Guest Relations Manager


Dubai, UAE

Ref: RP714-8076

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Raffles the Palm Dubai is on the western crescent of Palm Jumeirah, the world's largest manmade island and archipelago. This luxurious five-star hotel with 391 spacious rooms, suites and villas is embellished with hand-crafted Italian touches and offset by carefully selected amenities to complete the atmosphere of elegance. Guests can enjoy panoramic views, a private beach, state of the art entertainment and recreational facilities, including specialist boutiques, a VIP movie theatre, signature and private restaurants complemented by exquisite banqueting and conference spaces.

When visiting Raffles, guests will discover the individual personality and story offered by the hotel. At the essence of every Raffles is the delivery of thoughtful, personal and discreet service to well-travelled guests. Raffles Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning, luxury international hotel company with a history dating back to 1887 with the opening of Raffles Hotel, Singapore. The portfolio currently comprises eleven luxurious properties, from secluded resorts to city hotels in key locations around the world.

The Position

To oversee and direct all aspects of Guest Relations to maximize guest satisfaction.


- Live and project the goal, philosophy, vision, mission and core values of the company.
- Adheres to company grooming standards at all time.
- Is a continual source of information, help and assistance to all guests.
- Prepares the weekly duty rosters.
- Supervise Guest Relation Officers.
- Keeps the immediate manager fully informed of all problems or unusual matters of significance. Communicates and liaises at all times with Assistant Guest Relations Manager.
- Maintains Transparent and open line of communication, coordination and feedback with related departments to ensure customer requests and complaints are handled effectively and efficiently.
- Conduct house tours / site inspection and special room drops for VIP's.
- Escorts all arriving guests to their respective suites.
- Escorts external guests to their destination.
- Escorts departing guests to their means of transport.
- Checked all VIP rooms prior to arrival and ensure that the correct standard (allocations, amenities and special requests) is maintained.
- Greet all residence guests personally.
- Promote Inter-Hotel sales and in-house facilities.
- Handle guest complaints and feedback according to Raffles standards ensuring necessary actions, follow up and recording are done.
- Completes the departure list for the following day - contact VIP guests for any necessary arrangements.
- Renders maximum guest satisfaction through personal recognition and prompt cordial attention to entire residence guest.
- Ensure Club members consistently receive all benefits, repeat guests and other VIP's receive special recognition and service
- Liaise closely with Concierge, Butler and Raffles Club for Hotel events, restaurant promotions, Limousine requirements and special VIP requests or preparations.
- Prepare compendiums prior to guest arrival and check-info system if necessary.
- Maintain close contact with Airport Concierge, Reception for new arrivals and departures.
- Update and maintain efficient guest history system.
- Prepare requisition and distribution of amenities on a timely basis.
- Assures the upkeep and cleanliness of the Guest Relations desk and lobby at all times.
- Attend daily and monthly briefings or meetings to facilitate communications and smooth operations.
- Abides by all policies and procedures.
- Has full knowledge of Raffles standards.
- Performs related duties and special projects assigned by Senior Management.


- Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
- Able to develop rapport with colleagues and management staff
- Ability to work cohesively with co-workers as part of a multi-cultural team
- Ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times
- Ability to promote positive relations with guests and patrons
- Able to exercise good judgment with difficult guests



- Degree from School for Tourism & Hotel Management


- Minimum 3 - 5 years' relevant experience with at least 2 years at a supervisory level

About the Company

A caring employer providing respect, training and career development for our employees. An attractive employer offering more than 100 professions across the 5 continents.

We are much more than a world leader. We are 250,000 hoteliers with the same shared passion for welcoming. We take care of millions of guests in our 4,300 addresses and on our digital platforms. As an operator and franchisor (HotelServices), owner and investor (HotelInvest), we invest all our energy into making "Feel Welcome" resonate as the finest hotel promise.

From luxury to economy and in every corner of the globe, AccorHotels'​ more than 20 brands meet all the needs of business and leisure travelers seeking comfort, attention and high-quality services.

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