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Hotel Manager

Remuneration:R30000 - R40000 per month Cost to company 
Education level:Degree
Job level:Mid/Senior
Company:Career Custodians

Job description

A scenic location, luxurious rooms, on-site activities, locally sourced dining and versatile meeting spaces are only a few of the reasons to make us your Knysna luxury hotel of choice. Located on South Africa's legendary Garden Route, The Hotel is set in a lush paradise of ancient indigenous forests, mountains, lakes, and pristine beaches on a prestigious private estate.

Candidate's minimum requirements:


• Grade 12 or equivalent
• Accommodation certificate/hotel school diploma is advantageous

Work experience:

• Previous experience in the same or similar position in a four/five star hotel
• Familiar with all duties and procedures in front office/reservations department and hotel operations
• MS Office (Word, Excel, and email) is essential
• Opera experience is advantageous


• Reliable, responsible, and dependable to fulfil obligations
• Attention to detail
• Willingness to lead, take charge, and offer direction
• Ability to multitask
• Show initiative by taking control of task
• Excellent communication skills
• Friendly and service orientated

Tasks (include but not limited to):

• Ensure smooth operation of the reception area
• Ensure guests are greeted, checked in and allocated rooms promptly and courteously
• To ensure reservations are taken correctly and courteously
• Ensure credit control procedures are strictly adhered to
• To ensure guest accounts and O status is kept up to date
• Ensure effective and speedy check out facilities
• Ensure collection and delivery of luggage to rooms is done efficiently
• To ensure that the hotel entrance is correctly managed
• Ensure that rooms are serviced and maintained to the standards
• Make sure all front of house areas are clean and tidy at all times
• Ensure the housekeeping and laundry back of house is clean and free of clutter
• Ensure the smooth operation of Housekeeping on a daily basis
• Daily spot checks of suites and rooms to ensure VNL standards
• Checking of all monthly stock takes for amenities, chemicals and linen for Housekeeping
• Reporting and follow up of all maintenance issues pending or outstanding
• Assisting with the overseeing of the maintenance department in the absence of the Facilities Manager.
• Planning of the rooms winter maintenance program
• Be familiar with the health and safety measure of the property
• To ensure regular on-the-job training is training place in your departments
• Ensure dress code of staff is up to standard
• Holding regular performance appraisals with senior staff, identifying areas for development and training needs
• Be readily available to deal with problems and complaints
• To circulate regularly throughout Front of House areas. Maintaining high profile with guests and staff
• Ensure accurate and timeous submission of all reports and administrative work
• Prepare and submit annual budgetary information and updates as required by Financial Manager
• To ensure effective liaison between Reservations and Front Office and other departments (e.g. Housekeeping, Maintenance and F&B)
• Act as a duty manager when required
• To attend all management meetings as required

To apply for the position, please forward an updated CV with a picture of yourself to .

**Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted. Should you not hear from us within five days – please consider your application unsuccessful**

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  • Client relations
  • Finance
  • Hospitality
  • Reporting
  • Operations

Posted on 25 Jun 11:12

Career Custodians

Career Custodians is a recruitment and talent management agency, specializing in the wellness, hospitality and tourism industry.

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