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Front Office Agent

Posted May 3, 2022

JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District
Savannah, GA
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An Inspiring Career Awaits You!

The Kessler Collection is made up of 13 artful hotel and resort properties, 26 restaurants, and over 1,700 Grand Performers across ten states, we continue to grow and so will you! The opportunities are endless. Our mission of inspiring places, intuitive service, and exuberant guests means we are committed to our Grand Performers learning, development, and well-being.

We believe people want to be inspired! 

Our Grand Performers Receive Many Benefits Including:

  • Marriott Employee Discounts Worldwide
  • Competitive Wage & Discretionary Bonus Program
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Company-Sponsored Life Insurance
  • Short & Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • 401(K) with Discretionary Company Matching Contributions
  • Employee Assistance Program

Job Summary

The overall objective and purpose of the Front Office Agent position are to provide a warm welcome and hospitable service to our guests.  The incumbent is responsible for ensuring a seamless arrival and departure experience and respond efficiently to guest requests.  They are to provide the highest level of service in support of the company's mission, core values, standards, and goals.

Core Responsibilities

  • Greet and interact with internal and external guests in a genuinely warm and friendly manner using professional and Kessler standard nomenclature
  • May assist in housekeeping duties such as cleaning public areas and guest laundry. 
  • Maintain the integrity of the guests’ privacy, including confidentiality of personal information and key control
  • Process check-ins, check-outs, and room assignments
  • Coordinate with Housekeeping to track readiness of rooms for check-in
  • Communicate parking procedures to guests and visitors and dispatch bell/valet attendants as needed
  • Post guest charges and payments, process no-shows, and adjust disputed charges
  • Run daily reports and contingency lists. Conduct bucket checks to ensure accuracy
  • Verify rate codes and make appropriate adjustments on guest’ invoices
  • Block and unblock rooms according to the hotel’s need
  • Operate the telephone system, answering calls within three (3) rings, using the correct salutation and telephone etiquette
  • Process and respond to wake-up calls according to the standard operating procedure
  • Notify guests of messages and record them legibly and completely
  • Maintain knowledge of room types, hotel amenities and features, hours of operation, and area attractions
  • Respond promptly to questions, concerns, and special requests. The follow-up to ensure the guest is satisfied
  • Log guest requests and concerns according to the standard operating procedure. Communicate with departments promptly
  • Solve problems proficiently
  • Demonstrate effective sales techniques to upsell rooms, amenities, and products
  • Maintain a neat and organized work area
  • Maintain the integrity of Company proprietary information and protect Company assets
  • Maintain complete knowledge in the use of all office equipment, property management systems, and access according to specifications
  • Maintain complete knowledge and comply with company policies and procedures
  • Maintain neat, clean, and professional appearance according to standards
  • Follow all company safety and security policies and procedures. Report accidents, injuries, and unsafe conditions
  • Welcome and acknowledge guests with disabilities and follow proper procedures to accommodate needs.
  • Develop and maintain a positive working relationship and support the team to achieve our goals
  • Attend required training and meetings
  • All other duties as assigned, planned or un-planned

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities 

  • Ability to perform all tasks at the front desk and proficiently use job-related software, property management systems, and office equipment 
  • Ability to remain calm in various situations, use sound judgment and effectively solve problems
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules and procedural manuals
  • Ability to demonstrate cash handling procedures and calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, commissions, upgrades, and percentages
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of office equipment and property management systems

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related training equivalent - required
  • 1+ year of relevant work experience in similar scope and title – required
  • Experience within luxury brand/markets - required
  • Student or graduate of hotel management – preferred

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Work Environment

  • Must be comfortable working in a shared space, with constant noise, without the use of a private office.
  • Must be able to cope with frequent changing priorities and deadlines with a high degree of optimism, professionalism & collaboration.
  • Schedules may vary from week to week based on business demands in excess of or less than 40 hours with or without notice.

Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to see, hear, reach, use fingers to handle and feel, stand, stoop, bend and crouch up to 8 hours daily.
  • Push, pull, and lift up to 50 lbs.  
  • While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to travel by foot, car, bus, airplane, or other means of transportation, which require sitting, waiting, and standing for long and short periods of time.
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JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District

400 W River Street
Savannah, GA 31401

419 Room Hotel

www.marriott.com

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LEADING ENTERTAINMENT, DINING AND HOTEL COMPLEX IN SAVANNAH

The JW Savannah Plant Riverside District is not only Savannah’s most luxurious hotel but a vibrant entertainment destination and inspiring experience. From incredible dining to high-end shopping and live music, we create elegantly curated experiences, stripping away the unnecessary to reveal the exceptional. Once an iconic power plant in Georgia, the Plant Riverside District now represents the beauty of progress. Whether seeking a romantic getaway or a work hard/play hard business trip, we provide a setting suited to your needs with timeless sophistication blended with eye-catching details. Choose from three unique buildings for a customized atmosphere to match your style: bold and contemporary maritime details in the Atlantic, romantic and elegant styling in the Three Muses, and historic chic architecture in the Power Plant. Complete your experience with numerous dining options, rooftop bars, a concert venue, art gallery, riverfront park and even natural science exhibits to spark your imagination.