Front Desk Agent (On-Call)

Employer
Omni Hotels
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Apr 20, 2017
Closes
Apr 21, 2017
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
Front Desk Agent (On-Call) All times are in Coordinated Universal Time. Requisition ID 2016-8535 # of Openings 2 Job Locations US-DC-Washington Posted Date 5/11/2016 Category (Portal Searching) Front Office Operations More information about this job: Location: **Shoreham Hotel** [Shoreham] Nestled in the Woodley Park neighborhood of Washington, DC, the Omni Shoreham Hotel is a true urban oasis within the Capitol City. Associates pride themselves as being a part of a historic landmark serving as host to numerous presidents, dignitaries, political events and inaugural balls. Associates can enjoy and be rewarded by several career development opportunities and the environment to grow one's career into various areas of the hotel including leadership roles. The Omni Shoreham Hotel associates consistently rank their place of employment as one of the Best Places to Work by the Washington Business Journal and scored the hotel with the highest ever results on the Associate Engagement Survey in 2012. Associates at the Omni Shoreham Hotel are proud of being a true part of an extended family and many have spent their entire careers within the hotel, some with over 4 decades of service! We celebrate these milestones and as well as many other successes on a monthly basis during our all associate rallies, "Hibiscus Huddles, "in honor of our company logo. Job Description: Front Desk Agents are responsible for providing a five-star welcome and departure experience to each guest, as well as, serving as ambassadors throughout the guest's stay. Front Desk Agents make the first impression upon our guests by extending a warm welcome, providing information about the hotel and local area, and offering our full range of upscale hotel amenities and services to them. Front Desk Agents are also responsible for settling guest accounts upon check-out, resolving guest issues and completing special requests. Responsibilities: * SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AVAILABILITY REQUIRED. * Process guest check-ins and check-outs according to Omni's Moments of Service and Standard Operating Procedures * Empathetically listen to guest inquiries and provide appropriate responses * Set up accurate accounts for each guest checking in according to their preferences (room type, payment, etc.) * Block rooms in the computer and follow through on designated requirements * Pre-register designated guests and prepare key packets * Communicate pertinent guest information to designated departments/personnel (ie, special requests, amenity delivery) * Maintain confidentiality of all guests and hotel information * Employ attention to detail in order to ensure security of guest room access. * Understand and execute all Omni accounting standards ensuring accurate settlement of folios, routing of charges and adjustments * Maintain guest history files on all guests * Accommodate room changes expediently * Document all guest requests, complaints or problems immediately and notify designated department/personnel for resolving the situation. Follow up to ensure completion and guest satisfaction * Issue safe deposit boxes to guests and ensure security of key * Monitor, send and distribute guest faxes * Generate, print and distribute daily and weekly reports * Resolve discrepancies on the room status report with Housekeeping * Maintain complete knowledge at all times of all hotel features/services, hours of operation, room types, numbers, layout, decor, appointments and locations, room rates, special packages and promotions. Qualifications: * Ability to clearly and pleasantly communicate both verbally and in writing in English with guests, management and co-workers, both in person and by telephone * Ability to accurately and efficiently input information into computer systems * Ability to work cohesively with co-workers both within and outside of your department * Ability to compute accurate mathematical calculations * Ability to think clearly, quickly and make concise decisions * Ability to prioritize, organize and follow up * Ability to work well under pressure, dealing with many arrivals and departures within a short period of time * Previous customer service experience * Previous hotel front desk experience is strongly preferred * Previous cashiering experience is preferred * Fluency in a foreign language is preferred * Previous guest relations training is preferred