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Hyatt Reservations Agent at Destination Residences Vail in VAIL, Colorado

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

/Training and Reviews:/ Training of job responsibilities will be done through orientation procedures, written documents, and in on-the-job training provided by your supervisor and, occasionally, by other qualified staff. An initial review will be provided after approximately 90 working days, followed in a year by another, and thereafter on an annual basis unless otherwise specified. Pay increases occur when deemed warranted by your supervisor and not necessarily with each review.

  • * /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.

    • Quote available units and promotional rates to potential guests and their agents
    • Book reservations for guests and owners by properly following the DH&R call criteria
    • and enter their information correctly into the software
    • Maintain relationships with key tour operators through professional phone skills
    • Working knowledge of minimum night stays and other policies
    • Answer telephones and direct incoming calls to necessary departments and co-workers
    • 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
    • Develop a thorough knowledge of the managed properties, their units and amenities
    • Update various wholesale and electronic partner extranets with rates, specials, and availability.
    • Answer incoming “res-in” emails
    • Properly document all correspondence with guests in reservation notes
    • Stay up to date on room rates, packages, discounts and group package plans
    • Maintain a professional, team-building relationship with co-workers
    • Develop a thorough knowledge of the computer software used in daily office operations
    • 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.
    • Perform any other task or project, either written or verbally defined by your supervisor
    • Responsible for cleanliness of your work area, office and lobby area

    /Non-Essential:/

    • Help Sales Manager with projects and site tours when needed.
    • Provide labor assistance in other departments if necessary; provide administrative assistance to management and other departments when asked
    • Assist front desk as necessary
    • Assist with group arrivals/departures

Qualifications:
/Typical Physical Demands:/* *The job is office related with a great deal of phone/office work and the ability to move from one duty area to another as needed. Must be able to be on feet for long periods of time. Requires a moderate reading level, typing skills and corrected vision and hearing to within normal range. May require walking throughout the properties to deliver packages/messages, provide site tours to potential guests, or view a unit.

/Typical Working Conditions:/* *Typical office conditions except when walking the properties. Extensive contact with the public and co-workers. Conditions exist for high volume interaction during peak periods to low volume during slow periods. Must be flexible in scheduling to accommodate the various shifts this position requires.

/Education/Experience/Skills:/ * High school level education * 1yr Guest Service Experience preferred * 1yr sales experience preferred * Able to perform basic arithmetic * Well versed in MS Office Applications (including, but not limited to) * o Excel o Word o Outlook o Typing skills o Able to multi-task in a fast paced environment -Able to work any day of the week, weekends, and holidays -Typical shift is 9am-5pm

Primary Location: US-CO-Vail
Organization: Destination Resorts Vail
Pay Basis: Hourly
Job Level: Full-time
Job: Reservations
Req ID: VAI000108

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