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Front Desk Agent- EVEN Hotel Norwalk, Connecticut

Company: InterContinental Hotels Group
Location: Norwalk
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Job Description:

At EVEN Hotels we provide a thoughtful lifestyle offering for travelers seeking more options to stay healthier and balanced away from home. Our hotels and wellness-savvy colleagues offer guests a best-in-class fitness experience, healthier food options and flexible working spaces. We inspire our guests to stay on track with their wellness routines so they can be at their best and achieve more. As a member of the EVEN Hotels team, you'll bring your passion for wellness, encouraging others and building connections with every interaction. To inspire our Guests to stay on Track while on the road, we will: Enliven Wellnessthrough our passion, knowledge, and resources available to ensure balance and holistic well-being. Be Encouragingby recognizing our guest's achievements and offering positive words of encouragement and suggestions. GetPersonal to understand our guest wellness goals and help them maximize their wellness journey while traveling. The Keep Active Host provides top notch customer service to ensure guests are taken care of by delivering a guest experience that is unique and brings the EVEN Hotels brand to life. The Keep Active Host delivers core guest services (EVEN Hotels signature greeting with hand towel and water, registration/check-in/out luggage assistance, guest services and support, familiarization with hotel facilities) and supports wellness by engaging guests with expertise at the Wellness Wall and Athletic Studio, and is cross-trained as an Eat Well Host. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Welcomes and provides personal recognition promptly and professionally to guests upon arrival.
  • Offers each guest a welcome drink upon arrival, completes the check-in transaction efficiently, describes the hotel services and demonstrates the Wellness Wall and applicable guests mobile device applications.
  • Interacts with guests to discover their wellness needs and offers options to help guests make healthier choices during their stay.
  • Extends invitations to hotel wellness programs and best support the guests' wellness routines.
  • Monitors Athletic Studio, keeps equipment clean, and has fresh water available at all times.
  • Demonstrates proper use of fitness equipment as requested.
  • Answers phones in a prompt and courteous manner.
  • Up-sells rooms where possible to maximize hotel revenue.
  • Books, confirms, revises and cancels guest reservations as needed.
  • Serves as Eat Well Host to handle peak dining periods.
  • Operates the retail sundry sales area and keeps shelves stock and organized.
  • Hosts and participates in regular hotel wellness programs and fulfills scheduled exercise workouts in the Flex Room.
  • Ensures billing instructions and guest credit for compliance with hotel credit policy and ensures all transactions are handled in a secure manner.
  • Processes cash and credit card transactions according to standard operating procedures, including posting all charges, completing cashier and other reports, preparing deposit, and counting/securing assigned bank.
  • Shares own wellness journey with colleagues and guests.
  • Leverages the support of other team members and departments to enhance the guest experience.
  • Communicates and coordinates with other departments to provide and receive insight about guest needs, requests, and complaints.
  • Responds appropriately to guest complaints and implements appropriate service recovery guidelines in order to ensure total guest satisfaction.
  • Demonstrates Brand-heartedness by putting the brand at the center of all activities.
  • Remains current on brand, wellness, nutrition and industry information required to deliver the EVEN Hotels programs and services.
  • Seeks and uses guest feedback to build relationships with guests, and drives continuous improvement in guest satisfaction.
  • Ensures that special needs and requests of guests, VIPs, and IHG Rewards Club Members are fulfilled.
  • Maintains Green Engage initiatives in assigned work area.
  • Knows procedures to handle emergency/crisis. High School diploma or equivalent, plus one year front desk/guest service experience or 2 years face-to-face customer service experience in any service related industry, including retail:
    • Must speak fluent English
    • Flexible work schedule
    • Preferred: Bilingual, Spanish
    • Some college classes
    • Hotel or cruise ship guest services experience
    • Demonstrated recent and regular participation in wellness, nutrition, sports, fitness or similar activities a plus.
    • Communication skills are utilized a significant amount of time when interacting with guests and employees.
    • Alcohol awareness certification and/or food service permit or valid health/food handler card as required by local or state government agency.
    • Reading and writing abilities are utilized often.
    • Basic math skills are used frequently.
    • Problem solving, reasoning, motivating and training abilities are often used.
    • May be required to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays.
    • Frequently standing up behind the desk and front office areas
    • Carrying or lifting items weighing up to 50 pounds
    • Handling various objects
    • Using a keyboard to operate various property management and reservations systems, etc. In return we'll give you a competitive financial and benefits package which can include healthcare and dental coverage, disability and life insurance, and a matched 401(k) program. Hotel discounts worldwide are available as well as the chance to work with a great team of people. Most importantly, we'll give you the room to be yourself. So what's your passion? Please click "Apply Online" and tell us how you could bring your individual skills to IHG. IHG is an equal opportunity employer: Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans

Keywords: InterContinental Hotels Group, Norwalk , Front Desk Agent- EVEN Hotel Norwalk, Connecticut, Hospitality & Tourism , Norwalk, California

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