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Guest Service Representative

Posted May 15, 2021

Residence Inn by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port
Dania Beach, FL
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About This Job

Provide excellent guest service in an efficient, courteous professional manner; follow LBA standards of friendly hospitality while adhering to guidelines and procedures. Execute selling strategies to enhance the hotel revenue.

Pre Requisites

Guest Service Representatives have access to guestrooms and property, character traits of honesty and trustworthiness are essential to this position. Therefore, associates must pass the appropriate security clearance, per company policy.
  • Experience in service, sales, telesales or guest relations type of industry is helpful, not mandatory.

Summary Of Essential Job Functions

Must be able to perform major life activities: Standing, lifting, bending, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, and communicating.For this position specifically:
  • Must be able to push or pull 60 pounds and lift and/or carry 30 pounds.
  • Must be able to stand for eight hours, bend, stretch, reach.
  • Must be able to see and hear.
  • Must be able to speak and read English, the ability to communicate in another language may be helpful.
  • Must display professionalism, honesty and trustworthiness at all times.

Required Knowledge, Skills And Abilities

Knowledge in:
  • Entire property, staff, services, hours of operation, type of rooms, locations, rates, discounts.
  • Frequent Stay Program
  • Reservations procedures including cancellations and “walking” guest
  • Phone etiquette and answering procedures, be able to answer inquiries of shopping, dining, entertainment and travel directions.
  • Daily hotel operations, check daily events, bulletin boards and be up to date on changes, new procedures and events.
  • Manager on Duty functions when necessary or as scheduled
Skills:
  • Computer literate to thoroughly operate property management system: post charges, compute bills, collect payment and make change.
Abilities:
  • Multi task, remain associate and guest service centric.
  • Communicate with guests, co-workers receiving and transmitting mail, phone and written messages and relay pertinent information using communication log books.
  • Assist with guest issues with professionalism, maintaining hospitable attitude.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Greet and register guests, provide room assignments, maintain guest privacy, and accommodate special request when possible.
  2. Promote and sell services/amenities of the hotel.
  3. Promote repeat business by offering to take future reservations and providing recommendations for alternate same brand-type products.
  4. Be aware of potential sales leads and contacts thorough guest interaction. Report information to the appropriate individual.
  5. Keep housekeeping and other departments informed of any special requests, late check-outs, and special needs areas.
  6. Check all credit cards for validity before the end of the shift.
  7. Learn and utilize PMS.
  8. Ensure all cash, check and miscellaneous departments are in balance at shifts end.
  9. Assist in other areas: F & B, cleanliness of property wherever assistance is needed for guest satisfaction.
  10. Help maintain a clean and professional lobby, dining area; dusting vacuuming, cleaning tables, etc.
  11. Have a thorough working knowledge of emergency procedures.
  12. Practice safety standards at all times and be alert to hazardous conditions. Report or correct any hazardous conditions immediately.
  13. Report any unusual occurrences or request to the manager.
  14. Maintain certification from a responsible vendor training if alcohol is served.
  15. Be flexible in regard to work schedule, understanding hospitality is a 24/7 industry and evenings/weekends may be required.
  16. Utilize Service Recovery Log and other necessary communication logs from shift to shift.
  17. Maintain stock/cleanliness in the market area.
  18. Other duties as assigned, of which the associate is capable of performing.

Working Conditions/Special Requirements

Standing, walking for long periods of time while maintaining a friendly professional image. Where applicable, follow approved laundry procedures, ensure understanding of operation of washers and dryers. Assist with folding linen according to proper standards.

Positions For Possible Advancement

The next step for this position is in a training capacity. The ability to teach skills and competencies will enhance leadership skills in preparations for further promotion. Once that is achieved, the individual may be considered for an AGM or GSM position should one become available.

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed.
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About this Employer

Residence Inn by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port

4801 Anglers Avenue
Dania Beach, FL 33312

(954) 989-3636

156 Room Extended Stay

www.marriott.com

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Fort Lauderdale has gracefully evolved into an upscale Caribbean city as well as a chic retreat dedicated to cultural pursuits, excellent shopping and, of course, all things cruise. Here, just minutes to downtown, Dania Beach is your perfect port-of-call: award-winning “Blue Wave Beaches", the world-famous Casino of Dania Beach, miles of antiquing, and minutes to Fort Lauderdale Beach & Port Everglades. In the heart of it all, The Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port welcomes you to sun-splashed suites with separate living & sleeping areas, full kitchens, flat-panel TVs, and free WiFi. Outside your Fort Lauderdale hotel suite, enjoy our free breakfast buffet, fitness center, free socials and outdoor saltwater pool with a kids’ splash zone. For easy travel and endless adventures, enjoy our free shuttle service. Whether you're here for business or pleasure, it’s all aboard for fun and sun at our hotel near Hard Rock Stadium.