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Front Desk Clerk

Company: Hotel Equities
Location: Chattanooga
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Looking for a fun place to work? The Holiday Inn Express Chattanooga Lookout Mountain is now under new management Come join our team today We offer the top pay rates in the area, generous vacation, travel benefits, insurance, 401(k) and a fun work environment GENERAL PURPOSE Responds in a professional and courteous manner to arriving, departing and in-house guests by providing accurate and timely information and services. Responds to telephone and in-person inquiries regarding reservations, hotel information and guest concerns. Manages front office staff during appropriate shifts. ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES Ensure an optimal level of service and hospitality is provided to the guests. Resolve customer issues, complaints, problems in a quick, efficient manner to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction and quality service. Completes established check-in procedures for arriving guests and facilitates guest departure in order to close the guest account and make the room available for the next guest. Regularly calculates and/or posts monies, receipts, guest accounts and other forms of credit using accurate, proper cash handling methods and established procedures in order to present the customer with timely and precise hotel charges upon check-out and maintain accurate hotel records. Courteously and accurately answers inquiries from potential guests and accepts hotel reservations. Uses suggestive selling techniques to sell room nights, increase occupancy and revenue. Maintains good customer relations by keeping abreast of all in-house and area functions in order to answer questions and concerns with timely and knowledgeable responses in person and on telephone. Operates the PBX equipment, including, assisting outgoing calls, scheduling and setting wake-up calls and paging guests. Controls cash transactions at the front desk and maintains complete responsibility for personal bank as specified by hotel bank agreement policy. Maintains a friendly, cheerful and courteous demeanor at all times. Performs other duties as assigned, requested or deemed necessary by management. OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES Processes all guest mail, messages and faxes by receiving, sorting, notifying and distributing to mailboxes and to guests in order to ensure the information is received by the guests in the most timely and accurate method possible. Contributes and maintains established information and communication sources such as department and front desk log books in order to enhance department communications and operations. Is well groomed and in uniform with name tag at all times. Maintains and controls the keys at the front desk, including weekly key count Participate in hotel committees and task force assignments. Assist all departments in servicing the guests during high volume periods. No travel required. Hours: 40 hours over a five day period; scheduled days and times may vary based on need. JOB QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge Requires high school graduate level mathematical aptitude and knowledge of standard cash handling procedures and computerized cash register systems. Must have past experience in dealing directly with the public and acquired general knowledge of basic customer service skills. Ability to communicate information and hotel services to management and guests. Skills Excellent hearing required to communicate in person and on telephone frequently. Excellent vision necessary for reading written communiqu--s, analyzing reports and seeing monochrome computer screen. Excellent speech communication skills required for continual interaction with guests. Frequent use of phone. Excellent literacy necessary to analyze report data, prepare reports and initiate correspondence. Must have hand and finger dexterity to operate computer, calculator and telephone keyboards, for cash handling and paperwork processing. Abilities Continuous standing 90% of time - communicating with guests. No climbing required. No driving required. Lifting up to 50 lbs. guest luggage; limited. Pushing up to 50 lbs. bell cart; limited. Pulling up to 50 lbs. bell cart; limited. Carrying up to 25 lbs. guest luggage; limited. Continuous standing - 80% of shift. Education/Formal Training High school education or equivalent experience. Experience 1 or more full years employment experience in a customer service environment. Material/Equipment used Standard office equipment including but not limited to: telephone, copy machine, cash register, calculator, PC, fax machine, and PBX machine. Environment Work inside 100% of 6-8 hour shift.

Keywords: Hotel Equities, Chattanooga , Front Desk Clerk, Other , Chattanooga, Tennessee

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