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New York, NY

  • We are an 8-minute ferry ride from lower Manhattan and a 5-minute ferry ride from Brooklyn Bridge Park–affording much nicer views than the subway tunnels.
  • Please note: all guests must arrive via ferry. Click here for the schedule.
  • Don't worry about your luggage–upon arrival, our team will take it to your tent for you.
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Wimberley, TX

  • Collective Hill Country sits nestled among the juniper trees of Montesino Ranch.
  • Surrounded by 225 acres of ranch and organic farm, Collective Hill Country promises authentic Texas flavor with a modern twist.
  • In addition to horseback riding and other outdoor adventures, there are ample wineries, music venues, and art galleries nearby.
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Wolcott, CO

  • Get a taste of pristine Colorado countryside while still being an easy drive from a modern resort town.
  • Surrounded by over 1,000 acres of working ranchland, Collective Vail sits on one of the first and largest ranches in the Central Rockies.
  • Don't forget to visit the on-site winery where you can sip local varietals and take in the astounding views.
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Big Sky, MT

  • Collective Yellowstone has an enchanting high alpine feel, set on a freshwater pond and surrounded by towering mountains.
  • Enjoy access to Ulery’s Lake, a sandy swimming beach and dock stocked with canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards, as well as the members-only Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course within the Moonlight Basin Club.
  • Just an hour's drive from Yellowstone National Park.
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Ghent, NY

  • This bucolic retreat is set on Liberty Farms, a working organic farm and equestrian center.
  • Enjoy easy access to Hudson's stylish boutiques and design shops, as well as a variety of outdoor activities and historical sites.
  • Just a 2-hour, picturesque drive from New York City.
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Managing Director

Full-Time

Reports To: COO

Contact: jobs@collectiveretreats.com with resume and cover letter

Introduction to the Company and Role:

Collective Retreats is a new, meaningful way to travel. Our portfolio of destination retreats allows our guests to explore unique destinations without sacrificing any luxuries, and to leave feeling inspired and connected.

Collective Retreats is a venture-backed, fast growth hospitality company that concepts and operates asset-light, moveable hotels in premium, unique destinations.  Each of our  luxury retreats  is designed to create amazing guest experiences, with an emphasis on thoughtful design, inspiring decor, once-in-a-lifetime food, curated local activities, and luxurious amenities. We’re changing the travel industry by giving guests authentic, local experiences paired with service and luxury that you would find in a 5-star hotel – something we’re able to achieve through our unique locations and structures.

We are seeking a Managing Director to oversee the day to day operations of our retreats, including owning the onsite guest experience, building and managing the retreat team, and managing against budget and site P&L.  This person will work with the broader Collective Retreats team to grow our valued brand. 

The ideal candidate is experienced in hospitality management and all aspects of running a boutique hotel, including: front desk, concierge, rooms department management, food & beverage program and department management, and hotel finance.  This person is also highly organized and dependable, approachable, self-motivated, and passionate about travel and what we’re building.  

Responsibilities:

  • Day to day management of a boutique hotel of 30 – 50 rooms, including oversight over front desk, rooms management, activity partners (for concierge), food and beverage, housekeeping, and maintenance
  • Deliver a safe, fully functioning and operational hotel 100% of the season
  • Responsible for the entire onsite brand and guest experience and delivering exceptional levels of guest satisfaction, consistently
  • Operate the retreat on budget, managing costs to hit profitability targets; and contribute to achieving topline revenue goals
  • Build, train and manage a team of assistant general manager(s), experience managers, and chefs/prep cooks.  Manage third party vendors, contractors and suppliers

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Must have a passion for what we are building and the guest experience.  This position is critical in delivering against our customer promise
  • 10+ years previous experience in the luxury hotel industry with management positions and oversight over departments and teams.  Background in rooms management is highly desirable
  • Proven track record of delivering exceptional guest experiences and high satisfaction levels
  • Demonstrated ability to grow, manage and develop teams and retain talent
  • Willing to do “the heavy lifting” and handiwork as needed (basic repair and maintenance)
  • Past experience in a new business or startup highly desired.  Strong interest in building a company (including new processes and systems) from the ground up.  Comfortable managing through ambiguity and working with limited information
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and self-motivated with a proven ability to multi-task across multiple complex projects
  • Approachable, presentable and professional
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Willingness to be based on property and to relocate to new property locations as the company grows
  • Strong team player who is willing to go the extra mile to build the perfect locations for our guests in an adventurous outdoor setting
  • Hard worker with a positive, can-do attitude.  Flexible and willing to work long and sometimes erratic hours
  • Willingness to travel or relocate with needs of the business

Requirements for Employment:

  • Fluent in English
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a top tier university
  • Prior experience in hotel management, camp/recreational management, and/or retail store management is required

Compensation & Perks:

  • We offer a competitive compensation package, including the unique opportunity to earn options in the business over time
  • Healthcare, including medical, dental and vision
  • Friends and Family rate at all Collective Retreat locations and employee free and discounted nights
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