IHG Front Desk Agent - Candlewood Suites - Huntsville - Research Park, AL in Huntsville, Alabama
Front Desk Agent - Candlewood Suites - Huntsville - Research Park, AL
Job Number R165872
Americas - United States - Alabama - Huntsville
At Intercontinental Hotels Group, we own, operate and franchise more than 3500 hotels, offering close to half a million guest rooms in nearly 100 countries. By bringing your expertise and passion to any one of our brands, you will help us achieve our vision: to be the most preferred, admired and successful hotel company the world over.
Your day to day
Check-in/check-out hotel guests in a timely and professional manner; process all payments according to established procedures. At Candlewood Suites® we want our guests to feel trusted and free to do what they want in their own space which means we need you to:
Be down-to-earth by being straightforward and natural
Be considerate by being respectful, perceptive and accommodating
Be friendly by being kind, approachable and light-hearted
Be reliable by being professional, a team player and resourceful
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.
Up-sell rooms where possible to maximize hotel revenue.
Answer phones in a prompt and courteous manner.
Welcome guests in a friendly, prompt and professional manner.
Register guests, issue room keys, provide information on hotel services and room location.
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
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. Some college preferred. Must speak fluent English. Other languages preferred.
This job requires ability to perform the following:
Frequently standing up behind the desk and front office areas
Carrying or lifting items weighing up to 50 pounds
Handling objects, products and computer equipment
Use a keyboard to operate various property management and reservations systems, etc.
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.