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Front Desk Supervisor

posted August 29, 2019

Hyatt Union Square New York
New York, NY
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About This Job

Opportunity:  Front Desk Supervisor

Supervise front desk operations in accordance with established guest service, quality and sustainability standards.

Potential Career Path

Assistant Front Office Manager – Front Office Manager – Assistant General Manager

Essential Job Functions

  • Interview, select, train, schedule, coach, and support associates, ensuring they perform in accordance with established brand or hotel standards and consistent with HHM core values. 
  • Resolve guest complaints and concerns by conducting thorough research of the situation and determining the most effective solutions.
  • Be aware of guest satisfaction scores and work toward increasing departmental and overall guest satisfaction.
  • Participate in lobby ambassador and other activities related to interacting with guests on an individual level, thus creating a relationship and culture that will result in repeat stays.
  • Oversee front office operations in the absence of the Front Office Manager or Assistant General Manager. 
  • Perform bookkeeping activities such as balancing accounts and conducting audits.
  • Make and confirm reservations.
  • Promote Hersha Hospitality and brand-specific marketing programs.
  • Greet guests immediately upon arrival; register and assign guests to hotel rooms.
  • Provide welcome folders containing room keys, certificates, coupons and refreshment center keys as appropriate.
  • Compute bills, collect payments, handle cash, and make change for guests.
  • Close out guest accounts at time of check out. In the event of dissatisfaction, negotiate compromise, which may include authorizing revenue allowances.
  • Create specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely action plans to remedy guest service deficiencies.
  • Ensure hotel entrance, reception and other public areas are properly maintained in regards to cleanliness and appearance. 
  • Follow sustainability guidelines and practices related to HHM’s EarthView program.
  • Practice safe work habits, wear protective safety equipment and follow MSDS and OSHA standards.
  • Perform other duties as requested by management.

Position Requirements

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 1 to 3 years of related experience.

Work Environment and Context

  • Work schedule varies and may include working on all shifts, holidays and weekends.
  • Requires standing for extended periods, walking, pushing, lifting up to 25 pounds, bending and reaching, stooping, kneeling, or crouching.

What We Believe

People Are Our Capability – Hearts That Serve – Only Excellence – Stay Nimble - Own It

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About This Employer

Hyatt Union Square New York

134 Fourth Avenue
New York, NY 10003

(212) 253-1234

178 Room Hotel

www.hyatt.com

Our Hotel

Located close to 14th Street in the heart of New York City, our AAA Four Diamond, Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel is an upscale urban space that combines contemporary design with natural elements. The hotel's exterior is adorned with a historic façade, the lobby features 25-foot ceilings, and guest rooms and suites are comfortable yet chic. Our luxury boutique NYC hotel near Union Square will exceed all expectations. We invite travelers to stay, explore and have an adventure in our exciting city.

We hope visitors let Bowery Road and the Library of Distilled Spirits provide them and their guests local, seasonal dishes and unique cocktails to create a unique event. We offer the perfect spaces for your seated dinners and cocktail parties. We also offer an experiential dining experience with Chef Ron Rosselli for small private dining events of up to 20 guests.