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Room Reservationist

Posted August 3, 2020

The Statler, Curio Collection by Hilton
Dallas, TX
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Job Summary

The Room Reservationist is responsible for handling reservations in a friendly and efficient manner and quoting available rates to maximize room revenue and average rate according to Aimbridge Hospitality standards. He/she is also responsible for participating in the monthly Rooms Merchandising meeting.

Responsibilities

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • College course work in related field helpful.
  • Experience in a hotel or a related field required.
  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • 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 at listening to understanding and clarifying the concerns and 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Approach all encounters with guests and employees in a friendly service oriented manner.
  • Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Aimbridge Hospitality standards as required by scheduling which will vary according to the needs of the hotel.
  • Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming which includes wearing the proper uniform and name tag when working.
  • Comply at all times with Aimbridge Hospitality standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.
  • Maintain a warm and friendly demeanor at all times.
  • Answer all incoming calls promptly in a friendly efficient and courteous manner.
  • Be able to answer guest inquiries about hotel services facilities and hours of operation.
  • Book room reservations while focusing on maximizing room revenue and average rate using standard company rate quoting scenario at all times.
  • Communicate and work closely with the Sales Department concerning group bookings.
  • Continually update Central Reservations on rates and availability maintain availability calendar and communicate all relevant information to the operations staff.
  • Maintain accurate files and reports.
  • Handle all special reservations to include V.I.P. reservations packages and discounts.
  • Compile and input all necessary information for the required Rooms Merchandising meetings.
  • Promptly efficiently and accurately book and block rooms using Aimbridge Hospitality guidelines for Group Rooming Lists and Booking Agreements.
  • Attend Rooms Merchandising meetings and give input on trends and opportunities to maximize revenue.
  • Employees must at all times be friendly helpful and courteous to guests managers and all their fellow employees.
  • Complete forecasts as required by management.
  • Monitor daily sales activity and alert Reservations Manager and/or Guest Services Manager of sold out nights group ceiling status and possible problem situations.
  • Perform any other duties as requested by management.
  • Attend meetings as required by management.
  • Be able to perform all duties of Reservations Agent and assist as needed at front desk.
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About this Employer

The Statler, Curio Collection by Hilton

1914 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75201

(214) 459-3930

Our Hotel

Praised as the first modern American hotel when it opened in 1956, The Statler, Curio Collection by Hilton, offers guests a genuine Dallas experience. This resilient 19-story landmark established Dallas as an epicenter for business and entertainment. In addition to the largest convention space in the southwest, the hotel boasted many firsts including elevator music and the city’s first and only heliport. Numerous celebrities performed in the Grand Ballroom including the Jackson 5 and Tony Bennett. The Statler symbolizes the heart and soul of Dallas and delivers the style and comfort you expect from a downtown Dallas hotel.

Our newly renovated rooms and suites maintain a retro-forward décor and offer high-performance features including concierge iPads, mounted Smart HDTVs, complimentary WiFi and Nespresso coffee makers. Travelers can select a corporate suite for extra space with a separate living area and great views or spoil themselves with a Presidential Suite.

Dining at The Statler will never go under the radar. Our restaurants include an all-day retro diner, a gastro Asian pub, and a social club boasting food and fun with billiards, ping pong, foosball, cornhole, and bowling. Our two bars include a rooftop pool clubroom and subterranean bourbon library.

The Statler offers plenty of leisure opportunities including a rooftop pool and lounge, a multi-use fitness center, bowling and games, pop-up retail shopping and the relaxing garden court. With nine meeting spaces ranging from 250 to 12,437 sq. ft., everyone will find this to be the perfect downtown Dallas venue.