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Housekeeping Manager

SLS Barcelona | Carrer de Vila, 08017 Barcelona, Spain


Company Description

SLS Barcelona brings a new variety of oceanside glamor, indulgence and excellence to Barcelona’s vibrant 22@ neighborhood.  Here the hallmarks of an SLS wonderland – playful ambiance, VIP treatment, and theatrical experiences - meet idyllic views to set a lavish stage for the extraordinary to unfold. The only 5-star hotel in the city to feature a terrace off every guestroom (471 in total), SLS Barcelona is all-encompassing in its delight, with two pools, a spa, fitness center and six bars and restaurants that create lively food and entertainment within this singular location. A 750sqm auditorium and a dozen versatile meeting spaces round out the offering to form the complete destination - inviting groups, events and travelers of all types to say, “farewell to the ordinary.”


We are looking for an experienced Housekeeping Manager to join the pre-opening team at SLS Barcelona. Under the guidance of the Director of Rooms, the Housekeeping Manager is responsible for strategizing, developing, and directing the overall operation of the housekeeping department. Additionally, ensuring that the highest degree of quality is maintained at all times.

Job Description

What you'll do...

  • Ensure all departmental service standards and sequences of service are being upheld.
  • Work collaboratively with all housekeeping partners on a day-to-day basis.
  • Maintain a close relationship with the Front Office and Engineering Team.
  • Ensure guest satisfaction - address guest issues as they arise and provide prompt correspondence if necessary.
  • Keep control of daily financial reports, updating profit and loss for each month end.
  • Control departmental operating expenses and labor costs, improving departmental revenues when possible. Monitor all labor and payroll costs.
  • Keep controls of purchasing system(s).
  • Observe, teach and develop team members.
  • Responsible for all union communication (if applicable).
  • Ensured all grounds are maintained to SLS standard of service and design. Train and develop team to meet standards.
  • Manage Capital Expenditure projects directed to housekeeping areas.
  • Create new initiatives to improve efficiency of guest standards and operational improvements.
  • Establish relationships with other companies in the hospitality industry. 


What we're looking for...

  • Minimum of five (5) years of housekeeping experience, preferably in an upscale or lifestyle brand hotel.
  • Previous experience with pre-opening of a hotel is a big plus.
  • Someone who understands, celebrates and embraces the SLS brand values.
  • Proven team leader with a high level of energy and motivation, a natural at managing and inspiring others in a way that gets the best out of them.
  • Ability to work independently and to partner with others to promote an environment of teamwork.
  • Ability to multitask, work in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines and have a high-level attention to detail.
  • You combine analytical and methodical thinking with high attention to detail and a solution-focused approach.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Fluent in Spanish and English.
  • You make people feel good - your team, guests, and colleagues alike.  You make a positive impact.
  • You are an excellent relationship builder, confident in working with other teams and leaders; you’re passionate about what we can achieve together.
  • You take ownership of important issues, solve problems, and make effective decisions.
  • You learn quickly and adapt to SLS’s unique culture.
  • You are humble and open to ideas. We leave our ego at the door and help get things done.
  • You’re up for doing things differently and trying (almost) everything once.
  • You want to be part of a team that works hard, supports each other and has fun along the way.

Additional Information

What's in it for you...

  • The opportunity to join an innovative, fast-growing, international group that’s committed to not just building new hotels but building a global brand.
  • The chance to challenge the norm and work in an environment that is both creative and rewarding.
  • Become part of a team that’s very passionate about creating great hospitality experiences and exploring new locations at every opportunity.
  • A competitive package and plenty of opportunity for development.
  • Excellent discounts across the entire Ennismore family of brands.

SLS is part of Ennismore, a creative hospitality company rooted in culture and community, with a global collection of entrepreneurial and founder-built brands with purpose at their heart. Ennismore is a joint- venture with Accor, formed in 2021.

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