Careers at The Water Tower Inn
The company behind The Water Tower Inn, JJ’s Hospitality Ltd., has been an icon of Northern Ontario hospitality since 1962. The enterprise, independently owned and managed by the Hilsinger family, started with a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise that quickly expanded to five locations.
The Inn, constructed in 1974, was Sault Ste. Marie’s first modern, full-amenity hotel and a welcome and popular dining and social venue. Since then, the 175-room Inn has undergone major innovations, additions, natural landscaping and luxury renovations that today position it as the hospitality and conference destination of choice in the region.
The Inn is entirely smoke-free and is committed to pursuing best green practices. The personality of the Inn reflects the incredible forests and waterways accessed so readily to the north of its location under Sault Ste. Marie’s landmark water tower.
When you choose a career at The Water Tower Inn, you become part of a vibrant team of dedicated professionals, and a rich hospitality history. A career at the Inn is more than a job. It is a commitment to developing your skills and knowledge, and to ensuring that we exceed guest expectations every time. Your dedication will be rewarded with competitive wages and great benefits.
Values constant to our success
We have enhanced our business in myriad of ways throughout the years, but three elements have remained consistent:
1. Our deep commitment to business and personal values.
2. Our deep respect for staff empowerment.
3. Our track record for innovation.
Our Shared Values
Striving to Exceed Guest Expectations.
Our values are what set us apart from other businesses. We seek like-minded employees who recognize that their performance reflects a great place to work. We seek staff who care about the world around them. We look for employees who contribute to solutions and get things done because they feel good about working at the Inn. We have eight Shared Values:
We believe that individual participation in indoor and outdoor recreation, balanced nutrition, and participation in activities that promote mental wellness brings us good health, self-confidence and a healthy and productive work and life style.
We actively seek and participate in opportunities that contribute to the betterment of our community.
Connection with Nature
We promote an active sense of stewardship towards the Earth that sustains us. We actively seek to protect the trees, the land, the water and the air. We develop our personal and business goals with their impact on nature at the forefront.
Investment in our INN-er Strength
We believe that our greatest strength is our team, and we honour their creativity and entrepreneurial thinking. We believe we must invest in the growth and development of individuals to maintain our competitive advantage, and to achieve personal and business success.
We are committed to the health and safety of our guests and associates. We empower our associates to be owners of the Inn, and to actively identify and resolve concerns and issues before they become problems.
Power of Personality and Cultural Diversity
We believe that each employee is a unique individual whose personality, culture and heritage present a precious opportunity for our guests and associates to discover. We seek diversity among our associates and foster an environment of inclusion, understanding and learning.
We believe in discovering solutions through honest, thoughtful and open-minded face-to-face discussions. We believe in fostering an environment where our associates feel confident in expressing their ideas and challenges with any level of leadership, and where they feel empowered to identify solutions.
*The Water Tower Inn welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.