The Stafford Hotel

Receptionist - London

St James, London
01 Sep 2018
29 Sep 2018
Job Type
Full Time

Receptionist - The Stafford London Hotel, St James’ Place


Tucked away in the heart of historic St James’s, and just minutes from London’s iconic landmarks and vibrant West End, The Stafford London is the epitome of traditional British luxury. The Stafford London is home to the renowned American Bar, a London institution, and The Game Bird, a restaurant which celebrates contemporary British cooking.

When you work for us not only will you be working for one of London’s most historic five-star hotels but you will also be working for a Company where the skills and knowledge you gain here will be recognised in the industry worldwide. 

At The Stafford London, we have a real passion for hospitality. Our purpose is to create a ‘home away from home’, 5* experience for our guests; our people make this possible. If you are empowered, innovative and possess the drive to deliver only the best results then this may be the place for you.

Why join the family at The Stafford London?

Be Our Guest Programme for our new team members. This includes:

  • Complimentary dinner for two at our award winning restaurant The Game Bird after a successful 3 month probationary period
  • Complimentary one night stay at The Stafford after one year of service
  • 50% discount in our food & beverage outlets
  • £100 guest room rate for team members
  • Reward and Recognition Programme, including:
  • Team Member Referral Scheme
  • Access to over 200+ discounts and deals via Perkbox
  • Employee of the Quarter
  • Employee of the Year
  • Core Values Champion prize giveaways
  • Stafford Legacy Club - long service awards
  • Quarterly Social Events
  • Company pension plan
  • Comprehensive onboarding programme for our newest team members
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Wellness Programmes
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Child care vouchers
  • Ride to Work Scheme

About the Role:

We are currently looking for a guest-focused, well-groomed and professional Receptionist to join our front of house team here at The Stafford London.


  • To create a welcoming atmosphere for all guests.
  • To address guests by their name, once it has been established.
  • To ensure every guest is escorted to their room and familiarized with the facilities of the room and hotel.
  • Accurately perform all cashiering activities such as taking all payment types upon check-out (cash, debit or credit card) and resolve any late and disputed charges.
  • Be thoroughly conversant with all room types, décor and outlook.
  • Be aware of daily functions, events, VIPs and group arrivals.
  • Inform the Reception Manager of all complaints, and update guest profile notes as appropriate.
  • Answer the telephone as per The Stafford’s standards.
  • To assist the reservation department if necessary.
  • To run daily reports, identify any special guest requests.
  • To implement effective up selling activities to ensure maximum room revenue through effective rate management.


  •  Minimum one year reception experience in a 5 star hotel environment
  • Opera experience preferred but not essential
  • Excellent command of the English language is essential and a second language is desirable.

Qualities we admire:

  • A passion for 5* guest service
  • Eager to learn & open to training and development
  • A positive attitude
  • Hardworking
  • Forward-thinking and innovative
  • Strives to deliver excellent service
  • Great with people
  • Strong leader

Sound like you? Apply, and we will contact you!

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