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HOTEL FRONT DESK ASSOCIATE

Company: Best Western Premier Hotel
Location: Ankeny
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Best Western Premier is looking for Front Desk Associates for our Ankeny, IA locationRepresents the hotel to the guest throughout all stages of the guest's stay. Determine a guest's reservation status and identifies how long the guest will stay. Helps guests complete registration cards and then assigns rooms, accommodating special requests whenever possible.Verifies the guest's method of payment and follows established credit-checking procedures. Places guest and room information in the appropriate front desk racks and communicates this information to the appropriate hotel personnel.Works closely with the housekeeping department in the keeping room status reports up to date and coordinates requests for maintenance and repair work. Maintains guest room key storage, and maintains and supervises access to safe deposit boxes.Must be sales-minded. Presents options and alternatives to guests and offers assistance in making choices. Knows the location and types of available rooms as well as the activities and services of the property. Performs cashiering tasks like bill / invoice settlement, posting charges to the guest, paid out's, Foreign currency exchange etc.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.
  • Uses suggestive selling techniques to sell rooms and to promote other services of the hotel.
  • Coordinates room status updates with the housekeeping department by notification housekeeping of all check outs, late checkouts, early check-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.
  • File room keys ( only for manual room key hotels)
  • Knows how to use front office equipment.
  • 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.
  • Uses proper telephone etiquette.
  • Uses proper mail, package, and message handling procedures. Courier Mail Register
  • 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.
  • Performs cleaning in all public spaces.
  • Understand that business demands sometimes make it necessary to move employees from their accustomed shift to other shifts.Job Types: Full-time, Part-timeBenefits:
    • Employee discount
    • Flexible scheduleSchedule:
      • 8 hour shift
      • Day shift
      • Holidays
      • Monday to Friday
      • Night shift
      • Overtime
      • Weekend availabilityEducation:
        • High school or equivalent (Preferred)Experience:
          • Hotel experience: 1 year (Preferred)Shift availability:
            • Day Shift (Preferred)
            • Night Shift (Preferred)
            • Overnight Shift (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Best Western Premier Hotel, Ankeny , HOTEL FRONT DESK ASSOCIATE, Hospitality & Tourism , Ankeny, Iowa

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