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Hyatt Front Desk Agent (Winter Season) at Destination Residences Vail in VAIL, Colorado

Description:
/Job Summary:/* *The Front Desk/Reservations Agent is responsible for assisting our customers efficiently, courteously, and professionally in all reservations and front desk functions and maintaining a high standard of service and hospitality at all times.

/Responsibilities:/* *The statements listed below reflect the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the job identified and shall not be construed as a description of all the work.

/Essential:/ * Quote available units and rates to potential guests and their agents * Book reservations for guests and owners and enter their information correctly into the software * Greet, check in, and check out guests and owners; handle walk-ins, stay-overs and room changes * Properly follow provided written procedures and run the necessary reports to open and close the office and lobby * Answer telephones and direct incoming calls to necessary departments and co-workers * Provide guest/owner services including but not limited to giving unit phone numbers to callers, making restaurant reservations, booking golf tee times, ordering lift tickets, providing general information * Be able to post and explain incidental guest charges and correct any mistakes * Maintain tight control on all room keys and see that they are properly signed out with a valid ID * Develop a thorough knowledge of the managed properties, their units and amenities * Stay up to date on room rates, packages, discounts and group package plans * Count the cash drawer on required shifts, handle cash and give change; balance cash, credit card and check payments with the nightly audit * Possess knowledge of credit card and check cashing policies and adhere to them * Know department heads and department functions and how they relate to each other * Communicate clearly with Housekeeping—inform them of unit’s arrival and departure status, special requests, VIPs, room or date changes, and other pertinent information. Provide them with work orders for required actions * Know how to use, read and correct the daily housekeeping report * Provide Maintenance with work-orders that contain specific instructions for required/requested repairs; know how to use the radio to communicate emergencies * Maintain a professional, team-building relationship with co-workers * Develop a thorough knowledge of the computer software used in daily office operations * Read and initial log book and memos daily; be aware of the current activities, meetings and groups taking place on the properties * Have a general knowledge of Vail and it’s activities * Have a good personal appearance and follow uniform requirements provided by supervisor * Exhibit friendly, courteous, helpful behavior at all times; be able to react calmly and professionally when solving the problems and/or concerns of our customers * Be able to handle a stressful, hectic atmosphere and follow through on duties after numerous interruptions; develop problem solving and decision making skills related to the front office operation * Attend job related seminars and meetings when requested by supervisor * Be able to work various shifts, weekends and holidays; be flexible with scheduling and assist co-workers with scheduling conflicts whenever possible; be on time for scheduled shifts. * Complete recurring tasks as assigned by supervisor including but not limited to filing, payment collection and cancellations, drawer checks, sorting mail, and making keys * Perform any other task, either written or verbally requested for the overall good of the operation

*/Non-Essential:/*

* Help Sales Manager with projects and site tours when needed. * Move files, boxes and equipment to and from storage * Deliver mail, packages and messages to units * Deliver cribs and rollaway beds * Assist guests with their luggage * Provide labor assistance in other departments if necessary; provide administrative assistance to management and other departments when asked Shifts are typically 7:30am-3:30pm, 2pm-10pm, and a mid shift (10-6, 11-7 or 12-8) depending on what is needed. Weekends, nights and holidays required.

Qualifications:
/Recommended Skills and Qualifications:/

*/Education:/* High School graduate or GED Certificate. */Experience:/* Typing, Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office, Springer Miller Property Management experience preferred; two years previous working experience in dealing with people required */Other Skills:/* Must be able to get along well with people, work well in a stressful environment, and have some problem solving capabilities. Should also be detail oriented and organized. -Able to work mid-November through mid-April

Primary Location: US-CO-Vail
Organization: Destination Resorts Vail
Pay Basis: Hourly
Job Level: Full-time
Job: Front Office
Req ID: VAI000042

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