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Host/Hostess | Huntington Beach
Property Name
Paséa Hotel & Spa
Job Title
Host/Hostess | Huntington Beach
California-Orange County/Anaheim
Company Name
Pasea Hotel & Spa
Huntington Beach
Work Permit
Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.
Management Position
Bonus Pay
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A Premier Hotel Management & Investment Company with Strategic Vision and Strong Core Values

Since 1987, Pacific Hospitality Group has maintained a strategic vision and strong core values as guiding principles for business success. With luxury hotel properties from Napa Valley to Southern California, PHG's growing portfolio of hotel and resort investments reinforces the company's cohesive vision and ensuing success.

PHG manages, develops, finances, and owns hotels and resorts located in California, Hawaii, Arizona and Louisiana. We currently own and manage 11 hotels and resorts, representing over 2,676 rooms and 203,650 square feet of premier indoor meeting and event space.

Job Description

Paséa Hotel & Spa is looking for a Host/Hostess to join our team!

Paséa Hotel & Spa is part of The Meritage Collection. The Meritage Collection is a new, reimagined experience that offers a variety of distinctive properties in renowned California destinations. From Napa Valley to Santa Barbara to Newport Beach and La Jolla, the Meritage Collection provides a truly inspiring and unique variety of experiences. Each property within the collection offers a perfect balance of life and style that has been reimagined to revive the typical meeting or event. From the upscale accommodations, to the unique amenities, distinctive California locales, personalized service, and invigorating lifestyle products, each guest will find exactly what they came for, and more. No matter which location you visit along the West Coast, you'll discover a uniquely tailored experience and an innovative approach to life and style beyond your expectations or imagination. Life should stimulate the soul, reinvigorate the spirit, and enlighten the mind.

Job Summary:

A Host/Hostess is responsible providing exceptional customer service, which includes: welcoming and warmly greeting guests on arrival. Answering telephones, taking reservations and managing the efficient and timely seating of guests to a table that best serves their wishes.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Greets guests upon arrival and seats them at their table
  • Provides them a menu and provides general information about the restaurants and meal options at the hotel
  • Prepares and maintains a list of guests waiting to be seated
  • Records guest names and number of guests in each party
  • Provides seated guests a menu and introduces them to server as they are seated
  • Checks in with guests to ensure satisfaction with each food course and/or beverages
  • Cleans work areas and waiting areas per department standards
  • Follows all standard food handling, sanitation and health department guidelines
  • Must wear non-slip, oil-resistant shoes. Follows all safety policies and procedures
  • Answers telephone and assists guests by recording reservations, providing information about menu options, and restaurant location
  • Remains aware of current house count, visiting VIP's, and hotel events to provide excellent service
  • Assists service staff by running food, refilling beverages and bussing tables in dining room if needed

Job Requirements:

  • Requires ability to serve needs of guest through verbal face-to-face interactions
  • Must demonstrate positive attitude and professional demeanor
  • Requires communication and interpersonal skills and commitment to a high level of guest satisfaction
  • Requires ability to learn and use telephone and computer systems used at the hotel
  • Requires ability to serve needs of guests through verbal face-to-face interactions
  • Requires ability to perform basic math skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Must be at least 18 years of age to serve alcoholic beverages
  • Must have a valid current Food Handlers Card or willingness and ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Must be flexible in schedule, including evenings, weekends and holidays

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Prior customer service and cash handling experience desired
  • Experience using OpenTable is a plus

Physical Requirements: 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, sit, use hands to reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, or crouch. Must be able to lift/move and exert around 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move items such as plates, coffee trays and dishes. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. The team member is subject to environmental conditions found working both inside and outside. The team member is frequently subject to loud voices, noises, or music when working in or around the kitchen and work areas.

About our property:

In Spanish, paséa means to take a stroll, and combines the words "Pacific" and "sea", evoking a slow and steady pace.  The new hotel is a modern oasis with an unrivaled sense of clean coastal style, while making guests feel comfortable with sand between their toes.

The new Paséa Hotel & Spa is a short walk from the Huntington Beach Pier, which draws an estimated 16.3 million visitors annually.  The property was designed by renowned international hotel architect WATG, with the guest rooms designed by Monogram by Callison, interior public spaces by Kay Lang + Associates, and the restaurant and bar by Costa Mesa-based Hatch Design Group.

About our Company:

Pacific Hospitality Group (PHG) has maintained a strategic vision and strong core values as guiding principles for business success.  With luxury hotel properties from Napa Valley to Southern California, PHG's growing portfolio of hotel and resort investments reinforces the company's cohesive vision and ensuing success.  PHG manages, develops, finances, and owns hotels and resorts primarily located in California.

Paséa Hotel & Spa is an equal opportunity and E-Verify employer M/F/V/D

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Job Requirements

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.