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    12 days ago

    We are looking for passionate, Guest focused, driven individuals to join our Team of Champions! Immediate Openings for: Cocktail Servers, Room Attendants, Restaurant Manager, Front Office Supervisor, and more...! Apply today via http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vI6Pb

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  • Boston Park Plaza Hotel update
    24 days ago

    We are thrilled to be featured on BostInno. Our new restaurant and lounge, Off the Common, will be fantastic. Here is a sneak peak!

    A Chic Restaurant & Lounge Is Coming to the Newly Renovated Boston Park Plaza Hotel

    It looks as though a chic new restaurant dubbed "Off the Common" is heading to the newly renovated Boston Park Plaza Hotel. An official source tells BostInno that the restaurant and lounge could open as early as next Friday, April 10.

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Boston Park Plaza Hotel – Why Work For Us?

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Join Our Team of Champions in a City of Champions.

Be a part of the revival of a truly iconic property.

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 What makes us Boston's Most Beloved?

It starts with our Team.


Our Team Members:
Our amazing, dedicated, hard-working Team Members enrich the Guest experience through warm, sincere, and seamless service delivery. From creating the picture perfect special event or meeting, to caring for each Guest as if they were old friends from arrival to departure, our Team Members take ownership, make connections, and serve as Ambassadors of the Hotel.

History, Heritage, Tradition:
The Boston Park Plaza offers classic elegance and warm, personal service that continues to attract travelers from all over the world who visit Boston for business, leisure, or special events. 

Location:
Our Hotel boasts an unsurpassed Boston address, located only 3 miles from Logan International Airport and only 200 yards from the nation's first public parks, Boston Common & the Public Garden. Our Hotel is also easily accessible to shopping along world renowned Newbury Street, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, the Theatre & Financial Districts, and Boston's most historic landmarks.

Guestrooms and Function Space: 
With well-appointed accommodations and unmatched Guest Service, our Hotel offers over 1,000 Guestrooms appointed with Business Travelers and Leisure Travelers in mind. We also are proud to offer over 50,000 square feet of flexible function space. 


What We Offer Our Team Members: 
At the Boston Park Plaza, we sincerely appreciate the individuals who contribute their time and talents to our success. We value personal and professional development, and work to foster an inclusive environment in which our Team Members can learn, thrive, and grow. As a Highgate Hotel we proudly offer our Team Members competitive benefits and amazing growth opportunities. 

Benefits

The Boston Park Plaza, as a Highgate Hotel, encourages the health and financial well-being of its associates by providing a comprehensive benefits program, elective coverage options and a savings plan to meet the personal needs of all associates and their families. Eligible full-time associates have the opportunity to participate in Highgate’s comprehensive benefit program. 

Growth 

Highgate is a privately-held Hotel Management Company who offers challenging career options and exceptional career growth. Associates who show excellent performance are developed and directed into a career path that is beneficial to themselves and to the company. Whether your interests lie in Hotel general management, sales, food and beverage or multi-unit operations, you can switch brands without switching your employer. You can build years of impressive experience in many different lodging segments - and enjoy the benefits of working for one employer.

Experience

Highgate gives you the opportunity of working with a variety of major Hotel brands which will help you enrich your expertise and develop an understanding of multiple brands within the industry.



We are a Team of Champions in a City of Champions. 

BOSTON'S MOST BELOVED

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Then: "The Statler Hotel"

In 1925  E.M. Statler, one of our nation's most visionary businessmen and hoteliers, began construction on the The Statler Hotel. Statler purchased a 57,651 square-foot land parcel purchased for $45,000 due to "location, location, location".  The building was planned as a multi-use Hotel and Office Building to ensure a dependable flow of revenue. He envisioned a Hotel that would serve the middle class and the new breed of leisure and business travelers, who recently gained freedom to travel with the popularity of the automobile. 

During construction, The Statler Hotel was granted last minute approval to build the 155 ft., 14 story building, which actually exceeded the Massachusetts State Building code of 125 ft. This oversight, caught in the final weeks of construction, was approved by Mayor James Curley, making the Hotel the tallest building in Boston by 30 ft. In addition, the Statler Hotel was the largest independent Hotel in all of New England for 5 decades and 8th largest Hotel in the World. 

 By the time the project was completed in 1927, craftsmen had used 5 million bricks, 2 acres of window glass, 10 acres of carpet, 7,000 doors, 200 miles of molding, 16 million pounds of steel, and spent over $14 million dollars total. Rooms were priced between $3.50 and $5.00 per night. 
 


Hotel Industry Firsts: 

The Hotel was the first to introduce many new and modern conveniences; the most popular being the implementation of Guestroom radios. This was a free feature that was so admired that E.M. Statler soon invested over $1 million dollars to have radios installed in over 7,700 of his Guest Rooms throughout his Hotel empire. 

WBZA, a Boston Radio Station, was once broadcasted from the Hotel's Penthouse!

Other new and modern Hotel conveniences perfected at The Statler Hotel included: in-room telephones, occupancy indicators ("Do not Disturb" sign), complimentary newspaper delivery, mail & laundry chutes on each floor and the "Servidoor," a panel in each Guest Room door which allowed the Valet to deliver laundry without disturbing the Guest.




Now: The Boston Park Plaza Hotel

In 1976 it was announced that the Statler Hotel was going to close. "The first instinct was to save the Hotel; it was where my parents were married in 1928. It's always been a Boston landmark," said Irving M. Saunders' son, Donald Saunders. Two weeks later it was bought by the Saunders family, and the name was changed to The Boston Park Plaza Hotel

Today, as Boston's Most Beloved, we are proud of our storied history and heritage as we look to the future of this iconic property. 


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Unlimited Career Growth

Highgate is a privately-held Hotel Management Company who offers challenging career options and exceptional career growth. Associates who show excellent performance are developed and directed into a career path that is beneficial to themselves and to the company.

Multiple–Brand Experience

Highgate gives you the opportunity of working with a variety of major Hotel brands which will help you enrich your expertise and develop an understanding of multiple brands within the industry.

Long-Term Career Possibilities

Whether your interests lie in Hotel general management, sales, food and beverage or multi-unit operations, you can switch brands without switching your employer. You can build years of impressive experience in many different lodging segments - and enjoy the benefits of working for one employer.

Your Chance To Make An Impact

Highgate as a company is large enough to offer you endless opportunities and career growth, but small enough to value and appreciate the contributions of all associates. Highgate associates know that their hard work is noticed and their contributions are recognized.

Inspiring Leadership

Highgate's leadership team has extensive years of experience in the Hospitality industry. All Highgate managers are highly respected professionals who deliver premium results.

Taking the Pulse of the Workforce

Annually, Highgate offers a confidential, online associate survey that helps us measure key elements of employee satisfaction and engagement so we can target areas for improvement in our work environment.

Welcoming New Associates from Acquisitions

Acquisitions play an important role in Highgate's strategy for long-term growth, and they are critical in developing Highgate's portfolio of successful Hotels. We take care to welcome the associates of our acquisitions into the Highgate family, where they can benefit from expanded personal development and career opportunities. In fact, some of our senior leaders originally joined Highgate from acquired companies.

Associates of a company that is being acquired can feel overwhelmed by the experience. Highgate uses an innovative human resources model to introduce newly acquired associates to the company culture and make them feel at home. Communication is a vital component of this on-boarding process. As soon as an acquisition is announced, a Highgate Team is dispatched to the acquired site. The team meets with associates to walk through the integration process and timeline, making sure they know what to expect in the upcoming weeks and resolving any urgent professional or personal concerns.

Engaging the managers of the acquired company is also a key part of the process. In doing so, Highgate tries to involve these managers in the process of on-boarding the rest of the acquired associates. We work with the management team to integrate the new associates into our compensation structure.

When most acquisitions close, we hold an onsite orientation meeting to ensure a smooth integration process for the new associates. This helps them become productive quickly, and assures them that a support structure is there when they need it. The New Associate Orientation includes information on a range of areas, including Highgate benefits, policies, and workplace resources.

We are proud of our beautiful city, in sunshine or snow.

If you're considering a career move, here are a few more reasons to consider Boston and the Boston Park Plaza. 


Welcome to Boston!

The City of Boston hosts over 12 million annual visitors from across the country and around the globe. This vibrant, thriving city is renowned for its cultural facilities, world-class educational institutions, champion sports franchises, as well as its place at the very forefront of American history. Tourism is one of New England's largest industries; as the region's social and commercial "hub", Boston is willing to accommodate and entertain you as few other cities can.

From the City of Boston website, found here: CityofBoston.gov



History. Heritage. National Importance.

Boston is the birthplace of the American idea of democracy. The Boston town meeting, where each citizen has a voice, set the stage for the American Revolution. In the early days of American history, the people living in the small towns of New England had more power of self-government than anyone else in the British empire.

From Suffolk University: History Of Boston, found here: http://historyofboston.org/



Getting Around

Chances are you’ve heard Boston referred to as “the walking city.”  The City of Boston works hard to live up to this title. Our Public Works and Transportation Departments are constantly marking crosswalks, performing regular maintenance of traffic signals and pedestrian pushbuttons, and using innovative pedestrian safety signs at busy locations such as downtown Boston. Schools, parks, playgrounds, elderly complexes, and public libraries are also a top priority for these new safety improvements.

Boson also offers subway, busses, commuter rail, Amtrak, and ferry options. 

Thousands of residents and visitors use the extensive MBTA system of trains and buses to get in and around Boston. Over 300,000 people commute into Boston daily for work. Public transportation via bus, subway, and commuter train serves as a vital link between Downtown and surrounding neighborhoods and the greater Metro-Boston area.

From the City Of Boston's website, found here: Boston Transportation




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    This hotel is a great place to work for. Coming on board a while ago, before our new owners, I feel as though I had the "privilege" of seeing the hotel in rough shape. Once new management and almost an entirely new EC took over, I've personally seen nothing but positive changes including growth for me. Between being able to watch this hotel transform before my eyes and the promotions happening for truly deserving employees, I would recommend this hotel to every qualified person I know.

    Cons

    The construction, although incredibly exciting, has truly taken a toll on some of the staff as well as long time guests. I think I speak for the majority of current employees when I say we all are looking forward to the final product to hurry up and get here!

    Advice to Management

    My only advice to management would be to consider more cross training among non-union employees. A lot of staff/managers are all eager and ready to grow. Learning the ins and outs could greatly benefit not just the employee, but the hotel as well.

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    Applied online through pretty standard process. Then received a call about 3 weeks later that served as a quick screening and basic information gathering. We scheduled a call for a few days later, then I came in to meet several members of the management team. It wasn't easy, but it wasn't scary intimidating.

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Boston Park Plaza Hotel Awards & Accolades

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Best of Weddings, The Knot, 2015
Best of Weddings, The Knot, 2012
Pinnacle Award (Hotels & Resorts), Successful Meetings, 2011
Pinnacle Award (Hotels & Resorts), Successful Meetings, 2012
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Additional Info

Website www.bostonparkplaza.com
Headquarters Boston, MA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1927
Type Company - Private
Industry Travel & Tourism

One of Boston’s most recognized and renowned landmarks, the historic Boston Park Plaza Hotel is located in the heart of Boston's Back Bay. When it opened in 1927, the hotel was billed a “city within a city”. The classic elegance of the over 1,000 Guestrooms and up to 50,000 square feet of flexible function space continue to attract travelers from all over the world who visit... More

Mission: To be Boston's Most Beloved hotel destination

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