Manchester’s 5-star Gotham hotel can’t find anyone to drive its Bentleys and supercars – –

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Manchester’s 5-star Gotham hotel can’t find anyone to drive its Bentleys and supercars – –


It sounds like a dream job – driving a luxury Bentley and assorted supercars for one of Manchester’s top 5 star hotels.
But such is the scale of the hotel staff crisis that the eye-catching job is one of a range of unfilled positions at the city’s luxury Gotham hotel.

Hotel bosses advertised the driver’s job weeks ago, but can’t find a suitable candidate – and the job remains vacant.

They need someone to drive the hotel’s Gotham-branded Bentley, as well as someone who is comfortable driving an assortment of supercars as part of the hotel’s concierge team. .



Gotham Hotel Bentley Needs a Driver

Securing a driver has become more important than ever for the hotel after it became the northern flagship of Auto Vivendi, the world’s largest private supercar club.

The supercar club plans to officially launch in Manchester in July, with the Gotham Hotel as a partner venue in the city center.

As part of the merger, the King Street Hotel will set up five of the club’s supercars that members can rent as part of their membership package.

The fleet includes a Bugatti, a Ferrari, a Lamborghini and an Aston Martin.

Membership in the Auto Vivendi Supercar Club starts from £ 13,000 per year, giving members access to various supercars for hire throughout the year.

Hotel manager Mario Ovsenjak said it was becoming increasingly difficult to recruit staff – an experience felt in the hospitality industry at regional and national levels.



Hotel Gotham – one of Manchester’s most luxurious 5-star hotels on King Street

He said: “A year ago we would have 200 applicants when we advertise a position, now we are lucky if we get 20. This is a problem across the industry. “

Mario said he was surprised there wasn’t more interest in the concierge / driver role, which was reposted this week on their social media accounts.



Supercars parked at the Gotham hotel

He said: “It has to be someone who is confident and at ease behind the wheel of our Bentleys and premium cars like Ferraris, with a perfectly clean driver’s license.

“We are looking for someone with experience of a five star luxury hotel environment.

“And most importantly, it takes someone with a lot of personality to work at the Gotham Hotel. “



Concierge staff, in retro costumes, at the Gotham Hotel

The salary for the position is “dependent on experience”.

The hotel, which is themed from art deco to retro outfits for staff, also recruits for a range of front-of-house roles at the hotel, including concierge, receptionists and staff assistants. night.

To apply for the role of driver, contact [email protected]

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