Careers

Do you love serving others? We do. It's not only our job, it's our greatest privilege. And we're always looking for those who share our passion. From culinary pros to front desk managers (and dozens of positions in between), if you like the hospitality industry, we think you'll love The Garden City Hotel. Scroll down to view current career opportunities. EOE/M/F/D/V

As we embark on an exciting revitalization of this historic property, and undergo a complete luxury restyling, we are looking for self motivated, driven and experienced individuals who will assist us in continuing to provide the excellent level of service for which The Garden City Hotel is known.

As part of the Fortuna Realty Group, The Garden City Hotel is part of an expanding hotel group with a current property in New York City (Hotel Indigo in Chelsea) in addition to The Garden City Hotel. We also have additional properties currently under development in New York City. Our company goal is to continue to expand by acquiring and developing assets. We are looking for talented, driven hotel professionals who strive for excellent in guest service and are motivated by continuing their careers in the upper upscale/luxury hotel market.

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Food and Beverage

Private Dining Coordinator

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, assisting guests in planning special events in The Polo Steakhouse, Polo Lounge, The Patio and guest suites.  Prior experience as an event coordinator in a fine dining restaurant or small catering venues is required.  Must be versed in menu and beverage knowledge in order to upsell dining options.  We are looking for a hospitality professional with a desire to continue their career path in a luxury setting.  Working knowledge of Open Table and Micros is required. Compensation includes hourly pay rate plus applicable percentage of dining sales.

Polo Server

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, take food and beverage orders, retrieve and serve alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages and food orders to guest tables according to hotel specifications, courteously and efficiently. Ensure proper payments are received for all orders. Assist in the maintenance of the Restaurant area and equipment. Proven knowledge of menu items, wines and liquors is required. This position requires experience as a Server in an upscale, fine dining environment. Excellent interpersonal skills are required.

Polo Bus Attendant/Barback

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assist Captain, Server, Bartender and Cocktail Servers in providing quality food and beverage service to guests according to Hotel specifications, courteously and efficiently. Stock all wares and equipment needed for service. Stock Bars with designated supplies, ensuring no shortages for guest service.  Maintain cleanliness of tables, work areas and equipment according to Hotel specifications.

Room Service Cook – overnight (11pm – 7am)

The Room Service Cook is responsible for maintaining, setting up, food production, and overall quality of all food items cooked for Room Service. Prepares all food items according to standard recipes and as specified by guest check to ensure consistency of product. Visually inspects, selects, and utilizes only food items of the highest quality in the preparation of menu items. Maintain clean working environment and perform other tasks as assigned by the Executive and Sous Chefs. Applicants must have fine dining restaurant experience to be considered for this position.

Lead Pastry Cook

Successful applicants must be able to maintain a high standard of service, creativity and quality. Prepare all pastry items in accordance with the hotel quality standards and specifications. Will direct, train and supervise performance of Pastry Cooks. Maintain organization, cleanliness and sanitation of all food related work areas and equipment. Must be able to read and follow menus and recipes. Flexibility with scheduling is a must. This position will work under the guidance of the Executive Chef and Assistant Pastry Chef. Formal culinary training required.

Potwasher/Dishwasher

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, wash and sanitize pots, pans and other Kitchen utensils/equipment according to Hotel specifications and standards. Clean and maintain equipment in Pot washing/Dish washing/Kitchen/Cafeteria/Compactor/Storage areas. Assist in washing wares by operating the dishwashing machine. Complete other special cleaning projects as assigned. Prior dishwashing experience in restaurant/hotel or cleaning in a commercial environment will be a plus.

Banquet Server

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: set up assigned tables, retrieve and serve alcoholic, non-alcoholic beverages and food orders to guest tables according to Hotel specifications and group requirements, courteously and efficiently. Maintain cleanliness and condition of work areas and equipment. . Applicants should have good people skills and a pleasant personality. Must have prior Server experience in catering and or fine dining establishment. Our servers earn base pay plus lucrative gratuities.

Bridal Attendant

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting brides with wedding preparations on the day of their wedding such as assisting with dressing, makeup and hair styling, communicating the bride’s wishes to other attendants and family members, offer moral support and understanding to the bride, lend a listening ear during a hectic time and trouble shoot the inevitable problems that arise during the wedding day, instill a sense of trust with the bride that you are there for any need she has on the most important day of her life.

Convention Services Houseman, Part Time

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, set up designated function rooms to group's requirements in accordance with Hotel standards. Maintain cleanliness and working condition of all respective equipment, guest and service areas. Flexibility with scheduling is required. This is a guest contact position; you must have excellent interpersonal skills. Prior experience preferred.

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Sales

Business Development Manager Group Sales

Looking for an energetic, goal oriented, results driven, professional hotel sales person.  Must be able to develop new group business within the corporate market segment for the hotel. Candidate must understand the flow of business on Long Island, NYC and other Feeder Markets. Also, solicit new and existing accounts to meet/exceed revenue goals through telephone prospecting, outside sales calls, site inspections and written communication. Meet and and/or exceed set prospecting goals each week for new account development. Focus on Corporate and Association market segments and develop new relationships within a specific geographical area. Time Management; focus on revenue –producing activity and maximize selling time by dedicating a minimum of 75% work time on direct sales efforts.

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Rooms Division

Housekeeping Floor Manager

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: prepare and distribute assignment sheets to assigned staff and review priorities.  Supervise, train and inspect the performance of all Housekeeping/Laundry/Valet staff ensuring that all procedures are completed according to standard.  Assist where necessary to ensure optimum service to guests.  Monitor and maintain cleanliness, sanitation and organization of assigned work areas.  Maintain complete knowledge at all times of status of hotel room count, group arrival, VIP’s, special events and knowledge of job responsibility of staff.  Complete other Housekeeping assignments as directed by the Executive Housekeeper. Must have prior luxury hotel Housekeeping management experience.  Must possess excellent supervisory and interpersonal skills.  Must be flexible with scheduling availability.

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