Energetic Front Desk Agent $16.00/hr; Part Time or Full Time

Property Valley River Inn Eugene
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/17/2023 2:48 PM)
ID
2022-184546
Location
US-OR-Eugene
Category
Front Office/Guest Services
Type
Regular
Status
Part-Time

Job Summary

Front Desk Agent are responsible for greeting and registering the guest providing outstanding guest service during their stay and settling the guest's account upon completion of their stay.

Primary responsibilities include: registering guests making and modifying reservations, hotel operator, concierge and Hotel Shuttle Driver duties. Providing attentive courteous and efficient service to all guests prior to arrival and throughout their stay while maximizing room revenue and occupancy. When operating the hotel shuttle, the position is responsible for driving guests to designated locations assisting guests with luggage and maintaining vehicle cleanliness. On occasion, Front Desk Agents assist in operating hotel shuttles for guest transportation. When operating the Shuttle , drivers must have strong analytical and navigation skills with the ability to coordinate multiple pick-ups and drop-offs on a schedule under continuously changing circumstances. Drivers will operate the vehicle according to scheduled van runs and/or as needed for guests and accommodate guests during their stay in an attentive courteous and efficient manner.

*** Schedule flexibility is a must! Typical shifts are 7:00am-3:30pm and 3:00pm-11:30pm. ***

Responsibilities

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required; College course work in related field helpful. 
  • 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. 
  • 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 perform numerical operations using basic counting adding subtracting multiplying and dividing 
  • 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) 
  • Ability to participate in the creation of an enjoyable work environment 
  • Working knowledge of Hotel PMS systems is a plus – OPERA preferred
  • Holds a valid OLCC Alcohol Servers permit or is willing to obtain immediately upon hire.
  • Ability to operate 10 person shuttle van with guests during daytime and night time hours and in a variety of weather of conditions.
  • Holds a valid Oregon Driver’s License with an acceptable Motor Vehicle Driving Record.
    • Must have one year driving experience and meet corporate insurance age requirements.
    • Pre-employment drug screen is required.
  • Holds valid First Aid & CPR credentials or is willing to obtain immediately upon hire.

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 Aimbridge Hospitality policies standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.
  • Greet and welcome all guests approaching the Front Desk in accordance with Aimbridge Hospitality standards; maintain a friendly and warm demeanor at all times.
  • Maintain proper operation of the telephone switchboard and ensure that all Aimbridge Hospitality performance standards are met.
  • Handle requests for information mail and messages in an efficient and courteous manner.
  • Answer guest inquires 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 all Aimbridge Hospitality 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.
  • Support sales of various items in hotel Gift Shop from Front Desk
  • Safely operate hotel guest shuttle during daytime, nighttime and in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Load, unload and disinfect guest luggage carts.
  • Load and unload van with guest luggage.
  • Check/store luggage for arrivals and departures using luggage tags.
  • Maintain cleanliness of van interior with disinfection protocols.
  • Maintain cleanliness of van exterior with occasional washing.
  • Maintain cleanliness of van interior with COVID-19 disinfection protocols.
  • Support team in maintaining company COVID-19 cleaning protocols in public lobby spaces throughout shift.
  • Perform other duties as assigned which may include but is not limited to the following: helping coworkers in other areas of the hotel maintaining a clean and organized work area and overall cleanliness and safety throughout the hotel and grounds

Additional Information

Schedule flexibility is a must! Typical shifts are 7:00am-3:30pm and 3:00pm-11:30pm.

Property Details

Valley River Inn - 3 pic photo for Icims

 

Our historic hotel in Eugene, Oregon offers 257 spacious suites & guest rooms with patios or balconies offering gorgeous views of the Willamette River, the Owen Rose Garden, and our beautifully landscaped courtyards. In addition to our cozy rooms and suites, our Eugene hotel offers an outdoor pool, indoor whirlpool, 24-hour fitness center, and on-site restaurant—the award-winning SweetWaters on the River—that serves innovative Pan-Pacific Northwest cuisine in an elegant riverfront setting. We’re located in the heart of Willamette Valley, close to everything our guest want to see and do in Eugene. Guests can visit their favorite student at the University of Oregon, and take in an Oregon Ducks football game at nearby Autzen Stadium. We close to great shopping and dining next door at Valley River Center and we're also near local wineries and breweries, including Territorial Vineyards, Steelhead Brewery, Hop Valley Brewing, and more. Eugene and its surrounding areas offer fun activities for all ages, and we put our guests in the middle of it all.

Company Overview

As the global leader in third-party hotel management, our growing portfolio represents over 1,550 hotels in all 50 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.

Benefits

After an initial waiting period, those hired into full time positions are eligible for a competitive benefits package that includes the following:

  • 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

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