Front Desk Agent - Hotel Indigo Naperville Riverwalk, IL

Naperville, IL, United States

About us At InterContinental Hotels & Resorts® , we own, operate and franchise more than 3000 hotels, offering close to half a million guest rooms in nearly 100 countries. By bringing your expertise and passion to any one of our brands, you will help us achieve our vision: to be the most preferred, admired, and successful hotel company the world over. At the center of Naperville's colorful downtown district, Hotel Indigo® Naperville Riverwalk is a vibrant addition to this spirited neighborhood's rustic charm. Panoramic views from our rooftop bar overlook sweeping murals that reflect the diversity of a lively community deeply committed to the arts. Local art, rustic wood tones and antique touches immerse our guests in the history of our neighborhood. At Hotel Indigo® we deliver inspired service. In all we do, we are vibrant, curious, and original. Be vibrant by carrying ourselves in a way that says to our guests we are energetic, motivated, confident. Be curious by being aware of our hotel and neighborhood and going out of our way to help guests learn and discover what's going on. Be original by building connections with our guests and being imaginative to create memorable experiences. Your day to day Welcome guests in a friendly, prompt, and professional manner recognizing IHG Rewards Club Members and returning guests Check guests in, issue room keys, provide information on hotel services and room location Ensure required identification is taken from guests at check-in in line with local legislative requirements Answer phones in a prompt and courteous manner Up-sell rooms where possible to maximize hotel revenue Answer, record and process all guest calls, messages, requests, questions, or concerns Record guest preferences in the system Check guests out, including resolving any late or disputed charges Accurately process all cash and credit card transactions using established procedures Issue, control, and release guest safe-deposit boxes in line with hotel procedures Communicate any outstanding guest requests or issues to management that may require additional monitoring or follow-up Take action to solve guest problems/complaints using appropriate service recovery guidelines Follow established hotel safety protocols and procedures always. Immediately report any health and safety incident, security breaches, concerns or suspicious behavior to the supervisor or manager on duty May routinely book guest reservations for individuals and/or groups that are requested either by phone or from within the hotel, process cancellations, revisions, and information updates on changes Work as part of a team and communicate with other departments as per hotel procedures to ensure excellent quality and service Perform other duties as assigned including guest room tours, concierge services, special guest requests, etc. What we need from you You need a High School diploma or equivalent, plus one-year front desk/guest service experience and some college is preferred. You may be required to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays. Frequently standing up behind the desk and front office areas Handling objects, products, and computer equipment Basic computer skills to operate various property management and reservations systems, etc. Being passionate about people and service Strong communication skills essential when interacting with guests and employees Reading and writing abilities are used often when completing paperwork, logging issues/complaints/requests information updates, etc. Basic math skills are used frequently when handling cash or credit. Problem solving, reasoning, motivating, and training abilities are often used What we offer We’ll reward all your hard work with a great salary and benefits – including great room discount and superb training. Join us and you’ll become part of the global IHG family – and like all families, all our individual team members share some winning characteristics. As a team, we work better together – we trust and support each other, we do the right thing, and we welcome different perspectives. You need to show us you care that you notice the little things that make a difference to guests as well as always looking for ways to improve - click here to find out more about us. At IHG Hotels & Resorts, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. IHG Hotels & Resorts provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to an individual's, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital or familial status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. IHG is committed to promoting a culture of inclusion where everyone feels safe, respected and valued. We seek talent from all backgrounds to join our teams and encourage our colleagues to bring their authentic and best selves to work. Job Reference: USA21427

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