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25hours Hotel Company - Dubai


Job description

25hours Hotels is the new and quirky upscale brand in strategic partnership with AccorHotels. The first hotel outside Europe is due to open in Dubai’s One Central district near DIFC in 2020. 25hours Hotels are attractive, vibrant neighborhood hubs and caters to a dynamic crowd from around the world with a high interest in culture, art and local stories.

25hours is venturing out beyond the borders of Europe for the first time and will open a hotel, jointly planned and operated with Accorhotels, 2020 in Dubai. 434 rooms and 5 F&B Outlets, the One Central development project close to DIFC will become the largest 25hours Hotel to date. 

The position involves two functions - In the first phase, the candidate will coordinate the project from Dubai in close cooperation with the Project Director. After opening, the General Manager will take over operative management of the hotel and ensure its successful positioning on the market. The place of work is located in Dubai and the candidate must be willing to travel for around 20–30% of the time especially in the pre-opening period.

What’s on the to-do-list?
* Every day different
* Management of the project during the planning and construction phase, approval of the work and tracking of any defects
* Cooperation in creating the hotel design and concept
* Acquisition of cooperation partners
* Preparation and monitoring of schedules and budgets 
* Collaboration in tenders, contracting and associated contract design
* Cooperation with the specialist departments at 25hours Head Office and Accor Regional Office
* Coordination of all operative pre-opening activities
* Recruitment of the hotel team
* Operative & financial management of the hotel and organisation of all workflows 
* Representative duties in the hotel and on the local market

So what really counts?
Human interaction cannot be standardised. We allow our staff to communicate freely and directly with guests, to treat everyone they meet individually and with pleasure. In doing so, our senior managers act as role models who help their colleagues master the balancing act between a casual style and a professional manner.

Who's part of the team?
Staff with personality and interests outside of their work strengthens our product profile. We place great value on simple collaboration, as our senior managers get involved and accept responsibility for their team. We combine a strong sense of cohesion with shared interests and a decent amount of fun. Ideas and solutions are discussed with enthusiasm – within the department, the hotel and throughout the company.

Where could the journey lead to?
We guide our employees along their career paths. Everyone has the opportunity to develop in our expanding company. We use regular feedback sessions, an extensive training concept and a large portion of trust to promote our colleagues in every sense. Whether it’s the internal trainer, the technical virtuoso or the blue-skies thinker, we learn from each other and from external experts.

Then get going, sign in and upload your CV along with your salary requirements.
Kathrin Gollubits is looking forward to your applications and is the person to contact if there are any questions.


What is the necessary?
* several years of experience in the upscale lifestyle hotel industry as General Manager or experience in the opening and positioning of a hotel of comparable size
* Fluent in verbal and written English; Arabic is an advantage
* Be a passionate host
* Ability to inspire colleagues and accompany them in their development; be a role-model and lead by example
* Not afraid to jump in the daily operation where necessary
* Courage to make decisions and openness when it was not the right one
* Love Dubai and want to be at home there
* Hungry to live the 25h brand on a daily basis and help to introduce it on this new market
Job type
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Back Office, Management, Administration & General, Front Office reception, Revenue Management, Rooms division
English, Arabic (optional)
Starting in
As soon as possible
Other benefits
Mitarbeiterfeste, Trainings & Coachings, Langfristige Dienstplanung & Zeiterfassung, Freie Übernachtungen, Mitarbeiterrabatte & Corporate Benefits, Coole Mitarbeiteruniform

25hours Hotel Company

Ten hotels in our five favourite cities are looking forward to meeting active spirits with tired bodies. 25hours hotels are not merely ‘off the shelf’; they are tailored to each location. Sometimes cool, sometimes colorful, sometimes nostalgic, sometimes mundane – 25hours hotels offer not only bed and breakfast but plenty of entertainment, surprises and fun, too.

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