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Highgate Hotels, LP Beverage Server - Seasonal (St Cloud Rooftop) in New York, New York

Beverage Server - Seasonal (St Cloud Rooftop)

Requisition ID
2022-25490

Category
Food and Beverage

Job Location
US-NY-New York

Property
Knickerbocker

Highgate Hotels

Highgate is a leading real estate investment and hospitality management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in major U.S. gateway cities including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu, with a growing Caribbean and Latin America footprint. The hospitality forward company provides expert guidance through all stages of the property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition. Highgate has a proven record of developing its diverse portfolio of bespoke lifestyle hotel brands, legacy brands, and independent hotels and resorts with contemporary programming and digital acumen. The company utilizes industry-leading revenue management tools that efficiently identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive outperformance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in New York, Chicago, Dallas, London, Miami, and Seattle. www.highgate.com.

Location

Edging the bright lights of Broadway and the calm of Bryant Park, The Knickerbocker is a legendary New York landmark reborn as the first luxury hotel in Times Square. Filled with fabled legends, The Knickerbocker once played host to legendary political bigwigs, actresses, oil tycoons and sports figures-and it's rumored the martini was invented here in the hotel. While historic details like the hotel's gorgeous Beaux-Arts facade remain unchanged, a soothing new luxury aesthetic is offered within. The stunning transformation of this treasured Manhattan monument invites discerning travelers to discover 300 luxe guestrooms and suites boasting incredible views and bespoke furnishings. An air of posh authenticity embraces New York City's premier luxury lifestyle hotel.

Overview

The Beverage/Cocktail Server is expected to provide timely, courteous service with guest satisfaction as the primary goal. He/she is responsible for promotion of specials and up selling.

Responsibilities

Employees must at all times be attentive, friendly, helpful and courteous to all guests, managers and fellow employees.

Complete opening/closing checklist according to standards.

Welcome guests, take their drink orders relay order to bartender, process order, deliver order to guest and receive payment for order.

Have knowledge of which garnishes go in each drink.

Process credit card and room charges.

Clear and clean tables when guests leave, return glasses to be washed.

Keep lounge area clean and free from debris at all times.

Follow all cash handling policies, and prepare closing report for night audit.

Perform all side work duties according to the schedule.

Full knowledge of state liquor laws.

Be familiar with the computer system.

Help the bartender prepare drinks when needed.

Assist bartender with hors d'oeuvres tables for cocktail hour in set up and breakdown.

Ensure overall guest satisfaction.

Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent and/or experience in a hotel or a related field preferred.

Must be of legal age to serve alcoholic beverages, according to local state laws.

Flexible and long hours sometimes required.

Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Ability to stand during entire shift

Must be able to effectively communicate, both verbally and written, with all level of employees and guests in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service oriented manner.

Must be effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying concerns raised by employees and guests.

Must be able to multitask and prioritize departmental functions to meet deadlines.

Approach all encounters with guests and employees in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service-oriented manner.

Attend all hotel required meetings and trainings.

Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Highgate Hotel Standards, as required by scheduling, which will vary according to the needs of the hotel.

Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which includes wearing the proper uniform and nametag.

Comply with Highgate Hotel Standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.

Maximize efforts towards productivity, identify problem areas and assist in implementing solutions.

Must be effective in handling problems, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary.

Must be able to understand and apply complex information, data, etc. from various sources to meet appropriate objectives.

Must be able to cross-train in other hotel related areas.

Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information.

Must be able to show initiative, including anticipating guest or operational needs.

Perform other duties as requested by management.

Maintain a friendly and warm demeanor at all times.

Highgate Hotels and its subsidiary companies will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to an applicant’s race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, uniformed services, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other legally protected classification. Highgate Hotels will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process (e.g., accommodations for a test or job interview) if so requested.

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