The famed Roosevelt New Orleans is hosting a hiring fair at the New Orleans Convention Center May 12 – 15 as it prepares to open in the summer of 2009 as a Waldorf Astoria Collection property, with a work force of approximately 400.
“Today’s luxury travelers have high expectations for service,” said general manager Tod Chambers, “so hiring employees who know how to put customers first in everything they do is critical. We want The Roosevelt New Orleans to be a grand-hotel destination. Having the right staff, as well as first-class accommodations, will make that a reality.”
“In addition to restoring a New Orleans landmark, we’ll have a positive impact on employment in the community at a time when it needs it most,” Chambers said.
Among the qualities the hotel is seeking in its service professionals are a positive attitude, a passion for guest service and an eye for detail. “Guests who visit any Waldorf Astoria Collection property experience a level of service from employees that makes them realize they are in one of the world’s best hotels,” Chambers said. “We want to deliver that kind of unrivaled experience at The Roosevelt New Orleans.”
The hotel will be searching for top performers in all aspects of delivering luxury accommodations. Positions will be available in the following disciplines: finance/accounting, food and beverage outlets, culinary, guest services, housekeeping, property operations/engineering, retail/gift shop and security. On-the-spot job offers will be made at the hiring fair where the exact fit is found, contingent upon pre-employment processes.
To be part of the legend, job seekers must go online to www.hiltonfamily.jobs and complete an application. Once the application is received, applicants meeting basic qualifications will be invited to attend the hiring extravaganza for the interview process. The invitation will include instructions for being identified as what Chambers called a VIP, or “very important professional.” VIPs will have the option to call the hotel in advance and set up an interview time to avoid the crowds.
As part of the Hilton Family of Brands, professionals may be eligible for a complete benefits package, including medical care, dental care, vision care, prescription drug coverage, team member travel program and a 401(k) savings plan.