Hotel Vacature: Receptionist(e) Front Office

Welcome Desk Manager (Front Office Supervisor)


  • Hotel vacatures van: W Amsterdam
  • Standplaats: Spuistraat 175, 1012 VN Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
  • Totaal aantal medewerkers: 127
  • Dienstverband: Fulltime baan
  • Functie categorie: Receptionist(e) Front Office
  • Referentie nr: 12401
  • Geplaatst op: 07-06-2022

Algemene informatie

Start your career as Welcome Desk Manager (Front Office Supervisor) at the W Amsterdam where design, music and fashion connect to our guests and create an extraordinary dynamic for the city of canals.

Split across two unique buildings, a former Telephone Exchange building and a Bank, W Amsterdam is an intriguing design mix of heritage and contemporary where nights never end and the pulse is set high with a full calendar of exclusive W Happenings.

A magnificent icon where our guests step inside the W Amsterdam and go straight to the top and check in at our rooftop W Living Room. Experience the innovative design and luxury of our 238 stylish guestrooms, including 25 suites, three WOW suites and two lavish Extreme WOW Suites.
Get in on the fun and transform your dreams into reality. Apply now and Deliver Whatever/Whenever to our guests, Connect to the Extraordinary & Surround yourself with what’s new/next.

Located near Dam Square, W Amsterdam is right in the heart of the city, just steps from the iconic canal district with its vibrant restaurants, bars and nightlife scene and an easy stroll to the boutiques of the 9 Streets district.

Job Description
And here’s the exciting part - we are looking for a Welcome Desk Manager who is passionate about W, passionate about music, style and innovation.
It is critical that the Welcome Desk Manager represents the W lifestyle to our guests and customers. They, like the rest of our ‘talent’ are the soul behind the brand and they bring it to life.

A Day in the life of a Welcome Desk Manager
As a Welcome Desk Manager I am responsible for the safety and security of all Guests and talents, the smooth running of the hotel at night when senior management are not on duty: to act in the General Manager’s interest and as his/her representative in their absence, achieving maximum sales and guest satisfaction.
Ensuring the high standards are achieved and providing maximum returns for Starwood Hotels and Resorts; assisting the Welcome Office Manager (Front Office Manager) in meeting all the departments’ goals and objectives.
I should have a good understanding of the other departments within the hotel to ensure a smooth running in all areas throughout the day.

I report directly into the Welcome Office Manager and I work alongside of 4 other Welcome Desk Managers. We rotate the different type of shifts between us, this also includes Night Shifts.

During my shifts I am responsible to manage the Welcome Desk Agents: both the Welcome Desk and Whatever/Whenever (Switchboard) are often the first point of contact for guests, we need to be extremely knowledgeable of the hotel, the facilities and the area. Following brand standards at all times is key!

I will be directly responsible for 3-4 talents within the team and conduct regular job chats and appraisals for them, set individual goals and ensure that these are met.
Communication with other departments is very important to ensure an efficient operation. I often need to multitask and should be able to remain calm in sometimes busy situations. As a Welcome Desk Manager we have to manage difficult situations; I should be confident in dealing with those and be supportive to the team at the same time.

We are the drivers for our loyalty program, SPG. Enrolment goals need to be met and daily tracking of the results helps us analyze our performance. The Welcome Desk Managers are also responsible to drive the Welcome Office team to reach the upselling target.

The Welcome Desk Manager team responds to guest feedback and ensures that it is communicated to the relevant departments. One of the tools is GEI (Guest Experience Index) which is the system that manages the online surveys guests complete after staying with us.

I should have a good understanding of the other departments within the hotel to ensure a smooth running in all areas throughout the day.
W is all about creating memorable experience, we encourage all of our talents to be creative and go the extra mile for our guests and as a Welcome Desk Manager I should be leading as an example!


  • MBO / HBO Degree (Preferably in Hotel Management)
  • Minimum of two-year experience in the same or similar role as Front Office Supervisor
  • Fluency in English & Dutch
  • Experience in the Hotel Industry as Receptionist and Supervisor is must
  • Experience in Luxury Segment is an advantage

You possess high levels of organizational skills and efficiency and are able to work under pressure. As "Talent" you represent the W lifestyle to our guests. You are the heart inside the brand - you bring it to life. We don't call W employees "Talent" for nothing. Creative. Exciting. Innovative. W Talent are naturally attracted to the Brand - they "get it"! W Talent are as unique as the brand itself, and cultivate the witty, whimsical, cool W environment. We push the envelope, raise the bar, and strive to be the best.

If you are the right candidate, you will be passionate about the W brand. You'll have an upbeat and positive attitude and you are someone who enjoys a challenge! You thrive from working in a high pressure and high volume environment and can think and act quickly if need be. You are a team player and enjoy building relationships with colleagues and customers alike. You generally have a work hard/play hard attitude to life and you enjoy having fun at work as well!



  • Hotel vacatures van: W Amsterdam
  • Contact persoon / afdeling: Human Resources
  • Adres: Spuistraat 175
    1012 VN Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
  • Telefoonnummer: 0031208112500
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