1. Full-Time
  2. Permanent
  3. Rooms
  4. Accor


Sofitel New York, New York, United States



Assistant Housekeeping Manager


Luxury & Lifestyle

Company Description

As a Housekeeping Manager, you will show your leadership and interpersonal strengths to maximize the Rooms Operations and ensure an exceptional guest journey. 

What is in it for you:

You will be working with a creative, driven group of professionals in an award-winning NYC luxury hotel. With the global footprint of ACCOR Hotels, you have the opportunity to grow and advance within the company and work with colleagues from all over the world on a regular basis. Employee discounts and exceptional benefits available. Convenient to all public transportation.


Job Description

What you will be doing: 

The Assistant Housekeeping Manager assists the Director of Housekeeping in managing all aspects of the department inclusive of all public areas and laundry facility; maintaining the highest standard of cleanliness in all guestrooms and public areas; recommending and implementing procedural changes; and managing the department.

Requires 2 years upscale hotel housekeeping management experience required. Union experience required. This position has a salary range of $64-68k.

Must be hospitality-oriented, able to work well in stressful and high-pressure situations.

  • Must be a team player and enjoy working on and with teams of people.
  • Ability to acquire and maintain relationships e.g., team members and guests.
  • Excellent work ethic, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to grasp, lift, carry or otherwise move materials weighing up to 30 lbs.
  • Ability to move throughout building, bend, stoop and reach to assist other team members, i.e., room attendants and housemen to complete their individual tasks if situation demands.
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills.
  • Must be computer-literate in Word and Excel and have knowledge of a hotel rooms management system, i.e. HotSoS, Opera or other.
  • Must be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Perform daily inspection of all public areas, guestrooms, exterior of building and back house areas, to ensure that the highest standards are met.
  • Monitor progress, ensure completion of deep cleaning program and assign tasks to housekeeping colleagues.
  • Supervise the housekeeping staff; providing open communication, training, coaching, counseling and providing performance feedback to ensure maximum efficiency.
  • Train, recommend performance evaluations, resolve issues, provide open communication and recommend discipline and/or termination when appropriate.
  • Ensure compliance with accident/loss prevention programs, health/sanitation standards and regulations to achieve a high level of cleanliness and guest satisfaction.
  • Issue assignments to staff reviewing special requests and areas of concentration to ensure a smooth flow of the housekeeping operation.
  • Issue supplies/goods to staff at beginning of shift in order to control inventory and ensure proper supplies are available while controlling expenses.
  • Log items into the Lost and Found and answer inquires to maintain controls and ensure guest satisfaction.
  • Respond to guest questions. Provide guest assistance, direction and information as requested.
  • Perform other duties as assigned, requested or deemed necessary by the Director of Housekeeping


Your experience and skills include:

Service focused personality is essential and previous leadership experience required

Prior experience working with Opera or a related system

Proven ability to build and maintain good relationships with all stakeholders Communicate thoughts, actions and opportunities clearly with strong networking skill

Ability to lead by example, believe in a strong team culture and set the scene for high performance

Additional Information

Your team and working environment:

Ideally, situated steps away from Fifth Avenue, Times Square and Grand Central Station, Sofitel New York’s 398 spacious guest rooms including 52 suites provide a haven in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the city.  With French inspiration, our ambassadors deliver service from the heart and lifelong memories one guest at a time.

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
We are an inclusive company and our ambition is to attract, recruit and promote diverse talent.

Why work for Accor?
We are far more than a worldwide leader. We are 280,000 women and men placing people at the heart of what we do, and nurturing real passion for service and achievement Joining Accor means embarking on a unique life journey to imagine tomorrow's hospitality.
To join our Group, please visit https://careers.accor.com/


All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Diversity & Inclusion for Accor means welcoming each and everyone and respecting their differences by giving priority only to qualities and skills in extending employment and development opportunities. Our ambition is to provide meaningful employment, a warm and welcoming culture, excellent working conditions and to promote the development of all people, including those with disabilities.
When applying, do not hesitate to let us know of any specific needs you may have so that we can take them into consideration.


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