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Front Desk Agent

posted October 3, 2019

The Porter Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton
Portland, OR
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Widewaters Hotels is seeking a friendly and detailed FRONT DESK AGENT to keep The Porter Hotel - Curio Collection by Hilton running in tip-top shape around the clock! This Full Time position will ensure guest expectations are exceeded, so APPLY NOW to take your career to the next level!
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Job overview

The Front Office Agent is responsible for providing consistent excellent service to guests/clients before arrival, upon arrival, and during their stay, from check-in to checkout. This employee will be responsible for registration, checkout, and cashiering. 

What you will be doing

  • Welcome and register guests expeditiously, provide information to guests as needed, obtain identification and credit/check approval as directed by hotel policy. Verify rate and departure date. Confirm and modify information required to complete the registration process as per hotel procedures.
  • Answer all guest questions accurately and resolve problems in a timely manner ensuring guest satisfaction. Authorize revenue allowances as allowed by hotel policy.
  • Resolve guest problems and complaints following the “L.E.A.D” Widewaters Hotels process.
  • Upsell guest rooms, food & beverage outlets if applicable and seasonal hotel promotions.
  • Make restaurant, transportation, and/or entertainment reservations for guests, plus other Concierge services as requested and have thorough knowledge of hotel amenities, company, and local area & attractions.
  • Communicate with other hotel departments to maintain a high level of guest satisfaction.
  • Maintain an understanding of hotel history, services, facility information, and rates and packages.
  • Thank guests with genuine appreciation at the end of each stay, and ask “Is there anything that we could have done better to make your stay more enjoyable?”
  • Register guests in Reservations/PMS and follow proper check-in, check out procedures.
  • Review Front Desk log when coming on shift and record pertinent information as needed throughout shift.
  • Post charges to individual room or master account.
  • Manage cash/credit transactions and maintain a personal bank.
  • Accept payment for guest accounts including third party, advance purchase reservations, and during time of registration at check- in/check-out.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with others and support team to reach goals.
  • Assists others as needed and special projects, as necessary.

Requirements

  • Associates Degree in Hospitality or Travel & Tourism preferred. 
  • A minimum of one (1) year experience in a front office role.
  • Must possess a thorough knowledge of the hospitality industry and have sound administrative skills.
  • Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace.
  • Strong Guest Service Skills
  • Able to work on PMS software.
  • Able to communicate effectively with guests, management, and co-workers.
  • CPR certification is a plus.
  • Must be able to stand up to 8 hours at a time.
  • Must have a positive attitude at all times.

Widewaters Hotels' Mission and Values

Widewaters Hotels' Mission is an innovative hospitality management leader, built on proven pillars of success. We are passionate about delivering exceptional returns for our owners and partners, creating the ultimate guest experience and providing rewarding opportunities for our associates.

Our values guide the way we work with and for our guests, owners & associates. Through Passion, Energy, Attitude, Effort & Work Ethic we have created a vibrant company culture and a compass for our actions.

EEOC

We appreciate your interest in Widewaters Hotels, LLC. Widewaters Hotels, LLC offers equal opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color religion, age, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, military or veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics or genetic information, or any other status protected by law.

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About This Employer

The Porter Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton

1355 SW 2nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97201

(503) 306-4800

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At a Glance

Welcome to The Porter Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton, perfectly located in one of America’s most walkable cities. Rising 16 stories above the thriving Fountain District, our Portland hotel is steps from premier shops, popular restaurants and Keller Auditorium and just 2 blocks from Tom McCall Waterfront Park. The MAX Light Rail station is a quick stroll for any travels to Greater Portland.

Guest rooms are stunning, rustic and modern with complimentary WiFi, a 55-inch TV, mini-fridge, a coffeemaker with local teas and coffees, and cozy extras like plush robes and slippers. Upgrade for floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the Willamette River and Cascade Mountains, or book a suite with a separate living area, dining table and wet bar for entertaining.

Hotel restaurants blend indulgence with Portland’s love for the outdoors. Foodies will crave our Terrane Italian Kitchen + Bar for soulful Italian-inspired American food served all day. Grab gourmet pizza at the Chiosco take-out window or stop by The Portland Exchange for custom picnic baskets for a unique day in the city. Don’t miss Xport, a rooftop restaurant + lounge, featuring outdoor dining decks and sweeping views of the mountains.

Feel stress slip away in the Meditation Spa or take a refreshing dip in the heated indoor pool. Our fitness center is always open and we offer classes in meditation, yoga and aqua aerobics. Plan events in elegant indoor/outdoor spaces that are perfect for small meetings up to lavish receptions.