Belmond Santa Barbara , CA 93103
Posted 1 week ago
El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, has been meticulously restored to capture all the romance and glamour that endeared it to both the local Santa Barbara community and visitors alike. Ninety-two quintessential, California-styled suites and bungalows dot the lush, terraced grounds featuring seven-acres of gloriously landscaped gardens with sweeping views of Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean. Original architectural features have been lovingly restored, including the historic, trellis-lined Arbor and Lily Pond. Modern additions to the expansive outdoor zero-edge pool and a new beautifully appointed boutique spa enhance the journey for todays luxury-seeking guest.
We are seeking an engaging Guest Service Agent to be responsible for the welcoming and departing of hotel guests in a courteously and efficient manner, processing payments according to establish hotel procedures, and providing information for any guest or visitor inquiry. It is important that confidentiality of guest and hotel information is protected and that reservation calls and inquiries directed to the hotel are handled in a warm and capable manner.
This position requires a minimum of one year of related experience, preferably in a luxury hotel setting. This polished communication and clear decision maker must possess fluency in English. Any foreign language fluency such as Spanish, French, Japanese or German is a plus. Also required is the ability to provide legible communication and directions, strong attention to detail, the ability to remain stationary at assigned posts for extended periods of time, and the ability to work well under pressure for any walk-ins or departures within any given period of time. Must be proficient with math calculations. Computer experience with hotel software is a plus. Opera PMS is a strong plus.
El Encanto offers a full array of benefits, including medical, dental and vision coverage. In addition, the company pays for basic life and AD&D as well as short term disability. Team members can choose additional coverage to include voluntary life/AD&D, spouse life/AD&D, dependent life, critical care, hospital indemnity, accident and flexible spending.
The Company offers paid time off, sick pay, a 401(k) program with Company matching, and an employee assistance program. Team members enjoy free cafeteria meals and discounts on food and beverage, spa treatments, and retail boutique items.
The Discovering Belmond program offers complimentary accommodation for team members while on leisure travel outside their region at any Belmond hotel and resort. It also offers food and beverage at a discounted rate. In addition to the complimentary offerings, discounted rates are available for safaris, trains and cruises.