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Front Desk/Guest Service Representative

posted November 7, 2018

Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Airport Mall of America
Bloomington, MN
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About This Job

Corporate Overview:

 Founded in 1985, First Hospitality Group, Inc. is a nationally recognized hotel management company providing management, acquisition, development and receivership services to a variety of hotels.  Our portfolio includes more than 55 properties and 16 major hotel brands including Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Hyatt and Carlson.  Headquartered in the Chicago area, we concentrate our business prospects in key markets in the Midwest – spanning our business in major cities across 10 states.

 Our Company is dedicated to putting people first.  FHG’s strong and engaging culture creates a high-level experience for associates and guests alike.  We look for service super stars to join our team and support our commitment to excellence.

 

Position Summary:

 We seek a positive, service-oriented, energetic and self-motivated Guest Services Representative. The Guest Services Representative will report to the Guest Services Manager and will work closely with the Front Office team as well as other departments of the hotel. 

 The successful candidate will be welcoming with friendly attitude, be team orientated, be efficient and a good problem solver.  The hospitality industry is unique in that it requires commitment 24 hours a day.  Providing our guests with a great experience and anticipating needs to achieve the best possible service in the most caring and courteous manner so they will want to come back for more.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 

  • Check guest in, ensuring proper credit is received, special requests are noted / fulfilled and accurate information is established.
  • Communicate with all departments regarding in house VIP’s and any special needs.
  • Thoroughly complete all guest transactions.
  • Maintain an up to date working knowledge of all hotel amenities as well as any special events.
  • Promote and sell special hotel programs, special rate packages, and upgrades when appropriate.
  • Interact with team in a professional manner, assisting other departments with necessary information.
  • Be knowledgeable of all emergency procedures and Hotel policies.
  • Maintain house bank and handle all checks and cash according to Hotel policies and procedures.
  • Communicate all pertinent information to Managers and Supervisors.
  • Follow set procedures on posting, charges, cashing checks, safe deposits, and refunds.
  • Solicit guest feedback via guest comment cards.
  • Answer the telephone in a professional manner and assist guests with any questions, directions to the property etc.

Job Requirements:

                     

  • Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace.
  • Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written. 
  • Strong skills in mathematics for basic computations and knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Must be available to work mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Previous cash-handling experience preferred.
  • Organizational skills including follow-through, problem solving, and communication.
  • Ability to stand and walk for hours at a time.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds occasionally.
  • Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, bending, climbing, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity.
  • High school or equivalent education required. 

 

First Hospitality Group seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. FHG fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness.

 

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About This Employer

Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Airport Mall of America

1601 East American Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55425

(952) 854-1687

Modern Comfort next to MSP Airport and Mall of America

Whether you’re a business traveler needing to stay productive, a meeting planner requiring guest rooms, flexible meeting space and catering, or a Mall of America® visitor, the new Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Airport Mall of America is ready to welcome you.

The newest Hilton family member by Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport and Mall of America, this Hilton Garden Inn hotel can be conveniently accessed in minutes using our 24-hour complimentary shuttle service. Downtown Minneapolis and popular local attractions, sports venues and businesses, such as HealthPartners, Oracle, and Best Buy are located nearby.

All 200 guest rooms boast the brand's signature bedding, featuring fresh, white duvets and crisp linens; a spacious and clutter-free work desk with an ergonomic desk chair; and an in-room "hospitality center" with a mini fridge, microwave oven and Keurig coffee maker. Guests also enjoy complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel, a 24-hour business center, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and an indoor pool chlorinated with salt water.