Front Desk Clerk (VA)
Property Name:
Residence Inn Arlington Ballston
Job Title: 
Front Desk Clerk (VA)
Company Name: 
Residence Inn Arlington Ballston
Work Permit?: 
Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.
Management  Position?: 
Bonus Pay: 

Donohoe Hospitality Services (DHS) is an independent hotel management company that manages full-service and limited-service hotels under the Marriott, Hilton and Intercontinental Hotels Group brands. Currently, Donohoe Hospitality Services manages and has under development over two thousand hotel rooms representing $500 million in hotel assets and is ranked in the top thirty-five management companies nationally by total revenues. DHS is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Donohoe Companies, Inc.

The Donohoe Companies (TDC) is an organization that has a history of business success and civic achievement in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Founded in 1884, TDC has grown to be one of the largest (ranked in the top fifty) private companies in the metro area. At Donohoe, we've known for over 120 years that it's our employees that have made us one of the oldest and most stable private employers in Washington, D.C.

Here at Donohoe Hospitality Services, we bring our own high standards of quality to the table; we invite you to bring yours!

Full-time employee benefits include: 401K w/ employer match, medical, dental, vision, leave time, guestroom discounts, trade discounts, training and more.

DHS is an equal opportunity employer.

Donohoe Hospitality Services is always looking for the most qualified and experienced professionals in the industry. We invite you to view our current career opportunities and apply.


Position Summary:

Front desk clerks assist with all aspects of guest services and present a positive impression of the establishment. They make room reservations, provide information and services to guests and receive payment for services.

Essential Functions:

1. Check guests in and out of the hotel according to hotel and/or brand standards.
2. Inform guests about the hotel’s facilities, policies and procedures. Provide tourist information to guests.
3. Handle hotel phone system. Transfer calls to appropriate departments/guests. Accurately take messages for guests.
4. Take, modify and cancel guestroom reservations.
5. Deal with inquiries, requests and complaints from guests. Coordinate with other departments to fulfill guest special requests.
6. Perform cashier duties, cash traveler’s’ checks. Post phone charges and other miscellaneous charges to guest accounts.
7. Notify housekeeping and maintenance of any reported problems with guestrooms or grounds.
8. Follow in-house procedure to help ensure the security of guests and employees. Know hotel emergency procedures.
9. Maintain cleanliness of Front Office area.

Additional Responsibilities:

- The hotel operates 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Department schedules must accommodate fluctuating business demands and employees may be asked to work shifts other than those they prefer or normally work.
- Employees are required to adhere to all work rules, procedures and policies established by the hotel, including, but not limited to, those contained in the employee handbook.

Skills and Abilities:

- Good communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
- Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
- Ability to maintain control and composure in difficult situations and exhibit good judgement.