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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  • 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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  • Housekeeping Manager.   
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    Dakota Deluxe Glasgow is seeking an experienced and hands-on Housekeeping Manager. The 83-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, like-minded, aspirational and discerning traveller. We attract individuals who are passionate about service and are for people that like to do the simple things brilliantly. We currently have three hotels in Scotland with our new-build property in Leeds opened in April 2017.

     

    Reporting to the House Manager, the primary responsibilities of the role are to:

    -Be ultimately responsible for the cleanliness and presentation of guest bedrooms and public areas.

    -Manage stock for the Housekeeping department including linen deliveries and quality management.

    -Performance manage a team of 15-20 employees, write the departmental rota in accordance with payroll targets.

     

    The attributes we are seeking in the chosen candidate are:

     

    -An established and confident leader, who works to motivate and develop your team.

    -Excellent attention to detail and passionate about creating sensational guest experiences.

    -Sound commercial understanding of the bedroom operation.

    -This role carries a 45 hour pw contract and will be rota’d to work any 5 days out of 7, so you are expected to be fully flexible.

    -At least 3 years experience working in housekeeping, with at least supervisory experience.

     

    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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  • Receptionist.   
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    Dakota Hotels are seeking enthusiastic personalities for the role of Receptionist in our city-centre boutique hotel, Dakota Deluxe Glasgow, located between Pitt St and West Regent St. Our 83-bedroom luxury full-service hotel also features a destination cocktail Bar with terrace and Champagne Room, 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 with our new-build property in Leeds scheduled to open in April 2017.

    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.

    Successful candidates will have a true grasp of the essence of Dakota and be confident in providing dynamic service. As well as having a desire to learn and an enthusiasm for the role, having previous experience would be viewed favourably. However, full training will be given. You are expected to look immaculate, have an outgoing personality, 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.

    As the face of Dakota, Receptionist 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, carrying out bedroom turndowns, 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.
    -Ensure 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 that all messages, calls and faxes are passed on accurately without delay.

    The successful applicant will have at least 2 years working experience in a retail or hospitality environment.

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


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  • Bar Tender.   
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    Dakota Deluxe Glasgow are seeking enthusiastic personalities to join our bar team in the role of full-time Bar Tender. Located on the corner of West Regent St and Pitt St, our city centre luxury hotel boasts a destination Bar & Grill inclusive of a Champagne Room and Cigar Terrace.

    Based behind the bar dispensing drinks, creating cocktails, and making fabulous coffee, the role of Bar Tender is integral to our Bar & Grill operation. Our Bar offers an extensive drinks list of exciting cocktails, fabulous wines, and classic whisk(e)y.

    Shift patterns are flexible, with general working times being 5pm-midnight weekdays, and 5pm-2am Friday and Saturday. Part-time contracts offer between 18-30 hours per week, depending on the individuals’ needs, paid at minimum wage.

    The successful applicant will have at least 1 year Bar Tendering experience in a Bar which dispenses cocktails, and work with pace. Experience in coffee making is strongly preferred. We will provide you with full menu-based training and certifications in Food Hygiene, 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.

    If you are driven to work at the highest standards, 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.

    Please apply by sending your covering letter and C.V.
    aspire@dakotaglasgow.co.uk 


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  • Room Attendant.   
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    Dakota Deluxe Glasgow are seeking enthusiastic and committed individuals to join our Housekeeping Team in the role of Room Attendant for our newly opened hotel in Glasgow city centre located on the corner of West Regent St and Pitt St.

    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 C.V.
    aspire@dakotaglasgow.co.uk 


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  • Breakfast Manager.   
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    Dakota Deluxe Glasgow are seeking a driven and experienced restaurant waiter to join our Grill team in the role of Breakfast Manager. Located on the corner of West Regent St and Pitt St, our newly opening 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 Manager is responsible for running the service, training team members, and hosting. You are expected to deliver table service with finesse, and have a comprehensive knowledge of our menu. You will work both breakfast and lunch shifts to comprise your 42.5 hour contract, with shift patterns generally being 6am-3pm weekdays, and 7am-3pm weekends.

    As well as having a desire to learn and an enthusiasm for the role, having at least 2 years previous waiting experience is essential. Full training in supervision 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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  • Grill Waiter / Waitress.   
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    Dakota Hotels are seeking seeking enthusiastic personalities to join our restaurant team in the role of Grill Waiter / Waitress for our forthcoming city-centre boutique hotel, Dakota Deluxe Leeds. Centrally located on Greek Street, our 84-bedroom luxury full-service hotel also 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 Leeds and Manchester opening over the next two years.

    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

    • Manage your section within the Grill, providing personal table service at the highest standard.
    • Maintain a comprehensive level of knowledge of our current menu to be able to offer guests recommendations, including understanding the allergens presence in dishes.
    • Run plates from Kitchen to table as well as large trays with a sense of food theatre.
    • Consistently deliver service which shows your outgoing personality, always playing the part of host.
    • Drive sales through service as well as by sincere guest recognition.
    • Learn tasting notes on wines and cocktails to be able to recommend pairings with dishes.

    CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

    • Having previous waiting or retail experience is strongly preferred.
    • A personal passion for food and enthusiasm for engaging with people.
    • You are expected to look immaculate with pristine uniforming and personal presentation.
    • Part-time contracts are for either 18 or 24 hours per week, and full-time contracts are 30 or 35 hours per week.
    • 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 17:00-00:00 Sunday – Thursday, and 17:00-01:00 Friday & Saturday.
    • Previous training in responsible alcohol sales, food hygiene, or food allergens is favoured but not required as this training will be provided upon starting.
    • Physically able to carry large 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. Please email your cover letter and CV to aspire@leeds.dakotahotels.co.uk , and with any questions you may have.


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  • Bar & Grill Reservationist.   
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    Dakota Hotels are seeking an outgoing personality and people-person for the role of Bar & Grill Reservationist in our forthcoming city-centre boutique hotel, Dakota Deluxe Leeds. The 84-bedroom luxury full-service hotel will feature a destination cocktail Bar and brasserie-style Grill located between Greek St and Russell St. This is a 40.5 hour per week contract and renumeration is £16,000pa plus up to £2,000 in bonuses.

    The purpose of the role is to take reservations for all areas of food and beverage, and manage the booking diary with the dualistic objectives of ensuring the operation runs smoothly whilst maximizing covers. Responsibilities of the role include:

    • Managing guest requests and ensuring all information is passed onto the operational team to fulfill.

    • Work closely with bedroom reservations to develop comprehensive guest profile notes and ensure the flow of communication to improve the guests overall experience.

    • Have a full understanding of the capacities of the operation, and ensure reservations are coordinated in a manner which gives guests the best dining experience possible.

    • To take on the role of host during service times and have a hands-on approach to the grill operation.

    • Carry out ring arounds to contact all guests before arrival to confirm their booking.

    If you are passionate about excellent service, want to take the next step in your career, are ambitious about career progression, and enjoy working as part of a close-knit team, one thing is certain: You’ll love Dakota.

    Shift patterns are any 5 out of 7 days, but with a regular Sunday & Monday off, working Tues-Thur 15:00-22:00 and Fri-Sat 12:00-23:00.

    As well as having a desire to learn and an enthusiasm for the role, the chosen candidate will have a minimum of 1 year of food & beverage experience. We will provide you with certified training in Food Hygiene, 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, please:

    • see our website for our current food and drinks menus

    • like our Facebook pages to see our exciting cocktail creations and dishes

    • follow us on Instagram @dakotahotelsuk

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


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  • Restaurant Supervisor.   
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    Dakota Hotels are seeking a skilled restaurant waiter for the role of Restaurant Supervisor to support our Restaurant Manager in leading the grill team in our forthcoming city-centre boutique hotel, Dakota Deluxe Leeds. The 84-bedroom luxury full-service hotel will also feature a destination cocktail Bar with Champagne Room and outdoor terrace, as well as a brasserie-style Grill with an executive events space to seat 16.

    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 opening in April 2017.

    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 take pride in using the best ingredients possible.

    The role of Restaurant Supervisor is perfect for a candidate who currently has at least 3 years restaurant waiting experience at a quality establishment and is ready to take the next step in their career. Supervisory experience is strongly favoured. We are seeking an outgoing personality to provide hands-on leadership throughout service by hosting and being a section waiter.

    At Dakota, we believe that marketing is done on a plate. As such, you will support in driving a culture of sales through service as well as by sincere guest recognition.

    You will support the Restaurant Manager in driving the highest levels of menu knowledge within your team by giving one-on-one coaching and completing individuals’ New Start Training Plan, to delivering briefings and holding Reviews & Appraisals.

    This vacancy carries a permanent 42.5 hour pw contract, and shift patterns are any 5 out of 7 days, working all lates. Renumeration for the role is £17,000pa plus up to £1,000pa in bonus and tips. We will provide you with certified training in Food Hygiene, 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. on lg@leeds.dakotahotels.co.uk


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  • Chef de Partie.   
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    Dakota Hotels are seeking enthusiastic professional chefs for the role of Chef de Partie to join the team of our city-centre boutique hotel, Dakota Deluxe Leeds, located off Greek Street. The 84-bedroom luxury full-service hotel will also feature a destination cocktail Bar and brasserie-style Grill, and exclusive events space with outdoor terrace.

    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 opening in April 2017.

    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 take pride in using the best ingredients possible.

    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 three years’ experience as a Commis Chef or above at a quality establishment

    • A qualification in professional cookery is favoured.

    • Confident in working in a busy professional kitchen which can regularly serve between 100-150 covers a night

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

    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, please go on our website to view the menus of our current hotels. To apply, please email your covering letter and C.V. to aspire@leeds.dakotahotels.co.uk


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  • The most attentive staff
    I have come across.

    ~ Peter S ~

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  • 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 ~



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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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