Posted March 15th, 2018 By Yummy Jobs

The Woodside Hotel Group!

Take a look at Lucy-Anns review on our newest 12-month Hospitality Placements in the USA, with the Woodside Hotel Group in Northern California!


There are few places in the world quite a special as North California. The Pacific Coast Highway twists along the coastline, Giant Sequoia’s stretch 280ft into the sky and the undulating vineyards of the Napa Wine valley stretch endlessly into the distance. Not to mention the technological wonder that is Silicon Valley, nor the trolley cars, sloping hills and picturesque painted ladies of my all-time favorite city in the USA – San Francisco.

Which is why I am incredibly excited to announce that we are now offering brand new programs with Woodside Hotel Group – a Northern California based operator of hotels, restaurants and spas with over 45 years of experience!

The origins of this company first started when a young, East Coast couple journeyed to California in search of opportunity, sunshine and dreams. They invested their life’s savings into a small motor lodge perched on a picturesque bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and thus the beginnings of Woodside Hotel Group were born. Today, it is the second generation of the family, who themselves grew up amongst the magical getaways dotted throughout California, who are leading the way with Woodside Hotel Group – and they are filled with just as much wanderlust and wonder as their predecessors. 

But perhaps the best part about working with Woodside Hotel Group is the Woodside Spirit – a collection of values and objectives that focuses every member of the company into providing exceptional guest satisfaction and service.

Essentially the Woodside Spirit is made up of one purpose and four key values. The Purpose: to enrich people’s lives by cultivating authentic experiences through locally-inspired hospitality. The Values: to have a welcoming spirit in order to create special and memorable experiences; to be responsive, accountable and empowered to make things right; to maintain an independent spirit and authentic personality; and to be compassionate, nurturing and respectful towards each other, guests and community. Sounds like a pretty amazing company to work for, right?

But if the Woodside Spirit and the fascinating history of this company alone isn’t enough to start you writing your application for this fantastic program, then the awesome locations of these hotels may well be the tipping point. At present, we are currently offering programs with Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, Stanford Park Hotel, Bodega Bay Lodge and Indian Springs. So, let me tell you a little more about each of these great properties…

Sitting right on the edge of the crashing surf of the Pacific Ocean, Monterey Bay Plaza Hotel & Spa offers guests an authentic California Coast experience. With oceanfront rooms, an award-winning rooftop spa and a chef-driven restaurant, it is no surprise that Monterey Bay Plaza Hotel & Spa is ranked as #1 on TripAdvisor in Monterey. Spend your internship learning from some of the best in the business, whilst developing your already existing hospitality skills. And on your days off, take a boat into the bay in search of whales, or take the short trip to Moss Landing in search of adorable sea otters. We are currently offering hospitality placement opportunities in Food & Beverage, Rooms Division and Culinary, with start dates in August 2018.

Next, we have Stanford Park Hotel resting in the heart of Silicon Valley, only moments away from the world-famous Stanford University Campus and located perfectly between the thriving cities of San Francisco and San Jose. This luxury hotel steeped in collegiate spirit offers a moment of escape in the heart of Menlo Park – a vibrant town with picturesque, tree-lined streets. Here, you will find yourself working in a AAA Four Diamond resort, and Menlo Park’s #1 rated hotel. We are currently offering hospitality placements for Rooms Division, Food & Beverage and Culinary intern/trainees with flexible start dates in 2018!

Following on we have Indian Springs, which rests on the northern edge of the Napa Valley in Calistoga. Indian Springs is a historic spa resort, and is California’s oldest continuously operated pool and spa facility. Dotted around the seventeen acres of land are four thermal geysers which produce mineral rich water used in the pool and steam room, and volcanic ash which helps to create Indian Springs’ famous mud baths – this resort truly is rooted in the traditions of the land. At present, we have hospitality placement opportunities in Food & Beverage and Rooms Division, with flexible start dates in 2018.

Finally, perched atop a tranquil ridge overlooking the Sonoma Coast, Bodega Bay Lodge reflects the wild beauty of this romantic region of North California. There’s the chance to spot migrating whales amongst the waves and even rare bird species – in fact, Alfred Hitchcock filmed his famous The Birds in Bodega Bay! But famous film locations aside, Bodega Bay Lodge is an authentic coastal retreat and boasts outdoor fire pits, stunning ocean views and an artisanal approach to their spa. We currently have hospitality placements available for Rooms Division programs commencing in August 2018.

As you may have guessed, I feel very passionate about the new opportunities we are offering with Woodside Hotel Group. These programs provide the perfect opportunity to spend your internship learning from some of the absolute best in the business, whilst working for a fantastic company in truly great locations. I guarantee that if you complete an internship/training program with this company, you will come away with the Woodside Spirit; and this is something that you will take with you as you continue your career in the hospitality industry, and will last long after the conclusion of your program.

California first stole my heart seven years ago, and I’m so excited for it to do the same to you. So, don’t hesitate – do your research, so that you can discover for yourself the wonder that is Woodside Hotel Group, and then complete your application today. We can’t wait to hear from you….! - Lucy-Ann


Click HERE for further information on our J1 Internships with the Woodside Hotel Group!