Front Office Agent (Arabic Speaker)

Kempinski Hotels

The overall scope of the job includes providing a courteous, professional, efficient and flexible service consistent with the standards of the hotel and in line with Kempinski’s DNA values in order to encourage sales and maximize guest satisfaction.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Upon check-in, register guests 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 the departure of guests, process the guest check out procedures. Inquire for last-minute charges. Receive payment from guests. Settle the guest account and give a 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 the 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 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.
  • Additional responsibilities and tasks can be added at any time according to the needs of the business and of the hotel.

Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • Minimum of one year experience as a Front Office Agent in a luxury hotel
  • Knowledge of hotel operations & computer systems
  • Knowledge of Opera & Micros
  • Arabic proficient
  • Ability to work as part of a team, thrive under pressure in challenging circumstances and come up with proactive, rational solutions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Applies a professional, confidential and ethical approach at all times

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