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Front Desk Associate

Company: Hampton Inn by Hilton Hastings
Location: Hastings
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

The moment a guest steps into one of our hotels, they walk into a genuinely memorable experience. As a Front Desk Agent, you'll not only be the person they rely on to handle transactions, offer local insights, and anticipate every detail of a friction-free experience. You'll also create a warm atmosphere that makes our guests feel at home in any location.

Day to Day Duties:

* Be the warm welcome that kicks off a memorable guest experience
* Acknowledge Rewards Club members and returning guests, in person or on the phone
* Take and manage guest bookings, up-selling opportunities and telling them about ways to improve their stay
* Handle cash and credit transactions
* Start every stay right by swiftly checking guests in and out - take IDs, hand out room keys, and control and release safety deposit boxes
* Stay one step ahead of guests' needs - record and act on their preferences, and handle their messages, requests, questions and concerns
* Be a trusted contact for all guests. Help them with anything from bill issues to local knowledge, and loop in management when necessary
* Stay safe all the time. Following our safety procedures, you'll report all incidents and wear any protective gear needed
* Take pride in your appearance and place as a brand ambassador
* Always know what events and activities are on the day's schedule
* Jump into other ad-hoc duties when your colleagues need your help

What we're looking for

* Communication skills - guests will need to come to you with concerns as well as compliments, so you'll be easy to talk to
* Your problem-solving skills will turn issues into opportunities so every guest leaves with great memories
* Fluency in the local language - extra language skills would be great, but not essential
* Literate and tech-savvy - you'll need a good grasp of reading, writing, basic math and computers Flexibility - night, weekend and holiday shifts are all part of the job
* You'll have a high school diploma or qualification. A college or university degree would be a bonus, but not essential
* Experience - ideally, you'll have spent at least one year in a front desk or guest service position
* Strength - sometimes you'll need to lift, push, and pull big objects up to 50lbs (23 kg). This can involve bending and kneeling

Qualifications: Previous hotel-related experience preferred. Ability to communicate with the public, hotel staff, and management in a professional manner. Knowledge of surrounding areas and local events. Ability to understand and adhere to proper credit, check cashing, and cash handling policies and procedures. Able to properly secure guest information. Ability to learn safety, emergency, and accident prevention policies and procedures. Skilled in the use of front office equipment. Knowledge of proper telephone etiquette. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays

Job Types: Part-time, Full-time

Pay: From $14.00 per hour

Benefits:
* Paid time off
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift
* Day shift
* Evening shift
* Holidays
* Monday to Friday
* Weekend availability

Experience:
* Hotel experience: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Hampton Inn by Hilton Hastings, Lincoln , Front Desk Associate, Other , Hastings, Nebraska

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