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Guest Service Agent

The Hay-Adams

800 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006

145 Room Hotel
Managed By B.F. Saul Company Hospitality Group
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Full-Time

Steeped in rich history and surrounded by the most iconic institutions of our nation, The Hay-Adams is the downtown Washington, D.C. hotel for discerning guests. Enveloped by views of the White House, St. John’s Church, and the scenic Lafayette Park, the 5-star accommodations at The Hay-Adams are the embodiment of refined residence. Marked by Washington, D.C.’s most accommodating amenities and dedicated services, The Hay-Adams is the boutique hotel of choice for the modern luxury traveler. The Hay-Adams offers an exceptional guest experience that goes beyond a good night’s sleep.
The guest service representative is responsible for check ins and check outs of all hotel guests. Make sure all guest request are met and that all of their information and billing details are correct.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Hay Adams handbook, the department operation manual and hotel policies and procedures are part of this job description.
Perform he daily duties assigned, such as checking the logbook, report printing, check arrivals, bucket check, etc.
Greet all guests to the Hotel. Check them in using the criteria set in the standards of excellence, assign rooms according to the guest requests and availability, issue keys to the guest and introduce the bell staff to the guest.
Participate in the upsell program to move guests into suites and higher rated rooms.
Answer telephones, transfer calls, take messages for any guests and deliver them in a professional manner.
Answer any inquires in to hotel information and the local area acting as a back up to the concierge being able to carry out the majority of the concierge duties in their absence.
Resolve any guest issues to satisfaction of both the guest and hotel. The GSR is empowered to do everything in their power to make guests of the hotel happy within reason. Log any incidents in the logbook and coordinate with Front Office Manager on duty to ensure follow up and guest satisfaction.
Responsible for guest checks out, making sure it is performed within the standards of excellence. Must make sure that guests are billed accurately for all charges and that this is presented in a professional manner; ensure that the guest enjoys their stay.
Post incidental charges (parking, minibar, etc.) accurately to guest accounts.
Make accurate reservations for guests when required.
Coordinate with Manager on Duty the daily activities, VIP arrivals, escort VIP’s to their room and act as their personal contact while on property if they require anything further. Handle all VIP requests in person where possible.
Responsible for cleanliness of work area and readiness of work area, including all public areas on the ground floor and the front door area.
It is the GSR’s responsibility to be aware of the revenue and yield management goals of the hotel and act as part of the revenue team setting daily goals with management, up-selling room types to achieve those goals.
Responsible for keeping cash bank balanced to ensure all guests needs and requests are met.
Work closely with other departments to ensure all guest needs and requests are met.
Be aware of all fire-life-safety procedures.
It is each agent's responsibility to strive to be the best at their job and conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times.
All tasks and duties are performed within the guidelines set by the Standards of Excellence, employee handbook and hotel policies and procedures.
Perform any other duties as required and directed.
Qualifications
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty to a satisfactory standard. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Supervisory Responsibilities
This position has not supervisory responsibilities, Indirectly the GSR will assist in the supervision of Bell and Door staff monitoring activities and checking all staff adhere to the standards of excellence. The GSR will also assist Front Office management with emergency situations in the hotel and hotel evacuations.
Education and Experience
High School diploma, general education degree, international equivalent or three to six months experience in a related field required. College degree preferred, previous front office experience in a luxury property required. Previous customer service experience preferred. General computer experience required. Hotel management computer systems experience preferred.
Language Skills
Must have good knowledge of English, ability to speak clearly read and write. Must be able to listen or read instructions, memos, short correspondences, and messages. Must have ability to write memos, short correspondences, or messages. A second language preferred.
Mathematical Skills
Must have good mathematical skills, ability to add, subtract, divide and multiply six-digit numbers with decimals. Ability to work out percentages and discounts.
Reasoning Ability
Ability to carry out detailed, uninvolved instructions both written and oral, using common sense understanding required. Ability to deal with problems in a calm professional manner required.
Physical Ability
Ability to stand in a confined environment for long periods of time is required. Ability to use a computer screen for long periods required. Must be able to work well under pressure and in emergency situations. Ability to occasionally lift bags up to 50lbs. 
The Hay-Adams is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring diverse professionals.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled
Posted March 21, 2024

The Hay-Adams

A Luxury Downtown Washington, D.C. Hotel

Experience The Historic Hay-Adams

Steeped in rich history and surrounded by the most iconic institutions of our nation, The Hay-Adams, recently named the #1 Hotel in Washington DC, is the hotel of choice for discerning guests. Enveloped by views of the White House, St. John’s Church, and the scenic Lafayette Park, the 5-star accommodations at The Hay-Adams are the embodiment of refined residence. Marked by Washington, DC’s most accommodating amenities and dedicated services, The Hay-Adams is the boutique hotel of choice for the modern luxury traveler.

Featuring the region’s most coveted fine dining destinations, timeless, full-service event and wedding spaces, and the inviting Author Series, The Hay-Adams offers an exceptional guest experience that goes beyond a good night’s sleep.

Welcome to The Hay-Adams—where nothing is overlooked but the White House.