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Front Desk Clerk / Gallery Host

posted January 5, 2019

Hyatt Place Kansas City/Overland Park/Metcalf
Overland Park, KS
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About This Job

The Hyatt Place Kansas City / Overland Park / Metcalf is looking for an energetic and detail oriented individual to join their guest service team as a Front Desk Clerk / Gallery Host. The Front Desk Clerk / Gallery Host contribute to the hotel's commitment to high quality guest service and teamwork and must be the kind of person who appreciates high standards of excellence. The Front Desk Clerk / Gallery Host creates an experience for our hotel guests by offering them a larger than home experience with welcoming, helpful and exceptional service, while maintaining a clean, comfortable and inviting environment. This position is responsible for the complete guest experience; to include the Gallery Host Stand, the Bakery Café, the Guest Kitchen, the e-room and the TV den, guest check in and out and the servicing of the meeting rooms. Previous guest service experience as well as the ability to communicate well with guests required. 

Responsibilities:

  • Resolve guest complaints, ensuring guest satisfaction.

  • Anticipate guests needs, respond promptly and acknowledge all guests, however busy and whatever time of day.

  • Maintain positive guest relations at all times.

  • Resolve guest complaints, ensuring guest satisfaction.

  • Maintain complete knowledge at all times of:


    • a) all hotel features/services, hours of operation.

    • b) All room rates, special packages and promotions.

    • c) Daily house count and expected arrivals/departures.

    • d) Scheduled daily group activities.

    • e) Brand services and requirements including F&B

  • Obtain assigned bank and ensure accuracy of contracted monies.

  • Keep bank secure at all times.

  • Answer department telephone within 3 rings, using correct greeting and telephone etiquette.

  • Process all guest check-ins.

  • Verify registration card information with the guest.

  • Obtain back-up information for guest credit/payment method and input into system; collect cash when designated.

  • Handle overbooked or walked in guests.

  • Accept and record wake-up call requests.

  • Monitor, send and distribute guest faxes.

  • Communicate pertinent guest information to designated departments/personnel (i.e., special requests, amenity delivery).

  • Resolve discrepancies on the room status report with Housekeeping.

  • Match the bucket check to in-house guest ledger report; report discrepancies to Manager.

  • Process all check-outs.

  • Process adjustment vouchers, paid-outs, correction vouchers, miscellaneous charges.

Education:   

  • High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED): or Work Equivalent

Experience:  

  • One year previous experience in a similar position in a select service hotel preferred. 

Other: 

  • Basic computer skills required

  • Must have good understanding of the English language.

  • Good communication skills both verbal and written.

  • Certification of previous training in liquor, wine and food service preferred.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays. 



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About This Employer

Hyatt Place Kansas City/Overland Park/Metcalf

6801 West 112th Street
Overland Park, KS 66211

(913) 451-2553

Stay Central at Our Overland Park Hotel

Welcome to a modern hotel in the middle of Metcalf Avenue. Hyatt Place Kansas City/Overland Park/Metcalf is quintessential suburban lodging near barbeque restaurants, Brookridge Golf, Prairiefire, the Overland Park Convention Center and much more. Whether you stay with us for business or leisure, our group-friendly amenities, spacious suites, incredible location and gracious staff will ensure a fun and efficient trip to the Midwest.