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Front Desk Agent - Old Santa Fe Inn

Charming quiet location, small downtown property

Posted November 15, 2022

La Fonda on the Plaza
Santa Fe, NM
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Join our amazing team at our wonderful boutique hotel, The Old Santa Fe Inn. As we are small, this position will allow you to learn the workings of the hotel in a more intimate setting. You will be interacting with guests as well as other long term employees.

Compensation

$15.25 per hour

About This Job

POSITION TITLE: FRONT DESK AGENT

REPORTS TO: General Manager / Asistant Manager

POSITION SUMMARY:

A Front Desk Agent provides exceptional service to guests and to persons who call the Inn.  A Front Desk Agent greets guests in a warm, friendly manner and handles all stages of a guest’s stay at the Inn. A Front Desk Agent promotes the Inn, provides guests with a friendly and accurate check in/check out process, assists guests with questions or concerns and provides exceptional service to persons who call the Inn.  A Front Desk Agent communicates with Inn personnel promptly in a professional and courteous manner.  A Front Desk Agent adheres to the Inn’s standards, policies and procedures and complies with all safety, security and quality measures.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide a friendly, welcoming experience by greeting guest as they enter the Inn.  Acknowledge and welcome repeat guests who are registering.  Offer upgrades, present options and alternatives and offer assistance in making choices to guests that are registering.  Accommodate special requests if possible.
  • Provide all guests with a friendly, accurate and efficient check-in / check-out process while following Inn policies and procedures.  Offer to assist guests with future reservations at the time of check out and assure guest that the Inn strives for an excellent hospitality rating. Assist in preregistration and blocking of rooms for reservations. Ensure that the front desk and lobby areas are clean, organized and ready to greet guests.
  • Maintain a clean and professional appearance and uniform.
  • Verify and collect guest payments and identification, ensuring all procedures are followed to protect sensitive guest information including identity and credit card information.  Process all financial transactions with strict adherence to Inn policies and procedures.
  • Operate the Inn key control system while strictly following all key safety and security procedures.
  • Answer all telephone calls to the Inn promptly with excellent, friendly telephone etiquette.  Provide a warm and friendly experience to potential guests inquiring about hotel reservations by focusing on the guest’s need, asking for the sale, entering and confirming reservation details, and providing the cancellation policy.
  • Provide guests with clear directions and recommendations for local points of interest including restaurants, shopping, and historic sites.  Ensure guests are aware of available Inn services.
  • Sense and respond to all guest concerns or requests in a manner that leaves the guest feeling assured and optimistic about staying at the Inn again.  Respond to guest concerns promptly and report issues in a timely and appropriate manner to a supervisor or the Managing Director when necessary to assure prompt resolution of concerns raised by guests prior to their check out.  Properly record all guest concerns to ensure proper follow up.  Request and record maintenance assistance timely and accurately and follow up as needed.
  • Coordinate room status updates with the housekeeping department by notifying housekeeping of all check-outs, late checkouts, early check-ins, and special requests.  Work closely with the housekeeping department by the keeping room status reports up to date and coordinate requests for maintenance and repair work.
  • Read and initial the pass-down log and bulletin board daily and be aware of daily activities and meetings taking place at the Inn.  Enter information into the pass-down log accurately to ensure proper communication is maintained between shifts.  Initial and complete shift checklists to ensure the Inn information is updated and Inn personnel is prepared for daily activities.  Maintain room status inventory.
  • Follow all policies and procedures of the Inn.
  • Understand and operate the Inn property management system (“PMS”) easily and efficiently.  Know how to access room locations, types of rooms available, room rates, and room status.  Maintain confidentiality of all proprietary information of the Inn.  Maintain confidentiality of the agent’s access to Inn computer systems and programs and must log in at the beginning of each shift and log out at the end of each shift.
  • When assigned, conduct Night Audit procedures in a timely, accurate, complete and efficient manner while ensuring 24/7 front desk presence and exceptional service to guests.
  • Know how to operate front office equipment.
  • Use proper mail, package, courier and message handling procedures.
  • Ensure lost and found items are treated with care, reported and stored according to Inn policies.
  • Attend department meetings.
  • Report any unusual occurrences or requests, accidents or injuries to the Managing Director.
  • Know all safety, emergency and accident policies and procedures.
  • Remain flexible and willing to work different shifts and in other areas of the Inn as needed to ensure the Inn delivers an exceptional experience to every guest.
  • Perform any other duties as requested by the Managing Director.

PREREQUISITES:

Education: Must speak, read., write, and understand English well.  Ability to speak, read, write and understand Spanish is desired.

Experience: Previous hotel-related experience desired.

Physical: Requires fingering, grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, hearing, visual acuity, and may on occasion have to lift and carry up to 40 pounds.

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About this Employer

La Fonda on the Plaza

100 E. San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501

180 Room Hotel

www.lafondasantafe.com

Work for the best hotel in Santa Fe!

La Fonda on the Plaza, an independent hotelier, is occasionally seeking quality, dedicated people to join a great team. Located on the historic Santa Fe Plaza, La Fonda has a reputation as a great work environment and currently employs a very loyal staff. We offer full time employee benefits that include vacation, 401K, health and life insurance and an annual profit sharing bonus. We embrace all cultures, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, abilities, perspectives, and ways of thinking. Our culture is one that empowers every individual to be his or her best, and such authentic connection inspires the way we care for each other and for our guests.

Our Hotel

Vibrant decor and authentic New Mexican architecture intermingle with indulgent amenities. Each of our 180 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites present an opportunity to experience the elegance of our property, boasting original artwork and hand-crafted furniture and luxury amenities.