Director of Food & Beverage (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  The Westin London City Hotel and Residences

  London, England

At RBH we are looking for exceptional people to provide outstanding service to our guests and who put our people at the heart of everything we do.

The Exciting Opportunity

We have commenced our search for an experienced Director of Food & Beverage to support the opening of the Westin London City Hotel & Residencies. Due to open in the summer of 2021 and reporting to the General Manager you will liaise regularly with the hotel management company and hotel owners.

You will be responsible for all Food & Beverage functions including the following:

  • Be responsible for planning, organizing and developing the overall strategy for pre and post-opening operations relating to all Food and Beverage outlets.
    • Support talent selection and development activities to ensure the F&B department is accurately staffed.
    • Develop and contribute to strategic planning with particular focus on all pre-opening objectives including managing, influencing and executing key initiatives and stakeholders
    • Ensure that the highest degree of quality guest and employee care is maintained post opening. Specific responsibilities include overseeing Food and Beverage products, customer service delivery, cleaning and maintenance work throughout the hotel, restaurants, bars, banquet halls, room service, kitchens, the staff restaurant, stewarding and storerooms and those areas under Food and Beverage.
    • Liaise extensively with various departments to coordinate branding and sales initiatives for Food and Beverage to drive awareness, collaborations and cross promotions
    • Develop an operating budget for each of the department’s revenue outlets. Ensure corrective action and strategies are implemented as needed to ensure budgetary goals are attained
    • Review and analyse financial projections and operating statements to manage costs, improve revenue and ensure budgets are achieved


To be considered for this role you will need:

  • Ability to work alongside the GM and senior hotel team to deliver an excellent and profitable F&B offering 
  • Experience in similar senior Food & Beverage roles, preferably in high-end 5 Star organisations.

N.B. we are expecting high volumes of applications for this role and additional screening questions have been included in the initial application process. We will not be accepting applications made by direct email, messages on LinkedIn or unsolicited CV's via recruiters/agency.

Where Will You Be Working?

The Westin London City Hotel & Residences will be a key part of the redevelopment of the former Queensbridge House site, as well as an independently operated destination restaurant. The site stretches from Queenhithe Dock – the oldest in London – and runs north to south, bridging across Upper Thames Street and giving it a prominent position over one of the primary arterial routes through the City of London. Highly visible from the South Bank, the hotel will also benefit from panoramic views over the River Thames and will complete the northern riverbank walkway between the Tower of London and Millennium Bridge.

The hotel will be the first under Marriott’s Westin brand in the UK. The hotel’s 222 guest rooms, including 10 suites and Presidential Suite, are designed to offer guests a nature-inspired respite in the centre of a bustling city, expertly balancing a calming palette of natural colours with contrasting tones, textures and materials. The development also includes a fitness and leisure suite, conference facilities, plus a restaurant and wine bar with spectacular views over the River Thames.

The hotel will feature an indoor swimming pool, idyllic 375m² spa and WestinWORKOUT® fitness studio with state-of-the-art TRX® exercise equipment. In addition, 830m² of ultra-modern meeting and event space will be available, including a Junior Ballroom and four meeting rooms, as well as a 24-hour business centre.

What's In It For You?

People love to work with RBH because…

  • We focus on health, wellbeing and our communities
  • Our people are truly engaged at work
  • There's open, clear communication from the top
  • We've got great career development opportunities
  • There's a culture of transformation and innovation

We will give you a competitive salary and opportunities to learn new skills and grow your career. You will receive a benefits package that includes. 

  • Everyday discounts from high street retailers
  • Opportunities to be involved in charity and community events
  • Career opportunities, training and help with course fees
  • Discounted hotel room rates for you AND your friends and family that will make you really popular!
  • Incentive programmes
  • Flexible working arrangements because we know your life comes first
  • Healthcare plans and Insurance plans (just in case)

The Bigger Picture

With a real focus on performance, people, quality, profit and communities at RBH we transform hotels.

RHB is an independent hotel management company, working in partnership with six of the most prestigious hotel brands including IHG, Hilton, Starwood, Accor, Marriott and Wyndham. At RBH we stand out from our peers, transforming hotels to perform exceptionally.

So if you have the ambition to continuously improve, deliver results with excellence, show that you care and act with integrity then come and join us, this is just the job for you!

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