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San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice is located on the private island of San Clemente, only ten minutes away by complimentary boat from Piazza San Marco. A proud member of Leading Hotels of the World, this exclusive retreat guarantees peace, tranquillity and privacy with its 190 rooms and suites overlooking the lagoon or the centuries-old park. Its three restaurants offering exceptional interpretations of iconic Italian and Venetian cuisine, the hotel’s proximity to Venice, and the unique combination of conference rooms and outdoor areas, make San Clemente Palace the perfect choice for outstanding events and weddings.
With the focus to enrich our Team, we look forward to welcoming you!
JOB TITLE: Front Office Agent
DEPARTMENT: Front Office
REPORTS TO: Front Office Manager
NATIONALITY: Eligible for a working permit in country of hire
EDUCATION: Hotel Apprenticeship | Higher College Education
EXPERIENCE: To fill the position, one of the FOA the following is required:
Minimum of one year experience in a customer service position, knowledge of opera and microsoft system
LANGUAGE: Ability to work and communicate in a multinational environment:
Local language – excellent oral and written skills
English – good oral and written skills
Additional language – beneficial
Operational knowledge of front desk operations
Luxury Hotel Experiences
Brief knowledge of hotel operations & Computer systems
Knowledge in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
Knowledge of Opera
Basic knowledge of Micros is a plus
INDIVIDUAL CHARACTERISTICS: To fill this position the candidate must identify with the Kempinski core values, in addition they should be especially:
Passionate for European luxury
Eager to learn
The incumbent in this position is responsible for checking-in and checking-out Hotel guests in a friendly and caring manner according to the Kempinski procedures and Leading Quality Assurance (LQA) standards. At all times, he/she must display a professional and positive image of the hotel as they play a crucial role in the first and last impression the guest receives of the hotel.
The job of Front Office Agent is executed satisfactorily when:
Up-selling is focused on and executed in order to increase room revenues.
Shift closing is done properly.
Financial Policies and Procedures are supported and followed.
LQA (Leading Quality Assurance) audit results are 85% and above.
CSS (Customer Satisfaction Survey) results are rated on an average with “5” and above.
Check in the arriving guest and check out the departing guests in a friendly and caring manner according to the Kempinski and Leading Quality Assurance (LQA) standards.
Ensure that LQA results are above 85%.
Upon check in, register guest and assign rooms. Accommodate special requests whenever possible. If needed, assist guests in completing the registration cards. Use suggestive selling techniques to sell rooms and to promote other services of the hotel. Verify the guest’s method of payment and follow established credit-checking procedures or refer cash handling payment to cashiers.
Upon departure of guests, process the guest check out procedures. Inquire for last minute charges. Receive payment from guests. Settle the guest account and give copy of the invoice.
Handle all front office cashiers’ transactions such as posting charges to guests and exchanging foreign currency according to the procedures. At the end of shift, balance their cash float.
Answer all guest requests and questions in a friendly and caring manner, whether by telephone or in person, provide/receive information and takes appropriate actions or refer the matters to the relevant persons to handle. It may be and not inclusive of issuing a safe deposit box, handling messages or dealing with a complaints.
Coordinate room status updates with the housekeeping department by notifying them of late check-outs, early check-ins and special requests.
Keep themselves informed of product and service knowledge as well as the hotel daily and meeting activities.
Possess a working knowledge of the room reservation procedures.
Maintain the neatness of his/her working area.
Additional responsibilities and tasks can be added at any time according to the needs of the business and of the hotel.
Hoteliers since 1897, we have travelled the world in search of the most fascinating destinations without ever forgetting the finest traditions of our European heritage. We are dedicated to please, educated to entertain, and we never compromise on the European elegance of service. We pride ourselves on delivering a beautiful performance for each and every one of our guests. And for our employees, we provide a stage on which they can flourish and realize their full potential. Embrace an experience as individual as you are!
Kempinski is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law.