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Host/Hostess-Southernmost Beach Resort

Southernmost Beach Resort

This is a Contract position in Key West, FL posted November 19, 2020.

Highgate Hotels

Highgate is a premier real estate investment and hospitality management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in U.S. gateway markets including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu. Highgate also has an expanding presence in key European markets through properties in London, Paris, Barcelona, Vienna and Prague. Highgate’s portfolio of global properties represents an aggregate asset value exceeding $10B and generates over $2B in cumulative revenues. The company provides expert guidance through all stages of the hospitality property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition. Highgate also has the creativity and bandwidth to develop bespoke hotel brands and utilizes industry leading proprietary revenue management tools that identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive out performance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the industry’s most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in London, New York, Dallas, and Seattle.


Located in historic Old Town, Southernmost Beach Resort expands over 6 acres on a serene part of the island with Atlantic Ocean front views, gorgeous Key West architecture, and all the amenities you desire in a beach resort. Just a short walk or bike ride from Key West’s boutique shops, art galleries, eclectic restaurants, and non-stop nightlife, the resort spans over two city blocks and offers guest rooms that are located within easy reach of both the beach and world-famous Duval Street.

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The Hostperson is responsible for ensuring the prompt recognition and seating of all guests in outlets as assigned and assists the servers in providing attentive, courteous and efficient service to guests throughout their dining experience. He/she is also responsible for assisting the cashier in the collection of payment for all guest transactions.


    – Greet and seat guests at appropriate tables in a timely manner.

    – Be attentive of guests’ needs assist in providing a pleasant dining experience.

    – Assist cashier in collection of money or credit cards from guests and servers as needed.

    – Know how to prepare cashier report at the end of the shift.

    – Pay out servers’ and service attendants’ tips if appropriate.

    – Know how to properly take reservations for outlets.

    – Ensure quality control of menus with regard to cleanliness and appearance.

    – Perform opening and closing duties according to established sidework checklist.

    – Have a complete knowledge of standards of service for receiving a room service order.

    – Have a thorough knowledge of menus and current specials in all applicable departments.

    – Assist servers and cashiers in the servicing of guests as needed.

    – Know and understand the state liquor laws.

    – Ensure overall guest satisfaction.