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Lead Front Desk Agent (\"Agente Principal de Recepci-n\")

Company: Azul Hospitality
Location: Detroit
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Job Details
Job Location
Aloft Detroit at The David Whitney - Detroit, MI
Position Type
Full Time
Job Shift
Job Category
Admin - Clerical
The Lead Front Desk Agent creates an experience for our hotel guests by offering them a larger than home experience with welcoming, helpful, and exceptional service, while maintaining a clean, comfortable, and inviting environment.

  • Greet and welcome guests upon arrival.
  • Demonstrate attributes of a great Host by being aware and attentive to our guest's needs.
  • Train of all-new Front Desk Agents.
  • Conduct huddles to ensure clear communication of the days events to all Front Desk Agents.
  • Conduct property tours for new hires and clients as necessary to assist the Sales department.
  • Oversee group reservations to ensure that they are pre-assigned and pre-keyed.
  • Assist housekeeping daily with due-outs.
  • Walkthrough of public areas and kitchen with follow-up report/checklist to management.
  • Responsible for overseeing proper meeting room set up/tear down for internal and external clients.
  • Act as Person In Charge (PIC) in the absence of management.
  • Inventory control of Hotel Host Stand supplies and kitchen supplies.
  • City Ledger follow-up notices.
  • Expedia/ billing.
  • Execute the registration and checkout process at the front desk.
  • Accept payment for guests accounts both at the time of registration and at checkout. Maintain a house bank and make a deposit and accurate reports of receipts daily. Cash checks and exchange currency for guests.
  • Accurately handle cash transactions and balance a cash drawer to the given amount.
  • Acknowledge rewards members and returning guests.
  • Take and manage guest bookings, up-selling opportunities, and telling them about ways to improve their stay.
  • Handle cash and credit transactions.
  • Review current days arrival reports. Check all special request reservations to ensure that the room is blocked per request, VIPs identified, billing is set up correctly, deposits are taken, and other departments are notified of room assignment.
  • Attend all scheduled training, departmental and hotel meetings.
  • Ensure awareness of special promotions, daily activities, arriving VIPs, Group/Conferences in house, special requests, and scheduled shuttles.
  • Practice safe work habits and ensure safe work practices to avoid injury to self and others.
  • Ensure all privacy and security protocols are followed as well as departmental and company procedures.
  • Answer all calls promptly correctly transfer all calls to appropriate departments.
  • Confer and cooperate with other departments to ensure coordination of guest needs. Logging of all guest requests and room defects in the appropriate system. Follow up with guest after the completion of requests and repairing of any defects to ensure resolution to their satisfaction.
  • Answer inquiries pertaining to hotel policies, services, registration, shopping, dining, entertainment, and travel directions.
  • Maintain an extensive knowledge of the hotel, its services, and facilities. Along with a general knowledge of the city where the hotel is located and its attractions.
  • Maintain lobby cleanliness and organization.
  • Assist in booking reservations.
  • Assist with handling mail, packages, facsimiles, and guest items.
  • All other duties assigned by manager or supervisor. SUPPORTIVE FUNCTIONS
    In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the manager based upon the requirements of the hotel:
    • Assist with any guest inquiry.
    • Follow all company and safety and security policies and procedures.
    • Report maintenance problems, safety hazards, accidents, or injuries.
    • Perform other reasonable job duties as requested by direct and indirect supervisors. PHYSICAL DEMANDS
      • Environmental conditions are inside, a job is considered inside if staff spends approximately 75 percent or more of the time inside. Temperature is moderate and controlled by hotel environmental systems.
      • Must be able to stand and exert well-paced mobility for up to four (4) hours in length.
      • Must be able to exert well-paced ability to maneuver between functions occurring simultaneously.
      • Must be able to exert well-paced ability in limited space and to reach other departments of the hotel on a timely basis.
      • Must be able to lift up to 45 lbs. as needed.
      • Must be able to push and pull carts and equipment weighing up to 250 lbs.
      • Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, bending, climbing, listening, and hearing ability and visual acuity.
      • Hearing, smelling, tasting, and visual ability to observe and distinguish product quality and detect signs of emergency situations.
      • Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with other staff, guests, and supervisors.
      • Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near and color vision and depth perception.
      • Must be able to bend, stoop, squat, and stretch to fulfill cleaning tasks occasionally.
      • Must have finger dexterity to be able to operate office equipment such as computers, printers, 10-key adding machine, multi-line touch-tone phone, filing cabinets, FAX machines, photocopiers, dolly, and other office equipment as needed.
      • Ability to work primarily with fingers to pick, pinch, type, and carry out substantial movements (motions) of the wrists and hands as well. SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
        The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities:
        • Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand the primary language used in the workplace.
        • Requires good communication skills, verbal, written and electronic.
        • Considerable knowledge of complex mathematical calculations and computer programs.
        • Must have excellent leadership capability and customer relations skills.
        • Must be detail oriented with outstanding organizational and communication skills.
        • Must possess basic computer skills.
        • Must possess basic computational ability.
        • Ability to effectively deal with internal and external customers some of whom will require high levels of patience, tact, and diplomacy, and collect accurate information to resolve conflicts.
        • Knowledgeable about basic functions of Windows OS, MS Office, PMS, PBX, Key system, and POS.
        • Self-driven and able to work independently.
        • Exceptionally strong in issue resolution and proven analytical skills with strong attention to detail. EDUCATION
          High school or equivalent education required. Bachelors Degree preferred.
          • Front Desk experience required.
          • Experience in the Hospitality industry preferred.
          • Knowledgeable of loyalty programs, brand standards and hospitality industry systems preferred. LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS
            • N/A
              All Staff Members must maintain a neat, clean, and well-groomed appearance per Azul Hospitality standards. Refer to the property specific required grooming and uniform standards policy.
              Regular attendance in conformance with the standards, which may be established by Azul Hospitality, from time to time, is essential to the successful performance of this position. Staff with irregular attendance / tardiness will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. Upon employment, all staff is required to fully comply with Azul Hospitality rules and regulations for the safe and effective operation of the hotels facilities. Staff members who violate hotel rules and regulations will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, staff members may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel. In addition, attendance at all scheduled training sessions and meetings is required. This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that a staff member in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.

Keywords: Azul Hospitality, Detroit , Lead Front Desk Agent (\"Agente Principal de Recepci-n\"), Education / Teaching , Detroit, Michigan

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