Hotel Café Royal

Marketing Assistant - London

Highly Competitive + Benefits
27 Oct 2016
03 Nov 2016
Job Type
Full Time

A London Luxury Address Like no other…

Hotel Café Royal enjoys an unrivalled setting, where the elegance of Mayfair, energy of Soho and sophistication of St. James combine. It's where history, culture, business and the stage are just steps away. That's one reason why, for 150 years, people who make a difference have made their way through these doors. For Oscar Wilde and Muhammad Ali, Winston Churchill and David Bowie, David Chipperfield and Albert Adrià, Hotel Café Royal has always been the vibrant living room of London, the place to convene, converse and celebrate.Following its reincarnation in 2012 this iconic London landmark now features 160 contemporary bedrooms and luxurious suites (including six historic suites).

Our legendary Regent Street address has long been the capital's hub for fine food, wine and conversation. Oscar Wilde chose the Café Royal - and its unmatched wine selection - for his salon, while Winston Churchill favoured our steaks, stilton and champagne. Even those who differed on most things, came together here to enjoy an atmosphere and range of gourmet pleasures found nowhere else. The story continues today, as Albert Adrià and other celebrated chefs add to the culinary excitement. This, it seems, is a tradition everyone can agree upon.

At the heart of the hotel, the Ten Room offers British informal all-day dining while TheGreen Bar is a vibrant botanical cocktail destination for contemporary Londoners and hotel guests alike. The Oscar Wilde Bar(once the preferred haunt of Oscar Wilde and his contemporaries) is a gilded jewellery box of a room and now the stunning backdrop for our afternoon tea service. Fronting Regent Street is The Café, celebrating the European tradition of café culture in the day and home to London's first dessert restaurant in the evening. The hotel also houses The Club containing a variety of peaceful spaces including the Library and Studio bars, alongside the ornate Dominorestaurant. To complete the full experience, the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre is an urban retreat spanning over 1,200sqm. Akasha is a new concept of wellbeing, featuring a state-of-the-art-gym, large lap pool, sauna and hammam/steam room.

Your role

As our Marketing Assistant you will work within a small yet dedicated team ofMarketing and PR professionals supporting the senior team with the managementand creation of all content for offline and digital marketing mediums, print advertising and hotel collateral.

You will also support our Director of Brand & Marketing with the Set Hotels re-branding project and be involved in smaller related projects which may include the creation of assets for our new websites, hotel collateral and materials, photography and artwork, overseeing related advertising campaigns and copy. In short your role will be pivotal in supporting the development of our Identity, DNA and personality which captures the ‘Set’ language and tone of voice appropriate to a luxury brand.

The final key aspect of your role will be to support the Digital Marketing Executive with the production & creation of Social Media Stories & Content; Digital marketing campaigns, providing content and creative for GDS, PPC and Remarketing email campaigns; including evaluations of ROI. As our onsite marketing specialist you will work closely with our Heads of Department and support an ongoing calendar of promotional activity through the creation of smaller general advertising, flyers, brochures and related collateral.

Your Profile

You will epitomise the very essence of 21st century hospitality; with a natural flair and passion for design combined with the technical knowledge and ability to create unique and engaging content in keeping with the Café Royal’s hallmarks of quality and style.

You will be well versed in all aspects of Marketing & Communications, ideally educated to degree level. You will also ideally already have some experience in a similar Marketing or Communications role, ideally gained within hospitality or a comparable industry such as Travel, Leisure or Luxury Retail. Your communication skills (both verbal & written) will be exceptional, with strong graphic and web based design abilities an absolute must for this role. Finally you will be able to demonstrate excellent time and project management skills as you will need to manage your own day to day routine to meet short turnarounds along with longer term projects and assignments with strict deadlines.

In addition to the above you should also have:

  • Previous experience within a similar Marketing, Digital Media orCommunications role which involved the creation and management of content
  • Candidates must have a solid understanding of Luxuryand the communication of this to the relevant target audiences; combined ideally with experience in the Luxury Hospitality, Leisure or Travel industries
  • Exceptional communications skills a must including a fluent level of spoken and written English combined with excellent copy writing skills
  • Candidates should be confident with outgoing personalities able to deal with both senior management and multiple external agency service providers
  • Qualifications in degree in graphic design, web design, marketing, communications, journalism or similar is essential
  • Exceptional administration and IT skills and be proficient in a number of website design tools

Your Benefits

  • Competitive Salary

  • 20 Days holiday + Bank Holidays, rising to 25 days holiday + Bank holidays with 5 years’ service

  • Group Life Insurance & access to financial services

  • Pension Scheme

  • On Duty Meal

  • Dry cleaning for work clothing

  • Fantastic training & development opportunities

  • Annual Recognition rewards schemes, employee referral scheme, colleague football team

  • Annual allocation of Free Nights, Discounted room rates and F&B, as well as other lifestyle discounts including Spa & Gym Memberships

  • Be part of an exciting, up and coming brand in the industry – already a member of ‘Leading Hotels of the World’

Ready to join the team?

Please apply through Caterer by following the 'Apply Now' link below. Please ensure to send a cover letter (outlining your suitability for the vacancy) and a CV that is fully up to date and correct.

Unfortunately due to the volume of applications, we are unable to contact unsuccessful candidates. In line with the requirements of the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates.