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Front Desk Agent Overnight

Company: IHG
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

**Your web browser (Chrome 88) is out of date.** **Front Desk Agent Overnight****Hotel Brand:** InterContinental Hotels **Location:** United States, Illinois, Chicago**Hotel:** InterContinental - Chicago Magnificent Mile (ORDHA)**Job number:** R188791**Share:**The Front Desk is often the first point of contact and the first impression for guests. Warm, knowledgeable service and helpful guidance reassure guests theyve made the right choice to stay with us. To deliver a great guest experience a Front Desk Agent will check in and check out guests efficiently, satisfy internal and external requests and inquiries and ensure they have all they need for a great stay. The front desk is the information hub for the hotel and this role ensures there is strong guest service and strong staff communication in order to fulfill the guest needs throughout the hotel. The overnight shift has additional front desk responsibilities related to Revenue and Finance department in completing financial management tasks for hotel revenue controls. ****Your day to day****Welcome guests in a friendly, prompt and professional manner recognizing IHG Rewards Club Members and also returning guests. Check guests in, issue room keys, provide information on hotel services and room location. Ensure required identification is taken from guests at check-in in line with local legislative requirements. Answer phones in a prompt and courteous manner, utilizing their name several times during the conversation. Depending on shift, you may also input guest walk-up calls into the call sheet/system. Up-sell rooms where possible to maximize hotel revenue. Answer, record and process all guest calls, messages, requests, questions or concerns, faxes, etc. Record guest preferences in the system, as well as service recovery process through tracking systems, such as HotSOS. This may also involve working with Engineering and other departments to help fix guest issues. Check guests out, including resolving any late or disputed charges. Accurately process all cash and credit card transactions using established procedures. Issue, control and release guest safe-deposit boxes in line with hotel procedures. Communicate any outstanding guest requests or issues to management that may require additional monitoring or follow-up, such as Lost & Found inquiries, conference/catering questions, etc. Take action to solve guest problems/complaints using appropriate service recovery guidelines. Follow established hotel safety protocols and procedures at all times. Immediately report any health and safety incident, security breaches, concerns or suspicious behavior to the supervisor or manager on duty. . Completes the night audit, controls and audits rate accuracy and PM accounts, conducts credit limit checks, controls inventory and manages sold out nights, works closely with Revenue and Finance department and prepares appropriate reports . May routinely book guest reservations for individuals and/or groups that are requested either by phone or from within the hotel; process cancellations, revisions, and information updates on changes Work as part of a team and communicate with other departments as per hotel procedures to ensure excellent quality and service Perform other duties as assigned including guest room tours, concierge services, special guest requests, restaurant referrals, etc. ****What we need from you****High School diploma /Secondary qualification or equivalent. One year front office/guest service experience strongly preferred. Proficiency in Opera is preferred but not essential. Some college/university preferred. Must speak fluent English. Additional language skills preferred but not required depending on location of hotel. . Frequently standing up behind the desk and front office areas Carrying or lifting items weighing up to 50 pounds / 23 kilograms Handling objects, products and computer equipment Basic computer skills to operate various property management and reservations systems, etc. . Being passionate about people and service Strong communication skills essential when interacting with guests and employees Reading and writing abilities are used often when completing paperwork, logging issues/ complaints/requests/information updates, etc. Basic math skills are used frequently when handling cash or credit. Problem solving, reasoning, motivating and training abilities are often used Have the ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and/or holidays ****What we offer****

Keywords: IHG, Chicago , Front Desk Agent Overnight, Sales , Chicago, Illinois

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