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Front Desk Agent/Guest Services

posted February 6, 2020

Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort
Orlando, FL
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About This Job

Job overview

Guest Service Agents are responsible for greeting and registering the guest, providing outstanding guest service during their stay, and settling the guest’s account upon completion of their stay. Primary responsibilities include: registering guests, making and modifying reservations, hotel operator, and concierge duties. Providing attentive, courteous and efficient service to all guests prior to arrival and throughout their stay, while maximizing room revenue and occupancy.

Schedule requirements: ability to work 1st and 2nd shift, rotating days off based on hotel needs

Requirements

Education & Experience:

  • College course work in related field helpful.
  • Experience in a hotel or a related field preferred.
  • Guest Service Agents must possess a positive and upbeat personality with a desire to deliver outstanding customer service to our guests.
  • Guest Service Agents must have the ability to multi-task, be detail-oriented, and be able to problem solve in order to effectively deal with internal and external customers.
  • High School diploma or equivalent required.

Physical requirements:

  • Flexible and long hours sometimes required.
  • Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Ability to stand during entire shift.

Mental requirements:

  • Must be able to convey information and ideas clearly.
  • Must be able to evaluate and select among alternative courses of action quickly and accurately.
  • Must work well in stressful, high pressure situations.
  • Must be effective in handling problems in the workplace, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary.
  • Must be effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying the issues raised by co-workers and guests.
  • Must be able to work with and understand financial information and data, and basic arithmetic functions.
  • Must maintain composure and objectivity while under pressure.

What you will be doing

  • Approach all encounters with guests and employees in a friendly, service oriented manner.
  • Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which include wearing the proper uniform and name tag when working (per brand standards).
  • Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Aimbridge Hospitality standards, as required by scheduling which will vary according to the needs of the hotel.
  • Comply at all times with Aimbridge Hospitality standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.
  • Greet and welcome all guests approaching the Front Desk in accordance with Aimbridge Hospitality standards.
  • Maintain proper operation of the telephone switchboard and ensure that all Aimbridge Hospitality performance standards are met.
  • Handle requests for information, mail and messages in an efficient and courteous manner.
  • Answer guest inquires about hotel service, facilities and hours of operation.
  • Answer inquires from guests regarding restaurants, transportation, entertainment, etc.
  • Establish and maintain good communications and team work with fellow employees and other departments within the hotel.
  • Be aware of all rates, packages and special promotions; Be familiar with all in house groups; Be aware of closed out and restricted dates.
  • Have knowledge of and assist in emergency procedures as required.
  • Handle check-ins and check-outs in a friendly, efficient and courteous manner.
  • Fully comprehend and be able to operate all relevant aspects of the Front Desk computer system.
  • Employees must at all times be attentive, friendly, helpful and courteous to all guests, managers and all other employees.
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About This Employer

Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort

12205 South Apopka Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32836

(407) 239-0444

486 Room Resort

www.marriott.com

Our Resort

Located in the heart of Orlando, less than a mile from the Walt Disney World® theme parks, Disney Springs®, Premium Outlet, Universal Studios®, and SeaWorld®, we are only minutes from world-class attractions, championship golf courses, excellent restaurants, and premium shopping. Guests can meet at one of our two outdoor pools or at the tranquil Top of the Palms Spa for a treatment or simply to relax. We offer expansive event spaces and are ready to host a meeting or conference. And computer workstations, located in the lobby, we make make it easy for our guests to stay productive while traveling. Our spacious 486 rooms, including 92 suites, ensure comfortable rest. Rooms have a private balcony or patio with city or pool views.

About Aimbridge Hospitality

At Aimbridge Hospitality, bigger really is better!  Now is a great time to join Aimbridge, the largest hotel management company in North America.  Currently with approximately 60,000 Associates and a diverse portfolio of more than 1,400 hotels and resorts, we are continuing to grow and expand!  Scale means opportunity, and here’s what that looks like at Aimbridge:

  • Culture – At Aimbridge we have high expectations for results and performance. That’s why we value passionate and service minded people who love to be challenged and who desire opportunities to directly contribute to the overall success of the Company.
  • Careers – We invest in training, technology, and talent. Through a collaborative and supportive approach, Aimbridge can take you where you want to go!  When you join Aimbridge, your professional network will instantly expand.  You’ll become part of industry history as Aimbridge Hospitality secures its place as not only the largest third-party manager of hotels and resorts, but also the best!
  • Community – Being good corporate citizens is something we take seriously at Aimbridge. Impact and connection is what it’s all about!  We engage internally and externally in a variety of ways to make a positive difference for each other, and within our local communities.