Director of HR

Starting Date.

We are looking for an authentic Director of Human Resources to have the opportunity to open Vienna first ultra-luxury lifestyle hotel

The Brand       

To invite guests into the living, breathing experience of travel, to celebrate the sensorial details and authentic human stories as well as cultural connections found in Almanac.

The Vision       

More than a place to stay, Almanac is a collection of experiences. A living, breathing guide to the city, we offer a sense of discovery, a chance to indulge in your senses—to taste, feel, hear, and explore the elements that speak to the authentic character of the place we call home. Discover our luxury boutique hotels in Europe!

The Mission    

We believe our interactions with guests are as important as the design of our hotels. In fact, our dedication to genuine, inviting, warm service is what we are most proud of. Our team members are the living, breathing example of the Almanac brand, making each guest feel cared for, among friends, and a part of this inspiring city.

The Hotel        

Almanac Palais Vienna, housed in two historicistic Palais’, both dating back to the 1800’s,  combines historic elegance with ultra-luxury, contemporary design, setting itself  clearly apart from Vienna’s existing hotel portfolio. The property will feature 80 suites and 31 rooms, 12 world-class residences, a restaurant, coffee shop, bar and spa with indoor pool.

Your Job          

Director of Human Resources - The Director of Human Resources (DOHR) reports to the General Manager. The DOHR is responsible for the development and execution of the hotel’s people strategy.


What we trust you with

Overseeing all aspects of the HR strategy for the entire hotel to ensure consistent alignment of the brand culture and procedure

Setting out the annual Pay & Reward strategy based on market insights that attracts and retains suitable talent in line with the company’s profitability goals

Setting out and executing the annual employee engagement strategy to ensure maximum people retention in line with the Almanac people culture

Devising and executing strategies and tactics to ensure full compliance with local laws, regulations and recommendations of relevant authorities regarding human resources to achieve minimisation of likelihood of industrial action, warning or limitations of business activities imposed by governmental authorities and legal action taken by employees or partners

Leading a people orientated HR Office with an open door, making employees feel welcome and being in tune with the needs of the overall operation to inform and adjust the HR strategy ensuring strategy alignment across the divisions and their needs

Setting up systems, procedures and organisational structures ensuring maximum efficiency, accountability, transparency and open communication across all layers of the organization

Overseeing payroll and HR related administrative processes and ensuring accurate data collection and maintenance in line with company standards and GDPR regulation

Taking an active role in the overall leadership of the hotel through the attendance and contribution at weekly senior leadership meetings


What makes you a match?

Minimum 2 years’ experience in a HR Manager or Director of HR role in an upscale hotel

Passion for people, their development and operational success stories

Calm and strategic under pressure – establishing new brand in the market

Pro-active and able to handle multiple objectives during fluctuating priorities, with a solution-oriented implementer and problem-solving approach

Strong leadership skills to manage diverse employee group with a wide range of experience, resulting in a positive working environment for all

Inclusive decision maker, good listener, clear communicator and influencer – someone who can bring the team along with them for maximum follow through

English and German written and spoken to a very good degree is essential





Connected to Culture




What´s in it for you

The opportunity to open Vienna first ultra-luxury lifestyle hotel

Being part of a privately owned hotel collection with low hierarchies

Setting standards for the whole collection

Various discounts in all WSF owned businesses

On the job training and development tailored to your needs


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