Front Desk Host – The Karol Hotel

Department: Front Office

Reports to: Front Office Manager and General Manager

Status: Non-Exempt

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Job Description

Position: Front Desk Host

Location: Clearwater, FL

Reports to: Front Office Manager & General Manager

Status: Non-Exempt

The Karol Brand:

The Karol Hotel epitomizes a new era in the age of travel, blending the timeless surroundings of Feather Sound with a new hotel experience that celebrates the happenstance of life. With its stylish lobby restaurant, a lively rooftop bar overlooking the waters of Tampa Bay, a resort-style pool and fitness center, and expansive event space, this boutique hotel is a true gem located just off the coast. Explore the sights of St. Pete- Clearwater and Tampa within minutes and embark on a Florida adventure without limits.

Job Summary:

Front Desk Host is a unique position in which the host will be responsible for Front Desk, Bell Services, and Concierge Services. They will be the first impression providing a unique check-in experience. The rooming of each guest utilizing advanced technology to ensure exceptional personalized service to all guests that are consistent and continually in accordance with the Tribute Collection standards under the franchise of Mainsail Lodging & Development.

Essential Functions

  • Assign and escort guest to rooms according to their preferences paying attention to those nonverbal cues to make each experience unique
  • Assist guests to their rooms
  • Assist with guest luggage
  • Provide room quotes and upsell to guest when possible
  • Ability to interact with guests and share hotel knowledge using personalization such as using the guest name
  • Responsible to know all functions to showcase the hotel to each guest
  • Maintain guest confidentiality
  • Share knowledge of featured wine
  • Produce room keys for all guests ensuring guest confidentiality throughout their stay and beyond
  • Maintain knowledge of hotel and brand rewards
  • Provide local information for shopping, dining, nightlife, and recreational destinations
  • Receive, store, and deliver luggage and mail
  • Run errands for guests
  • Make travel arrangements for guests to include sightseeing and other tours
  • Assist with coordination between Housekeeping and Front Desk
  • Verify charges/collect payment from guests for room stays
  • Respond to guest inquiries
  • Follow scheduled shifts and follow break and lunch requirements
  • Report any suspicious activity or unusual items in room
  • Report any irregular behavior from guests in public areas and or in room
  • Ability to take initiative and handle assignments with limited supervision
  • Follow all hotel policies and procedures as outlined in the team member handbook
  • Maintain cleanliness and order of work area

Hotel Performance

  • Ensure successful performance assisting guests with an exceptional experience to ensure high performing scores on the GSS according to Marriott.

Qualification Standards

Education & Experience

  • High School diploma or higher
  • Previous hospitality experience preferred
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to use technology e.g. tablets, iPads

Physical Demands

  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to bend
  • Ability to lift, pull 40 lbs
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Corrected vision to normal range
  • Ability to work long hours as needed

Mental Demands

  • Make sound judgments quickly
  • Work on multiple tasks, making appropriate progress towards deadlines
  • Able to work independently, take direction, and provide direction to others
  • Manage differing personalities within the office, the hotel, and the community
  • Maintain the highest degree of confidentiality
  • Ability to work effectively in stressful, high-pressure situations

Ability to effectively handle challenges in the workplace, including anticipating, preventing, identifying, and solving problems as necessary

Career Information

Date Posted:
May 27, 2021

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