Guest Service Representative and Night Auditor

  • Sonesta Simply Suites Houston CityCentre I-10 West
  • Houston, Texas
  • Jul 30, 2022
Full time

Job Description

The Guest Services Agent (GSA) is responsible for consistently delivering results that contribute to the mission and overall success of the hotel by accomplishing performance objectives covering the front desk and is support for the Operations Manager. The GSA serves as the point person with regard to the Front Desk technology systems and in-house guest relations during their shift. The GSA is first point of contact and therefore represents the brand as all guests enter the hotel.

The Night Auditor (NA) is responsible for accurately balancing all hotel income and expenses for every 24 hour hotel operating period. The NA also acts as a Guest Service Agent for the overnight front desk shift at the hotel. The NA is responsible for consistently delivering results that contribute to the mission and overall success of the hotel by accomplishing performance objectives covering the front desk. The NA will act as the hotel system liaison during night hours. The NA will call in and open tickets with Opera, SynXis, or system support during the overnight hours if a system fails or issues occur.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Deliver on the promise of Sonesta Service in all interactions with guests and clients according to the Sonesta G.U.E.S.T. standards.
Register guests, issue room keys, and provide information on hotel services and room location. Answer phones in a prompt and courteous manner.
Accurately process all cash and credit card transactions in accordance with established procedures including but not limited to posting all charges, completing cashier and other reports, preparing deposit, and counting/ securing assigned bank.
Responsible to maintain the security of cash, credit card transactions, and guest information.
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. Up-sell rooms where possible to maximize revenue.
Follow the overall seasonal demand reservation strategy as communicated by the hotel management team with regard to room type and length of stay pricing.
Promote teamwork and quality service through daily communication and coordination with other shifts and departmental management.
Service the shoppe and the pour by ensuring guests receive the service and products offered by the hotel. Follow all local laws with regard to alcoholic beverage sales.
Ensure guest special requests are fulfilled and proper delivery of guest services is delivered.
Issue, control and release guest safe-deposit boxes.
Comply with federal, state and local laws regarding health, safety, and alcohol services.
Perform other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

High School diploma or equivalent required.
One year of previous hotel experience, or retail customer service preferred.
Previous background from the extended stay industry preferred.
Ability to speak, read, and write fluent English; other languages beneficial.
Professional verbal and written communication skills.
Mathematical skills, including basic math, budgeting, profit/loss concepts, percentages, and variances preferred.
Problem solving, reasoning, motivating, organizational and training abilities preferred.
Experience with Microsoft Office and Opera systems preferred.
Will be required to obtain a ServSafe certification.
May be required to obtain a TIPS certification.
Valid driver s license required.
Frequently standing up, bending, climbing, kneeling, and moving about the facility.
Carrying, lifting or pulling items weighing up to 50 pounds.
Frequently handling objects and equipment.
Standing for extended periods of time.
Will be required to work mornings, evening, weekends, and holidays.
Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $14.00 - $16.00 per hour

Benefits:

401(k)
Dental insurance
Health insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance
Schedule:

8 hour shift
Day shift
Holidays
Monday to Friday
Night shift
On call
Overnight shift
Overtime
Weekend availability
COVID-19 considerations:
All Sonesta employees are required to wear masks. Guests are encouraged to wear masks in public areas and maintain 6 ft of social distancing throughout the hotel.

Work Location: One location