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Bar & Desk Host (m/f/d)

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
Front OfficeMax Brown Hotel Canal District

Job description

Why this vacancy is available

As a Bar & Desk Host at Max Brown Canal District, you are what makes the guest experience outstanding. The role is very diverse, as you are taking care of both the front desk and the food & beverage operations. We are looking for that sparkly person who loves to work together in a dynamic, international environment and goes that extra mile for our guests. Do you see yourself doing a check-in while shaking the perfect cocktail and sharing your favourite hidden gems in Amsterdam? Then we are looking for you to become part of our Max Brown team! 

This is what you're going to do

  • You will make sure our guests are well fed and never parched by handling the breakfast, coffees behind the bar as well as cocktails and other drinks;
  • You will take care of the front desk related operations, such as checking guests in- and out, dealing with (creating) reservations and administrative tasks;
  • You will share the most unique ins and outs of what the city has to offer, maybe based on your own experience;
  • Working closely with your Housekeeping, Reservations and Maintenance colleagues.

This is why your new job is challenging

On any given day, you are juggling between the breakfast, a cocktail shaker, espresso machine or the Front Desk. Does it sound a bit daunting? Don't worry, we've got you covered! It's up to us to make sure you will have the required tools and knowledge to confidently operate. Working at Max Brown is dynamic, challenging but above all a lot of fun!

Job requirements

This is why you are the best candidate

To succeed in this role, we believe you should have minimum one year of relevant work experience in a Bartending role. You are fluent in English; the more language knowledge the better. Flexibility in working morning, evening and weekend shifts. It goes without saying that you are passionate with people, love to make connections and have a curious mindset towards your work, colleagues and guests. You are open to various cultures and ambitious!

Our benefits and fun

  • Primary conditions of employment (market-based Horeca CLA);
  • Fixed team member rates for all Sircle Collection Hotels;
  • 10% discount at X BANK: our unique concept store with Dutch art, fashion and design;
  • A day off to celebrate your birthday;
  • 25% discount at the restaurants of The Entourage Group;
  • Discount on the hotel merchandise;
  • Free In-house experience after 1 month;
  • Paid moving day;
  • Free Bootcamp @ Sir Adam every week;
  • Company drinks and teambuilding events;
  • A great team & leading hotel company;

What we do and are proud of

With our shared passion for hospitality, our team creates one-of-a-kind hotels, restaurants, stores and spas in Europe's most inspiring neighborhoods. It’s in our DNA to be creative, ambitious, surprising and to provide heartfelt service.

About Sircle Collection
Max Brown Hotels are part of Sircle Collection, an independent group of creative hospitality brands founded in 2011 by award-winning industry expert Liran Wizman. Over the past 13 years, our Amsterdam-based company has grown to include three hotel brands in 13 locations, three restaurants, a design concept store and three landmarks–all located in some of Europe's most inspiring neighborhoods. Our brands include Sir Hotels, Max Brown Hotels, Park Centraal Hotels, X BANK, Seven North, The Rooftop at Sir Victor, Bar Claes, Miznon, as well as the properties of the W Amsterdam, the Edition Milan and many more. In everything we do, we are focused on creating special and surprising experiences for our guests.

About Max Brown Canal District

Max Brown Canal District is set at the intersection of Amsterdam’s most iconic canals and made up of three historical canal houses. Walk inside and you’ll find a completely modernized interior, art by local artist Gino Bud Hoiting and the much-admired—and Instagrammed—book wall. You’ll always have the Max Brown essentials—great coffee, free WiFi and the most comfortable bed around. If you ever just want to unwind, grab a new read from the book swap library, have a drink from the honesty fridge, play a board game or lounge in our peaceful inner garden terrace.

Meet Björn Martin

Hey there, pleased to meet you and welcome to Max Brown Canal District! Please sit down, look around and make yourself comfortable while I make you a lovely cup of coffee! My name is Björn and I am the Front of House Manager at Max Brown located in Amsterdam’s beautiful Canal District. About two years ago I started working at Sircle Collection as a management trainee in the Sir hotels and took on this new role in Max Brown afterwards. At Max Brown we work closely together with a very internationally mixed team, aiming to create unforgettable experiences for our guests by making them feel as an Amsterdam local. Our work environment has a homy feel, trying to reduce the distance between our guests and the staff. Within our Max Brown family hospitality is in our blood, we love our dynamic work floor and above all, we want to have fun together! I would love to get to know each other if you feel that you could be a great addition to our team!

Our application procedure

Interested in this vacancy? Press the application button and send us your CV and motivation letter immediately! Our Recruiter Lauren Smit will contact you within 5 days to let you know if we want to schedule a meeting.


  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
Front Office
Max Brown Hotel Canal District


We are Sircle Collection. A creative and ambitious team building one-of-a-kind hotels, restaurants and bars in Europe's most interesting neighborhoods.

Sircle Collection is committed to creating and celebrating a diverse and inclusive culture. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will make reasonable adjustments wherever possible for candidates with a disability.

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