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We are looking for a new Front Desk Agent for The Hotel Zags. Stylish, inviting, and convenient to lively local attractions, The Hotel Zags is an oasis all its own, offering a hospitality experience enlivened by natural beauty and the quirky culture of the city around it. Boutique in size and independent in nature, The Hotel Zags is located in the Fountain District, a hidden gem of Portland’s downtown district.
From its vibrant color schemes, modern furnishings, and large picture windows that perfectly frame views of the city and the hotel’s courtyard, the hotel brings the outdoors inside. Designed with stone-covered walkways, the hotel entrance is also framed by a Living Wall robust with plant life to mirror the nearby Columbia River Gorge. Though the property has a style and energy all its own, The Hotel Zags is all about the city around it.
Front Desk Agent responds in a professional and courteous manner to arriving, departing and in-house guests by providing accurate and timely information and services. Responds to telephone and in-person inquiries regarding reservations, hotel information and guest concerns.
Greets and completes established check-in procedures for arriving guests on a daily basis, using both manual and computerized methods, in order to ensure guest are satisfied and in rooms as requested.
Facilitates guest departure (check-out) on a daily basis by following established manual and computer procedures in order to close guest accounts and open the room for the next sell.
Regularly calculates and/or posts monies, receipts, guest accounts and other forms of credit using accurate, proper cash handling methods and established procedures in order to present the customer with timely and precise hotel charges upon check-out and maintain accurate hotel records.
Courteously answers inquiries and accepts reservations, both in person and by telephone, by accurately communicating hotel rates and information and by using suggestive selling techniques to sell room nights, increase occupancy and revenue.
Maintains good customer relations by keeping abreast of all in-house and area functions in order to answer questions and concerns with timely and knowledgeable responses, in person and on telephone.
Operates the PBX equipment by accepting incoming calls, assisting outgoing calls, scheduling and setting wake-up calls and paging guests to provide guests with timely and efficient service.
Controls cash transactions at the front desk and maintains complete responsibility for personal bank as specified by hotel bank agreement policy.
Maintains a friendly, cheerful and courteous demeanor at all times.
High School diploma or equivalent
Must have high school graduate level mathematical aptitude, know standard cash handling procedures and knowledge of computerized cash register systems.
Must have past experience in dealing directly with the public and acquired general knowledge of basic customer service skills.
Must be fluent in oral and written English.
Must be able to use tact and understanding when dealing with a variety of customer service problems, including stressful and highly emotional situations.
Must be highly organized and able to pay attention to minute written and verbal details, particularly when performing multiple tasks.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to read written communiques and monochrome computer screen.
Must be able to operate computer, calculator and telephone keyboards, for cash handling and paperwork processing.
Must be able to understand and follow verbal/written instructions, work on more than one task at a time, and be able to communicate both verbally and in writing.
90% of shift is standing, Bending/kneeling – repeated bending and kneeling required while filing.
Mobility – must be able to reach all areas of hotel to assist clients.
Occasional standing. Occasional carrying and lifting of files and office items up to 25 lbs.
Prolonged standing at indoor, thermostatically climate-controlled work station under florescent lighting. Work inside 95%
The Hotel Zags is certified Gold for Sustainability at Work. As one of Oregon’s Healthiest Employers, The Hotel Zags offers perks that are comparable to progressive employers.
Medical, dental, & vision insurance
Health savings and flexible spending accounts
Basic Life and AD&D insurance
Paid time off for vacation, sick time, and holidays
Eligible to participate in the Company’s 401(k) program with employer matching
Employee Assistance Program
Great discounts on Hotels, Restaurants, and much more.
Bold. Bright. Caring. Energetic. Driven. Strategic. Daring. To deliver the type of outstanding experience we aim to provide our guests, we need remarkable individuals who are passionate and committed to making a difference.If this sounds like you, then explore the career positions at The Hotel Zags that await you.
Position Type: Regular Full-Time
Property : The Hotel Zags
Category: Front Desk & Guest Services
Min: USD $17.00/Hr.
Address : 515 SW Clay St
City : Portland
State : Oregon
EOE Protected Veterans/Disability