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Hotel Receptionist

  • Manchester (M2), Manchester
  • From £16,000 to £17,000 per annum

At the heart of Edwardian Hotels London is a simple founding belief-: that from back of house to the boardroom we are all Hosts. Everyone is encouraged to express their individuality and initiative, and to bring their passion to work. (We may wear uniforms, but we don’t believe in uniformity.)

Everything we do is driven by a desire to exceed our guests’, clients and partners expectations. To surprise and delight. To make the time our guests choose to spend with us genuinely exceptional. So that even the shortest stay with us, will last long in their memory. Everyone who works here does this every day across our portfolio of brands, in highly prestigious locations in London and beyond.

For 40 years Edwardian Hotels London has built upon this ambition, and as a family owned company we’re proud of the freedom our independence gives us to grow our business on a relentless and memorable curve – upwards.

With an enviable collection of luxurious distinctive hotels and restaurants such as The May Fair Hotel, Radisson Blu Edwardian London Hotels, Steak and Lobster, Scoff and Banter, May Fair Kitchen, Annayu and May Fair Bar; in the most desirable locations of the UK's most vibrant cities, EHL's vision is unique: To Be Memory Makers.

Being a Memory Maker as a ReceptionistIn this role, you will become part of the Edwardian family and work within Front of House in Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester To provide excellent customer service, making each guest feel special throughout their stay to maximize revenue in all areas of the hotel

Key Requirements

  • Is able to use IT applications i.e. Micros, Opera, Word Excel
  • Can achieve 80% pass mark in Micros and Opera competency tests
  • Has local area knowledge
  • Has a good level of food and beverage product knowledge
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Confident ability to communicate & establish rapport
  • Sales skills, ability to up-sell
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule
  • Creates 100% guest satisfaction by providing the company experience through performance that demonstrates the standards of, genuine hospitality and exceeding guest expectations
  • Gives personal attention, takes personal responsibility and uses teamwork when providing guest service
  • Listens, apologizes with empathy, finds a solution and follows through when resolving guest problems
  • Provides Yes I Can genuine hospitality and teamwork on an ongoing basis
  • Assumes the responsibility to notice when the guest is not satisfied and uses their best judgment as to when it is appropriate to use the 100% Guest Satisfaction
  • Handles all aspects of guest arrivals, check-in and departure
  • Gives personal attention, takes personal responsibility and uses teamwork to provide excellent guest service throughout the guests stay
  • On arrival, greets the guest in a pleasant manner and assumes responsibility to register and escort the guest to the room, providing assistance with luggage as necessary
  • On departure, escorts guest from the room, assists with luggage and processes check out, as required
  • Wears correct uniform and maintains company standards of appearance
  • Handles cash payments and float in accordance with company standards
  • Makes reservations, when necessary, in accordance with hotels yield management practices
  • Anticipates guests needs & ensures that all guests requirements during their stay are fulfilled in a way that makes them feel special, and maximizes hotel revenue
  • Keeps current on, and promotes, hotel amenities, food and beverage outlets and services, and arranges in-house services as required
  • Assumes responsibility to gather information about each guest in order to update client database, and makes proactive use of guest details to provide a truly personal service
  • Maintains and displays in-depth local knowledge, in order to WOW the guest and promote sales
  • Researches local area facilities, which may be of help and interest to guests, and establishes working relations with relevant ticket agencies in order to provide a comprehensive concierge service to guests
  • Responds to customer enquiries for information and arranges concierge services, as required by the guest.
  • Performs all other duties as required in the Service Operations Team
  • Assists food and beverage teams, and other departments as required
  • Performs other duties required to provide the service brand behavior and genuine hospitality

We Believe In Developing and Delighting Our Hosts So You Will Receive:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Complimentary 2 night stay in a luxury Edwardian Hotel of your choice(after 2 years service)
  • Preferential accommodation rates for all Edwardian Hotels for Hosts, friends and family
  • Discounts on food and beverage up to 30% in all Edwardian restaurants and bars
  • Discounts on Spas and beauty treatments
  • Hot meals and salad bar, teas, coffees and juices provided each day
  • Uniforms provided per role requirement

All Hosts must have valid permission to live and work in the United Kingdom. Verification of documentation will be undertaken as part of the recruitment process.

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