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Front Desk Agent

Lenexa, KS | Full Time
14 Days Ago

Job Description

Job Summary

Front Desk Agents are responsible for greeting and registering the guest providing outstanding guest service during their stay and settling the guest's account upon completion of their stay. Primary responsibilities include: registering guests making and modifying reservations hotel operator and concierge duties. Providing attentive courteous and efficient service to all guests prior to arrival and throughout their stay while maximizing room revenue and occupancy.

Responsibilities

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required; College course work in related field helpful. 
  • Experience in a hotel or a related field preferred. 
  • Possess a positive and upbeat personality with a desire to deliver outstanding customer service to our guests. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to multi-task be detail-oriented and be able to problem solve in order to effectively deal with internal and external customers. 
  • Must be able to convey information and ideas clearly. 
  • Must be able to evaluate and select among alternative courses of action quickly and accurately. 
  • Must work well in stressful high pressure situations. 
  • Must be effective in handling problems in the workplace including anticipating preventing identifying and solving problems as necessary. 
  • Must be effective at listening to understanding and clarifying the issues raised by co-workers and guests. 
  • Must be able to work with and understand financial information and data and basic arithmetic functions. 
  • Ability to perform numerical operations using basic counting adding subtracting multiplying and dividing 
  • Ability to read comprehend and write simple instructions and/or short correspondence and memos 
  • Ability to use logic to define the problem collect information establish facts draw valid conclusions interpret information and deal with abstract variables for unique or unfamiliar situations 
  • An operational knowledge of Microsoft Office suite 
  • Must be willing and have the ability to work a varied schedule that may include evenings nights weekends and holidays 
  • Holds an understanding of hotel products and guest services (i.e. lifestyle full service resort etc) 
  • Ability to participate in the creation of an enjoyable work environment 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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  • Approach all encounters with guests and associates in a friendly service oriented manner.
  • Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming which include wearing the proper uniform and name tag when working (per brand standards).
  • Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Aimbridge Hospitality standards as required by scheduling which will vary according to the needs of the hotel.
  • Comply at all times with Aimbridge Hospitality policies standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.
  • Greet and welcome all guests approaching the Front Desk in accordance with Aimbridge Hospitality standards; maintain a friendly and warm demeanor at all times.
  • Maintain proper operation of the telephone switchboard and ensure that all Aimbridge Hospitality performance standards are met.
  • Handle requests for information mail and messages in an efficient and courteous manner.
  • Answer guest inquires about hotel service facilities and hours of operation.
  • Answer inquiries from guests regarding restaurants transportation entertainment etc.
  • Establish and maintain good communications and team work with fellow associates and other departments within the hotel.
  • Be aware of all rates packages and special promotions; Be familiar with all in house groups; Be aware of closed out and restricted dates.
  • Obtain all necessary information when taking room reservations and follow rate quoting scenario.
  • Be familiar with all Aimbridge Hospitality policies and house rules as well as hospitality terminology.
  • Have knowledge of and assist in emergency procedures as required.
  • Handle check-ins and check-outs in a friendly efficient and courteous manner.
  • Fully comprehend and be able to operate all relevant aspects of the Front Desk computer system.
  • Ensure logging and delivery of packages mail and messages as needed to guests and meeting rooms.
  • Use proper two-way radio etiquette at all times when communicating with other associates.
  • As needed deliver guest items such as luggage newspapers messages packages amenities or other items requested by guests or team members
  • Maintain an up to date working knowledge of all property amenities as well as any special events local area attractions and things to do around the hotel.
  • Perform other duties as assigned which may include but is not limited to the following: helping coworkers in other areas of the hotel maintaining a clean and organized work area and overall cleanliness and safety throughout the hotel and grounds

Property Details

Welcome to Extended Stay America - Kansas City - Lenexa - 87th St. In recent years, Kansas City has become a haven for artists and musicians with an expanding downtown area. Extended Stay America provides you with all the comforts of home whether you're here for a week or just one night thanks to our fully equipped kitchens and pet-friendly rooms.

Company Overview

As the global leader in third-party hotel management, our growing portfolio represents over 1,550 hotels in all 50 states and 22 countries, from top international lodging brands to luxury hotels, destination resorts and lifestyle hotels. Our associates around the globe are passionate about serving our guests and driving exceptional results, and thrive in a culture where everyone is inspired to be the best. Join a world of possibility with Aimbridge Hospitality.

Benefits

After an initial waiting period, those hired into full time positions are eligible for a competitive benefits package that includes the following:

  • Now offering Daily Pay! Ask your Recruiter for more details
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Income
  • Term Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k Retirement Plan

Skills for Front Desk Agent

The job skills required for Front Desk Agent include Customer Service, Guest Service, Scheduling, Problem Solving, Microsoft Office,and Listening etc. Having related job skills and expertise will give you an advantage when applying to be a Front Desk Agent. That makes you unique and can impact how much salary you can get paid. Below are job openings related to skills required by Front Desk Agent. Select any job title you are interested in and start to search job requirements.

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