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IHG Front Desk Agent- InterContinental Stephen F. Austin in Austin, Texas

Front Desk Agent- InterContinental Stephen F. Austin

Job Number R161088

Hotel Brand: InterContinental Hotels

Americas - United States - Texas - Austin

Description

About us

Do you see yourself as a Front Desk Agent?

What's your passion? Whether you're into tennis, shopping or karaoke, at IHG we're interested in YOU. At IHG we employ people who apply the same amount of care and passion to their jobs as they do their hobbies - people who put our guests at the heart of everything they do. And we're looking for more people like this to join our friendly and professional team.

HOTEL OVERVIEW: For 70 years, the InterContinental ® Brand has been writing the story of international travel and showing guests the InterContinental Life through personalized service, memorable, one of a kind experiences and global etiquette. The property, steps away from the State Capitol and in the heart of downtown, features 193 luxurious accommodations with distinctive style and breathtaking city views, a fitness club, premier meeting and event space, and an array of restaurant and bar options influenced by a variety of international and local flavors. We are looking for passionate people who are charming, confident and internationally-minded to ensure we continue the story of making great things happen at InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel.

Your day to day

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Front Desk Agent is responsible for checking-in and checking-out hotel guests in a timely and professional manner while following our brand and Forbes service standards. They will also respond to special requests and provided additional information and assistance to all guests as needed.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Welcome guests in a friendly, prompt and professional manner.

  • Register guests, issue room keys, provide information on hotel services and room location. Answer phones in a prompt and courteous manner.

  • Up-sell rooms where possible to maximize hotel revenue.

  • Accurately process all cash and credit card transactions in accordance with established procedures including but not limited to posting all charges, completing cashier and other reports, preparing deposit, and counting/securing assigned bank.

  • Issue, control and release guest safe-deposit boxes.

  • Communicate any outstanding guest requests or issues to management that may require additional monitoring or follow-up.

  • Respond appropriately to guest complaints. Make appropriate service recovery gestures in order to ensure total guest satisfaction.

  • May routinely book guest reservations for individuals and/or groups that are requested either by phone or from within the hotel; process cancellations, revisions, and information updates on changes.

  • Promote team work and quality service through daily communications and coordination with other departments.

  • Perform other duties as assigned including guest room tours, concierge services, special guest requests, etc.

What we need from you

High School diploma or equivalent, plus one year front desk/guest service experience. A college degree in a related field is preferred. Must speak fluent English. Other languages preferred.

This job requires ability to perform the following:

  • Remain stationary for extended periods of time

  • Carrying or lifting items weighing up to 30 pounds

  • Handling objects, products and computer equipment

  • Use a keyboard to operate various property management and reservations systems, etc.

Other:

  • Communication skills are utilized a significant amount of time when interacting with guests and employees.

  • Reading and writing abilities are utilized often.

  • Basic math skills are used frequently.

  • Problem solving, reasoning, motivating and training abilities are often used.

  • May be required to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays.

What we offer

In return we'll give you a competitive financial and benefits package which may include healthcare support, dental, vision, disability and life insurance support, and a matching 401k plan. Hotel discounts worldwide are available as well as access to a wide variety of discount programs and the chance to work with a great team of people. Most importantly, we'll give you the room to be yourself.

So what's your passion? Please get in touch and tell us how you could bring your individual skills to IHG.

IHG is an equal opportunity employer: Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans.


  • Major Brad D. Anderson

    United States Army

    Major (Ret) Brad Anderson is the Human Resources Manager at IHG Army Hotels – Fort Benning, Georgia. He retired out of the U.S. Army after 23 years of service with combat tours in Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom) and Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom).

    Brad enlisted in the U.S. Army in August 1992, and was assigned as an infantryman at Fort Lewis, Wash., where he served six years in 9th Infantry Regiment and 25th Infantry Division. In 1999, he was assigned to Fort Benning, Ga., where he completed Drill Sergeant School and then served with the Infantry Training Brigade. He was next assigned to Officer Candidate School in 2003 and earned his commission as a second lieutenant in the Adjutant General Corps. Major Anderson’s previous assignments as an officer include Camp Casey, South Korea, where he served as a postal platoon leader; Iraq, where he served as deputy plans and operations officer, III Corps; Fort Benning, where he served with 30th Adjutant General Reception Battalion, as Headquarters and Headquarters Company commander; Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., where he served with 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), as battalion and group human resources officer and Fort Lee where he served his final assignment as the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) commander.

    Brad’s professional military education includes the Adjutant General Corps Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Drill Sergeant School, Pathfinder Course, and Rappel Master School. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Eastern Washington University, Cheney, Wash.

    Brad’s military awards and decorations include a Joint Service Achievement Medal, 2 Meritorious Service Medals, 4 Army Commendation Medals, 3 Army Achievement Medals, and 4 Army Good Conduct Medals. He has also been awarded a variety of unit and service medals & ribbons, in addition to earning the Expert Infantryman Badge.

    On his first day of military retirement (October 1st, 2015) we proudly welcomed Brad to the IHG family. It was then, that Brad began his career with us as the HR Manager of the IHG Army Hotels on Fort Benning, a role he continues to thrive in today.

  • Michael Bayerl

    United States Air Force

    “My experience with IHG has been nothing short of awesome and I have learned so much.  Soon I will be the GM of the World’s Largest Holiday Inn Express (currently the IHG Army Hotels on Fort Lee) with 1,000 rooms.”

    Senior Master Sergeant (Ret.) Michael Bayerl joined the U.S. Air Force in 1979. Throughout 20 years of active duty, he served as an Air Force Services Specialist and Inspector General for Services-Air Mobility Command. From the moment he started with the USAF Michael was immersed with hospitality experience, starting out in Food in Beverage before working his way through the ranks and functioning in virtually every position available within military restaurants & hotels.

    In 2002, Michael took on a General Manager position at an Air Force Inn, and since that time, he has managed hotel complexes with over 2000+ rooms, on 3 different properties. Michael found his way to IHG when he intentionally took on a role with Army Lodging, knowing that the hotel would soon be privatized into an IHG hotel.

    Today, Michael is the General Manager at IHG Army Hotels on Fort Lee (soon to be re-branded as the World’s largest Holiday Inn Express).

  • Teresa “Sarge” Colatarci

    Navy

    Meet Teresa “Sarge” Colatarci, general manager/regional director of operations for six IHG Army Hotels at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. Following her service in the U.S. Navy, she continues to serve by providing True Hospitality through the IHG Teen Academy.

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