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Head Host/Hostess

Area:  Food & Beverage

London, GB

“The world is yours with Meliá” 


Joining Meliá is to embark on a journey without borders because the possibilities of growing and training here are endless. It is to know that the world is yours and that you can work in many countries. And all with the feeling that you are part of a big family😉


About ME London Hotel, WC2R 1HA


ME by Meliá is a collection of hotels in which culture, lifestyle and The ME People community come together to create an inimitable personality. Each hotel is connected to the destination, becoming the social epicenter of the city and attracting the best of the local cultural scene. Music, art, design, fashion and gastronomy make up the ME scene to provide visitors with an experience beyond accommodation. If you radiate energy and have a personal style that captivates others, if you like to follow the latest trends and live for the moment; if you love music, culture and new technologies… Then you connect with the ME by Meliá brand


** Salary package: up to £30,000 including service charge // Health cash back plan // Meals on duty // Pension scheme // Loyalty rewards and referral bonuses // many more**

Restaurant Head Host/Hostess - 30 hours/week


The ideal candidate will have a passion for hospitality, exceptional organisational skills, and the ability to manage and inspire a team of hosts/hostesses. As the Head Host/Hostess, you will be the first point of contact for our guests, ensuring they receive a warm welcome and an outstanding dining experience from the moment they arrive until they leave.


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

·      Consistently offers a warm and professional welcome and farewell to guests and customers on arrival and departure, always with an impeccable posture and personal presentation. Additionally, ensure guests are seated in a timely manner, considering their preferences and special requests.

·      Address and resolve any guest complaints or concerns with professionalism and empathy.

·      Manage guest reservations and waiting lists efficiently using the restaurant’s reservation system.

·      Train, supervise, and motivate the host/hostess team.

·      Create and manage work schedules to ensure adequate coverage during peak times.

·      Conduct regular team meetings to communicate updates, policies, and feedback, while fostering a positive and collaborative work environment.

·      Oversee the organisation and cleanliness of the front-of-house area, including the entrance, waiting area, and host stand.

·      Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations.


What we are looking for:

·      Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.

·      Strong leadership and team management abilities.

·      Excellent organisational and multitasking skills.

·      A positive and approachable demeanour.

·      High level of professionalism and integrity.

·      Ability to remain calm and efficient under pressure.

·      Passion for providing exceptional guest service 

·      Be fluent in English

·      Excellent grooming and presentation standards.

The successful candidate must already have eligibility to work in the UK.


Our Benefits Package Includes:

·      Competitive Salary

·      Holidays: Pro-rata 28 days’ holiday including 8 public holidays

·      Contributory pension scheme

·      Refer a friend bonus: £500 (subject to successfully completed 6 months’ probation)

·      Discounted dental and health cover with HSF

·      Travel & Food discounts: excellent employee special rates in Melia Hotels worldwide for our team members, their friends & families while travelling and staying in our hotels including F&B discount (subject to individual outlets)

·      Personal Development: programs designed to support your career right from the start, with unlimited access to online learning platform

·      Career growth: fantastic opportunity to progress and access to a network of over 350 hotels across the world (subject to local right to work rules)

·      High street discounts: with Perks at Work


At Meliá we are all VIP 🌟


Great professionals who make everyday life easier and exceptional. From the junior to the most senior, all of them have unique and important qualities that make working at Meliá an opportunity for constant growth and a passport to create your future wherever you want.  


Our warmth, proximity and passion for what we do make working at Meliá an unforgettable experience, full of emotional moments and always with the feeling that you belong to a big family where we have people like you, VIP People. 


At Meliá Hotels International, we are committed to equal opportunities between women and men in the workplace, with the commitment of management and the principles contained in Human Resources policies. We also prioritize disseminating throughout the entire staff a corporate culture committed to effective equality, and raising awareness about the need to act jointly and globally.


We promote our commitment to equality and diversity, avoiding any kind of dicrimination, especially related to reasons of disability, race, religion, gender, or age. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees are essential for our success as a global company.


Additionally, we support the sustainable growth of our industry through a socially responsible team. In this sense, our motto is "Towards a sustainable future, from a responsible present". Thanks to al our collaborators, we make it possible. 


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