At the historical St. Regis Rome we are casting for a Host/Hostess (part time contract).
The Host/Hostess will be part of the enthusiastic F&B team, proud to engage our guests and to create exquisite moments in the unique atmosphere at our LUMEN Cocktails & Cuisine and at the Lumen Garden, a real urban oasis in the city center.
Introduced to Rome society in 1894, the architecturally iconic St. Regis Rome is located in one of the city’s most impressive palazzos. The pioneer St. Regis in Europe and a social beacon for Romans and international travelers, the hotel has emerged to define a new era of luminosity: a contemporary take on a historic address, St. Regis Rome has shed its former bearing and stepped out, into the limelight to truly own Rome. Radiant and luminous, it combines fearless elegance, disruptive artistry and discerning enlightenment, with proudness to host each guest providing the best service to make everyday exquisite.
A Host/Hostess presents a positive first impression of the establishment's friendliness, excellent service and high standards. The Host/Hostess also greet Guests upon arrival, inform Guests of their wait time, monitor a waiting list, enter Guest names into the computer system, show Guests to their table and bid Guests farewell as they leave. A Host/Hostess must be able to carry natural conversation with Guests without sounding scripted or intrusive. Additionally, the role cares for our Guests by refilling beverages and performs light housekeeping duties such as cleaning glasses and menus and ensures restrooms are clean, stocked and orderly. As a member of an energetic team, the Host/Hostess may also need to answer the phones and fill to-go orders when needed.
TASKS AND RESPONSABILITIES
Welcome guests and be the brand ambassador; manage guests’ requests and complaints in line with our service culture
Greet incoming and departing Guests warmly with a genuine smile and eye contact; escort them to assigned dining area; present menus; announce waiter's name
Use visual cues to seat Guests in either the bar or dining area depending on their preference
Inform Guest of current promotion and who will be serving them to ensure a smooth handoff to the service staff
Answer incoming calls to the restaurant and provide appropriate service
Manage the flow of Guests into the Dining and Bar areas, provide accurate wait times to incoming Guests if appropriate
Attend to special Guest needs and requests
Observant to Guests' needs throughout dining experience to ensure they receive high quality service (i.e. notice a drink refill is needed while seating another Guest and ensuring the drink is refilled prior to getting back to the door).
Protect establishment and patrons by adhering to sanitation, safety and alcohol control policies
Help dining room staff by setting and clearing tables; replenishing water; serving beverages
Issue dining charges by verifying orders; calculating taxes; totaling bill for to-go orders
Receive payments by validating credit charges; approving checks; accepting currency; calculating and issuing change for ToGo orders
Reconcile cash drawer by proving cash transactions; listing checks and credit card charges for to-go orders
Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
Follow Standard Operating Procedures and brand identity guidelines
Comply with all health, safety and hygiene standards and policies.
Balance the cash register at the start and close of each shift.
WHAT WE OFFER
Professional career progression at international level in 7300 Marriott hotels.
Discounts on hotel rooms, gift shop items, food and beverage across the company.
Learning and development opportunities online, on the job and in class.
Charity events, Wellbeing activities through the TakeCare program.
Experienced management & motivated and engaging colleagues.
Canteen service and uniform.
CONNECT YOUR PASSIONS WITH A REWARDING OPPORTUNITY
You’re a food and beverage enthusiast who really enjoys making others feel at home. When you work with us, you'll get to entertain and meet people from all over the world as you build your experience. Join us and grow through opportunities to explore the business, opening yourself to various career options.
Possess a good command of English and Italian.
Great storytelling skills.
An excellent verbal manner and proven customer service skills.
Good knowledge or experience in the hospitality industry.
Good organization skills with an attention to detail.
A team Player with flexible & positive attitude.
Good leadership and training experience.
Passion for the hospitality industry & F&B
Able to work in a fast paced environment & remain calm under pressure.
Be able to demonstrate experience in complaint handling.
Availability to work on shifts, weekends and bank holiday as we operate 365 days a year.
Languages required: English and Italian.
Introduced to Rome society in 1894, the architecturally iconic St. Regis Rome is located in one of the city’s most impressive palazzos. The pioneer St. Regis in Europe and a social beacon for Romans and international travelers, the hotel has emerged to define a new era of luminosity. Blending a noble heritage with fearless, elegant interiors has transformed this grand dame into a supremely luxurious and artful residence. High-ceilinged and light-filled, the guestrooms and suites are styled with luxurious Rubelli fabrics, handmade glass and collectable curios – effortlessly sophisticated and distinctively urbane. A contemporary take on a historic address, St. Regis Rome has shed its former bearing and stepped out, into the limelight to truly own Rome. Radiant and luminous, it combines fearless elegance, disruptive artistry and discerning enlightenment.