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Director of Housekeeping

General Information

Rosewood Doha
Rooms - Heart of House
Job Type
Full-time Permanent

Job Description

Responsible for the operations of all Housekeeping and Laundry operations including management of any outside contracts.  Other responsibilities include the choosing and handling of uniforms in coordination with the Laundry Manager / Supervisor and the Rooms Division and F&B.


•Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with all departmental policies, service procedures and standards.

•Ensure that standards are maintained at a superior level on a daily basis.

•Establish and maintain the ultimate of cleanliness and institute work rules to accomplish same.

•Coordinate with Human Resources in establishing training methods and procedures for development of associates.

•Develop working schedules to meet peak end stock periods and always remain within the labor low requirements.

•Maintain a close payroll control with Assistant / HK manager 

•Keep a close liaison with Front Office to ascertain and meet anticipated guest check-in and check-out.

•Provide daily inspector of all areas to provide hotel standards and address necessary orders to correct shortcomings.

•Meet regularly with Director of Engineering to ensure smooth flow of repair work.

•Meet regularly with Director of F&B to ensure smooth operation / changes in outlets 

•Keep good room and F&B linen inventory and assist with control of such.

•Prepare annual Housekeeping (FF&E) and Operating Equipment Budget in consultation with Management. 

•Prepare annual Uniform Budget and controls maintenance and issuance of uniforms.

•Meet with salesmen or outside consultants in order to keep informed of development and be updated on all new and/or improved chemicals.

•Work closely with Hotel Manager / Director of Rooms / Director Residences in order to keep expenses within monthly forecast.

•Work closely with Purchasing Agent to ensure regular purchase and flow of supply and to keep a close supervision on Housekeeping storeroom inventories.

•Keep a close control of all supplies, making sure that we requisition on a timely basis so as not to disrupt the work flow.

•Keep a good control of the night contracted cleaning company in all areas.

•Maintain all linen closets in good standing.

•Make recommendations to management for modernization of equipment and chemicals.

•Oversee the running of Laundry department and quality control of all materials.

•Ensure the availability of correct guestroom linen and food and beverage linen at all times.

•Attend specified hotel meetings.

•Hold regular staff meetings.

•Keeping good control of department equipment , iPad etc. 

•Ensure that all associates are correctly attired and show a positive attitude always.

•Exhibit a friendly, helpful and courteous manner when dealing with guests and fellow associates.

•All other duties as required by Director of Rooms /Hotel Manager . 


•Experience:Minimum three years’ experience as an Executive Housekeeper for a luxury or ultra-luxury hotel.

•Education:College degree.

•General Skills:Must be able to perform job functions with attention to detail, speed and accuracy; 
prioritize, organize and follow-up; be a clear thinker, remaining calm and resolving problems using good judgment; follow directions thoroughly; understand a guest’s service needs; work cohesively with co-workers as part of a team; work with minimal supervision; maintain confidentiality of guest information and pertinent hotel data.

•Technical Skills:Knowledge of public area management and laundry operations; knowledge of proper 
chemical handling; ability to satisfactorily communicate in English with guests, management and co-workers to their understanding; ability to provide legible communication; ability to manage payroll; ability to keep control of the budget; ability to train and develop the Housekeeping and Laundry departments; ability to motivate the staff and developing incentive programs to improve their productivity.

•Language:Required to speak, read and write English, with fluency in other languages preferred.

•Physical Requirements:Must be able to exert physical effort, endure various physical movements throughout 
the work areas, reach up and down, remain stationary at times throughout work periods, and satisfactorily communicate with guests and co-workers to their understanding.

About Us

Housed in two striking towers inspired by the coral reefs in the seas surrounding Qatar, Rosewood Doha and Rosewood Residences Doha will consist of an ultra-luxury hotel with 185 exquisite guestrooms and sumptuous suites, 173 serviced apartments for longer-term stays and 300 residences available for purchase. The hotel will be one of the city’s most dynamic culinary destinations with a collection of eight innovative outlets, including a bistro, lobby lounge, coffee shop/deli, three specialty restaurants, cigar lounge and a lifestyle entertainment lounge. Featuring a 1,500-square-meter ballroom, the property will showcase multiple private event venues, anchored around sleek interiors and state-of-the-art technology, which will transform ordinary events into the extraordinary. The hotel will also introduce Sense, A Rosewood Spa, offering total discretion and relaxation, along with a fitness center featuring state-of-the-art training equipment. Rosewood's signature Manor Club executive lounge concept will soar to new heights in Qatar and offer Club Room and Suite guests curated services with added convenience and privacy. Rosewood Residences Doha will also introduce 300 for-sale residential apartments, catering to global citizens who crave a lifestyle of authenticity fused with modern luxury. The residences will be complete with bespoke amenities, facilities and services to create the world’s pinnacle of private luxury living and contemporary style in Qatar.