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Hostess - Abu Dhabi

Middle East, United Arab Emirates
Competitive

Full job details

Recruiter
The St Regis Saadiyat Island, UAE
Posted
25/01/2012 09:14:00
Ref
50961110en
Location
Middle East, United Arab Emirates
Job Type
Front Office, Guest Relations Officer
Sector
Hotel
Job Level
 


Hostess


Company

The iconic St. Regis brand extends its legacy to Abu Dhabi. The first St Regis hotel in Middle-East is now open. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort’s air of mystique is created by thoughtful Mediterranean architecture and a contemporary interior design, which is further enhanced by an intelligent use of natural products and elements. This calming ambience flows through the food and beverage outlets that provide sumptuous meals and refreshing drinks all the way to one of the largest function facilities in the region.
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with over 1073 properties in 100 countries and operates in addition to the St Regis the Luxury Collection, W, Westin, Le Méridien, Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton, Aloft and Element brands.
For more information on Starwood please visit www.starwoodhotels.com



Location

St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort is located at the tip of the Saadiyat Island, a beautiful natural island just 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi International airport and 7 minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi. St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort is destined to become the address of choice for discerning, well-travelled connoisseurs.
The resort features 377 guestrooms, all with private terraces with panoramic views of the turquoise Arabian Gulf. The 3000 square metre Regal Ballroom is designed for the grandest gatherings while additional 4 meeting rooms support the ballroom.
Culinary excellence comes in the form of 55&5TH, a classic new York style grill and lounge restaurant that carries as it’s name the very first St Regis hotel’s New York address. OLEA, with 178 covers and Mediterranean cuisine, is the hotels main restaurant with both indoor and alfresco dining options. SONTAYA, a Southeast Asian glass-walled pavilion restaurant and TURQUIZ, a beach front seafood restaurant complete the exquisite dining opportunities at the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort. The MANHATTAN LOUNGE and THE DRAWING ROOM provide venues for relaxing and light snacks and beverages.
St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort also features region’s first Iridium Spa with 12 treatment rooms and individually-themed Spa Suites.
The St Regis signature Butler Service together with the exquisite, personalised service is at the heart of the experience at the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort.
For more information on the property, please visit www.stregis.com/saadiyatisland




Job Description

We are now looking for experienced, professional Hostess to join our team. The successful candidate will have previous experience in high end restaurants, ideally in hotel environment. As the first and last person to greet the guests of our restaurant, it is imperative that high levels of guest service standards are maintained at all times.
To be successful, a St. Regis Hostess must posses:
* Food & Beverage training and/or customer service experience are assets
* Must possess the ability to organize, prioritize and multi-task without error
* Excellent English communication and listening skills
* Professional demeanor
* Enthusiastic team player with a positive attitude
* Able to work in a fast-paced environment



Requirements

Great communication skills and excellent spoken and written English is a minimum requirement. All other language skills are an asset in our multicultural environment.

Ability to use computers is required and previous experience in restaurant booking systems would be an advantage.

Successful candidates will be committed to bespoke customer service and will have the flair for anticipating guests’ needs and exceeding guests expectations. Empowerment and problem solving ability will be attributes that we look for in a successful candidate.

Must be able to comfortably:

* Professionally greeting and welcoming guests upon their arrival to the outlet
* Coordinating seating and flipping tables
* Escorting guests to their tables
* Organizing reservations on a daily basis using Restaurant Manager



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