Host/hostess

  • The Connaught
  • Food & beverage
  • The Connaught Grill
  • Full time

An exceptional opportunity exists at our newest venture, for a charming and welcoming Host/Hostess to become part of the new Connaught Grill due to open in early 2020.

Found at the heart of Mayfair village, The Connaught blends tradition with contemporary flair. With its bespoke service, 3,000-piece art collection, two Michelin-starred restaurant Hélène Darroze at The Connaught and London’s only Aman Spa, it has always been the choice for connoisseurs of the art of living well. Jean-Georges at The Connaught offers all-hours informal gourmet dining; and the exquisite Connaught Bar has won prestigious awards for its masterful mixology.

Located on the ground floor of the hotel, the intimate 46 seat Connaught Grill will be under the direction of internationally renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. This will be his modern interpretation of a classic grill with an open kitchen complete with wood burning grill and rotisserie offering the finest British sourced produce, and a menu which will include ingredients from langoustines to Dover sole to English game and Wagyu beef. The restaurant will offer an exceptional wine list drawn from The Connaught wine cellar, offering some of the greatest producers in the world.

Main duties & responsibilities

As Host/hostess, you will provide a courteous and efficient service to all guests and maintain the levels of service to the highest standards. You will be responsible for managing bookings and greeting and seating guests in a warm friendly manner. You must proudly represent The Connaught Grill and be a true ambassador for excellent service, dealing with all requests and queries in an efficient and professional manner, whether face to face or over the telephone.

Entry requirements

You must be motivated and highly organised and preferably have previous experience within a similar role. You should be a strong communicator, be able to work well within a large team and have a special passion for hospitality and luxury service. Excellent personal presentation is essential and strong computer knowledge is preferable. 

Benefits package

  • Competitive salary
  • Preferential room rates for yourself and family across Maybourne Hotel Group
  • 50% food & beverage discount across Maybourne Hotel Group
  • Vast range of learning and development programmes, for colleagues and managers at all levels
  • Opportunities for transfer and promotion across Maybourne Hotel Group
  • Social events & activities
  • Wellbeing events & activities
  • Critical illness cover
  • Season ticket loan
  • Additional benefits & initiatives may be available in local properties

Terms & conditions apply to all benefits

Eligibility

In line with the requirements of the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.

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