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General Manager

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General Manager

Welcome to the future of hotel accommodation! 
 
Citybox is opening a brand new hotel with 180 rooms in the heart of Antwerp, and we are looking for the right person to run it. 
 
In case you haven't heard of Citybox before, we're all about modernization and innovation! We've thrown out minibars, old fashioned TV-sets, and room service. As a result, we offer modern and affordable hotel rooms for frequent travelers. Our rooms are simple, but they contain what guests value the most: a high-quality bed, a desk and chair, a modern bathroom, and free WiFi. We've replaced the traditional reception with check-in terminals, and our interior features Scandinavian design with focus on durability and sustainability. Citybox currently consists of four hotels, but our ambition is to become one of Europe's leading high-quality, low-budget hotel-chains. The opening of Citybox Antwerp is an exciting next step of this plan. To read more about Citybox Hotels and our concept, please visit www.cityboxhotels.com
 
That's a bit about us, now back to that special person we're looking for ...

Job description

Our general manager will have the most important role at the hotel and will respond directly to our Operations Manager and our CEO. We are looking for a hotelier who is young at heart and can conceptualize a different take on the established norm of hotels.
 
Citybox Antwerp is our second hotel outside Norway, and it is necessary for you to get Citybox on the map in Antwerpen. You should know precisely how, when, and where we need to go to make Citybox a success in the region. Experience from marketing is a key factor, along with a deep understanding of the hotel market in Antwerpen. Preferably you have management experience from the industry and the necessary contacts to recruit both the right employees and attract guests. Another important factor is a controlled view on our costs levels, along with a bird's view on our ever-evolving rev/par. Can you add certain human skills that help gel our cooperation with our suppliers – you'll be a perfect match! As we do not have an own restaurant, no food & beverage experience is demanded. We will, however, directly link up with a partner-cafe in the building. 

Tasks
  • Coordination and administration of all parts of the hotel
  • Responsibility for employees in all departments
  • Financial accountability
  • Interaction with customers and suppliers
  • Encouragement of service, sales, and achievement of underlying targets
  • Marketing and branding
  • Revenue management

Profile

  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Fluency in Dutch, French, and English. Both written and spoken. As our head office is located in Norway, all communication with the head office will be English.
  • Experience from hotel management
  • Marketing experience
  • Strong leadership skills 
 Beneficial
A deep understanding of the hotel market in Belgium.

Offer

A key role in an expanding hotel chain looking to establish in lots of European cities in the coming years.
Competitive salary
Good work environment 
An exciting position with varied tasks 

Contact person for queries and applications: Tina Selseth. All applications must be sent in English. 


Please apply as soon as possible as we are recruiting now.
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    Requirements

    • Dutch, English, French

    Offer

    • Permanent
    • Full-time

    Apply before

    • 7 May

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