Front Desk Agents are responsible for greeting and registering the guest providing outstanding guest service during their stay and settling the guest’s account upon completion of their stay. Primary responsibilities include: registering guests making and modifying reservations hotel operator and concierge duties. Providing attentive courteous and efficient service to all guests prior to arrival and throughout their stay while maximizing room revenue and occupancy.
High School diploma or equivalent required; College course work in related field helpful.
Experience in a hotel or a related field preferred.
Possess a positive and upbeat personality with a desire to deliver outstanding customer service to our guests.
Demonstrate the ability to multi-task be detail-oriented and be able to problem solve in order to effectively deal with internal and external customers.
Must be able to convey information and ideas clearly.
Must be able to evaluate and select among alternative courses of action quickly and accurately.
Must work well in stressful high pressure situations.
Must be effective in handling problems in the workplace including anticipating preventing identifying and solving problems as necessary.
Must be effective at listening to understanding and clarifying the issues raised by co-workers and guests.
Must be able to work with and understand financial information and data and basic arithmetic functions.
Ability to perform numerical operations using basic counting adding subtracting multiplying and dividing
Ability to read comprehend and write simple instructions and/or short correspondence and memos
Ability to use logic to define the problem collect information establish facts draw valid conclusions interpret information and deal with abstract variables for unique or unfamiliar situations
An operational knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
Must be willing and have the ability to work a varied schedule that may include evenings nights weekends and holidays
Holds an understanding of hotel products and guest services (i.e. lifestyle full service resort etc)
Ability to participate in the creation of an enjoyable work environment
Approach all encounters with guests and associates in a friendly service oriented manner.
Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming which include wearing the proper uniform and name tag when working (per brand standards).
Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Aimbridge Hospitality standards as required by scheduling which will vary according to the needs of the hotel.
Comply at all times with Aimbridge Hospitality policies standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.
Greet and welcome all guests approaching the Front Desk in accordance with Aimbridge Hospitality standards; maintain a friendly and warm demeanor at all times.
Maintain proper operation of the telephone switchboard and ensure that all Aimbridge Hospitality performance standards are met.
Handle requests for information mail and messages in an efficient and courteous manner.
Answer guest inquires about hotel service facilities and hours of operation.
Answer inquiries from guests regarding restaurants transportation entertainment etc.
Establish and maintain good communications and team work with fellow associates and other departments within the hotel.
Be aware of all rates packages and special promotions; Be familiar with all in house groups; Be aware of closed out and restricted dates.
Obtain all necessary information when taking room reservations and follow rate quoting scenario.
Be familiar with all Aimbridge Hospitality policies and house rules as well as hospitality terminology.
Have knowledge of and assist in emergency procedures as required.
Handle check-ins and check-outs in a friendly efficient and courteous manner.
Fully comprehend and be able to operate all relevant aspects of the Front Desk computer system.
Ensure logging and delivery of packages mail and messages as needed to guests and meeting rooms.
Use proper two-way radio etiquette at all times when communicating with other associates.
As needed deliver guest items such as luggage newspapers messages packages amenities or other items requested by guests or team members
Maintain an up to date working knowledge of all property amenities as well as any special events local area attractions and things to do around the hotel.
Perform other duties as assigned which may include but is not limited to the following: helping coworkers in other areas of the hotel maintaining a clean and organized work area and overall cleanliness and safety throughout the hotel and grounds
Homewood Suites Albany Crossgates Mall
This is a co-branded hotel
Homewood Suites by Hilton Albany Crossgates Mall
We’re just across the highway from the University at Albany, and a 15-minute drive will let you explore the historic capital. Visit the nearby Washington Park for fresh air and beautiful views. You can also find a range of businesses nearby, including Tokyo Electron and IBM. Reach Albany Airport in 10 minutes.
Join us daily for free hot full breakfast. From Monday-Thursday, our complimentary evening social* offers beer, wine, soft drinks and a rotating menu. If you need a late-night treat, visit our 24-hour Suite Shop® in the lobby. Stay fit in the fitness center, play basketball on the sport court, or relax in the indoor pool. Our meeting space and business center are ideal for small meetings and work trips.
Tru by Hilton Albany Crossgates Mall
Our New York State Capitol hotel is located just steps away from Crossgates Mall and a short drive to SUNY, Downtown Albany, Albany International Airport, and University at Albany. We are located near a range of local businesses, including General Electric and Global Foundries. A free area shuttle is available within 5 miles. Our efficient rooms are uniquely Tru, with large comfortable mattresses, free WiFi and a 55-inch TV with 150 channels.
From healthy to indulgent, our free ‘Build your Own’ Breakfast toppings bar is all about choices – featuring 30 sweet and savory toppings for cereal, bagels, yogurt and more. Grab snacks, drinks, light meals and single-serve wine and beer in the 24/7 market.
Cozy up with a book in the semi-private alcoves of our lobby, shoot some pool with fellow travelers, reenergize in a fully equipped fitness center, or take a dip in the indoor pool. Sharing a building with the Homewood Suites by Hilton Albany Crossgates Mall gives you additional amenities you cannot find in other Albany hotels, such as enhanced communal areas.
As the global leader in third-party hotel management, our growing portfolio represents over 1,550 hotels in 49 states and 22 countries, from top international lodging brands to luxury hotels, destination resorts and lifestyle hotels. Our associates around the globe are passionate about serving our guests and driving exceptional results, and thrive in a culture where everyone is inspired to be the best. Join a world of possibility with Aimbridge Hospitality.
After an initial waiting period, those hired into full time positions are eligible for a competitive benefits package that includes the following:
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Income
Term Life and AD&D Insurance
Paid Time Off
Employee Assistance Program
401k Retirement Plan