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Front Desk Agent

Posted September 6, 2022

Cambria Hotel New Haven University Area
New Haven, CT
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About This Job

POSITION OVERVIEW:

As a Front Desk Agent, you would greet and serve the guest in a courteous and timely manner, resulting in the highest levels of guest satisfaction.

HERE'S WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:

Greet all guests immediately with a friendly and genuine welcome. 

Use a positive and clear speaking voice, listen to and understand requests, respond with appropriate action and provide accurate information such as outlet hours and local attractions.

Complete the registration process by inputting and retrieving information from a computer system, confirming pertinent information including number of guests and room rate.

Make appropriate selection of rooms based on guest needs. Code electronic keys and Non-verbally confirm the room number and rate.  Provide welcome folders containing room keys, certificates, coupons and refreshment center keys as appropriate. 

Verify and imprint credit cards for authorization using electronic acceptance methods. Handle cash, make change and balance an assigned house bank.  Accept and record vouchers, travelers checks, and other forms of payment. Convert foreign currency at current posted rates. Post charges to guest rooms and house accounts using the computer.

Promptly answer the telephone using positive and clear communication. Input messages into the computer. Retrieve messages and communicate the content to the guest. Retrieve mail, small packages and facsimiles for guests as requested.

Close guest accounts at time of check out and ascertain satisfaction.  In the event of dissatisfaction, negotiate compromise, which may include authorizing revenue allowances.

Field guest complaints, conducting thorough research to develop the most effective solutions and negotiate results.  Listen and extend assistance in order to resolve problems such as price conflicts, insufficient heating or air conditioning, etc.  Remain calm and alert especially during emergency situations and heavy hotel activity.  Plan and implement detailed steps by using experienced judgment and discretion.

Coordinate with Housekeeping, Engineering and Food and Beverage departments to ensure guest satisfaction throughout the entire stay cycle of a guest.

Comply with attendance rules and be available to work on a regular scheduled basis.

DOES IT SOUND LIKE YOU?

Must have the ability to communicate in English.

Self-starting personality with an even disposition.

Maintain a professional appearance and manner at all times.

Can communicate well with guests.

Must be willing to “pitch-in” and help co- workers with their job duties and be a team player.

At Crescent Hotels & Resorts we strive to create a great place to work where associates at all levels of our organization are respected for their differences, just like the guests and owners we serve. That’s why we are dedicated to creating an environment that facilitates open and honest conversations about race, equity, diversity, and inclusion. By examining our own beliefs and behaviors, we can create change through training, recruiting, and promoting diverse talent to strengthen our culture.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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About this Employer

Cambria Hotel New Haven University Area

20 Dwight Street
New Haven, CT 06511

(914) 602-8608

130 Room Hotel

www.choicehotels.com

Your career journey with Crescent Hotels & Resorts has countless possibilities. We offer exciting positions across our company, from corporate roles to associates to property level and internships. We offer dynamic work environments that inspire growth and curiosity. We are known as the employer of choice, and we encourage you to find your passion.

We Know Benefits 

Dedicated, satisfied, and engaged associates are the key to our continued success. 

At Crescent Hotels & Resorts, we strive for innovative ways to enhance our comprehensive selection of benefit offerings. Crescent associates working as few as 24 hours a week are eligible for our extensive menu of benefit programs.

Crescent's benefits offerings include:

• Healthcare insurance and prescription drug coverage

• Dental insurance

• Vision insurance

• Flexible/dependent-care spending accounts

• Life insurance and supplemental life insurance

• Short/long-term disability insurance

• Domestic Partner coverage

• Employee Assistance Program

• 401(k) with employer matching

• Paid holidays, vacation, and personal time off

• Tuition reimbursement program

• Discounted hotel rooms for associates and family