Hotel Front Desk Agent

Amsterdam Hospitality Group - New York, NY (30+ days ago)


Several of our NYC hotels are seeking Front Desk Agents.

FRONT DESK AGENTS' DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Register guests and assigns rooms. Accommodates special requests whenever possible.
  • Assists in preregistration and blocking of rooms for reservations.
  • Thoroughly understand and adheres to proper credit, check- cashing, and cash handling policies and procedures.
  • Understands room status and room status tracking.
  • Knows room locations, types of rooms available, and room rates.
  • Must be sales-minded. Presents options and alternatives to guests and offers assistance in making choices.
  • Uses suggestive selling techniques to sell rooms and to promote other services of the hotel.
  • Knows the location and types of available rooms as well as the activities and services of the property.
  • Coordinates room status updates with the housekeeping department by notification housekeeping of all check outs, late checkouts, early chek-ins, special requests, and day use rooms.
  • Possesses a working knowledge of the reservations department. Takes same day reservations and future reservations when necessary. Knows cancellation procedures.
  • Maintains and supervises access to safe deposit boxes.
  • Process guest check-outs.
  • Performing cashier related functions like posting charges to guest accounts, raising paid out's, currency exchange,
  • Follows procedures for issuing and closing safe deposit boxes used by guests.
  • Works closely with the housekeeping department in the keeping room status reports up to date and coordinates requests for maintenance and repair work.
  • Uses proper telephone etiquette.
  • Performs cashiering tasks like bill / invoice settlement, posting charges to the guest, paid out's, Foreign currency exchange etc.
  • Uses proper mail, package, and message handling procedures.
  • Reads and initials the pass-on log and bulletin board daily. Is aware of daily activities and meetings taking place in the hotel.
  • Attends department meetings.
  • Reports any unusual occurrences or requests to the manager or assistant manager.
  • Knows all safety and emergency procedures, Is aware of accident prevention policies.
  • Maintains the cleanliness and neatness of the front desk area.
  • Understand that business demands sometimes make it necessary to move employees from their accustomed shift to other shifts.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Have a solid guest/customer service experience.
  • Successful history as a front desk agent or related hospitality experience
  • Must have a flexible work schedule.
  • Task-driven individual
  • Register & process guests and their assigned rooms
  • Accommodate guest requests
  • Communicating with hotel staff on the status of guest rooms
  • Up Selling guest rooms and promoting hotel services
  • Handling cash payments
  • Maintain a clean and neat front desk area
  • Opera experience preferred.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $17.00 /hour

Experience:

  • Customer Service: 2 years
  • Hotel: 1 year

Education:

  • High school or equivalent

Location:

  • New York, NY

Required work authorization:

  • United States