Front Office Assistant Manager
Sonesta Hotels
The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel
3d ago

Job Description Summary

  • The Front Office Assistant Manager is responsible for assisting the Director of Rooms in managing the front office function;
  • ensure staff is properly trained including service expectations, hotel facilities and services, local directions, property management, and reservations systems, safety and emergency procedures, etc.

    Job DescriptionEssential Elements : Ability to move freely within front desk area.Ability to stand and sit for prolonged periods of time.

    Ability to perform tasks requiring sustained repetitive motion and / or fine motor skills.Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with guests regarding all aspects of their hotel stay.

    Ability to interact with guests and other employees in a courteous, empathetic, and discreet manner.Ability to read and write effectively, including understanding diagrams.

    Ability to perform basic arithmetic, including the use of percentages.Ability to understand and execute all safety and emergency procedures (i.

    e. : fire, crowd control, inclement weather, and bomb threats).Ability to handle cash and credit transactions.Ability to utilize basic office equipment (i.

    e. : automated front desk systems, telephones, and calculator).Ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance.Ability to adhere to Sonesta grooming standards.

    Ability to exemplify Sonesta Service ExcellenceFrequently standing up or moving within and about the facilityCarrying or lifting items weighing up to 50lbs and pushing and / or pulling approximately lbsFrequently handling objects and equipment to maintain the facilityFrequently bending, stooping,and kneelingRequirements Excellent phone & verbal communication skills.

    Minimum of 3- 5 years experience in a similar role at an upscale hotel4-year college degree preferredPrevious supervisory hotel experience preferred.

    Flexible schedule- must be able to work nights / overnights, weekends, holidaysJob Tasks : Performs all guest service representative tasks in a superior manner.

    Oversees late checkout and stay over requests.Oversees all room changes.Oversees showrooms for sales.Oversees hotel availability in the local area.

    Ensures that all appropriate computer-generated reports are printed in a timely manner.Oversees preparation of VIP arrivals.

    Oversees preparation for group arrivals.Ensures the credit check report is completed on every shift.Oversee airline crew arrival preparation processReport / log all guest issues in weblog / groupme and update gust profiles accordinglyEnsures that all room discrepancies are cleared.

    Oversees blocking of special room requests for next day’s arrivals.Maintains a neat and orderly control desk and area.Consistently presents a polished and professional role model image to guests, coworkers, and other departments.

    Complete job duties as listed on their shift checklist in a timely manner and alerts the Director of Front office if assistance is needed.

    Perform any other duties as assigned by the Front Office Manager, Director of Operations, and General Manager.Coordinates out of order rooms with housekeeping and engineeringEnsures posting of all charges.

    Inspects associates at the beginning of each shift to ensure grooming standards are met.Conduct pre-shift meetings before the start of each shiftEnsure that the department’s schedule is prepared and posted by the weekly deadlineEnsure that Travel Pass enrollment weekly and monthly goals are metReview Guestware, update Travel Pass member status and prepare welcome letters accordinglyEnsure that weekly advocate goals are metMonitor ADP, correct missing punches, and approve payrollAssist in controlling expenses and minimizing waste in all areas of the front office.

    Participate as needed in the preparation of the annual departmental operating budget and financial plans which support the overall objectives of the hotel.

    Conduct daily guest room and suite inspections ensuring Sonesta Standards are being met.Additional Job DescriptionBenefitsSonesta recognizes that benefits play a vital role in helping ensure the health and financial security of employees and their families.

    We offer a variety of benefits to our employees including : Medical, Dental and Vision InsuranceHealth Savings Account with Company Match(k) Retirement Plan with Company MatchPaid Vacation and Sick DaysSonesta Hotel DiscountsEducational AssistancePaid Parental LeaveCompany Paid Life InsuranceCompany Paid Short Term and Long Term Disability InsuranceVarious Employee Perks and DiscountsUpon submitting your application, please ensure you complete a full application in addition to attaching a resume.

    Incomplete applications received will not be considered.

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