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ibis Chennai City Centre, Chennai, India



Duty Manager



Company Description

Located on Anna Salai Road, opposite Metro Station, ibis Chennai City Center - An Accor Brand is 20 minutes by metro to the Chennai Airport. The hotel features a well-equipped fitness center, ‘The Hub’ lobby level bar and ‘Spice It’, a multi-cuisine 24-hour restaurant with the longest breakfast from 4 AM to noon. The well-designed rooms feature high-speed free WiFi, LED TV, safe deposit, tea and coffee amenities along with a mini fridge. The bathrooms are well-fitted with health faucets and shower cubicles. Located next to the Gemini flyover, within a radius of 0.6 mi from the US Consulate, Apollo Hospital, Spencers Plaza & Express Avenue Mall, the hotel is an ideal destination for guests. The hotel also has a multi-cuisine restaurant. Guests can avail of a long breakfast from 4 AM until noon. It is a convenient base for travelers, being 1.2 mi away from one of the country's leading hospitals –Sankara Nethralaya and 3.1 mi away from Chennai Central and Egmore Railway Station. The nearest airport is Chennai Airport, 9.9 mi away.

Job Description

Designation   :   Duty Manager


Department    :    Front Office


Reports To     : Front Office Manager / Executive Nominated by Management in this behalf




Prime Function:


  • Responsible for the smooth functioning and for the satisfactory rooming and welfare of all guests of the hotel.
  • Responsible for Reception, Concierge operations, Telephones, Hospitality and Cashier.
  • Liaise with different departments for smooth and coordinated work.
  • Ensure cleanliness of all areas under the Front Office viz., Lobby, corridors, main staircase and drive away.
  • Ensure to interact with the guests & enable the team to understand guest requirements.


Key Responsibilities:


Front Office Planning


  • Ensure that the arrivals and departures for the day and relevant records are maintained.
  • Ensure quality in all aspects of work and among the staff in the lobby.


People Management


  • Personally welcome and escort all guests of the hotel.
  • Authorize courtesies for V.I.P’s.
  • Ensure that regular training is conducted as per the standards.
  • Deal with the inquiries and complaints of the Guests tactfully and initiate follow-up action.



Financial Management

  • Responsible for maintaining high level of room sales, by up-selling.
  • Ensure maximum room occupancy within agreed overbooking policy.
  • Ensure to balance the accounts on a daily basis.


Operational Management


  • Adhere to the Standard Operating Procedures & policies.
  • Check out-standings of in-house guests on a daily basis.
  • To check whether the following records are kept in order and up to date.


  1.  “C” forms
  2. Reception / Information Log Book


  • Ensure that the luggage of incoming and outgoing guests is handled quickly and efficiently.
  • Ensure that all mail and messages awaiting arrival of incoming guests are promptly delivered.
  • Check the grooming and hygiene of the team.
  • Ensure all V.V.I.P room inspection in coordination with House Keeping Department.
  • Ensure that newspapers and parcels are delivered in the rooms without delay.
  • To be readily available at all times to deal with problems or complaints.
  • Ensure effective and speedy check-in & check-out facilities.
  • Deal with the inquiries and complaints of the Guests tactfully and initiate follow-up action.
  • Ensure that the entrance is easily accessible to cars and taxis at all times.
  • Conduct briefing for concierge and Front Desk Associate’s



Managerial Qualities


  • Leadership skills that utilize persuasion and motivation to attain organizational        goals is the most desirable management quality, followed by honesty, integrity, ethical behavior, tactfulness, openness, and cultural awareness;
  • Ability to accept responsibility;
  • Self confidence, motivation, drive and tenacity;
  • Ability to enhance organizational performance;
  • Ability to clearly delegate tasks and responsibilities;
  • Ability to think strategically, inductively, and creatively;
  • and the propensity to recognize and acknowledge other peoples’ ideas.


Diversidade & Inclusão para a Accor significa acolher cada um e respeitar suas diferenças, priorizando apenas qualidades e habilidades na ampliação de oportunidades de emprego e desenvolvimento. Nossa ambição é proporcionar emprego com propósito, e uma cultura acolhedora, excelentes condições de trabalho e promover o desenvolvimento de todas as pessoas, incluindo as pessoas com deficiência. Não hesite em nos informar de quaisquer necessidades específicas que possa ter para que possamos levá-las em consideração.


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