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Host/Hostess
The Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago
US - IL - Chicago

HEI views our associates as our greatest resource, and we hire and develop the best. We have a culture of winning, we embrace change, thrive on challenge and always seek to surpass our personal bests. Defined by our unique business platform, our environment is fast-paced, expansive and ever-evolving, yet stable, consistent, enduring. It is a high-performance culture where innovation and entrepreneurial spirit are evident; initiative and results are rewarded.

Our people know they're in on the ground floor of a company with all the cornerstones of success in place: experienced leaders, steady investors, a strong track record and long - term career potential. And in turn, each of our associates thrive because HEI's distinctly advantaged infrastructure creates a supportive, educational culture as well as unlimited opportunities for personal and professional success on every level.

An engaging, high-energy environment, HEI presents a rare career opportunity: the chance to shape a powerful leader in the hospitality industry.



The host or hostess is the critical first impression of the restaurant, and therefore is empowered to create memorable guest experiences.
Job Description
* Meet and greet guests as they arrive, offer choice of seating, then escort them to their table and present menu.
* Read, maintain and make daily entries in the log book to coordinate communication between shifts and management.
* Maintain proper set-up of dining room.
* Receive records and make any necessary arrangements for reservations and special functions in the restaurant.
* Comply with attendance rules and be available to work on a regular basis.
* Perform any other job related duties as assigned.
Experience, Skills and Knowledge
* Ability to comprehend guest requests, memos, reservations, promotional materials, event orders and similar written materials.
* Ability to remember, recite and promote the variety of menu items.
* Ability to move throughout a crowded room to seat guests with or without reasonable accommodation.
* Ability to effectively deal with customer complaints and concerns in a friendly and positive manner. This involves listening to the nature of the concern, demonstrating empathy with the customer and providing positive and proactive solutions.
* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, customers and patrons.
* Must have the ability to communicate in English

Benefits
HEI Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing a comprehensive benefits plan that offers you choices for your physical, mental and financial wellness, creating value in your most important investment - you!

For your physical and mental wellness we offer competitive Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance programs geared to you and your family's needs as well as Vacation/Sick/Holiday benefits. For your financial wellness HEI provides a wide array of coverage, including Supplemental, Spousal and Child Life Insurance and Short and Long-Term Disability. In addition, our 401(k) Savings Plan with matching funds, and discounts through our 'YouDecide' and Hotel Room Discount programs provide additional incentives for choosing HEI as the employer of your future.


HEI Hotels and Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled