Front Desk Agent

2017-04-20 | Guest Services / Front Office | Sheraton Houston West Hotel

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At a glance

Location

Houston,USA

Employment Fraction

Full Time

Reference Code

20422332

Job Description

POSITION PURPOSE Attend to guests’ needs, including, but not limited to, registration, checkout and cashiering. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AVERAGE % OF TIME 50% Greet and welcome guests upon arrival. Register guests into the computer, verifying reservation, address, and credit information. Promote the Starwood Preferred Guest Program and provide recognition and benefits to all present members. 40% Accept payment for guests’ accounts both at the time of registration and at checkout. Maintain a house bank and make a deposit and accurate report of receipts daily. Cash checks and exchange currency for guests. 10% Issue key to and control entrance of safety deposit boxes. Post miscellaneous charges as requested. Other: Regular attendance in conformance with the standards, which may be established from time to time, is essential to the successful performance of this position. Employees with irregular attendance will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, employees 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. Upon employment, all employees are required to fully comply with Starwood rules and regulations for the safe and effective operation of the hotel’s facilities. Employees who violate hotel rules and regulations will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. 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 particular requirements of the hotel. • Assist concierge in handling mail and facsimiles and providing guest with information regarding hotel facilities and local attractions. • Book reservations for those guests who approach the Front Desk. 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(s) used in the workplace. • Must be able to read and write to facilitate the communication process. • Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written. • Must possess basic computational ability. • Must possess basic computer skills. • General knowledge of the city where hotel is located and its attractions. • Extensive knowledge of the hotel, its services and facilities. Physical Demands • Most work tasks are performed indoors. Temperature is moderate and controlled by hotel environmental systems. • Must be able to stand and exert well-paced ability for up to 4 hours in length. • Must be able to exert well-paced ability to reach other departments of the hotel on a timely basis. • Must be able to exert well-paced ability in limited space. • Must be able to lift up to 15 lbs. occasionally. • Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, bending, climbing, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity. • Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors and other employees. • Ability to spend extended lengths of time viewing a computer screen. • Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near vision and depth perception. • Requires manual dexterity to use and operate all necessary equipment. • Must have finger dexterity to be able to operate office equipment such as computers, printers, 10-key adding machine, electric typewriter, multi-line touch tone phone, filing cabinets, FAX machines, photocopiers, dolly and other office equipment as needed.

Requirements

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS Education High school or equivalent education required. Experience One to two years in a public contact position. Licenses or Certificates Not applicable. Grooming All employees must maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance per Starwood standards. This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from time to time. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Department

Front Office

Location

The Sheraton Houston West Hotel welcomes you to the West Houston area with a friendly smile and great comfort and service. Our brand new guest rooms are designed for your comfort. All 158 rooms feature the indulgent Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ Bed in a choice of one king or two double beds, as well as High Speed Internet Access to keep you connected to friends and family back home. Plus, you can stay in touch easily with our lobby “connection destination,” the Link@Sheraton experienced with Microsoft. Enjoy our state-of-the-art fitness center for a stellar workout to keep you energized while you’re on the go. Conveniently located on Clay Road, just east of Sam Houston Beltway (8), and between Katy Freeway (I-10) and the Northwest Freeway (290), our hotel is close to a wide variety of business parks, the Energy Corridor, Memorial City, and many Houston area attractions. Our hotel is 24 miles southwest of George Bush Intercontinental Airport and 27 miles northwest of William P. Hobby Airport. Baseball USA is only three miles away.

Company Description

Marriott International is the world’s leading global hospitality company, with more brands, more hotels and more opportunities for associates to grow and succeed. With 5,700 properties, you’ll find us in your neighborhood and in more than 110 countries across the globe. Learn about our 30 hotel brands at www.marriott.com/marriott-brands.mi. Find Your World.™ Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws. The EEO is the Law poster and its supplement are available using the following links: http://www1.eeoc.gov/Employers/poster.cfm AND http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf. The pay transparency policy is available here: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_unformattedESQA508c.pdf

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws. The EEO is the Law poster and its supplement are available using the following links: http://www1.eeoc.gov/Employers/poster.cfm AND http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf

The pay transparency policy is available here: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_unformattedESQA508c.pdf

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At a glance

Location

Houston,USA

Employment Fraction

Full Time

Reference Code

20422332