Front Desk Agent

Employer
Aimbridge Hospitality
Location
Baltimore, MD
Posted
Jun 04, 2018
Closes
Jun 18, 2018
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
Aimbridge Hospitality is one of the largest and most dynamic independent management companies in North America and the Caribbean. With an award winning portfolio of over 450 hotels and resorts with more than 63,000 guestrooms, our company operates across a full spectrum of property types in addition to independent luxury, boutique, and lifestyle hotels.Requirements.QUALIFICATION STANDARDSEducation & Experience:College course work in related field helpful.Experience in a hotel or a related field preferred.Guest Service Agents must possess a positive and upbeat personality with a desire to deliver outstanding customer service to our guests.Guest Service Agents must have the ability to multi-task, be detail-oriented, and be able to problem solve in order to effectively deal with internal and external customers.High School diploma or equivalent required.Physical requirements:Flexible and long hours sometimes required.Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.Ability to stand during entire shift.Mental requirements: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.Must maintain composure and objectivity while under pressure.Essential:Approach all encounters with guests and employees 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 standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.Maintain a friendly and warm demeanor at all times.Greet and welcome all guests approaching the Front Desk in accordance with Aimbridge Hospitality standards.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 inquires from guests regarding restaurants, transportation, entertainment, etc.Establish and maintain good communications and team work with fellow employees and other departments within the hotel.Follow all Aimbridge Hospitality credit policies.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.Employees must at all times be attentive, friendly, helpful and courteous to all guests, managers and all other employees.Marginal: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 employees.Attend meetings as required by management.Perform any other duties as requested by management.