Guest Services Agent
Company: Residence Inn - Pullman
Posted on: May 26, 2023
The purpose of a GUEST SERVICE AGENT is to serve as the primary contact for all guests throughout their stay and effectively and efficiently check guests in and out of the hotel.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Operate the front desk according to standard operating procedures and with exceptional guest service.
-Operate with accuracy the reservation system, check-in and checkout system and credit card system, following all safety and security procedures.
-Check registration (folio) cards for completeness, accuracy, and legibility.
- Maintain accurate cash sheet. Responsible for cash drawer balancing.
-Operate the switchboard and disperse calls as required by your shift. Take guest messages and faxes with accuracy, always noting the date and time of message. Repeat message back to caller to assure the accuracy of the message. Use message light to tell guests that they have a message waiting.
-Know emergency procedures and how to respond.
-Never say a guest's room number out loud.
-Be knowledgeable of hotel promotions.
-Know room rate. Also know the amenities of the rooms so you can inform guests of what to expect in their rooms.
- Know physical makeup of building-exterior and interior. Know where the closest shopping, convenience store and gas station is.
-Complete daily reports, audits correspondences etc. as required by your shift.
-Keep lobby and office area clean at all times,
-Set wake-up calls as dictated by your shift.
- Prepare room status sheet for housekeeping and update housekeeping on rooms available to clean as guests checkout or leave for the day.
- Take and confirm credit cards for validity and acceptability.
- Lock and secure area if leaving the front desk, even if it is for a moment!
-Create incident reports for guest injuries / issues when required.
-Answer all calls within three (3) rings. All calls are to be answered in a "scripted" manner.
-Take and record reservations with accuracy. Confirm as requested.
-Resolve guest complaints.
-Maintains regular attendance, is consistently on time, and observes prescribed work, break and meal periods in compliance with standards.
-Maintains high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which include compliance with the dress code.
-Performs any other duties as requested by supervisor.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the position.
DESIRED COMPETENCIES, WORK SKILLS, AND KNOWLEDGE
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies. Other competencies may be required.
Associate demonstrates a high QUALITY of work:
-Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
-Monitors own work to ensure quality.
-Provides the best possible service to clients and customers.
Associate demonstrates acceptable PRODUCTIVITY standards
-Meets or exceeds productivity standards.
-Produces adequate volume of work efficiently in a specific time.
Associate demonstrates excellent CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS
-Responds to requests for service and assistance.
-Demonstrates the desire and ability to provide high quality service to both internal and external customers.
-Solicits customer feedback to improve service.
Associate demonstrates INITIATIVE
-Asks for and offers help when needed.
-Includes appropriate people in decision-making.
Associate demonstrates ACCOUNTABILITY for their job performance
-Takes responsibility for own actions.
-Performs work with little or no supervision; works independently.
-Can be relied upon regarding task completion and follow up.
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