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Front Desk AgentThe Westin St. LouisSt. Louis, MO
A property of: HEI Hotels & Resorts
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Job Description

Overview

Assist guests with arrival and departure from hotel, while providing positive guests experiences.
Responsibilities

  • Greet customers immediately with a friendly and sincere welcome. Use a positive and clear speaking voice, listen to and understand requests, respond with appropriate action and provide accurate information such as outlet hours and local attractions.
  • Complete the registration process by inputting and retrieving information from a computer system, confirming pertinent information including number of guests and room rate. Promote HEI Hotels and Resorts and brand marketing programs. Make appropriate selection of rooms based on guest needs. Code electronic keys. Non-verbally confirm the room number and rate. Provide welcome folders containing room keys, certificates, coupons and refreshment center keys as appropriate.
  • Verify and imprint credit cards for authorization using electronic acceptance methods. Handle cash, make change and balance an assigned house bank. Accept and record vouchers, traveler's checks, and other forms of payment. Convert foreign currency at current posted rates. Post charges to guest rooms and house accounts using the computer.
  • Promptly answer the telephone using positive and clear communication. Input messages into the computer. Retrieve messages and communicate the content to the guest. Retrieve mail, small packages and facsimiles for customers as requested.
  • Close guest accounts at time of check out and ascertain satisfaction. In the event of dissatisfaction, negotiate compromise, which may include authorizing revenue allowances.
  • Field guest complaints, conducting thorough research to develop the most effective solutions and negotiate results. Listen and extend assistance in order to resolve problems such as price conflicts, insufficient heating or air conditioning, etc.
  • Remain calm and alert especially during emergency situations and heavy hotel activity. Plan and implement detailed steps by using experienced judgment and discretion.
  • Comply with attendance rules and be available to work on a regular basis.
  • Perform any other job related duties as assigned.

About Us

The Westin St. Louis boasts 255 oversized modern loft-style rooms and suites, 17,000 square feet of smart meeting space featuring natural light, and a premier downtown location. We are easily accessed via the MetroLink light rail system with a stop just outside our door. At the Westin St. Louis we offer full benefits, retirement plans and wellness incentives. Our associates receive free meals during their working hours, discounted parking and public transportation passes. Our focus is on our team's development and growth and to support this we have a tuition reimbursement program. Not only can associates work in a positive and fun environment, but our team is involved in the local community in giving back. Apply now to join our ever-growing team!We value U.S. military experience and invite all qualified military candidates to apply.

Job Requirements

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required, and college degree preferred.
  • Hotel experience preferred.
  • Considerable skill in the use of a calculator to prepare moderately complex mathematical calculations without error.
  • Ability to effectively deal with internal and external customers, some of whom will require high levels of patience, tact and diplomacy to defuse anger, collect accurate information and resolve conflicts.
  • Ability to stand and move throughout front office and continuously perform essential job functions.
  • Ability to access and accurately input information using a moderately complex computer system.
  • Ability to observe and detect signs of emergency situations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, customers and patrons.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to adapt communication style to suit different audiences, such as effectively communicating with supervisors, coworkers, public etc.

Job Details

Entry level
Full-time

About this location

class:
Upscale
room Count:
101-250
location Type:
Urban

Values

Customer Service
Integrity
Passion
Responsibility
Transparency
Value Creation

Perks

401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Discounts
Dental Benefits
Disability Insurance
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Paid Holidays
Paid Time Off
Tuition Reimbursement
Vision Benefits
Wellness Programs
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The Westin St. Louis
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Address811 Spruce Street, St. Louis, MO, 63102 View map
Property typeHotel 
classUpscale 
room Count101-250 
location TypeUrban 

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Marcus HarrisExecutive Vice President of Hotel FinanceMarcus Harris joined HEI over 17 years ago as a property Director of Finance. He has grown his career with our organization into a number of roles and now oversees all of the Financial activity for the hotels within our portfolio. Prior to his time with HEI, Marcus spent several years with Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Education and Affiliations: BS, Accounting, DeVry University
Rachel MonizExecutive Vice President of OperationsRachel Moniz has worked with HEI for over 10 years in a variety of different roles. She first joined the organization as the General Manager of the famed The Liberty Hotel. Her passion for the people and the industry allowed her to quickly grow with HEI and she has since taken on positions such as Regional Vice President of Operations and Group Vice President of Independent Brands and Food & Beverage prior to being named as Executive Vice President of Operations. Prior to her time with HEI, Rachel spent her career in different operational roles throughout luxury and lifestyle hotels such as the Ivy Hotel, W San Diego and the St. Regis Aspen. Rachel is involved with a variety of local Boston charities, including the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Project Bread's Walk for Hunger, and the Boston Esplanade Community Clean-Up. Education, Affiliations, Distinctions B.A, Wheelock College
Dan WalworthExecutive Vice President and Chief Compliance OfficerDan has spent nearly 20 years developing and implementing innovative processes, tools, and systems across multiple industries, including financial services, healthcare, software development, wireless technologies, and ultimately hospitality, where he has worked for the past decade. Dan joined HEI as Vice President of Operational Planning and through his success was later promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations. Most recently he became HEI's Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer. Education and Affiliations MBA, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University BS, Applied Mathematics, Yale University
Nigel HurstExecutive Vice President of Human ResourcesNigel Hurst is responsible for all Human Resource activities for HEI's growing workforce of over 10,000 people, including recruitment, talent development, leadership development, employee relations, performance management, compensation and benefits. Nigel joined HEI in 2006 from Unilever, North America, where he was Senior Vice President, Human Resources and a member of the company's five-person overall management committee. He played a key role in the integration of Lever Brothers, Chesebrough Ponds and Helene Curtis into a single business unit with a common mission and shared values. Formerly, Nigel was senior vice president of Unilever, East Asia Pacific, where he oversaw human resource activities for the company's fastest growing region, with more than $2 billion annual revenues. Education and Affiliations BA, Business Studies, Coventry University, UK
Clark HanrattiePartner & Chief Financial OfficerClark Hanrattie is responsible for refining the firm’s investment strategies, managing the acquisition/disposition process and fund financial/tax reporting, monitoring economic and industry conditions, and overseeing the firm’s capital markets, investor relations and asset management functions. Prior to joining HEI in February 2004, Clark was a partner at Olympus Real Estate Partners, the real estate-affiliate of LBO-firm Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst, which acquired approximately $5 billion in assets from 1994 to 2003 through three discretionary real estate funds representing nearly $1.7 billion in equity commitments. During his ten year association with Olympus, Clark rose from associate to partner/investment committee member, and was responsible for the firm’s hotel investment activities from 1999 to 2004. Clark either led, or was actively involved in, the acquisition of 63 hotels and resorts, covering approximately $1.35 billion in transaction value. Prior to Olympus, Clark was with Montford Companies, a private real estate concern based in Dallas. Education, Affiliations, Distinctions BS, Texas A&M University Member, the Hotel Development Council of the Urban Land Institute and the New York Hospitality Council
Ted DarnallCEO of HEI Hotels and Resorts Lodging and Technical Services CompanyTed Darnall is responsible for guidance and growth of HEI's property operations, asset management and design and construction divisions. A 30-year veteran of the hospitality industry and widely recognized as one of the top hotel operators in the industry, Ted has held executive positions with Starwood, Interstate, and Marriott. Ted's industry recognition is garnered from his innovative initiatives, performance-driven, results-oriented focus, and motivational leadership. Prior to joining HEI in 2006, Ted was with Starwood for 10 years where he held various executive positions which included Chief Operating Officer of Starwood Lodging Corporation, President of North America Operations, and President of Starwood Real Estate Group. Prior to Starwood, Ted was with Interstate Hotels for over 14 years, reaching the position of Senior Vice President, Operations. Darnall began his hospitality career with Marriott Corporation, where he held a number of management positions.
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