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Agent - Guest Reception - Front Office

Company: Foley Entertainment Group LLC
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: May 31, 2024

Job Description:

Hotel Californian fosters a creative, entrepreneurial, and energetic work environment. We value passionate people who love to be challenged and desire the freedom to contribute to the overall success of the hotel. We strive to create a workplace culture that values family, work-life balance, and community. We help develop our teams and provide support for them to grow their careers with our organization. Our Talent is proud to work here.


The Guest Reception Agent is responsible for providing quality guest services that include registration and check-out, PBX operations, mail and message service.


  • Welcome arriving guests and complete established check-in procedures daily to ensure that guests are fully satisfied
  • Facilitate guest departures daily by following established procedures to close guest accounts and determine future room availability
  • Regularly calculate and/or post monies, receipts, guest accounts and other forms of credit using proper cash handling methods and established procedures to present the guest with accurate hotel charges upon check-out.
  • Complete all items on appropriate (AM, PM, Overnight) checklist by end of shift.
  • Courteously answer inquiries and accept reservations, both in person and over the phone, by utilizing hotel's reservation guideline.
  • Accurately and professionally communicate hotel rates and information, utilize suggestive selling techniques, demonstrate advantages and create value for our guests
  • Maintain good guest relations by keeping abreast of all in-house and area functions to answer questions and concerns with timely and knowledgeable responses in person and on the phone.
  • Operate the PBX equipment by accepting incoming calls and assisting out-going calls, setting wake-up calls and communicating to guests to ensure timely and efficient service.
  • Control cash and credit transactions at the front desk and maintains complete responsibility for personal bank as specified by hotel policy.
  • Complete all items on appropriate (AM, PM, Overnight) checklist by end of shift.
  • Process all guest mail, messages and faxes by receiving, sorting, notifying and distributing to mailboxes and to guests to ensure the information is received by guests in a timely manner.
  • Contribute to and maintain established information and communication sources such as department and front desk log books to enhance department communications and operations.
  • Aid other team members and departments to contribute to the best overall performance of the department and hotel. SKILLS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required
    • Cheerful and courteous demeanor always, while providing personalized service to hotel guests
    • Ability to read, write, and verbally communicate effectively and professionally with other business departments, guests, and vendors.
    • Familiar with hotel systems and operations, and can enter in information accurately
    • Ability to diplomatically deal with difficult situations and people, while exhibiting a consistent level of professionalism.
    • Works well under pressure, dealing with many arrivals and departures within a short period of time.
    • Outside --of-the-box thinker who takes initiative to creatively solve problems. QUALIFICATIONS:

      Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to the safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      Note: The responsibilities associated with this job could change from time to time in accordance with Hotel Californian's business needs. As a team player, I may be required to perform additional and/or different responsibilities from those set forth above.

      Foley Entertainment Group, LLC. is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an e-mail to to let us know the nature of your request. This employer participates in E-Verify EOE/AA/Disabled/Vets Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

      Other details
      • Job Family *Hotel - Hotel Californian
      • Pay Type Hourly
      • Hiring Rate $20.00

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