the other departments and ensures that information circulates smoothly between them – e.g. Reception, Maintenance, HK and Kitchen
Cover DM shifts and support all of departments
Ensure employees are informed daily about priorities to personalize service
Follows all departmental policies, procedures and standard
Effectively & responsibly handles quests’ requests and reservations
Clearly demonstrates to guests and colleagues a commitment to service excellence

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Additional Information
Private Health Care
Employee benefit card offering discounted rates at Accor worldwide
Free and delicious meal breaks on duty
Complimentary stays in UK and North Ireland
Friends & Family discounts
50% food discounts in our restaurants
Pension Scheme
Eye Test Vouchers
Staff Uniforms Provided
Learning programs through our Academies
Opportunity to develop your talent and grow within your property and across the world!
Ability to make a difference through our Corporate Social Responsibility activities, like Planet 21
Candidates must have the right to work in the UK

NOTE: The Company reserves the right to amend this job description from time to time to accommodate the requirements of the business and the evolving nature of the role.

Work Level
Manager / Executive, Mid-Level, Senior-Level
Employment Type
Full Time

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