Full Job Description
The Alida joins modern life with timeless charm on Savannah’s revitalized riverfront. Alida Harper Folkes was a celebrated entrepreneur in Savannah, who also worked tirelessly to preserve its heritage. We celebrate the Alidas of our time: self made artisans who cultivate our city’s contemporary spirit while honoring its storied past. We are seeking a host/hostess to join our team, opportunities available at www.thealidahotel.com/careers.
You’ll feel right at home at The Alida, where every space is imbued with a sense of Southern tradition and contemporary design. Each of our 173 individually-designed rooms and suites is unique, with one-of-a-kind elements courtesy of the renowned Savannah College of Art & Design. And while no two rooms are alike, they all guarantee light-filled mornings, gleaming hardwood floors, and custom amenities.
The Alida is seeking experienced Bartenders to serve guest needs by providing exceptional knowledge of wine, spirits and mixed drinks as well as appropriately presenting information regarding preparation methods.
We seek to hire the best. Leaders of high character and humility with genuine passion and aptitude for hospitality. People who choose to be in hospitality because they have an open and generous nature and seek to make guests happy. We are a group of people who are proud of the work we do. Caring leaders, perfectionist chefs, intelligent creatives, generous hosts, meticulous operators, inspiring teachers, tireless doers, and all-around devotees of hospitality. We create value by empowering the team. We encourage our teams to stretch their thinking, move beyond their comfort zone and achieve their full potential. By providing a platform of support service, like the best in technology, finance resources, talent development, marketing and communication support, we allow them to focus on the heart of their business – hospitality and people. We are passionate about people and attract, develop and retain the best in hospitality. We thoughtfully seek out and groom talent, both within our company and outside, by promoting from within, developing a culture of growth and learning and partnering with the local community.
At Makeready http://makereadyexperience.com/ we create independent hotel, restaurant and retail brands. Each of our brands has a distinct point of view but they all share a common purpose: to inspire deeper connections with the world around them – city by city, person by person. Every Makeready experience embraces local culture, honors past and present, and invites curious guests to delve into the detail of their surroundings.
Prepare and serve a selection of wines, spirits, and mixed drinks from the menu while ensuring proper pouring, mixing, and blending according to established recipes and established The Alida Standards.
Confirm guest orders including any special needs or requests from the lounge server using the hotel’s point-of-sales system; check completed orders with the guest’s original order.
Service and take orders from guests seated at the bar area offering interesting, and vivid descriptions of each item’s, origin, taste, and preparation methods; maintain a working knowledge of liquors, wines, beers and other spirits.
Anticipate guest needs, ascertain satisfaction, and offer suggestions, and respond urgently and appropriately to guest concerns and requests.
Properly and accurately close guest checks; process cash and credit card payments; properly settle voided checks or complimentary items.
Work harmoniously and professionally with co-workers and supervisors.
Preferred Qualifications and Skills
Previous bartending experience strongly preferred, ideally in an upscale hotel environment
Strong command of the English language
Requires attention to detail and problem solving skills, as well as a passion for customer service.
Successful candidates must possess legal work authorization in the United States
Must be able to cope with stress and work in a high volume operation.
Must be able to prioritize and multi-task.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including days, nights, weekends & holidays.
Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs.