Our Story

Dakota is a hotel with soul. We engage our
guests through sincere hospitality.


Our values and disciplined structure is the catalyst for
a “stop making sense” style of innovation. Our enthusiasm and desire
to deliver the highest standards of service will be the foundation
upon which we continue to build our success.



Why the name, Dakota?


The Dakota aircraft changed the face of air travel in the ‘30’s and today
it encapsulates the Heart, Soul and Spirit behind the DAKOTA brand. Air travel,
once a privilege of the rich elite was revolutionised by this aircraft.
It offered stylish service and cabin accommodation at an affordable price.


This concept applies today to the DAKOTA brand.
We drive ourselves to provide guests with a unique experience based on the
principles of style, and exceptional service to exceed all expectations.



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  • Night Duty Manager.   
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    ABOUT DAKOTA

    Dakota Hotel located in South Queensferry are seeking an outgoing personality and organised individual for the role of full-time Night Duty Manager & Porter. Accessible by train (to Dalmeny Train Station) and bus (to Ferrymuir Retail Park), we are a 132-bedroom luxury full-service hotel with a destination cocktail Bar and brasserie-style Grill.

    Dakota is a lifestyle brand developed for the independent thinking, discerning traveller. We attract individuals who are passionate about service and like to do the simple things brilliantly. We currently have three hotels in Scotland in addition to our new-build property in Leeds.

    CONTRACT AND PAY RATE

    The role carries a 37.5 hour permanent contract and is suitable for an individual seeking flexible shift work; working any 5 days from 7, with shift times typically being 23:00-07:00.

    The gross annual salary is £16,500 paid on a monthly basis.

    ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

    As the face of Dakota, the Duty Manager will carry out Reception tasks including:

    –Welcoming guests to Dakota, checking in guests, carrying out ad hoc requests, making bedroom and table reservations, light Housekeeping tasks, checking out guests, and handling guest billing.

    –To have a comprehensive knowledge of the Front Office computer systems.

    –Provide a consistently excellent level of guest service in accordance to our service principles and values, ensuring that all guests receive special attention and recognition.

    –Be proactive in assisting in the bar as required by guests during night hours.

    –Set up the meeting rooms including moving furniture and dressing the room.

    –As Duty Manager, lead the hotel in an emergency evacuations as well as complaint handling.

    APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS

    As well as having a desire to learn and an enthusiasm for the role and full training will be given. The successful applicant will have/be:

    –At least 1 year working in a Night shift role.

    –At least 6 months working in a hotel environment.

    –Successful candidates will have an outgoing personality and be confident in offering guest service.

    –Be flexible in working shift patterns required.

    APPLY

    For more information on our luxury hotel, please visit our website and our Trip Advisor. To apply, please email us your covering letter and C.V. on careers@dakotaforthbridge.co.uk


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  • Receptionist.   
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    ABOUT DAKOTA

    Dakota Hotel located in South Queensferry are seeking an outgoing personality and organised individual for the role of full-time Receptionist. Accessible by train (to Dalmeny Train Station) and bus (to Ferrymuir Retail Park), we are a 132-bedroom luxury full-service hotel with a destination cocktail Bar and brasserie-style Grill.

    Dakota is a lifestyle brand developed for the independent thinking, discerning traveller. We attract individuals who are passionate about service and like to do the simple things brilliantly. We currently have three hotels in Scotland in addition to our new-build property in Leeds.

    CONTRACT AND PAY RATE

    The role carries a 40 hour permanent contract and is suitable for an individual seeking flexible shift work; working any 5 days from 7, with shift times typically being 6:45am-3:15pm and 2:45pm-11:15pm. The gross annual salary is £15,600 paid on a monthly basis.

    ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

    As the face of Dakota, Receptionists must have a genuine warmth and a passion for delivering authentic hospitality. Job responsibilities include:

    –To carry out Reception duties including welcoming guests to Dakota, checking in guests, carrying out ad hoc requests, making bedroom and table reservations, light Housekeeping tasks, checking out guests, and handling guest billing.

    –To have a comprehensive knowledge of the Front Office computer systems.

    –Provide a consistently excellent level of guest service in accordance to our service principles and values, ensuring that all guests receive special attention and recognition.

    –Work closely alongside all other departments to ensure excellent communication and be proactive in assisting other departments as required.

    –Offer additional services to make the guest experience more seamless i.e. making restaurant reservations, assisting in directions, delivering items to room.

    –Ensure the telephone is answered immediately and within 3 rings in a professional manner eg. ‘Good morning Dakota’ and administration tasks.

    APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS

    As well as having a desire to learn and an enthusiasm for the role and full training will be given. The successful applicant will have/be:

    –At least 1 year working experience as a hotel receptionist or in food and beverage environment.

    –Successful candidates will have an outgoing personality and be confident in providing dynamic service.

    –Be flexible in working shift patterns required.

    APPLY

    For more information on our luxury hotel, please visit our website and our Trip Advisor. To apply, please email us your covering letter and C.V. on careers@dakotaforthbridge.co.uk


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  • Bar Waiter / Waitress.   
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    Dakota Edinburgh is a 132 bedroom boutique hotel located in South Queensferry, which boasts a destination Bar & Grill. The role of Bar Waiters/Waitresses is responsible for providing table service guests in our destination cocktail and wine bar. You are expected to learn our full drinks list and always maintain a comprehensive knowledge of our menu to deliver recommendations tailored to guest tastes.

    Shift patterns are flexible, with general working times being 5pm-11pm weekdays, and 5pm-midnight Friday and Saturday. Part-time contracts from 15hours pw are available, as well as full-time contracts from a minimum of 35 hours pw.

    As well as having a desire to learn and an enthusiasm for the role, having previous waiting experience will be viewed favourably. However, full training will be given. We will provide you with certified training in Food Hygiene, Allergens, Health & Safety, and Alcohol Responsibility upon starting.

    You are expected to be flexible in your shift availability, look immaculate, come prepared for every working day, and most importantly, be yourself! You are also required to promote and maintain the reputation of Dakota by providing exceptional guest care and attentive service.

    Please apply by sending your covering letter and C.V. to careers@dakotaforthbridge.co.uk


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  • Bar Tender.   
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    VACANCY

    Dakota Hotel located in South Queensferry are seeking a trained Bar Tender.

    Our location is easily accessible by train (15min walk from Dalmeny Train Station) and bus (frequent stops at Ferrymuir Retail Park). We also offer complimentary parking for both employees and guests.

    We are a 132-bedroom boutique hotel with a destination cocktail Bar and brasserie-style Grill, as well as three events spaces.

     

    CONTRACT AND REWARD

    The role carries a permanent contract for a minimum of 30 hours per week, working any 4 or 5 days from 7. Shift times are typically 17:30-23:00 or midnight.

    The gross hourly rate is minimum wage,paid on a weekly basis. This role will also receive cash and card tips.

     

    Perks include:

    –Fantastic bedroom rates starting from £40 per night

    –30% off dining at Dakota

    –£50 gift voucher on every anniversary of your employment

    –Accredited, certified training given on employment in: Food Hygiene level 2, Health & Safety, Alcohol Responsibility

    –Meals on duty and uniforming

     

    ABOUT DAKOTA HOTELS

     

    Dakota is a growing UK-based lifestyle brand with five locations, known for our stylish hotels, bustling brasserie Grills and upscale cocktail Bars. Dakota’s story started with two boutique hotels on the outskirts of Edinburgh, in South Queensferry, and Glasgow, in Eurocentral. We have now expanded into prime city centre locations in Glasgow, Leeds, and Manchester.

    Dakota is synonymous for delivering attentive and genuine guest service. We attract hard-working individuals who are passionate about working to the highest standards.

     

    ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

    Job responsibilities include:

    • Know the drinks specifications of our cocktail list
    • Make teas and coffees created with latte art, as well as dispense any other beverage ordered from our Drinks List
    • Ensure the bar is adequately stocked at the start of service and is well-maintained
    • Work with the front of house team to ensure all drinks are delivered to the guest between 5mins from ordering

     

    APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS

    The successful applicant will have/be:

    –At least 6 monthsyear working experience in a bar environment.

    –Be flexible in working shift patterns required.

    –An appreciation of luxury hotel standards and premium products

    –Ability to work at pace

     

    APPLY

    Please apply by sending your covering letter and C.V. to
    careers@dakotaforthbridge.co.uk


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  • Chef de Partie.   
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    The Grill in Dakota Edinburgh, is seeking a trained professional chef for the role of Chef de Partie. Located in South Queensferry, we are a 132-bedroom luxury full-service hotel, a destination cocktail Bar and brasserie-style Grill.

    CONTRACT & PAY RATE

    This is a permanent, full-time contract with a pay rate of up to £24,000pa.

    ABOUT DAKOTA

    Dakota is a lifestyle brand developed for the independent thinking, discerning traveller. We attract individuals who are passionate about service and like to do the simple things brilliantly. We currently have three hotels in Scotland and our new build property in Leeds.

    The heart and soul of our Hotel, is our award-winning bar and restaurant. Delivering a brasserie style of service, The Grill at Dakota is profiled for having a seasonal menu and take pride in using the best ingredients possible.

    ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

    -Be confident in working in a busy professional kitchen and experienced in running their own section.

    -Prepare, cook, and present all dishes to the Dakota standard.

    -Be committed to working wholeheartedly as part of the team, effectively communicating with all members of the kitchen and front of house team.

    -Adhere to all Health & Safety and Food Hygiene legislation.

    -Display a willingness to learn and support across different areas of the Kitchen.

     

     

    CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

    -At least two years experience as a Commis Chef or above at a quality establishment

    -A qualification in professional cookery is favoured

    -Team members on full-time contracts must be able to work any 5 days out of 7

    -Previous qualifications in Food Safety are preferred, although training in Health & Safety, Allergens, and Food Hygiene standards and procedures will be given

    -Commitment to driving our ethos of doing the simple things brilliantly

    -Passion for creating dishes using seasonal ingredients and fresh produce

    HOW TO APPLY

    If your aspirations are not merely to take the next step on the career ladder, but to develop within a company who value their guests and their people then there is only one place for you. You’ll love Dakota.

    For more information, please:

    -see our website for our current menus

    -like our Facebook pages

    -follow us on Instagram @dakotahotelsuk

    Please email us your cover letter and CV to apply, and with any questions you may have to careers@dakotaforthbridge.co.uk


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  • Bar Waiter / Waitress.   
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    DAKOTA DELUXE LEEDS are seeking seeking enthusiastic personalities to join our bar team in the role of part-time Bar Waiter / Waitress.

    Centrally located 5min walk from the train station on Greek Street, our 84-bedroom luxury full-service hotel features a classic cocktail Bar and brasserie Grill, as well as private events spaces.

     

    ABOUT DAKOTA

    Dakota is a lifestyle brand developed for the independent thinking, discerning traveller. We attract individuals who are passionate about service and like to do the simple things brilliantly. We currently have 3 hotels in Scotland, with our newest hotel in Leeds having opened in April 2017.

    The heart and soul of our Hotels are the award-winning Bar & Grill. Our Bars are known for their extensive cocktail lists of over 45 classic cocktails and in-house originals. Our Bar boasts a connoisseurs wine list, and a wide selection of premium and super-premium spirits alongside a sumptuous Tasters food menu.

     

    ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

    – Manage your section within the Bar, providing table service at the highest standard.
    – Maintain a comprehensive level of knowledge of our drinks list to be able to offer guests personal recommendations based on their tastes.
    – Run trays from the Bar and food from the Kitchen to guest tables with a sense of food theatre.
    – Consistently deliver service which shows your outgoing personality, always playing the part of host.
    – Drive up-sales through service as well as by sincere guest recognition.

     

    CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

    – This is a part-time contract for 16-20 hours per week working mainly Friday and Saturday.
    – Having previous waiting or coffee-shop experience is essential.
    – A personal passion for food and enthusiasm for engaging with people.
    – You are expected to look immaculate with pristine uniforming and personal presentation.
    – Team members on full-time contracts must be able to work any 5 days out of 7, and availability of days able to work for part-time team members must be communicated at least one month in advance.
    – General shift times are 5pm-1am Sunday – Thursday, and 5pm-2am Friday & Saturday.
    – Previous training in responsible alcohol sales and food hygiene is favoured but not required as this training will be provided upon starting.
    – Physically able to carry trays and be standing for the entirety of your shift.

     

    HOW TO APPLY

    If your aspirations are not merely to take the next step on the career ladder, but to develop within a company who value their guests and their people then there is only one place for you. You’ll love Dakota.

    We welcome applicants to discuss the shift times and days of work suitable to their other commitments. Pay rate is minimum wage for your age.

    For more information, please:
    -see our website for our current Drinks Lists
    -like our Facebook pages to see our exciting cocktail creations
    -follow us on Instagram @dakotahotelsuk

     

    We welcome applicants to discuss the shift times and days of work suitable to their other commitments. Please email your cover letter and CV to apply aspire@leeds.dakotahotels.co.uk


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  • Receptionist.   
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    ABOUT DAKOTA

    Dakota Deluxe Leeds are seeking an outgoing personality and organised individual for the role of full-time Receptionist. Currently the city’s number 1 hotel on Trip Advisor, we are a luxury city-centre hotel with 84-bedrooms including 6 suites, a destination cocktail Bar and brasserie-style

    Grill located between Greek St and Russell St just 5min walk from the train station and central to bus routes.

    CONTRACT AND PAY RATE

    The role carries a 40 hour permanent contract and is suitable for an individual seeking flexible shift work; working any 5 days from 7, with shift times typically being 6:45am-3:15pm and 2:45pm-11pm.

    Pay rate is £17,000 per year paid monthly.

    Perks include:

    • Free car parking
    • Fantastic bedroom rates starting from £40 per night
    • 30% off dining at Dakota
    • Access to Perkbox discounts including free mobile phone insurance, free Nero coffee, £5 cinema tickets, and 9% off ASOS (for 2019)
    • Uniform and meals on duty
    • Accredited, certified training in: Health & Safety, GDPR, Food Hygiene

    ABOUT DAKOTA HOTELS

    Dakota is a growing UK-based lifestyle brand with five locations, known for our stylish hotels, bustling brasserie Grills and upscale cocktail Bars. Dakota’s story started with two boutique hotels on the outskirts of Edinburgh, in South Queensferry, and Glasgow, in Eurocentral. We have now expanded into prime city centre locations in Glasgow, Leeds, and Manchester (opening Spring 2019).

    Dakota is synonymous for delivering attentive and genuine guest service. We attract hard-working individuals who are passionate about working to the highest standards.

    ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

    As the face of Dakota, Receptionists must have a genuine warmth and a passion for delivering authentic hospitality. Job responsibilities include:

    –To carry out Reception duties including welcoming guests to Dakota, checking in guests, carrying out ad hoc requests, making bedroom and table reservations, light Housekeeping tasks, checking out guests, and handling guest billing.

    –To have a comprehensive knowledge of the Front Office computer systems.

    –Provide a consistently excellent level of guest service in accordance to our service principles and values, ensuring that all guests receive special attention and recognition.

    –Work closely alongside all other departments to ensure excellent communication and be proactive in assisting other departments as required.

    –Offer additional services to make the guest experience more seamless i.e. making restaurant reservations, assisting in directions, delivering items to room.

    APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS

    As well as having a desire to learn and an enthusiasm for the role and full training will be given. The successful applicant will have/be:

    –At least 1 year working experience as a receptionist or in food and beverage environment.

    –Be flexible in working shift patterns required.

    –Successful candidates will have an outgoing personality and be confident in providing dynamic service.

    APPLY

    For more information on our luxury hotel, please visit our website and our Trip Advisor. To apply, please email us your covering letter and C.V. to careers@lds.dakotahotels.co.uk


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  • Assistant Accounts Manager .   
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    Dakota Hotels are seeking an Assistant Accounts Manager to be based in our offices located in Millshaw, Leeds, LS11 8EG. The location is a 15-20 min walk from Cottingley train station and a 10min walk from White Rose Shopping Centre accessible by bus.

    CONTRACT AND REWARD

    The role carries a permanent contract for 40 hours per week, working Monday to Friday 8:30am – 5pm (hours can be amended based on the applicant).

    The gross annual salary of £22,000 – £24,000 paid on a monthly basis.

    Perks include:

    • Free car parking
    • Fantastic bedroom rates starting from £40 per night
    • 30% off dining at Dakota
    • Access to Perkbox discounts including free mobile phone insurance, free Nero coffee, £5 cinema tickets, and 9% off ASOS (for 2019)
    • Uniform
    • Accredited, certified training in: Sage 50 Accounts, Health & Safety
    • Opportunities for ongoing study support

    ABOUT DAKOTA HOTELS

    Dakota is a growing UK-based lifestyle brand with five locations, known for our stylish hotels, bustling brasserie Grills and upscale cocktail Bars. Dakota’s story started with two boutique hotels on the outskirts of Edinburgh, in South Queensferry, and Glasgow, in Eurocentral. We have now expanded into prime city centre locations in Glasgow, Leeds, and Manchester (opening Spring 2019).

    Dakota is synonymous for delivering attentive and genuine guest service. We attract hard-working individuals who are passionate about working to the highest standards.

    ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Supervising the day to day finance operation
    • Implementing and monitoring internal audit procedures to ensure all financial statements are accurate and a true reflection of business performance and expenditure
    • Managing the hotels’ cashflow requirements, reconciling the bank account and processing monthly and adhoc payment runs
    • Contributing to the month end process, including completing the accrual, prepayment, fixed asset and receipt reconciliations
    • Supervising the accounts administrator, who will be responsible for processing the purchase ledger. Ensure statements are reconciled accurately and timely and costs are coded correctly
    • Sending out daily, weekly and monthly management reports as required
    • Providing holiday cover for weekly and monthly payroll runs as required
    • Assisting in driving revenue and profit across the business by working with the Area Finance Manager and Heads of Departments

    APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS

    The successful applicant will have/be:

    • At least 2 years working experience in an accounting position, or recently graduated with a finance/accounts degree (or similar)
    • An organised individual who is self-directed and works well with deadlines
    • An individual who possesses a high level of financial acumen and attention to detail
    • Experienced in using accounting systems and have a comprehensive knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Office suites
    • Be flexible in working shift patterns if required around the operation
    • Successful candidates must demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for the role as well as their ability to show a long-term commitment to the brand as a real team player

    APPLY

    To apply, please email us your up-to-date C.V.to sh@leeds.dakotahotels.co.uk


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  • The most attentive staff
    I have come across.

    ~ Peter S ~

    TRIPADVISOR

  • Spotless accommodation,
    impeccable staff.

    ~ Tracey M ~

    TRIPADVISOR

  • In all areas of the hotel
    the staff we met were bright,
    confident and competent.

    ~ Terry S ~

    TRIPADVISOR

  • Every hotel could learn from
    Dakota’s customer service.

    ~ Irene R ~

    TRIPADVISOR

  • The service here is probably the
    best I have ever experienced.

    ~ Toby D ~

    TRIPADVISOR

  • Staff were very attentive
    and immaculately dressed, which
    you don’t see very often!

    ~ Linsey J ~

    TRIPADVISOR

  • From the minute we walked in
    the door, the staff were first class
    from reception to the bar.

    ~ Bruce M ~

    TRIPADVISOR

  • Above all, what stood out the
    most was the excellent service
    and care exhibited by each
    and every staff member.

    ~ Peter S ~

    TRIPADVISOR

  • Outstanding service
    throughout my stay.

    ~ Anderson S ~

    TRIPADVISOR

  • From the moment you walk
    through the curtain, you are
    made to feel like a film star.

    ~ Andrew T ~

    TRIPADVISOR

Aspire to Dakota

Dakota. Makes you feel special.


DAKOTA is a lifestyle brand developed for
the independent thinking, discerning traveller.
We attract individuals who are passionate about service
and like to do the simple things brilliantly.




“Good service isn’t a mystery,
we employ nice people.”

KEN MCCULLOCH ~ FOUNDER OF DAKOTA.




We are always looking for people who share our values; if you aspire to achieve
a career at Dakota, please email your covering letter and CV to:



EDINBURGH ~

EUROCENTRAL ~

GLASGOW ~

LEEDS ~

MANCHESTER ~



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Graduate development

We are dedicated to developing individuals with personality
and ambition, irrespective of age or experience.


Our structured development programmes will be the
catalyst from which successful applicants will fast-track their careers.


At DAKOTA, the only limit to your success is your own drive.
Our Graduate Development opportunities are tailored
to you, the individual. Shaped by your future career aspirations, previous
working experience and personal ambitions, your management internship is
structured for a minimum of 6 months, and up to 1 year, with the aim of
successfully applying for a management position upon completion.


To attain one of our flexible Graduate Development programmes, we ask
that you have achieved a BA or above in the past 2 years, preferably in areas of:
Hospitality, Tourism, Events, Business or English.


If you aspire to be a part of a team who are dedicated to achievement and relentlessly working
toward ongoing improvement, apply by sending your covering letter and CV to:


EDINBURGH ~

EUROCENTRAL ~

GLASGOW ~

LEEDS ~

MANCHESTER ~



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Internships

Dakota. Hotels that make you feel special.


Our team are the pulse of who we are. DAKOTA have a number of educational
partnerships and take pride in the opportunities we offer individuals who aim to
establish a future in hospitality and believe they can make a difference.




“It’s not what we do, it’s the way that we do it;
believers not employees.”

KEN MCCULLOCH ~ FOUNDER OF DAKOTA, AND CHAIRMAN
& HONORARY DOCTOR OF QUEEN MARGARET UNIVERSITY, EDINBURGH.




We offer structured internships based in one of our operational departments for
a minimum of 12 weeks. Personalised to your development needs, students can apply
if they are studying towards a HNC or above in a relevant subject.


If you aspire to gain experience at the highest standards of service,
please apply by sending your covering letter and CV to:


EDINBURGH ~

EUROCENTRAL ~

GLASGOW ~

LEEDS ~

MANCHESTER ~



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