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Position Available

Guest Services Representative

 
Represents the hotel to the guest throughout all stages of the guest’s stay by working with all hotel personnel to ensure every guest experiences superior customer care. Responsibilities include registering guests, assigning rooms, accommodating special requests, and ensuring the guests have a pleasant stay and smooth checkout.


Essential Duties:

  • Will be responsible for maintaining an inventory of vacancies, reservations and room assignments for the hotel.
  • Must possess a working knowledge of the reservations department. Takes same day reservations and future reservations when necessary. Knows cancellation procedures. 
  • Knows room locations, types of rooms available, and room rates.
  • Registers arriving guests and assigns rooms.
  • Coordinates room status updates with the housekeeping department by notifying housekeeping of all check-outs, late check-outs, early check-ins, special requests, and part-day rooms.
  • Coordinates guest room maintenance work with the engineering and maintenance division.
  • Uses persuasive selling techniques to sell rooms and to promote other services of the hotel.
  • Knows and assists with daily activities and meetings taking place in the hotel.
  • Reports any unusual occurrences or requests in a timely manner to the manager or assistant manager.
  • Manages and resolves all guest complaints in a professional and courteous manner in compliance with ICARE training.
  • Processes guest check-outs and handles monetary transactions.
  • Maintains customers’ privacy.
  • Maintains a high level of professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Willingness to cross train in different roles within the hotel: guest services rep, night auditor, breakfast attendant, and bar.
  • Supply guests with directions and information regarding any local areas of interest, as well as property amenities, services, and hours of operation.
  • Maintain regular communication between all departments, both verbally and written, via email, front desk log book, and shift summaries.

Qualifications:

  • A resume and cover letter is required in order to submit an application
  • Previous hotel front desk experience required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Must be able to communicate with public, hotel staff, and management in a professional manner.
  • Knowledge of surrounding areas and local events.
  • Ability to understand and adhere to proper credit, check cashing, and cash handling policies and procedures.
  • Able to properly secure guest information.
  • Must possess strong organization and time management skills; attention to detail.
  • Must have aptitude for hospitality/guest services; outgoing and positive attitude, be able to remain calm and take initiative in stressful situations.
  • Must successfully complete a post offer/pre-employement criminal background check and drug screening.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs in the event a representative assists guest with luggage.
  • Must be able to work morning, evening, weekend, holiday, and night audit shifts.
  • Ability to learn safety, emergency, and accident prevention policies and procedures.
  • Skilled in the use of front office equipment.
  • Knowledge of proper telephone etiquette.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays.

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Westgate Inn & Suites
1120 Towne Lake Drive | Leland, North Carolina | 28451, US
Phone: 910-371-2858 | Fax: 910-371-2878
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