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POST DATE 8/24/2016
END DATE 11/8/2016

Omni Hotels & Resorts New Orleans, LA

Company
Omni Hotels & Resorts
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
2016-10533
AJE Ref #
575968876
Location
New Orleans, LA
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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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. They work closely with all hotel departments especially our Concierge, Bell-Door and Ideal Services teams.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

* 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 (i.e., 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 required

* 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

* Ability to stand for extended periods of time

* Ability to lift up to 30 pounds

* Candidate must have an open availability to work AM and PM shifts as well as weekends and holidays

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law. The following link provides more information regarding the Federal laws prohibiting discrimination in employment: