Prestonfield is part of a growing collection of innovative restaurants and hotels owned by renowned Scottish restaurateur and hotelier. James is described by Time Out as "Edinburgh's star restaurateur" and was recently named Restaurateur of the Year by Caterer & Hotelkeeper, joining an elite academy that includes Heston Blumenthal, Gordon Ramsay and Sir Terence Conran as former winners.
Prestonfield holds a rare accolade, it is one of just a handful of hotels in Scotland to hold both the AA's top award, a coveted five red stars and five gold stars from VisitScotland too. It has recently been named as the only Scottish hotel in the TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice Awards 25 top luxury hotels in Europe and at 4th place in the UK is the highest-rated Scottish luxury hotel.
As you would expect, standards are high throughout all of James' collection, but if you are looking to further your career with an innovative industry leader, then we may just have the position for you. We are passionate about giving our guests exceptional and memorable experiences and have a strong and ongoing commitment to developing our staff's skills and expertise too. You'll also find that we have a passionate commitment to sustainability and best environmental practice - we are proud to have been awarded a Gold Award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme.
Many of us who work alongside James have been with him for a decade or more. Some have developed their careers in different parts of the collection, whilst others have developed new and different roles as their careers have progressed. All share the same exceptional passion for delighting our guests which is why one of our porters, William Kay, is fronting VisitScotland's campaign to encourage guests to visit Scotland and meet some "Real Scots!"
Prestonfield offers a wide range of career options with some of the best jobs available in the Scottish hospitality industry. Current exciting opportunities to join us at Prestonfield this Summer include:
We are looking for an enthusiastic and efficient candidate for the important role of Reservation Coordinator our busy reservations department. Based in newly-refurbished offices at Prestonfield, you will be overseeing reservations for each of the properties in James Thomson's Collection - Prestonfield, Rhubarb, The Witchery by the Castle and the rooftop Tower too.
Experience in a similar position would be an advantage, but a warm, engaging and confident telephone manner is essential and significant training will be available. This is a varied role dealing with a range of enquiries for some of Scotland's highest-profile properties.
As Scotland's highest-rated hotel, our housekeeping team is of the utmost importance to our guests' experience. Our housekeepers are critical to maintaining the exceptional surroundings for which Prestonfield is renowned.
This is an opportunity to join and work with a passionate and enthusiastic team at five-star level, presenting some of the loveliest hotel rooms in Scotland. You will also be responsible for maintaining the impressive public areas of the hotel including the restaurant and historic private dining rooms.
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