Inn at Laurel Point is looking for a General Manager to take over the leadership of this unique operation from our current leader who is retiring after 14 challenging but incredibly rewarding years at the helm.
The expectation is that this successful individual will take over the reins at a mutually agreed date in the latter half of this summer.
Reporting to the Company’s Board of Directors, the person will lead Inn at Laurel Point and be the face and spokesperson for the Inn and the Company. They will be responsible for the financial, physical and cultural health of the Inn and Company.
Qualifications we are looking for:
At least 15 years’ experience in a senior position within a hotel of which at least 5 is as a General Manager or equivalent in the full service/luxury end of the market.
Such positions should represent a wide exposure to the many facets of the industry and at least one should be of a length and depth to demonstrate the mastership of that discipline (one may call it “Jack of all trades and master of at least one”).
Higher education relevant to the hotel industry is expected.
Demonstrated and ongoing involvement and contribution in local and provincial industry affairs is looked of very favourably.
Who is right for the job?
We are looking for that consummate professional who is known for their knowledge and demonstrated accomplishments. A person who is known as a great leader of a diverse team who can operate under our mantra of “firm, fair, fun".
About the Company and Inn
Inn at Laurel Point is the sole asset of Paul’s Restaurants Ltd, whose single shareholder is the Paul & Artie Arsens Trust. The late Paul Arsens started the Company in 1938 and had many enterprises. Inn at Laurel Point was his final venture, which he bought in 1980 and extended in 1989. We are a social enterprise that has been carbon neutral for 10 years.
The Inn has 196 bedrooms housed in 2 different styled wings. There are 131 in the original Laurel Wing and 65 in the Erickson Wing (named after the world renowned architect Arthur Erickson who designed it). There is over 10,000 sq ft of meeting space and Aura Restaurant and Patio. All set in over 6 acres, including the award winning garden, on the prominence that separates Victoria’s inner and outer harbours. The ground floor of the Inn recently underwent a major renewal, reopening in February 2020.- just in time for COVID!! The website provides further details.
If you are interested to explore this opportunity further, please contact Julie Wright, Director of Human Resources, at email@example.com.APPLY NOW! • GENERAL MANAGER • Inn at Laurel Point & Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio
Post Date: May 4, 2021
680 Montreal St
We know it’s really the people that make the place.
With that in mind, we strive to build a team of awesomely fun and outstandingly talented people
that make our guests feel like they’re at home, even when they’re far away from it.
But working at the Inn at Laurel Point isn’t all about the guests, (just don’t tell them that…) It’s also about you!
Want to work with us?
Do you like competitive wages, a comprehensive benefits package, and an RRSP contribution plan to help you save for your future? We’ve got those things. Do you also want opportunities to grow in your career, without having to do the dreaded job hunt each time? We’ve got that too! Our staff gets access to skill and advancement training programs, workshops, and cross-training sessions to help them reach their next big goal.
Let’s talk perks:
With a small and dedicated staff, some work days feel more like spending time with friends and family. Enjoy a complimentary staff meal made fresh and delicious, daily. You’ll also get that Friends & Family hotel discount for when you need a proper rest too (or when the in-laws come to visit…)
With shower, locker, and bike storage facilities on-site, you can walk, run, or bike to work – and trust us when we say you’ll probably want to. The hotel’s spectacular location close to downtown Victoria lets you take the scenic route past the Inner Harbour on your way to work. Or choose the quieter side streets of residential James Bay nearby to avoid the waves of tourists. You decide, but either way, you’ll arrive energized.
With complimentary parking in the off-season and on non-restricted days, as well as a 50% staff discount for Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio and other industry discounts, you’ll get spoiled just as much as our guests do!
More than just a job:
Of course, benefits and perks are important, but working at the Inn is about more than the paycheque. The Inn’s original founders, Paul and Artie Arsens, took pride in creating a rewarding work environment for their staff and we carry on that tradition to this day.
Operating as a locally-owned social enterprise since 2008 and becoming BC’s first carbon-neutral hotel in 2009, we’re committed to corporate social responsibility when it comes to our employees and our community.
Our workplace fosters a fun, friendly culture that celebrates diversity. (We’ve even won awards to prove it!) With an Employee Recognition Program, annual events like our summer volleyball team, BBQs, our special year-end gala, and lots of opportunities to give back to the community at large through hotel-led fundraisers, you’ll feel great at the end of each workday knowing that you’re doing more than just a job. (Some of us feel so great that we’ve been here for decades – really!)
Co-op Education Employer of the Year Award, Camosun College (2018)
Outstanding Workplace of the Year Award, Chamber of Commerce (2018)
Employer of the Year Award, Tourism Vancouver Island (2018)
Voted Best Hotel Venue, Vancouver Island Wedding Awards (2018)
Vancouver Island Wedding Industry Award - Best Indoor Ceremony Venue (2018)