Front Desk Agent

US-AZ-Paradise Valley
2 weeks ago
Requisition ID
2017-19345
# of Openings
2
Category (Portal Searching)
Front Office Operations

Location

Montelucia Resort and Spa

 

Montelucia

 

Nestled at the foot of the picturesque Camelback Mountain in the exclusive enclave of Paradise Valley, the Montelucia Resort & Spa features 253 luxurious guestrooms, 38 suites and two presidential suites. The property’s distinctive architecture is inspired by the rich history, white-washed villages and sun-drenched hills of Spain’s Andalusia region. The property also includes the award-winning Moroccan inspired Joya Spa, three resort pools and five dining options including the critically acclaimed restaurant, Prado. The resort, which is adjacent to the cities of Phoenix and Scottsdale, offers easy access to golf, recreation, nightlife and entertainment.

Job Description

To oversee and coordinate all front desk and audit functions, execute computer maintenance requirements, and ensure all financial transactions for the day are verified and balanced.

 

Responsibilities

  • Preparation of daily reports and distribution as directed.
  • Accurate preparation of VIP, complimentary, house use rooms, and out of order lists.
  • Conduct back up procedures for Epitome and drop tape nightly.
  • Handling Express checkouts ensuring their completion.
  • Completion of third shift Night Audit checklist
  • Balancing of daily postings and revenue.
  • Ensure adequate communication the following morning to all necessary departments by communicating through “Wrap-Up” emails.
  • Understanding of all front office standards and assist in solving deficiencies.
  • Documenting errors made by cash handling auditors.
  • Prepare In-house allowance and adjustment spreadsheets each day.
  • Prepare and send out the DAR to appropriate team members.
  • Balancing of daily posting and revenue, and resolution of inaccuracies.
  • Ensuring nightly transmission of credit cards through IPU and Epitome.
  • To be thoroughly acquainted with all check-in and check-out procedures and policies.
  • To be a main liaison between guest and the hotel.
  • To appropriately protect confidential guest information and guest room key access according to front office SOP’s.
  • To be thoroughly acquainted with PBX Operator duties.
  • Be familiar with emergency procedures and Alarm System in the PBX department.
  • Be familiar with guest scenarios and follow-up on all guest requests and concerns, effectively adhering to the service recovery process.
  • To be thoroughly knowledgeable of all Front and PBX Moments of Service scenarios, and execute to standard.
  • Be familiar with all systems and equipments as related to the Front Office (EPITOME, Nucleus, GoConcierge, Synergy, Vingcard Vision, Two-Way Radio Dispatch, ISD Firepanel)
  • Be familiar with all hotel rate plans and rate codes, understanding rate strategy when making rate changes for guests.
  • Be familiar with all hotel amenities (to include Wireless Internet, Select Guest Program, Frequent Flyer Mileage Program, Laundry Services, and Omni Kids Program)
  • To be familiar with all hotel facilities (F&B outlets, Business Center, Fitness Center, Concierge Lounge, Outdoor Pool, Meeting Space, Parking Garage)
  • To be familiar with the inter-relationship between the different departments (to include PBX, Guest Services, Housekeeping, F&B outlets, Banquets, Sales, Engineering and Purchasing)
  • To be familiar with local attractions and businesses (to include Charlotte Athletic Club, Museums, Restaurants, BOA Plaza, Epicenter, Malls)
  • Aid guests in locating other areas of the hotel (walk them to destination if possible)
  • Familiarity with parking validation procedures and Good Night’s Rest Policy
  • Effectively operate computer, printer, telephone, pen/pencil, photo-copying machine, facsimile machine, two-way radio
  • Be actively engaged with our guests. Identify the needs of our guests and meet these needs, aiming to exceed expectations at every opportunity.
  • Deliver personalized, memorable guest experiences by utilizing the Power of One.

Qualifications

  • Excellent customer service and problem solving skills
  • Must have strong communication, computer and organizational skills
  • Maintain a professional business appearance, attitude, and performance
  • Prior guest service experience required, preferably hotel front office experience
  • Must be able to work a variety of shifts, including weekends and holidays.
  • Move, bend, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing up to 30 pounds without assistance. Stand, walk or sit for an extended period or for an entire work shift. Requires repetitive motion, including utilizing telephone/computer for an extended period or for an entire shift.

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