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

  • Head Chef.   
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    Head Chef – The Grill, Dakota Edinburgh

    The Grill in Dakota Edinburgh, is seeking a creative and passionate individual for the role of Head Chef. 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 on target earnings of up to £50,000 per annum, based on experience.

    ABOUT DAKOTA

    Dakota is a lifestyle brand known for our stylish bedrooms, brasserie Grill’s and destination cocktail bars. 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

    -Drive the food offering in a busy operation by effectively leading your kitchen team, working alongside front of house to deliver a brasserie-style dining experience with an enticing menu.

    -Have proven leadership skills to train junior members of the team and run a kitchen in a manner which motivates the team.

    -Develop menus in line with Dakota’s food ethos to continue to build the reputation of The Grill as a destination restaurant.

    -Be committed to working wholeheartedly as part of the team, effectively communicating with all other departments and particularly with the Bar and Grill front of house team.

    -Adhere to all Health & Safety and Food Hygiene legislation, working to the highest standards and upholding the strictest of cleaning procedures.

    CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

    -At least 2 years experience as a Senior Sous Chef or Head Chef at a quality establishment

    -Demonstrable leadership skills with a track record of maintaining a positive working environment

    -Commercial understanding of menu development and cost of sale

    -Creative individual with a passion for creating dishes using seasonal ingredients and fresh produce

    -Be able to work any 5 days out of 7

    -High level of understanding in Food Safety & Hygiene

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

    If you do not meet these requirements, we welcome speculative applications for other roles.

    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

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


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  • Linen Porter.   
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    Dakota Hotel in South Queensferry is looking for reliable individuals to join our Housekeeping team in the role of Cleaner / Room Attendant. We are a 132-bedroom stylish hotel with a cocktail Bar and brasserie-style Grill, as well as private events spaces.

    South Queensferry is accessible via public transport links (see the stop at Tesco in Ferrymuir Retail Park on bus timetables). There is also free parking for our team.

    Pay rates are based on national minimum or living wage, paid weekly. General shift times are 8:30-16:30 weekdays, and 9:00-17:00 weekends.

    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.

    Started in 2004, it is the enthusiasm and commitment of our team which has propelled our ongoing success. Our brand currently has four properties; Dakota Edinburgh, Dakota Eurocentral, and Dakota Deluxe Glasgow, and Dakota Deluxe Leeds.

    ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Count in linen deliveries and manage linen stock by counting all linen to be sent away for laundering and inhouse stock.
    • Strip beds and remove all used linens and towels from guest bedrooms ahead of the Room Attendant servicing the room.
    • As relief cover, you will be required to carry out the tasks of a Room Attendant on occasion. This requires you to thoroughly deep clean guest bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms, make beds, and detail to provide guests with an immaculately clean and welcoming space.
    • Carry out more heavy duty tasks within the department such as mattress turning, and setting up z-beds and cots.
    • Action notes on guest preferences and requests to personalize guest stays e.g. provide firm pillows.
    • Follow health and safety procedures closely at all times particularly pertaining to the handling of waste and manual handling.
    • Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of safe chemical handling guidelines and usage of cleaning equipment such as steamers.

    CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

    • Have at least 1 years cleaning or labour experience is strongly preferred.
    • Someone with an eye for detail and who likes to work alone.
    • A reliable and dependable individual.
    • Part-time contracts are for 3 days per week on 22.5 hours per week. Alternatively, full-time contracts are 37.5 hours per week.
    • Team members on full-time contracts must be able to work any 5 days out of 7, and part-time team members must be able to work weekends.
    • 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 with 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 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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    The role of full-time Bar Tender has become available at Dakota Edinburgh, in the award-winning Bar and Grill.

    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 whisky.

    Shift patterns are flexible, with general working times being 5pm-midnight weekdays, and 5pm-2am Friday and Saturday alongside some day shifts. Full-time contracts offer between 35-45 hours pw on an hourly paid, weekly basis depending on the individuals’ needs.

    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. 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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  • Junior Sous Chef.   
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    Junior Sous Chef – The Grill, Dakota Eurocentral

    The Grill in Dakota Eurocentral, is seeking a hard-working professional chef for the role of Junior Sous Chef. We are centrally located off the M8 by Motherwell, just a 15min drive from Glasgow, and 25-30mins from Livingston or Falkirk with ample free parking.

    CONTRACT & PAY RATE

    This is a permanent, full-time contract with earnings of up to £24,000 per annum.

    ABOUT DAKOTA

    Dakota is a lifestyle brand known for our stylish bedrooms, brasserie Grill’s and destination cocktail bars. 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 supporting to run a busy kitchen and be able to work in at least 3 sections.

    -Have proven leadership skills to train junior members of the team and run a kitchen in a manner which motivates the team.

    -Contribute to menu development with innovative new dishes.

    -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 Chef de Partie or above at a quality establishment

    -Passion for creating dishes using seasonal ingredients and fresh produce

    -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

    If you do not meet these requirements, we welcome speculative applications for other roles.

    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

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


    ENQUIRE


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

    This vacancy carries a permanent contract at part-time or full-time hours depending on the needs of the applicant. Shift patterns will include regularly working Fridays and Saturdays 17:00-02:00.

    ABOUT DAKOTA

    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.

    ROLE REQUIREMENTS

    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

    We will provide you with certified training in Alcohol Responsibility, Food Hygiene, and Health & Safety, if applicable upon starting.

    APPLY TODAY

    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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  • Sous Chef.   
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    Dakota Hotels are seeking a skilled and experienced Sous Chef, to support our Head Chef in leading the kitchen team of 16 in our forthcoming city-centre boutique hotel, Dakota Deluxe Leeds. The 84-bedroom luxury full-service hotel will also feature 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 newly opened 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 takes 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 two years’ experience as a Junior Sous or above at a quality establishment

    -Confident in working the pass, running a Kitchen which regularly serves between 100-150 covers a night

    -Maintaining Health & Safety and Food Hygiene standards and procedures. Advanced Food Safety/Hygiene training will be viewed favourably.

    -An established and confident Chef, who works to motivate and develop your team, training and supervising junior members of the Kitchen team

    -Able to work in any section of the Kitchen across breakfast, lunch, and dinner service

    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 chef@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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