Hotel General Manager - Task Force

Orange County - Central Coast, CA US

Posted: 11/30/2018 Employment Type: Full-Time Job Category: Hospitality Division (Hotels) Job ID: 20DD-TFGMCC04 Salary: 100,000

Hotel General Manager (Task Force)

We are looking for a Hotel General Manager for Task Force. The Task Force General Manager will serve as acting General Manager for hotels that are in transition and will provide support for corporate projects. 

Basic Functions and Responsibilities 

  • Will act as the Hotel General Manager during transitions and will also be corporate support for other projects as directed. Will be the team leader and will be responsible for the results of assigned hotels.
  • Executes full responsibilities of a Hotel General Manager such as revenues, costs, staff development, human capital, conflict resolution, and all other aspects of the daily operations all while maintaining the Hotels’ vision, mission, values, and goals.

  • The Task Force Hotel General Manager must be accountable and display effective communication while working within the established guidelines. Must keep the corporate leadership informed daily concerning the operation's progress.

  • All deadlines are met and that financial results, high guest satisfaction, and positive team spirit are a priority.

  • A hands-on leader with integrity and strong character.

Hotel General Manager Requirements:

  • At least 5 years’ experience as a Full-Service Hotel General Manager 

  • A Bachelors degree in Hospitality Management preferred

  • Must have experience with openings, conversions & takeovers 

  • Must be proficient with MS Office products such as Word, Excel, and Outlook as well as Property Management Systems.

  • An expert in revenue management, financial statement analysis and budget preparation

  • Above average practical knowledge of revenue strategies, sales efforts, departmental operations, labor management, property maintenance, housekeeping cleanliness, and key performance indicators.

  • Analysis and execution of hotel’s priorities and needs and to formulate strategic steps of action.

  • The Task Force Hotel General Manager must be flexible and open to new assignments at different properties in a variety of locations. Will be traveling extensively and may have to work extended hours as needed.

David Donnelly
Franchise Partner | Hospitality Division

David started his hospitality career at the tender age of fifteen working in a restaurant as a porter and dishwasher.  His first manager taught him the importance of hard work and doing the job right the first time.  Fast forward several decades later, David has carried that mantra with him throughout his career and worked in some of the finest restaurants, hotels, resorts and country clubs in the United States in several management and director positions.

Since that first job, David worked almost every position possible in a restaurant from cook to bartender to supervisor.  After college, David was hired by Marriott Hotels & Resorts and successfully completed their renowned training program. He began his professional management career as a restaurant manager in a very high-volume airport property.  From there, David’s career continued with companies such as Wyndham International, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Hotels & Resorts as well as two Platinum Clubs of America.  David’s experience included downtown, airport and suburban hotels as well as conference centers, resorts, city clubs and country clubs. 

David has been a certified trainer, a certified food & beverage executive, certified in food service management through Cornell University and a member of the CMAA.     

Becoming a franchise partner with Gecko Hospitality just seemed like the right thing to do after dedicating so many years to the operations side of the business.  David has always been in the service industry and now wants to serve his candidates and clients by “connecting people and changing lives, one career at a time”.  David lives in San Clemente with his wife Rose, son Peter and Dakota, their one of a kind dog. They enjoy traveling, dining, hiking and just chillin’ by the beach.

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