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Front Desk Agent 12.25 per hour

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

This is a Full-time position in San Antonio, TX posted August 22, 2021.

La Quinta by Wyndhamis now seeking aFront Desk Agent 12.25 per hour to join our team at the La Quinta by Wyndham San Antonio
– Airport location in San Antonio,Texas.

Job Summary

The Guest Experience Ambassador is responsible for providing efficient and exceptional service to a wide variety of individuals on a daily basis, including: guests, potential guests, vendor partners and team members.

This service can be delivered by performing a variety of Front Desk, Maintenance, Housekeeping, and/or Laundry duties to meet daily business needs.

This versatile position will provide valuable support in multiple areas of the hotel.

Individuals in this role must adhere to the companys standards and procedures in order to deliver a consistent guest experience across the brand while complying with all safety, security and quality measures.

Education & Experience

MINIMUM EDUCATION:
High school diploma or equivalent required.

Must be able to fluently speak, read, write and understand English.

Must possess and maintain valid licenses and/or certifications which are job related and required by law.

At hotels which operate a courtesy van/shuttle, must possess and maintain a valid, current, non-restricted drivers license if required to drive.

Must also possess and maintain an acceptable driving history.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE:

Previous hotel or customer service experience is required, previous maintenance experience is desired.

Physical Requirements

Ability and willingness to work a variable schedule including morning, afternoon, evening, overnight shifts, weekends and holidays.

Must be able to stand, sit, kneel, and walk for extended periods of time, often for a minimum of 2 hours at a time and possibly for the duration of the work shift.

Must also be able to climb up/down stairs and ladders.

Must have general dexterity for firm and simple grasping of objects and usage of small repair tools.

Must be able to regularly lift 25 30 pounds and occasionally lift up to 50 pounds with assistance.

Must be able to regularly push and/or pull carts to carry linens, trash, tools, etc.

or operate equipment such as a lawnmower, pavement sweeper, wheelbarrow, etc.

Requires excellent hearing along with good near and distant vision.

Must be able to view/access computer screens and keyboard functions and type on a computer keyboard throughout the duration of the scheduled shift with the exception of scheduled breaks and/or lunch times.

Must be able to verbally respond over the telephone, in a clear-speaking voice.

Capable of working alone or with others in a fast paced environment with stressful situations and adjusting to changing priorities.

Must respond to multiple task interruptions, yet still provide service to individuals in a professional and courteous manner.

General Requirements

Requires regular, sometimes constant, contact with customers, outside agencies and the general public.

Must have excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with many types of individuals and personalities.

Excellent listening skills and able to accurately sense and respond to guests unspoken wants and needs.

Excellent telephone skills particularly related to customer service and sales.

Basic working knowledge of plumbing, painting, caulking, and/or other general repair skills.

Must be able to work with and secure sensitive and/or confidential material and information.

Must be self-motivated and able to work with little or no supervision, responding to and handling unfamiliar situations with little supervisory guidance.

Strong independent judgment and decision-making skills are required to identify, select, and apply the most appropriate of available guidelines and procedures, interpret precedents, and adopt standard methods or practices to meet variations in facts and/or conditions.

Must work well under pressure and remain calm during stressful situations.

Fundamental Requirements

Front Desk :
Provide a friendly, welcoming experience by greeting guests as they enter the hotel.

Welcome loyal guests and military members using the best practices outlined for each program.

Ensure Elite guests receive the designated gift upon arrival.

Provide all guests (including groups) with a friendly, accurate and efficient check-in / check-out process while following the companys policies and procedures.

Prepare for check-ins before the guest arrives by using the arrivals grid, preparing express check-ins, and planning for group arrivals.

Ensure the front desk/lobby areas remain clean, organized and ready to greet guests.

Verify and collect guest payments and identification, ensuring all procedures are followed to protect sensitive guest information including identity and credit card information.

Process all financial transactions with strict adherence to defined procedures.

Answer the hotel phone in a manner which provides a genuine Here For You experience to every caller.

Listen, identify and resolve the callers need(s).

Properly and efficiently transfer calls as necessary.

Provide a warm and friendly experience to potential guests inquiring about hotel reservations by focusing on the guests need, asking for the sale, entering and confirming the reservation details, providing the cancellation policy and offering to enroll the guest in the Returns program.

Complete shift checklist(s) to ensure the hotel information is updated and team members are prepared for the daily activities.

Maintain room status inventory.

Laundry :
Wash and dry laundry following proper equipment settings and company procedures.

Maintain the organization of the laundry room by folding and storing linen/terry in appropriate areas and keeping accurate inventory of available and discarded linen.

Housekeeping :
Clean guest rooms and guest baths as needed.

Replenish guest rooms and baths with amenities, supplies, and linen/terry in accordance with standards.

Inspect rooms for needed repairs or fixtures that are not working properly; make small repairs such as replacing light bulbs, batteries in remote control, etc.

Report other repair requests to Maintenance department in accordance with hotel procedures.

Maintain cleanliness and organization of supply carts and storerooms.

Maintenance :
Perform routine maintenance duties, to include painting, caulking, carpet/floor cleaning, etc.

Perform minor repairs and/or replacements of room furniture, fixtures, and equipment to include televisions, light fixtures, etc.

Clean and maintain the hotels exterior areas and public spaces to include the swimming pool, parking lot, and any other aspects of the hotels overall landscape and curb appeal.

Resolve submitted work orders in a timely manner while sensing and responding to guest needs; report major repair requests to the Maintenance Supervisor and/or General Manager as needed.

Ensure proper usage, organization, and security/protection of supplies, tools, carts, and store rooms.

Perform all other duties outlined in the companys Preventative Maintenance Program.

COMPANY OVERVIEW:
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the largest hotel franchisor in the world and a leading hotel management company.

We stand 20 brands strong across 9,000 hotels in more than 80 countries, and we offer the most diverse collection of hotel experiences in the world.

Our iconic brands, united by the richest and simplest rewards program in the business, make hotel travel possible for all.

Our hotel owners are the stewards of our brands, and together, we champion everyday travelers.

We believe guests deserve great experiences, and our robust portfoliodistinguished by our leading economy and midscale brandsdelivers just that.

We are AmericInn by Wyndham, Baymont by Wyndham, Days Inn by Wyndham, Dazzler by Wyndham, Dolce Hotels and Resorts by Wyndham, Esplendor Boutique Hotels by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, Howard Johnson by Wyndham, La Quinta Inns & Suites, Microtel by Wyndham, Ramada Encore by Wyndham, Ramada Worldwide by Wyndham, Super 8 by Wyndham, The Trademark Collection by Wyndham, Travelodge by Wyndham, TRYP by Wyndham, Wingate by Wyndham, Wyndham Garden, W

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