Discover a luxurious oasis at the Omni Houston Hotel. Situated on impeccably manicured grounds, the Houston Galleria hotel features the finest in Houston accommodations with sensational views of the city or pool area. The Omni Houston Hotel is centrally located in the prestigious Uptown Post Oak/Galleria area and is just minutes from all of the excitement that Houston, Texas has to offer.
The Omni Houston Hotel's associates enjoy a dynamic and exciting work environment, comprehensive training and mentoring, along with the pride that comes from working for a company with a reputation for exceptional service. We embody a culture of respect, gratitude and empowerment day in and day out. If you are a friendly, motivated person, with a passion to serve others, the Omni Houston Hotel may be your perfect match.
Front Desk Agents are responsible for providing a five-star welcome and departure experience to each guest, as well as, serving as ambassadors throughout the guest's stay. Front Desk Agents make the first impression upon our guests by extending a warm welcome, providing information about the hotel and local area, and offering our full range of upscale hotel amenities and services to them. Front Desk Agents are also responsible for settling guest accounts upon check-out, resolving guest issues and completing special requests. They work closely with all hotel departments especially our Concierge, Bell-Door and Ideal Services teams. This position is Part Time for the day time shifts.
Process guest check-ins and check-outs according to Omni's Moments of Service and Standard Operating Procedures
Empathetically listen to guest inquiries and provide appropriate responses
Set up accurate accounts for each guest checking in according to their preferences (room type, payment, etc.)
Block rooms in the computer and follow through on designated requirements
Pre-register designated guests and prepare key packets
Communicate pertinent guest information to designated departments/personnel (i.e., special requests, amenity delivery)
Maintain confidentiality of all guests and hotel information
Employ attention to detail in order to ensure security of guest room access.
Understand and execute all Omni accounting standards ensuring accurate settlement of folios, routing of charges and adjustments
Maintain guest history files on all guests
Accommodate room changes expediently
Document all guest requests, complaints or problems immediately and notify designated department/personnel for resolving the situation. Follow up to ensure completion and guest satisfaction
Issue safe deposit boxes to guests and ensure security of key
Monitor, send and distribute guest faxes
Generate, print and distribute daily and weekly reports
Resolve discrepancies on the room status report with Housekeeping
Maintain complete knowledge at all times of all hotel features/services, hours of operation, room types, numbers, layout, decor, appointments and locations, room rates, special packages and promotions.
Ability to clearly and pleasantly communicate both verbally and in writing in English with guests, management and co-workers, both in person and by telephone
Ability to accurately and efficiently input information into computer systems
Ability to work cohesively with co-workers both within and outside of your department
Ability to compute accurate mathematical calculations
Ability to think clearly, quickly and make concise decisions
Ability to prioritize, organize and follow up
Ability to work well under pressure, dealing with many arrivals and departures within a short period of time
Previous customer service experience
Previous hotel front desk experience is strongly preferred
Previous cashiering experience is preferred
Fluency in a foreign language is preferred
Previous guest relations training is preferred
Scheduling flexiblity, shifts include all days of the week and hours are based on business levels