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Front Desk Agent

Posted May 8, 2021

Laguna Beach House
Laguna Beach, CA
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Provide a HEARTfelt experience with every interaction at the very cool and casually sophisticated Laguna Beach House...part of the unique portfolio of Classic Hotels & Resorts!

About This Job

Summary of Position:

The Front Desk Agent is responsible for providing welcoming, friendly, efficient, resourceful and HEARTfelt service at the front desk, including check in and check out and guest resolution.

Essential Functions:

Complete the registration process by inputting and retrieving information from a computer/property management system, confirming pertinent information to a guest’s reservation and making changes as necessary

Verify and swipe credit cards for authorization using electronic acceptance methods and verifying a photo ID at check-in.

Handle cash, make change and balance an assigned house bank.

Accept and record vouchers, traveler checks, and other forms of payment.

Post charges to guest rooms and house accounts using the computer.

Greet guests immediately with a friendly and sincere welcome. Use a positive and clear speaking voice, listening attentively to understand requests

Promptly answer the telephone using positive and clear English communication. Input messages into the computer. Retrieve messages, mail and facsimiles for guests as requested.

Close guest accounts at the time of check out ensuring the guest’s stay was enjoyable, resolving issues as necessary

Providing safety deposit boxes, upon request

Arrange registration cards and complete bucket check

Other tasks as assigned by Front Office Supervisor/Area FO Manager/Area Assistant GM

Incorporate the Mystery Shopper Standards into every interaction

Qualifications:

Education: College degree preferred

Experience: Prior hotel management experience required, Housekeeping and Guest Services preferred.

Certificates or Licenses: N/A

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to train and manage with strong leadership skills. Creates a positive working environment.
  • Ability to make quick and efficient decisions to benefit the team and guest.
  • Ability to memorize and perform Hotel Standards, AAA 3-4 diamond standards, and Mystery shopper standards
  • Strong organizational skills and time management
  • Knowledge of Property Management systems
  • Knowledge of Management Reporting tools
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus

Personal Characteristics:

  • Behaves ethically
  • Communicates effectively: Speaks, listens and writes in a clear and effective manner
  • Professional Appearance: Exhibits an appearance appropriate for a three diamond hotel (Specific grooming standards are available for review)

Working Conditions:

  • This is a full time exempt position. Actual hours may vary dependent on business needs but will generally fall between 5:00 am and 10:00 pm. Attendance as scheduled is a critical element in all positions at Inn at Laguna Beach. Availability for weekends and holidays is essential.

Laguna Beach House leaders and team members believe each guest should be treated with respect and professionalism. We create HEARTfelt experiences, inviting our guests to return. In order to be successful at Laguna Beach House, team members must share both our vision and our values. This includes possessing and demonstrating a high level of courtesy and respect for both internal and external guests. Our fun, friendly and genuine associates treat every guest as if they were our only guest. A true customer focus is essential to success with our property.

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About this Employer

Laguna Beach House

475 North Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

(949) 497-6645

Our Hotel

Following a $1.5 million reinvention of all guest rooms and public spaces – including the lobby, an expanded pool deck and brand new meeting space – guests of Laguna Beach House will be immediately immersed into Southern California Surf Culture.

Chic coastal décor and vintage furniture create the look and feel of an open, airy beach cottage with a palette of natural, warm colors with vibrant pops. Our convenient location is within a short walking distance to Main Beach and downtown Laguna Beach. Personalized service and attention to detail provide for the ultimate Laguna Beach Resort getaway. Beginning with coffee at daybreak, a complimentary nightly wine hour at sunset to cookies and milk before bedtime, guests of Laguna Beach House are treated to all the comforts of home amidst the calming breeze of the Pacific Ocean.