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Front Desk Supervisor

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Property Name:
Crowne Plaza LA - Commerce
Job Title: 
Front Desk Supervisor
California-Los Angeles/Long Beach
Company Name: 
Work Permit: 
Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.
Management  Position: 
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Welcome to Crescent Hotels & Resorts, a premier hotel management and ownership group. Crescent seeks energetic, innovative individuals who have a desire to work in a results-driven environment. Our success is the direct result of everyone working together toward a common goal: To deliver exceptional service to our valued guests and provide a high quality work environment for our associates.

Strong core values related to customer service and associate satisfaction account for the continued success of our company. We are more than just a collection of hotels, we are a progressive company determined to be the employer of choice in the hospitality industry. We are pleased that you have chosen to learn more about our growing organization and are confident that Crescent will provide you with a very rewarding career.

JOB OVERVIEW Provides guidance and leadership to Guest Service associates as
the Overnight Front Desk Supervisor ensuring consistent quality customer service is delivered.

REPORTS TO Front Office ManagerFront Desk Manager

1. Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to provide clear
direction to staff. Assign and instruct guest service agents in details of work.
Observes performance and encourages improvement.
2. Greet guests immediately with a friendly and sincere welcome. Use a
positive and clear speaking voice, listen to and understand requests,
respond with appropriate actions and provide accurate information such as
outlet hours and local attractions.
3. Promptly complete the registration process by inputting and retrieving
information from a computer system, confirming pertinent information
including number of guests and room rate. Promote Crescent and brand specific
marketing programs. Make appropriate selection of rooms based on
guest needs. Code electronic keys. Non verbally confirm the room number
and rate. Provide welcome folders containing room keys, certificates,
coupons and refreshment center keys as appropriate. Close out guest
accounts at time of check out. In the event of dissatisfaction, negotiate
compromise, which may include authorizing revenue allowances. Requires
standing and continual mobility throughout front office area.
4. Verify and imprint credit cards for authorization using electronic acceptance
methods. Handle cash, make change and balance an assigned house bank.
Accept and record vouchers, travelers checks and other forms of payment.
Perform accurate moderately complex arithmetic functions using a
calculator. Post charges to guest rooms and house accounts using the
5. Promptly answer the telephone using positive and clear voice. Input
messages into the computer. Retrieve messages and communicate the
content to the guest. Retrieve mail, small packages and facsimiles for
customers as requested.
6. Remain calm and alert, especially during emergency situations andor heavy
hotel activity, serving as a role model for clerks and other employees.
Resolve customer complications and complaints by conducting thorough
research of the situation and determining the most effective solutions. Make
decisions and take action based on previous experience and good judgment,
sometimes revising approach to accommodate unusual situation. Authorize
revenue allowances to remedy problems only after other alternative
solutions have been offered.
7. Communicate both verbally and in writing to provide clear direction to staff.
8. Comply with attendance rules and be available to work on a regular basis.
9. Perform any other job related duties as assigned.

Three years experience as Front Desk Supervisor in a Hotel environment preferred.
Comfortable working over night hours shifts.

Must have the ability to communicate in English. Self-starting personality with an even
disposition. Maintain a professional appearance and manner at all times. Can
communicate well with guests. Must be willing to pitch-in and help co- workers with
their job duties and be a team player. Ability to effectively deal with internal and external customers, some of whom will require high levels of patience, tact and diplomacy to defuse anger and collect accurate information and resolve conflicts. Basic mathematical skills and considerable skill in the use of a calculator to prepare moderately complex mathematical calculations without error. Ability to access and accurately input information using a moderately complex computer system. Ability to stand, walk and continuously perform behind the front desk. Ability to observe and detect signs of emergency situations. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing and prepare complex reports of room availability and revenues generated. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, customers and patrons.

Customer Satisfaction
Our customers are what we are about. One of the keys to a positive guest experience is
positive interaction with Crescent staff. It is essential that you remain professional at all
times, and that you treat all guests and associates with courtesy and respect, under all
circumstances. Every Crescent associate is a guest relations ambassador, every working minute of every day.

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