Guest Services Manager

Overview

Date Posted:
6/10/2021
Job Code:
322_FOM_S
Location:
103 - CM3 Hiltons at McCormick Chicago
Address:
123 E Cermak
City:
Chicago
State:
IL
Country:
United States of America
Relocation Assistance:
--
Employment Status:
Full-Time
Pay Rate Type:
Yearly

Description

 

 

Front Office Manager / Guest Service Manager

Purpose

The Guest Service Manager leads the hotel’s front desk and guest services team.  Guest Service Managers must be strong problem-solvers with an unwavering focus on guest satisfaction throughout the hospitality experience.  As the team leader, Guest Service Managers must ensure adequate staffing, promote hotel brand standards, train and coach team members, and model expected behavior.  The primary responsibilities of a Guest Service Manager include attracting and retaining top talent on the guest services team, resolving guest challenges, modeling and executing hotel brand service standards, exceeding guest expectations, and maintaining excellent communication with guests, team members, supervisors, and other hotel department teams.

Work Performed

  • Welcome arriving guests and complete the hotel’s arrival/check-in experience, ensuring special requests are fulfilled and accurate information is received.
  • Engage in purposeful communication and build rapport with guests, creating an open dialogue to uncover guest expectations and unrealized needs.
  • Effectively engage with guests through phone or electronic communication consistent with hotel brand standards to ensure guest satisfaction.
  • Promote hotel brand loyalty programs, encourage guest participation, and offer special rate packages and upgrades when appropriate.
  • Effectively communicate with hotel departments to ensure timely and accurate delivery of guest expectations, fulfillment of needs, and challenge resolution.
  • Listen to guests and empathize with their challenges.  When necessary, solicit guest feedback and act on guests concerns.
  • Always maintain professionalism consistent with hotel brand and company expectations.
  • Know and communicate hotel emergency procedures; inform and assist guests in emergencies.
  • Use hotel communication log and verbal or electronic means to notify fellow associates and/or supervisors of pertinent information.
  • If applicable, maintain balance and security of house bank and accurately log all transactions.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

Qualifications

Experience & Education:

  • 2+ years of customer service experience, preferably in Hospitality or related industry
  • High School diploma or equivalency education certificate required

Communication:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to speak, read, and write in primary language used in the workplace

Physical:

  • 8+ hours per day at standing desk/computer; stand and walk frequently throughout the workday

 

  • Lift, lower, and maneuver up to 30 pounds occasionally

Managed by First Hospitality

First Hospitality seeks to attract and retain a high-performing and diverse workforce in which employee’s differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the customers we serve.  FH fosters an inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility, and fairness.  Equal Opportunity Employer.