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Director of Operations

The Hoxton, Brooklyn

Our story

Just like our doors, our minds are open too. Ever since we opened our first hotel, The Hoxton Shoreditch, way back in 2006, we’ve never just been about offering a bed for the night. We want to be more than that, providing a place where guests can hang out alongside the locals and submerse themselves in the neighbourhood with vibrant, welcoming public spaces. Then there's our eclectic programme of monthly events, where we bring the outside in, working with local creatives to curate events unique to each location.

 

Back in 2006, The Hoxton, Shoreditch in East London changed the hotel model, proving style didn’t need to be sacrificed for value and that honest pricing is still very much at the heart of everything we do. We opened our second hotel, The Hoxton, Holborn in 2014, followed by The Hoxton, Amsterdam in 2015 with Williamsburg, Paris, Los Angeles, Chicago and Southwark all coming soon. Whilst each hotel has its own character, no matter where we open you can be sure to find the familiar Hoxton Hustle. 

 

Each Hoxton hotel is individual, incorporating the uniqueness of their neighborhoods using local designers, artists, and illustrators for everything from interiors to wallpaper, art and neighborhood guides. The Hoxton, Williamsburg is on the original site of the Rosenwach factory, the maker of the iconic wooden water towers dotted along the skyline of New York City. Featuring 175 bedrooms, a vibrant public area, restaurant, terrace bar, and roof desk along with The Apartment, our events and meeting space; The Hoxton, Williamsburg will be at the center of the Williamsburg community.

 

 

 

The details

The role will initially be based at a pre-opening office in Williamsburg, moving to The Hoxton, Williamsburg.  You’ll report directly to Amos Kelsey – Hotel Manager.

You’ll be responsible for the operations of The Hoxton, Williamsburg; leading the Front Office, Housekeeping and Engineering teams.  In its initial phase, this will involve pre-opening activities, and following the opening, responsibility for the day to day operations of the hotel.

We don’t go for long-winded job descriptions, however here’s an idea of how we see the role…

  • You’ll manage the day to day operations of the hotel
  • Ensure budget goals are achieved with industry leading metrics, with specific focus on payroll, laundry, and guest supply cost
  • Lead and inspire your team to ensure a high level of engagement and exceptional individual service style
  • Role model The Hoxton’s values and behavior
  • Monitor quality in a systemic manner
  • Contribute to the annual budgeting process
  • Ensure all members of the team follow the rules, do their best, for The Hox, and love their jobs
  • Play a key role in team development and training, both pre-opening and on an ongoing basis
  • Responsible for oversight of guest feedback reporting, mystery shop reports, and operational department responses
  • You’ll be hands-on and willing to regularly work both front and back of house, maintaining lobby presence, spend time with guests, and team members alike
  • Oversee departmental scheduling, hiring, and performance management
  • Make sure The Hoxton, Williamsburg maintains 100% labor and legal compliance
  • Run the show in the absence of the Hotel Manager

What’s in it for you…

  • The opportunity to help head up the team at one of New York’s most exciting hotel openings
  • You will occupy a senior role at The Hoxton, and on the New York hotel scene
  • There is opportunity to grow with an exciting young company and be part of a team who are passionate about everything they do
  • The chance to help build a team from scratch and embed The Hoxton values and behaviours
  • To work for an innovative organization, committed to not just building new hotels but building a global brand
  • The opportunity to challenge the norm and work in an environment that is both creative and rewarding
  • You will receive a competitive package with a significant opportunity for career development

 

About you

  • You have several years of hotel operations experience, including managing a department and a team
  • You execute. You get things done
  • You are scarily organized
  • You have a keen eye for detail and love to share your notes and feedback
  • You know how to crack the whip – but make people feel good at the same time
  • You’re a natural host and can make guests and team members feel at home in our hotel
  • You’re an Opera wiz and can take the lead in the installation process
  • You’re a great schedule maker and a payroll pro – you’ll make sure we have the right team in place at the right time
  • You jump out of bed every morning, fizzing with energy and jazzed about what you’re doing today
  • You are humble. There are no egos, and no drama
  • Ability to take ownership of issues, solve problems and make effective decisions
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to The Hoxton’s unique culture
  • You’ll work positively and collaboratively to achieve the highest standards of delivery at work
  • You’ll live and breathe each of The Hoxton’s leadership behaviors
  • If we get stuck in a lift with you – we’ll get along nicely and have a laugh along the way

 

What’s next?

Drop us a line at hoxstarwilliamsburg@thehox.com with your resume, and anything else you want to share. Or apply on the careers page of www.thehoxton.com

The Hoxton, Williamsburg is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.  True Facts.

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  • Location: Brooklyn
  • Hours: Full Time, Salaried
  • Salary: Competitive
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