1. Full-Time
  2. Permanent
  4. Executive & Hotel Management


Novotel Barcelona Sant Joan Despi, Sant Joan Despí, ES



General Manager


Europe and North Africa

Company Description

We are much more than a global leader. We welcome you as you are, and you can find a job and a brand that fits your personality.

We support you to grow and learn every day, making sure that work gives your life purpose, so that during your time with us, you can continue to explore the limitless possibilities of Accor.

By joining Accor, every chapter of your story is yours to write and together we can imagine the hospitality of tomorrow.

Job Description

We are looking for an Inspiring Leader for the Ibis Styles brand and the property as the  General Manager for the current Novotel Barcelona Sant Joan Despí, which is in the process of transforming into Ibis Styles Barcelona Sant Joan Despí. 

Your leadership, strong interpersonal skills and strategic vision will drive an engaged, unified team, guest satisfaction and maximize operating results for the hotel.

You will bring your strong commercial and business acumen, tenacity to drive the top line, find synergies and exceed targets.

About this hotel

This hotel is located only 15 minutes’ walk from Sant Joan Despí train station and 15 minutes by car from Barcelona airport, highway, and very well connected to enter and exit Barcelona.

The hotel is currently undergoing a renovation phase to become an Ibis Styles and due to the location, it is the ideal accommodation for leisure and business.

  • 161 rooms
  • meeting rooms
  • parking spaces
  • 1 swimming pool, fitness center and terrace
  • 1 restaurant

Overview of duties

  • Functions as the primary strategic business leader with overall responsibility of operations of the Hotel to achieve customer (guests, employees, corporate and owner) satisfaction and quality service while meeting/exceeding financial goals.
  • Follow up and monitoring of the different renovation phases and its financial impact.
  • Formalize and implement the Topline strategy accordingly with the relaunch of the unit under ibis styles brand.
  • Optimize RevPar by optimizing the various sales channels.
  • To maximize revenue potential and maintain strict cost control procedures to ensure our objectives and budgets are achieved.
  • Define and implement the transformation plan for the teams: change of mindset, organization, etc.
  • Lead the team & create a Heartist spirit!
  • Guarantee quality of Accommodation & Catering offers.
  • Ensure the application of labor relations, health and safety.
  • To be fully responsible for the efficient and effective operations of all Departments.
  • Ensure implementation and proper monitoring of procedures, Accor & Accor Invest policies and procedures are adopted whilst maintaining a commitment to total customer service.
  • To represent Accor and the Owners in all issues relating to the Hotel.


What you bring to the table

    • Solid GM experience.
    • Strong customer orientation, emotional intelligence, as well as an exemplary behavior source of credibility combined with your sense of commitment.
    • Managerial skills to unite your team, in the search of a cohesion spirit, for the achievement of quality and economic objectives.
    • Strong communication & negotiation skills.
    • Fluent in Spanish & English, French is highly valued.

    Additional Information

    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 welcome you as you are, and you can find a job and brand that matches your personality. We support you to grow and learn every day, making sure that work brings purpose to your life, so that during your journey with us, you can continue to explore Accor’s limitless possibilities. 

    By joining Accor, every chapter of your story is yours to write and together we can imagine tomorrow's hospitality. Discover the life that awaits you at Accor, visit  https://careers.accor.com/ 


    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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