Rated “One of the top 100 New Hotels in the World” by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine, Magnolia Houston, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, was originally the home of the Houston Post Dispatch newspaper and later the corporate office for Shell Oil Company. After extensive renovations, this 1926 historic landmark is now one of Houston’s most distinct properties. Located in the heart of downtown Houston, discover a destination dedicated to pure hospitality at www.magnoliahotels.com/houston.
The Front Desk Agent is at the center of service in the Hotel. Our Agents are genuinely original, possesses instinctual service and are urban insiders of their cities.
What we look for in a good Front Desk candidate is people who like helping people and being friendly no matter the work situation; can think fast, act quick, display grace under pressure; has good communication ability, and enjoys having fun at work.
What you’ll do at the desk while working includes; make our guests feel welcome and happy with the service; use the front desk system to ace all the clerical functions of the position; be a living “Google” of Hotel and local services; support the other Hotel departments with their front desk needs and questions
There some minimum qualifications for the Front Desk Agent position including; meet the physical requirements of the position, i.e., long periods of standing, manual dexterity to operate a computer keyboard and mouse, and visual capacity to read a computer screen and count cash; and English comprehension skills to speak, read and write English.
The Magnolia Houston offers the following great benefits to full time employees:
The 4-Diamond Magnolia Houston, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, was originally the home of the Houston Post Dispatch newspaper. Later it became the corporate office for Shell Oil Company, until the downtown Houston hotel reopened in March 2003 after extensive renovation. Magnolia's restoration has re-established the 1926 historic landmark as one of Houston's most distinct properties.
Our downtown Houston hotel features 314 rooms and suites. The accommodations, including the lavish Ross Sterling Presidential Suite and extended stay suites, provide guests access to the rooftop lap pool, 24-hour fitness center, and Jacuzzi. The hotel's executive conference center with a grand ballroom connects Magnolia's signature restaurant, The Lounge, a with billiards room, library, full bar, and food. The hotel is located in the urban core of downtown Houston and features:
The Magnolia Hotel Houston is housed in the historic former Post Dispatch Building. The 254,000 square-foot, 22-story building was built in 1926 and hailed as one of the most impressive office buildings in the state. The boutique hotel in Houston opened in March 2003 after a full renovation, re-establishing the property as one of the area's most distinctive structures. In 2009, the hotel was renovated to offer all new common areas, a new lounge, newly designed ballroom, and executive suites on the 22nd floor.
A highlight of the 2009 renovation is the Ross Sterling Presidential Suite: a luxurious suite on the hotel's Penthouse floor that has accommodated numerous celebrities. The Ross Sterling suite features a grand dining room with a black and white checkerboard floor and a modern stainless and granite kitchen; a classy lounge with mod seating arrangements, flat-screen TVs and one-of-a-kind accessories and decor; and, a plush bedroom with enhanced bedding package and private bathroom. This boutique hotel suite also has the option of adding a second adjoining bedroom for guests who desire more space.
The Magnolia Hotel Houston just completed another renovation in June 2019. The full renovation of the property included all public and meeting spaces, Lounge restaurant, guestrooms, suites, and the Ross Sterling Presidential Suite. The Lounge has also rolled out an updated menu of food and drink pairings.
Guests of our boutique Houston hotel enjoy premium Magnolia Hotel amenities:
Over 16,000 square feet of meeting rooms spread over three floors including two ballrooms. Make doing business a genuine pleasure Magnolia-style with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access in all meeting rooms and a dedicated meeting concierge.
Pass through the suspended grand stairway connecting the Conference Center with The Lounge for even more breakout space and meeting rooms. Houston's classic elegance is on display in Magnolia Hotel Houston's Sterling Ballroom, perfectly suited for large presentations and celebrations for up to 300 guests. Gather under the stars for a corporate social gathering or private dinner in the rooftop pool area.