High demand to secure a job at one of the hotly-anticipated hotel openings for 2020 has prompted the hiring process to start earlier than expected, as applicants scramble to show their interest on social media.
On February 14, 2020, Hotel Brooklyn will open its doors and the ‘Guys and Dolls’ inspired new business that pays homage to New York in the 1940s has already drummed up a wealth of attention from potential employees.
Staffing roles have been released via social media and two months out from opening there is already impressive interest – enough for the team to have had to arrange a Casting Day on January 9th 2020 to manage the flow of applications.
Niki Ball HR manager for Bespoke Manchester is leading the pre-opening recruitment campaign.
The ‘Casting Day’ will take place ahead of the hotel’s official opening on Valentine’s Day, with roles such as front office, reception, kitchen and maintenance yet to be filled.
Interest is already high for roles like ‘Night’s Team player’, doors person and Brooklyn ambassadors who will make up part of the hotel front office team.
General manager, Paul Bayliss MBE, says: “Hotel Brooklyn provides outstanding job opportunities for an already highly-skilled hospitality community in the North West. (Hotel) Brooklyn will be one of the regions hottest and most talked about new openings in 2020 in the UK.
“As well as being a neighbourhood hotel we’ll be offering something for everyone – whether it’s a business coffee in the informal settings of the ground floor or an ‘on trend’ slap-up Big Apple style dinner with drinks in Salvation or Runyons. Brooklyn Heights, our banqueting and events space, is a state-of-the-art conferencing area which will double for ‘High Jinks and Jazz’ celebrations with a backdrop of the city to admire.”
Hotel Brooklyn is part of Bespoke Hotel’s Manchester cluster of properties that includes Hotel Gotham and The Townhouse Hotel Princess Street.
Hotel Brooklyn is situated on Portland Street and will comprises 189 bedrooms, a rooftop bar, restaurant and a number of function spaces run by Bespoke Hotels.
The owners behind Hotel Gotham in the city appointed Squid Inc as lead designers on the project, which will look to position itself as ‘Manchester’s most accessible hotel’.
There will be a total of 18 accessible bedrooms at the property.