Front Desk Agent
Property Name:
The London West Hollywood
Job Title: 
Front Desk Agent
Location: 
California-Los Angeles/Long Beach
Company Name: 
The London West Hollywood
City: 
West Hollywood
Work Permit: 
Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.
Management  Position: 
No
Bonus Pay: 
No
Accommodation: 
No
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Northwood Hospitality is a wholly owned subsidiary of Northwood Investors, a privately-held real estate investment advisor founded in 2006. We currently own and operate seven properties -- The Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Cheeca Lodge & Spa in Islamorada, FL, Tranquility Bay Resort in Marathon, FL and The London West Hollywood - and we plan to grow. We seek team members who share our values:

  • We enjoy the thrill of competition against other hospitality companies; we believe competition pushes us to do our best and allows us to measure our progress
  • We enjoy helping people by creating memorable experiences that both leisure and business guests will go out of their way to come back for
  • We believe in efficiency and sustainability in our operations, so we can grow a stable, secure business with minimal environmental impact
  • We do everything with a sense of humor and an enjoyment of life
If this sounds like you, we look forward to the opportunity to meet you.

Often the first and last contact for our guests, the front desk agent is a critical link to guest satisfaction. Responsibilities include welcoming guests, processing registration and check-out, anticipating guest needs and meeting or exceeding those needs, responding to and resolving guest inquires and complaints, and coordinating with other departments to ensure guests feel well-cared for and valued. This person should be very comfortable interacting with guests and potential clients in a highly professional manner.
Job Responsibilities
Guest Communication
* Maintain a personal demeanor that is friendly, cheerful and courteous at all times.
* Greet guests by name.
* Ensure that all guests feel welcomed to the property.
* Register guests and assign rooms.
* Conduct check-out processes.
* Ensure guest satisfaction by responding to guest inquiries with accurate information and a positive attitude.
* Answer inquiries pertaining to hotel services, registration of guests, shopping, dining, entertainment, and travel directions.
* Respond to phone calls, and retrieve guest mail, faxes and packages.
* Promote hotel amenities and services to guests using personal knowledge and effective selling techniques.
* Welcome and effectively resolve guest questions, issues and complaints with supervisor assistance as needed.
* Provide constant and consistent communication with other departments and supervisors/managers in order to ensure guest satisfaction.
* Attend team briefings.
Financial Transactions
* Handle cash, credit card, currency conversions and other financial transactions.
* Post charges such as room, food, liquor or telephone to ledger.
* Compute or adjust bill, collect payment, and make change for guests.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Education
* High school diploma or GED
Skills and Experience (Essential)
* At least 18 years of age
* Basic computer skills
* Must be able to read, communicate effectively and have superb interpersonal skills
* Must be able to work well under pressure while retaining tact and composure when resolving guest complaintsSkills and Experience (Preferred)
* Work experience in the hospitality or restaurant industry
* Communication in other languages is helpful


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled
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