Employment at Lark Hotels

General Manager, Lark Brooklyn

Lark Brooklyn, General Manager

Lark Hotels is seeking a full-time, year-round General Manager for a 60-100 room boutique hotel, located in Brooklyn, New York.

We seek a high energy individual who can assume responsibility for all hotel activities, who has presence and poise in relating to guests, and who possess the organizational and computer skills necessary to manage the office. We are seeking a hardworking, forward-thinking and honest individual who can learn quickly, communicate effectively with us, and offer first-class hospitality while being attentive to the needs of the business. We will offer training.

The manager will perform all duties of running the property: i.e. overseeing all employees including front office manager, housekeeping/laundry manager, and engineer, as well as assisting with guest reservations, hospitality and concierge service, property maintenance, purchasing and cost control, some accounting of revenue and expenses, preparation for holiday events, and participation in annual renovation projects. The on property restaurants and bars will be managed by our Food & Beverage partner and the GM will be the main point of contact for this group and act as liaison between Lark and the F&B partner.

Requirements:

  • Experience in Hotel Management
  • Familiarity with Brooklyn and local culture
  • Experience participating in new hotel openings
  • Proven ability to meet revenue goals and adhere to budgets
  • Experience or familiarity with boutique brands
  • Experience overseeing a multi-outlet property
  • Willingness  to be an engaged community member
  • Track record of forming connections with guests, employees, owners, suppliers, competitors and community members
  • Ability to create a new service culture for all staff members
  • Demonstrated history of a “hands on” approach
  • Union experience a plus

Must be willing to be trained, show excellent follow-through, and be comfortable giving and receiving feedback. A strong financial acumen, revenue management experience, a background in quality control and staff management is necessary.

This job requires a full-time commitment. Applicants must be familiar and comfortable with the demands of a 24/7 job. Although management support will be readily available to answer questions and provide input, the General Manager is expected to assume responsibility for any issues or tasks that arise related to the operation of the hotel and maintenance of the building, though all of those items may not be named in this description. The manager is expected to utilize all skills that they possess to operate the hotel to the best of their ability.

As a management company, we are not involved in the on-site daily operations of the hotel or restaurant, however, we will make scheduled trips to New York to check in and meet with you. Lark Hotels conducts the bill payment, budgeting, revenue and expense management, marketing, website maintenance, property improvement planning, and issues that arise that are most appropriately handled by the management company. Although we are not on-site, we review most reservations via our online reservation system, we monitor purchasing when we receive invoices and receipts, and in general we like to keep close tabs on what is happening at the property. Because of this, it is important that the manager be able to communicate with us in a clear and positive manner. While we are  always interested in hearing new ideas and suggestions from the GM, it is important that the overall operation of the hotel remain consistent with our expectations. We hope that the manager brings their own personality and creativity to the hotel, and expect that this is balanced with continuity in the hotel experience from one management team to the next.

Compensation includes salary, as well as a stipend after the first 6 months of employment.

Our hotel is non-smoking.

Please submit resume, position specific cover letter, three references, and availability. Careers@larkhotels.com

START: Summer 2017

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Employment at Pomegranate Inn

General Manager - The Pomegranate

THE POMEGRANATE - GENERAL MANAGER COUPLE/INDIVIDUAL

Lark Hotels seeks a General Manager Couple/Individual for The Pomegranate located in Portland, ME.

We are looking for a hardworking, honest couple/individual with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills to assume the full-time management of our 8 room boutique inn in Portland, ME. This year-round, live-in position requires the dedication and motivation to create an idyllic experience for our guests while balancing the needs of the business.

Job requirements include breakfast preparation and serving, concierge services, some housekeeping and laundry, grounds work and property maintenance, seasonal renovation projects, staff hiring and supervision and of course reservations both online and phone, and guest interaction (and much more). 

This is a HANDS-ON JOB.

The Inn is seasonally staffed with a housekeeping crew and guest services staff. If you are looking for a lifestyle change and a beautiful vibrant place to live, please send us your information. Bonus skills: culinary/pastry background, light repair/maintenance.

As a management company, we are not involved in the on-site daily operations of the hotel, however, we make scheduled trips to Portland to check in and meet with you.  Lark Hotels conducts the bill payment, budgeting, revenue and expense management, marketing, website maintenance, property improvement planning, and issues that arise that are most appropriately handled by the management company.  Although we are not on-site, we review most reservations via our online reservation system, we monitor purchasing when we receive invoices and receipts, and in general we like to keep close tabs on what is happening at the property.  Therefore it is important that the general manager couple/individual be able to communicate with us in a clear and positive manner.  While we are interested in hearing new ideas and suggestions from the general managers/individual, it is important that the overall operation of the hotel remains consistent with our expectations.  We hope that the general managers/individual bring their own personality and creativity to the hotel, and expect that this is balanced with continuity in the hotel experience from one general manager couple/individual to the next.  

The general managers/individual are given 14 days of paid vacation time per year during the shoulder season.  The hotel operates year round and may be closed for short periods of time in the winter to perform maintenance.  During periods when the hotel is closed, the general manager couple/individual may be asked to contribute to other operational aspects of Lark Hotels and may be asked to stand in at other properties when other managers are on vacation.  This requirement will provide the managers with valuable experience with other properties. The GMs must attend the annual Lark Retreat held in January.

If interested please submit cover letter, resume and professional references to Careers@Larkhotels.com

Start Date: on or before March 15, 2017

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Employment at The Break

Bartenders, SERVERS, BUSSERS - Chair 5 (Narragansett, RI)

Lark Hotels is now hiring for front of the house restaurant positions for Chair 5, the newly opened restaurant at the boutique hotel, The Break in Narragansett, RI. Join our great team and apply today for all positions.

Positions include bartenders, barbacks, servers, bussers, and runners. New positions for our newly opened roof top lounge.

All positions require reliability, team work, ability to take instruction and willingness to learn.

Positions are part time and full time.

Start Immediately for training.

Please respond to Careers@larkhotels.com

Restaurant Manager, Chair 5 at the Break Hotel

Lark Hotels seeks a Restaurant Manager for Chair 5, the restaurant at the boutique hotel, The Break in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Chair 5, the restaurant at The Break, is looking for a Restaurant Manager to manage and direct the daily operations of food service areas. This individual will be responsible for the day­to­day operational and financial activities to optimize profits and ensure that guests are wowed by the dining experience.

The main areas of responsibility will be: assigning job duties and responsibilities to staff and personnel, guest services and care, operational/financial, food and beverage planning, health and safety, and other related duties as they arise.

Qualifications:

A minimum of three (3) years of directly related restaurant management experience in fine or casual dining which includes personnel management and operational experience. Working knowledge of food planning and preparation, purchasing, sanitation, security, company policies and procedures, record keeping and preparation of reports.

If you have a strong work ethic, enjoy working with people and have a team first attitude, please forward your cover letter, resume, and professional references.

About Chair 5:​ Chair 5 will serve elevated beach snack shack cuisine crafted with local ingredients. Some menu items may include: picnic chicken, lobster rolls, New England fish stew, fish tacos, house made ice cream sandwiches and a series of craft cocktails and local artisan beers.

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Employment at Field Guide

Guest Services Associate - Field Guide

Lark Hotels is seeking guest service associates for Field Guide, our boutique hotel in Stowe Vermont. Become part of our hard-working crew, enjoy a positive work environment, interact with guests and assist us in all aspects of hotel operations! This is also an excellent opportunity to learn about the hospitality business if desired.

If this sounds appealing to you, please read on for more details.

***Responsibilities: When you are at the Hotel, you will be a primary representative of our boutique brand. Shift tasks will include guest reservations (phone and online), checking guests in/out, hospitality and concierge services, social media, working to support management, and other tasks related to the daily operation of the property. We will provide training.

Qualifications: Reliability is a absolute must. The right candidate will be friendly, hard-working, forward-thinking, detail-oriented and trustworthy, able to receive feedback and able to work as part of a team. Must be able to lift 35lbs. Familiarity of Stowe, its culture, events and geography is a plus.

Start: Immediately for Training

Please send resume, references and availability to Careers@larkhotels.com

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Housekeeper - Boutique Hotel - Field Guide (Stowe, VT)

Lark Hotels is seeking full time housekeepers for Field Guide, a soon to open upscale 30 room boutique hotel located in Stowe Vermont. Field Guide is being completely renovated and will be opening on October 1, 2015.

Shifts are between 8:00am to 3:30pm and some weekends are required, total hours will range between 32.5 and 37 hours a week depending on occupancy. Become part of our hard-working crew and enjoy a positive work environment!

Start: On or about September 20 for training and to assist in the opening of the Hotel.

Responsibilities: Cleaning of guest rooms and common areas. The right candidate will have some prior cleaning experience, be personable, detail-oriented, trustworthy, hardworking, able to receive feedback and able to work as part of a team. We are an upscale property with high standards for cleanliness. Must be able to climb stairs and lift 35lbs.

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Employment at The Hotel Portsmouth

Guest Services Associate - The Hotel Portsmouth

Lark Hotels is seeking a guest service associate for our boutique hotel, The Hotel Portsmouth, in Portsmouth, NH.

We are seeking a high-energy, hard-working, forward-thinking and trustworthy person who can learn quickly, relate to guests with presence and poise, carry out tasks efficiently and accurately, and communicate effectively with us. We will of course provide training.

The responsibilities included in this position are varied: responding to inquiries and taking guest reservations via phone, online, and through third-party sites, guest check in and check out, providing hospitality and concierge service, attending to breakfast by replenishing items, bussing tables, and cleaning up at the end of service, some cleaning, some laundry tasks, and assisting in keeping the property neat and orderly, office work related to the guest reservation system and organization of reservation paperwork, some social media, and other tasks related to the daily operation of the property, though they may not be named here.

Guest Services crew members are cross-trained for the housekeeping position so that they can fill in when needed. In addition, we would welcome input on packages and special offers, posts to our blog and social media sites, and any other initiatives that help us meet our goals.

Days/Hours: Shifts will vary but will be between 7:00am and 10:00pm.

This is a full time position.

Start Date: Immediately for training

If interested please submit cover letter, resume, references to Careers@larkhotels.com

 

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Employment at The Hotel Salem

General Manager

Lark Hotels is seeking a full-time, year-round General Manager for our newest boutique hotel, The Hotel Salem.   Located just off Salem’s acclaimed pedestrian mall, this 44-room hotel and three level restaurant is in the thick of everything in “witch city” and features dynamic event space, a main level restaurant and a rooftop restaurant and bar.

We are seeking a high energy individual who can assume responsibility for all hotel and restaurant activities, who has presence and poise in relating to guests, and who possess the organizational and computer skills necessary to manage the office.  We are seeking a hardworking, forward-thinking and honest individual who can learn quickly, communicate effectively with us, and offer first-class hospitality while being attentive to the needs of the business.  We will offer training.

The manager is to perform all duties of running the property:  i.e. overseeing all employees including rooms manager, restaurant manager, housekeeping/laundry manager, as well as helping out with guest reservations, hospitality and concierge service, property maintenance, purchasing and cost control, some accounting of revenue and expenses, preparation for holiday events,  participation in annual renovation projects, and oversight of the onsite restaurants, bars and event space.  The restaurants and bars  will have a chef restaurant manager but the GM will have oversight of the entire property.

Requirements include exceptional interpersonal skills, polished telephone and email skills, superior attention to detail, computer and organizational skills, some housekeeping and maintenance skills, and the abilities to multi-task, take initiative, and to employ situational thinking.  Must be willing to be trained, show excellent follow-through, and be comfortable giving and receiving feedback.  Food and beverage experience is mandatory as oversight of the restaurant will be a large part of this position; a strong financial component, revenue management, quality control and staff management is necessary.

This job requires a full-time commitment.  Applicants must be familiar and comfortable with the demands of a 24/7 job.  Although management support will be readily available to answer questions and provide input, the manager is expected to assume responsibility for any issues or tasks that arise related to the operation of the hotel, restaurant and maintenance of the building, though all of those items may not be named in this description.  The manager is expected to utilize all skills that they possess to operate the hotel and restaurant to the best of their ability.

As a management company, we are not involved in the on-site daily operations of the hotel or restaurant, however, we make scheduled trips to Salem to check in and meet with you.  Lark Hotels conducts the bill payment, budgeting, revenue and expense management, marketing, website maintenance, property improvement planning, and issues that arise that are most appropriately handled by the management company.  Although we are not on-site, we review most reservations via our online reservation system, we monitor purchasing when we receive invoices and receipts, and in general we like to keep close tabs on what is happening at the property.  Therefore it is important that the manager be able to communicate with us in a clear and positive manner.  While we are interested in hearing new ideas and suggestions from the management couple/individual, it is important that the overall operation of the hotel and restaurants remain consistent with our expectations.  We hope that the manager brings their own personality and creativity to the hotel, and expect that this is balanced with continuity in the hotel experience from one management team to the next.  

The Hotel Salem is a Lark Hotel and part of a growing group of boutique hotels located in iconic coastal destinations in the North East of the United States and California. Lark hotels embrace the locations they are in — but in playful, unexpected ways. Think "sense of place" with imagination and a touch of mischief. We invite our guests to experience modern luxury in the heart of iconic destinations, to feel the pull of a nostalgic getaway while surrounded by today's amenities and to find attentive service when they want it and privacy when they don't. It is vitally important that our management team subscribe to the notion that our hotel guest’s relaxation is our top priority.

Compensation includes salary, as well as a stipend after the first 6 months of employment.  

Our hotel is non-smoking and not pet friendly.  We expect that the manager will model this by being a non-smoker.  

The manager is given 14 days of vacation time per year during a period when the hotel may either be closed or during the slower season.  

If interested please submit resume, three references, availability to Careers@larkhotles.com.

START: Spring 2017

 

 

 

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Employment at Blue

General Manager at blue inn on the beach

Lark Hotels is seeking a full-time, year round live-in manager individual or couple for blue inn on the beach, located on Plum Island, MA. With a golden sand beach and sweeping ocean views our 13 room Inn and cottages on Plum Island offers a unique vantage point to experience the beauty of the Atlantic seacoast. The Inn is 10 minutes from the lively and charming North Shore haven of Newburyport, yet on its own little stretch of sand away from the masses.

We are seeking a high energy couple/individual who can assume responsibility for all inn activities, who have presence and poise in relating to guests, and who possess the organizational and computer skills necessary to manage the office. We are seeking a hard-working, forward-thinking and honest couple/individual who can learn quickly, communicate effectively with us, and offer first-class hospitality while being attentive to the needs of the business. We will of course offer training.

The General Manager/s perform all duties of running the Inn: i.e. guest reservations, hospitality and concierge service, preparation and service of our signature small plate breakfast baskets for Inn guests, bed making and laundry, property maintenance, gardening, purchasing and cost control, some accounting of revenue and expenses, preparation for holiday events, and participation in annual renovation projects. The Inn was updated in 2016 but there are always some ongoing or somewhat deferred maintenance issues that we will ask you to work on.

Requirements include exceptional interpersonal skills, polished telephone and email skills, superior attention to detail, computer and organizational skills, some housekeeping and maintenance skills, and the abilities to multi-task, take initiative, and to employ situational thinking. Must be willing to be trained, show excellent follow-through, and be comfortable receiving feedback. Having culinary training or formal experience and/or carpentry/construction experience are qualities that would make applicants more attractive to us and that would be utilized at the Inn.

This job requires a full-time commitment in all aspects of the job. You must be familiar and comfortable with the demands of a 24/7 job. Although the team at Lark Hotels will be readily available to answer questions and provide input, the General Manager/s are expected to assume responsibility for any issues or tasks that arise related to the operation of the Inn and maintenance of the building, though all of those items may not be named in this description. The General Manager/individual is expected to utilize all skills that they possess to operate the inn to the best of their ability.

The Inn offers thirteen rooms and cottages and will be open year round. During the high season the General Manager/s hire and train housekeepers who perform the heavier cleaning duties. The GM/s are expected to make beds, replace amenities as well as supervise and work with the housekeepers to assure that quality standards and timeliness expectations are met. The housekeepers work varying shifts during the week; if there are no housekeepers on the schedule due to low occupancy the GM/s do all of the housekeeping. Due to our location, occupancy in the quiet season months (November through April) is much lower, and therefore the GM/s are responsible for all housekeeping in the quiet season. During the winter months, the Inn will be closed Monday through Wednesday.

As a management company, we are not involved in the on-site daily operations of the Inn. However, we make scheduled trips to Plum Island to check in and meet with you. We conduct the bill payment, accounting and tax preparation, budgeting, revenue and expense management, marketing, website maintenance, property improvement planning, and issues that arise that are most appropriately handled by the management company. Although we are not on-site, we review most reservations via our online reservation system, we monitor purchasing when we receive invoices and receipts, and in general we like to keep close tabs on what is happening at the Inn. Therefore it is important that the GM/s be able to communicate with us in a clear and positive manner. While we are interested in hearing new ideas and suggestions from the Innkeeper, it is important that the overall operation of the Inn remains consistent with our expectations. We hope that the General Manager/s bring their own personality and creativity to the Inn, and expect that this is balanced with continuity at blue inn on the beach with the experience from one General Manager to the next.

blue inn on the beach is a Lark Hotel and part of a group of boutique hotels located in iconic destinations in New England and California. Lark hotels embrace the locations they are in -- but in playful, unexpected ways. Think "sense of place" with imagination and a touch of mischief. We invite our guests to experience modern luxury in the heart of iconic destinations, to feel the pull of a nostalgic getaway while surrounded by today's amenities and to find attentive service when they want it and privacy when they don't. It is vitally important that our Innkeeper/s subscribe to the notion that our hotel guest's relaxation is our top priority.

Compensation includes salary, and optional apartment in the Inn with utilities included. This living space cannot accommodate anyone other than the General Manager/s and is not suitable for children. Any pets must be approved by Lark Hotels. We also offer valuable training in revenue and expense management if desired.

Our Inn, apartment and grounds are non-smoking, and we expect that the managers will model this by being non-smokers.

Compensation: TBDStipend: After 6 months of employment each person will receive a 175.00 monthly stipend to help with expensesHousing and all utilities included (this is optional, not mandatory that you live on site)

Job Type: Full-time

Start: Immediately

Please send resume, references and availability to Careers@larkhotels.com

 

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