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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Work with us

  • Room Attendant.   
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    We are seeking enthusiastic and committed individuals to join our Housekeeping Team in the role of Room Attendant for 132 bedroom hotel.

    The role of Room Attendant is a cleaning based position, responsible for ensuring that guest bedrooms, bathrooms and public areas are immaculately cleaned and detailed to the highest possible standard. The successful applicant will be proactive and able to work alone for much of the day, be reliable, have a strong understanding of the high expectations of our guests and be able to work at pace.

    Full-time applicants must be able to work any 5 days out of 7, and part-time applicants must be able to work weekends. The earliest shift starting time is 8:30am and finishing times midweek are around 3:30pm, and shift times are slightly later at weekends. Full-time posts carry a 30 hour contract, and part-time posts carry 12-24 hour contracts.

    The successful candidate will have a keen eye for the small details and genuinely care about upholding the highest standards of cleanliness throughout our hotel. Previous cleaning experience is preferred but not essential.

    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.

    Please apply by sending your covering letter and CV.

    careers@dakotaforthbridge.co.uk 


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  • Junior Sous Chef.   
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    The heart and soul of our Hotel, is our award-winning bar and restaurant. Delivering a brasserie style of servicing, The Grill at Dakota is profiled for having a seasonal menu and using the best ingredients possible.

    Dakota Eurocentral are seeking an experienced Chef de Partie or above for the role of Junior Sous Chef, who wishes to be part of a tight team of professionals with the following background, characteristics, and abilities:

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

    -Passion for creating dishes using seasonal ingredients and fresh produce

    -At least two years’ experience as a Chef de Partie or above

    -Maintaining Health & Safety, and Food Hygiene standards and procedures to the strictest degree

    -Delegating and supervising junior members of the Kitchen team in the absence of the Head Chef / Sous Chef

    -Able to work in any section of the Kitchen

    If you aspire to be a part of a team who are dedicated to achievement and relentlessly working towards ongoing improvement, apply by sending your covering letter and CV to careers@dakotaeurocentral.co.uk


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  • Bar Waiter / Waitress.   
    Full Time.Press for more info...

    The role of Bar Waiter/Waitress 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 30 hours pw.

    As well as having a desire to learn and an enthusiasm for the role, having previous waiting or bar 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@dakotaeurocentral.co.uk 


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  • Grill Waiter / Waitress.   
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    Grill Waiters / Waitresses are expected to serve guests in our award-winning, fast-paced brasserie-style Grill. This role is tasked with delivering table service with finesse, and always maintaining a comprehensive knowledge of our a la carte lunch & dinner menu.

    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 30 hours pw.

    As well as having a desire to learn and an enthusiasm for the role, having previous waiting experience will be viewed favourably, although 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 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@dakotaeurocentral.co.uk 


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  • Room Attendant (Housekeeper).   
    Part Time.Press for more info...

    Dakota Eurocentral are seeking an enthusiastic cleaner for the role of Room Attendant. The position carries an 18 hour per week contract, working 3 days per week (including weekends).

     

    ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

    • To thoroughly deep clean guest bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms, making beds, and detailing to provide guests with an immaculately clean and welcoming space.
    • Be able to carry out tasks such as vacuum cleaning, dusting and polishing, mopping, and lifting items such as duvets.
    • Action notes on guest preferences and requests to personalize guest stays e.g. provide firm pillows, setting up a cot.
    • Follow health and safety procedures closely at all times.
    • Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of safe chemical handling guidelines and usage of cleaning equipment such as steamers.
    CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

    • Having at least 1 years cleaning experience is strongly preferred.
    • Someone with an eye for detail and who likes to work alone.
    • A reliable and dependable individual.
    • General shift times are 8:00-15:00 or 16:00.
    • Previous training in health & safety or chemical handling is beneficial but not required as this training will be provided upon starting.
    • Physically able to be physically active 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. Please email us your cover letter and CV to apply, and with any questions you may have to careers@dakotaeurocentral.co.uk


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  • Grill Assistant.   
    Full Time.Press for more info...

    Dakota Deluxe Glasgow are seeking enthusiastic personalities to join our restaurant team in the role of Grill Assistant. Located on the corner of West Regent St and Pitt St, we are hiring for multiple part-time and full-time vacancies in our Bar & Grill.

    If you are passionate about excellent service, excited about expanding your knowledge of food and drink, and enjoy working as part of a close-knit team, one thing is certain: You’ll love Dakota.

    Grill Assistants are expected to deliver table service with finesse, and have a comprehensive knowledge of our menu. 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 30 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 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.

    For more information and to apply, please email us your covering letter and C.V.

    aspire@dakotaglasgow.co.uk


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  • Breakfast Assistant.   
    Full Time.Press for more info...

    Dakota Deluxe Glasgow are seeking a driven and experienced restaurant waiter to join our Grill team in the role of Breakfast Assistant. Located on the corner of West Regent St and Pitt St, our 83 bedroom luxury boutique hotel offers an a la carte breakfast service to guests and non-residents daily.

    If you are passionate about excellent service, excited about expanding your knowledge of food and drink, and enjoy working as part of a close-knit team, one thing is certain: You’ll love Dakota.

    The role of Breakfast Assistant is responsible for providing table service to a section in our Grill including taking orders, delivering dishes, clearing tables, and general hosting. You are expected to deliver table service with finesse, and have a comprehensive knowledge of our breakfast menu. Full-time contracts are for 30 hours per week, with shift patterns generally being 6am-12pm weekdays, and 7am-1pm weekends.

    As well as having a desire to learn and an enthusiasm for the role, having some waiting or retail experience is strongly preferred. Full training will be given, alongside certified training in Food Hygiene, Allergens, Health & Safety, and Alcohol Responsibility upon starting.

    You are expected to 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.

    For more information and to apply, please email us your covering letter and C.V. to aspire@dakotaglasgow.co.uk


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  • Chef de Partie.   
    Full Time.Press for more info...

    Dakota Hotels are seeking a committed and enthusiastic Chef de Partie to join our kitchen team in our city-centre boutique hotel, Dakota Deluxe Glasgow. Located on the corner of Pitt St & West Regent St, our 83-bedroom luxury full-service hotel features a destination cocktail Bar with Champagne Room and Cigar Terrace, as well as a 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 as well as our new-build property in Leeds.

    The heart and soul of our Hotel, is our award-winning bar and restaurant. Delivering a brassiere style of service, The Grill at Dakota is profiled for having a seasonal menu and take pride in using the best ingredients possible. Please see our website to see our current menus and get a better understanding of our offering.

    The successful applicant will have the following experience, characteristics and abilities:
    • Commitment to driving our ethos of doing the simple things brilliantly
    • Passion for creating dishes using seasonal ingredients and fresh produce
    • At least two years’ experience as a Demi Chef or above at a quality establishment
    • Confident in running a section within a Kitchen which regularly serves 100 covers a night
    • Maintaining Health & Safety, and Food Hygiene standards and procedures

    If you are passionate about working with people, are committed, and want to be part of an expanding company, one thing is certain: You’ll love Dakota.

    For more information and to apply, please email your covering letter and C.V. to aspire@dakotaglasgow.co.uk


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  • Concierge Driver.   
    Full Time.Press for more info...

    Dakota Hotels are seeking an people-person for the role of Concierge Driver for our city-centre boutique hotel, Dakota Deluxe Leeds. Located on Russell and Greek St, the 84-bedroom luxury full-service hotel also features 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 with our new-build property in Leeds having opened in April 2017.

    The Concierge Driver is responsible for greeting all guests who come to Dakota, and our team of 4 will rotate between being based at our Bar entrance and our Hotel Reception. You will provide guests with bag porterage, ordering taxis, giving general information about the local area, and manage the door by way of providing security in ensuring no disruptive guests enter our premises.

    Vitally, you will be providing guests with a valet service, driving their cars to a local car park. Due to our company insurance, applicants must be aged 30 or over with a full UK drivers license.

    Applicants must be confident in handling difficult situations, and have an excellent command of English. Previous experience driving is strongly preferred. We are recruiting for a role which carries a 30-40 hour per week contract, depending on the needs of the individual. Shift patterns is earlies (from 8am) or late shifts (to midnight), any 5 days out of 7.

    If you are passionate about working with people and want to be part of an expanding company, one thing is certain: You’ll love Dakota.

    For more information and to apply, please email your covering letter and C.V. to aspire@leeds.dakotahotels.co.uk


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  • Cocktail Bar Tender.   
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    Newly opened DAKOTA DELUXE LEEDS are seeking skilled Cocktail Bar Tenders to join our bar team.

    Located on the corner of Russell St and Greek St, our city centre location has great bus and train transport links.

    We are an 84-bedroom luxury full-service hotel with a destination cocktail Bar inclusive of an outdoor terrace and Champagne Room, as well as a brasserie-style Grill and executive events space.

    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 newest location in Leeds.

    Reporting to the head Bar Tender, the primary responsibilities of the role are to:
    •Know the drinks specifications of approximately 50 cocktails
    •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 3-5mins from ordering
    •Carry out the cash up from the service period

    The candidate we are seeking will have:
    •At least 1 years experience as a cocktail bar tender
    •Be passionate about the detail and quality of beverages they create
    •Have demonstrable skills in sincere hospitality and service provision
    •An appreciation of luxury hotel standards and premium products
    •Ability to work at pace
    •Relevant English alcohol licensing certifications are strongly preferred

    This vacancy carries a permanent 40 – 45 hour pw contract (depending on the needs of the applicant), and shift patterns are any 5 out of 7 days, working mainly 17:00-02:00. We will provide you with certified training in Alcohol Responsibility, Food Hygiene, and Health & Safety, if applicable upon starting.

    If you are passionate about working to the highest standards, love guest interaction, and want to be part of an expanding company comprising of strong individuals, one thing is certain: You’ll love Dakota.

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

    Apply today by emailing your covering letter and current C.V. to aspire@leeds.dakotahotels.co.uk


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  • Bar Waiter / Waitress.   
    Part Time.Press for more info...

     

    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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  • The most attentive staff
    I have come across.

    ~ Peter S ~

    TRIPADVISOR

  • Spotless accommodation,
    impeccable staff.

    ~ Tracey M ~

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

    ~ Terry S ~

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

    ~ Irene R ~

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

    ~ Toby D ~

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  • 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 ~



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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 ~



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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 ~



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