About Jumeirah and the hotel
At Jumeirah we are committed to encouraging and developing our colleagues in a world class environment. We value diversity and equal opportunity, employing over 14,000 colleagues from over 100 different countries including locations in Asia Pacific, CIS, Central Asia, Western and Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Set on a private beach, Madinat Jumeirah resort is an authentic recreation of ancient Arabia, capturing the natural beauty of the region. Madinat Jumeirah features two grand boutique hotels, Al Qasr and Mina A’ Salam, accommodation in 29 traditional summer houses in Dar Al Masyaf, conference and banqueting facilities including two grand ballrooms, a 1000-seat amphitheatre and the region’s only dedicated entertainment centre and multi-purpose venue, Madinat Arena. The facilities are interconnected by 3km of waterways and landscaped gardens.
The resort also provides extensive leisure and health facilities including Talise Spa and Talise Fitness, as well as Souk Madinat Jumeirah, a traditional retail and dining experience showcasing the best of Arabia.
About the role
An exciting role has arisen in the F&B department of Mina A'Salam, Madinat Jumeirah Resort for a highly motivated and hard working female Hostess. The main purpose of this position is to be responsible for greeting & guiding all guests visiting the restaurant in the relevant outlet, ensure personalized welcoming for all diners. Coordinate table allocation and flow of bookings, actively promoting F&B offering, taking bookings, menu printing, buffet labels and other administrational tasks.
Your main duties will include:
Provide knowledgeable, friendly, professional and efficient F&B support to all colleagues ensuring maximum guest satisfaction in a manner consistent with Madinat Jumeirah standards
Maintain efficient workflow by adhering to the Sequence of Service and all timeframes and standards detailed in relevant SOP in the F&B Standard’s Manual
Represents the venue first and last point of guest contact entrusted with their welcome and fond farewell
Identify customer needs and expectations correctly, including those with special needs, and provide appropriate products, services or information
Identify and take all opportunities to enhance the quality of service
Recognize customer dissatisfaction promptly and take action to resolve the situation according to individual level of responsibility and customer feedback/ complaint procedures
Demonstrate trust, support and respect towards team members in day-to-day work activities.
Practice high standards of personal presentation in accordance with Jumeirah & Madinat Jumeirah Grooming & Presentation Standards
Seek assistance from other team members, supervisors and managers when required
Ensures hostess desk/door is manned at all times so that all customers receive a friendly & prompt welcome
Schedule dining reservations and arranges parties or special services for customers according to the Restaurant Reservations SOP
Has a working knowledge of the dining room layout, table numbers, stations and colleagues working during each shift
Familiar enough with the menu to answer any questions the guests may have and should inform guests of any specials at time of seating
Fully certified in the use of Epicure Restaurant Reservation system
Responsible for the collection and input of any relevant guest history in profile
Ensures a proper capture of all guest source data (in-house, local residents, outside tourist, SBU) and consolidate per shift
Review the notice board and outlet briefing sheets on a daily basis to be well informed of hotel events, city information, sold-out items, daily specials and any other information that may be relevant to the job
Demonstrate knowledge of individual contribution to department objectives
Suggest to manager or departmental trainer any training needed to enhance performance
Perform side duties including folding napkins, rolling silverware, cleaning trays, restocking shelves, filling ice bins, cleaning and breaking down service area, using cleaning compounds, and other duties as required
Carry out any other reasonable duties as assigned by the Outlet Manager/ Assistant Manager/ Team Leader or Senior Management
In order to be considered for this role, you should be a female and completed the Secondary Education. You should have a minimum of 1 year experience in 5 star hotel or similar environment. With previous receptionist or hostess experience in hospitality industry. It is also essential that you should have a high level of English language (spoken and written). Additional language will be desirable. You should be proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. A knowledge in Micros and Opera is desirable.