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Valet Attendant

Posted April 1, 2021

Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
San Antonio, TX
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About This Job

Job Description: Providing warm and sincere customer service and ensuring guest satisfaction is met, delivering the best guest experience. Primarily assisting with parking and/or retrieving guest vehicles, providing directions and information about the hotel and San Antonio area.

Work Environment: 

  • Interior of hotel in all areas of hotel as needed, including front desk and guest services areas and meeting spaces

  • Exterior of hotel will be where primarily job duties are carried out with exposure natural elements to include hot and cold temperatures and weather conditions and Non-climate-controlled areas.

Physical Requirements:

· Standing/Walking: Constantly. For varying lengths of time, with little or no sitting. Running and jogging off and on throughout their shift.

· Stooping (Bend at waist): Load/unload guest luggage and bell carts.

· Pushing/Pulling: Bell carts weighting up to 150 pounds.

· Lifting/Carrying: Guest luggage weighting up to 80 pounds.

· Standing/Walking: Constantly. For varying lengths of time, with little or no sitting. Running and jogging off and on throughout their shift.

· Stooping (Bend at waist): Load/unload guest luggage and bell carts.

· Pushing/Pulling: Bell carts weighting up to 150 pounds.

· Lifting/Carrying: Guest luggage weighting up to 80 pounds.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Engage guests whenever possible to ensure quality of service is upheld and recover their confidence in the hotel.

  • Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, employees may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel.

  • In addition, attendance at all scheduled training sessions and meetings is required.

  • Properly complete department checklists

  • Resolve any guest and/or associate issues incurred during the shift in a professional and thorough manner, communicating effectively as appropriate.

  • Using the Flash Valet functions to fullest potential to include taking pictures of all incoming vehicles

  • Ensure overnight valet charges are posted to capture revenue

  • Unload baggage from vehicles and or taxis

  • Open entrance doors for all guests

  • Answer questions and offer information and assistance

  • Setting up transportation for guest (taxi cabs)

  • Take care of all equipment assign to them while working their shift (iPad, tablets, radio’s, telephones, computers, and other work-related items)

  • Ensure charges and posting are processed to secure revenue prior to a guest’s departure,

  • Keep work areas clean and organized

  • Be extremely courteous to all customers and fellow employees

  • Report unsafe conditions to your supervisor immediately

  • Maintain hotel equipment in proper working conditions

· Any other duties assigned by your immediate supervisor

Essential Duties:

· Work closely with the team and communicate frequently to ensure safety and security of the hotel, guests, and team members.Effectively and efficiently park customer vehicles

· Return customer vehicles upon request in a timely fashion

· Promote good customer relations by consistently providing premier customer satisfaction with a friendly demeanor and willingness to help

· Observe safety precautions always

· Greet arriving and departing guests.

· Escort incoming hotel guests to rooms and or partial escorts.

· Assist with transportation and handling of luggage.

· Offer information pertaining to available services and facilities of hotel, points of interest, directions, and dining options.

· Explain hotel amenities and features of room, such as operation of radio, television, climate control, and how to place telephone calls.

· Inspect guest's room to ensure furnishings are in order and supplies are adequate upon guest escort.

· Deliver packages, luggage, and other guest belongings.

· Deliver fax messages, emails, laundry, and runs errands.

· Call taxis for guests.

· Serve as alternate or additional valet, bellman, or doorman when required.

· Complete errands as requested by Valencia Services and other Hotel Valencia departments.

· Adhere to Hotel Valencia standards for guest service.

· Perform all other duties as assigned

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrates commitment to Valencia Hotel Group Hospitality operating principles and philosophies.

  • Contributes to team results.

  • Deals with change effectively.

  • Develop an understanding of all VGSOP’s and LSOP’s pertaining to the Valet Attendant function, processes that impact the hotel’s Valet function, and the hotel, effectively adhering to and/or putting those policies into practice.

Leadership Skills:

  • Establishes effective, two-way communication with all other departments.

  • Addresses concerns/conflict in a timely manner (either with guests or hotel team members)

  • Makes decisions, including employees/team and commits to a course of action with available information.

Relationship Skills:

  • Always applies the principles of trust, honesty, respect, integrity, and commitment.

  • Establishes confidence in personal job performance among peers throughout the hotel.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • High school or equivalent education required.

  • Prefer hotel experience and background.

  • TABC Certification

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.

compensation: $8.00/ hour plus tips

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About this Employer

Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

150 E. Houston Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

(210) 227-9700

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About Us

Steeped in history and charm, Hotel Valencia Riverwalk blends Spanish Colonial and Modern Mediterranean design with contemporary ideals. Our San Antonio downtown hotel's location on the quiet part of the River Walk keeps you in the middle of the action without sacrificing tranquility. Surround yourself with dining, entertainment, and shopping offered along the vibrant banks of San Antonio's famed River Walk or visit nearby local attractions. Embrace the romance of the downtown architecture as you tour by horse-drawn carriage or river cruise. However you choose to spend your time in San Antonio, we’ll ensure it’s unforgettable.

We take pride in delivering an impeccable experience rather than a routine hotel stay. The architectural craftsmanship and opulent finishes throughout the design of our hotel envelop your senses while our luxury amenities cater to your every need. With world-class dining and in-room spa services, you may find it difficult to leave at all during your stay, but when you do a bevy of options are just steps away.

From meetings, groups and weddings on the River Walk, to romantic getaways, or business trips—whatever your reason for visiting, we’re here to make your San Antonio stay one you’ll remember.