Being a newly opened hotel, it is a great and challenging place to work. The team is new, growing and developing and that makes it a very rewarding experience. The location is a new developing area, which has great opportunities but very challenging, as the business rump up is a lot slower than expect. The company is very supportive and has empowered me to develop and drive my hotel. I try to instill a constructive, empowering and positive work style with high levels of ownership and integrity. Developing my team and high potential team members is one of the high lights of my role, as well as managing the business to break even and turn the hotel profitable
Location - Challenging business envirinment
Worked with the team to set a strategic goal for the hotel and capitalized on its remote location to capture the Meetings market as well as developed a good reputation for weddings that suited the 1000 sq. meter sized ballroom.
Worked well with both management group and owners of the hotel.
Limited growth opportunities
Building from scratch a new hotel and team is a fascinating and extremely rewarding experience. Managing multiple stakeholders, balancing different interests, working within tight deadlines, being flexible to changes, managing expectations and budgets are a few of the interesting aspects of the job. A new experience with a steep learning curve (at times), its a very rewarding opportunity, one that tests multiple aspects of a manager's ability