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Aimbridge Hospitality Reception Agent in Cambridge, Massachusetts

As an employee of The Charles Hotel, you will benefit from having access to Blue Cross Blue Shield medical insurance starting from $1.16* weekly, travel benefits across multiple brands, a complimentary daily meal, $5 discounted daily parking, $500 referral bonus and advancement opportunities. Joining The Charles Hotel surrounds you with like-minded peers an independent hotel has to offer. In this role, as a Reception Agent, you are responsible for greeting, registering guests, providing outstanding guest services during their stay and settling the guest's account upon completion of their stay.

*Rate is subject to change.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • 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.

  • Ability to participate in the creation of an enjoyable work environment.

  • Knowledge with Opera is a bonus.

  • 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 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.)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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 The Charles Hotel policies standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.

  • Greet and welcome all guests approaching the Front Desk in accordance with The Charles Hotel standards; maintain a friendly and warm demeanor at all times.

  • Handle requests for information mail and messages in an efficient and courteous manner.

  • Answer guest inquiries 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 The Charles Hotel 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.

  • Registering guests, creating 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.

  • Perform any other duties as requested by management.

The Charles Hotel experience reflects the eclecticism that is Cambridge. An urban oasis, The Charles offers something for everyone who is visiting the Boston area. Guests can soak in their academic surrounding by attending a lecture at Harvard, relax with a stroll along the Charles River, explore downtown Boston or dine at some of the Boston and Cambridge area's finest restaurants, including The Charles' own Henrietta's Table.

The Charles is an independent property, offering luxurious accommodations and all the comforts of home. Guest rooms combine New England d├ęcor with the latest technology. 18,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor banquet space merge to offer an array of options for anyone's next event.

Located just minutes from downtown Boston and a variety of world-class attractions, The Charles is a AAA Four Diamond Hotel and a proud member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts.

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:

  • Now offering Daily Pay! Ask your Recruiter for more details

  • 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

Job ID: 2022-171354

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

Street: One Bennett St

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