Front Desk Agent in 5* luxury hotel in Cayman Islands
About the job
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ROLE IS BASED IN THE BEAUTIFUL CAYMAN ISLANDS.
Why We're Here
We believe heartfelt, human connections make people's lives better. Especially the people who work here.
Our founder, Bill Kimpton rebelled against impersonal, generic hospitality that makes people feel disconnected. He initiated a new boutique hotel standard and environment where people could connect, from the heart. That was the goal then, and it is still our purpose today.
Your work here has meaning. You're here to improve the lives of coworkers, guests, owners, communities, and together we make that happen. It's what drives all that we do. Every day you can improve lives in your own, unique way and you can expect the same in return. It all starts with you.
How We're Different
Our San Francisco-born entrepreneurial spirit and zest for life kick started this culture in 1981, and it shines through to this day.
It all flows from you. The lively, rebellious, genuine you - with your diverse background, talents, experiences, and plucky personality - is fully welcome, and celebrated here. Because we know that when people can be themselves at work, they shine.
That's what we seek out and celebrate. It's people of all kinds who share a knack for creativity and self-leadership. People who don't need to be told what to do to get things done. People who have an innate passion for making others' lives better.
It adds up to a work environment that's a bit quirky, irreverent, exciting, uncommon, empowering, and downright exceptional. Guests feel it; you'll feel it too.
What You'll Do
The Guest Service Agent is responsible for registration and check-out, PBX operations, mail and message service all the while providing outstanding service to our guests along the way. You'll act as an advocate for the hotel, be a creator of ridiculously personal experiences, and develop relationships with guests that will compel them to return.
Some of your responsibilities include:
Review arrivals noting special requests, blocking rooms as needed.
Check in and out hotel guests in a confident, professional and friendly manner.
Answer all phone calls promptly and knowledgeably, always ensuring complete and accurate information.
Complete all items on appropriate (AM, PM, Overnight) checklist by end of shift.
Conduct pre-assignment of hotel rooms, which includes VIPS, repeat guests, all packages, and any special requests.
Place reservations and coordinate itinerary of guest activities.
Follow established key control policy.
Ensure proper credit policies are followed.
Submit all lost & found articles accompanied by a completed lost & found report.
Open, secure, and balance out daily shift bank which involves counting and verifying cash, check, and credit card transactions occurring while on duty.
Verify credit limit report.
Monitor room availability throughout the day.
Review daily the selling status of the hotel using yield management system.
Attend department meeting once a month.
Communicate by telephone and/or radio with other departments: Reservations, Sales, Housekeeping, Bell Staff, and Valet.
Number of positions: 4
$9 USD per hour base+ $10 USD per hour Gratuities.
- Relocation flight tickets paid
- 3 weeks hotel accommodation upon arrival
- 2 weeks paid vacation+ paid bank holidays
- Complimentary meals at work
What You Bring
At least 1 year of experience in Front Office operations of a luxury hotel or resort.
Passion to provide ridiculously personal experiences for every single guest.
Knowledge hotel property operating systems is required; Opera or HotSOS preferred.
Good attention to detail with the ability to enter data and information accurately.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule including early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Thrives working under pressure, dealing with many arrivals and departures within a short period of time.
Ability to handle several guest concerns and resolve them to their satisfaction.
Language required: English.
Grand Cayman's first-ever lifestyle resort is a state-of-the-art wonder on world-famous Seven Mile Beach, bringing sea and sand into view the moment you arrive. Our open-air design stays with you indoors and out, with water vistas at every turn, and winding gardens that lead to secret sanctuaries, social gathering places, pristine pools and of course, the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy front-row seats to glorious sunsets that seem to set the ocean ablaze. Thus our name, Seafire.
The captivation continues at our amazing spa, and three dining destinations. Come — with your family, friends or colleagues — and see how Kimpton's warm, spicy spirit blends beautifully with Caymanian kindness at this newest Grand Cayman resort.