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Assistant Front Office ManagerThe Westin Tampa WatersideTampa, FL
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Job Description

Overview

Assist the Front Office Manager in managing the Front Office operations to achieve customer satisfaction, quality service and compliance with corporate/franchise policies and procedures while meeting/exceeding financial goals. Ensure that the arrival, departure, and all other guest contact are conducted in an efficient and friendly manner.
Responsibilities

  • Ensure efficient guest registration, checkout, guest service, and telephone service, while ensuring all brand standards are being applied.
  • Implement company and franchise programs.
  • Prepare forecasts and reports and assist in the development of the Rooms Division budget.
  • Monitor and maintain the front office systems and equipment to ensure their optimum performance.
  • Track guest satisfaction surveys and maximize usage of the guest response tracking system.
  • Provide training for entry level associates and supervisors.
  • Develop and implement controls for expense management.
  • Utilize labor management tools to schedule and control labor costs.
  • Interview, hire, train, develop, resolve problems, provide open communication and recommend discipline and/or termination when appropriate of staff members. Ensure timely completion of performance appraisals.
  • Communicate both verbally and in writing to provide clear direction to staff.
  • Interact positively with customers and take action to resolve problems to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction and quality.
  • Ensure compliance of front office, guest service, and PBX standard operating procedures and policies. Ensure all Front Office Quality Standards are complied with and are consistently applied.
  • Coordinate activities with other hotel departments in order to facilitate increased levels of communication and guest satisfaction.
  • Assist in the daily maintenance of room inventory status to achieve optimal levels of revenues while maintaining high levels of guest expectations.
  • Maintain all front desk related equipment and a par stock of supplies.
  • Resolve customer complaints; anticipate potential problems by reviewing and monitoring complaints, operational issues, business flow and associate performance to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction and quality.
  • Develop strong relations with the sales team to discuss and implement sales strategies to continually improve occupancy levels and revenues.
  • Comply with attendance rules and be available to work on a regular basis.
  • Perform any other job related duties as assigned.

About Us

Escape to The Westin Tampa Waterside, situated on a unique landscaped island in downtown Tampa. Adjacent to the Tampa Convention Center, our location is convenient for business and leisure travelers alike. Our associates enjoy free meals, free dry cleaning of uniforms, incredible benefits and a fun work environment. Come and see why we are the employer of choice in downtown Tampa!We value U.S. military experience and invite all qualified military candidates to apply.

Job Requirements

Qualifications

  • Minimum 1 year of front desk experience.
  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Hotel experience preferred.
  • Proficient with PMS system and computer literacy a must.
  • Advanced knowledge of brand's reward program.
  • Able to handle cash and credit transactions.
  • Maintain a professional appearance and manner at all times.
  • Communicate well with guests.
  • Must possess thorough knowledge of all front office operations and individual job requirements.
  • Able to effectively deal with internal and external customers, some of whom will require high level of patience, tact and diplomacy to defuse anger and collect accurate information and resolve conflicts.
  • Able to manage multiple tasks at all times and have excellent organizational skills.
  • General knowledge of local area attractions and transportation.
  • Must be able to stand up for 4 or more hours at a time with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Able to observe and detect signs of emergency situations.
  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and customers.
  • Able to remain calm and alert, during emergency situations and/or heavy hotel activity, serving as a role model for clerks and other associates.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to adapt communication style to suit different audiences, such as effectively communicating with supervisors, coworkers, public etc.

Job Details

Mid level
Full-time

About this location

class:
Upscale
room Count:
251-500
location Type:
Urban

Values

Customer Service
Integrity
Passion
Responsibility
Transparency
Value Creation

Perks

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The Westin Tampa Waterside
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Address725 South Harbour Island Boulevard, Tampa, FL, 33602 View map
Property typeHotel 
classUpscale 
room Count251-500 
location TypeUrban 

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Marcus HarrisExecutive Vice President of Hotel FinanceMarcus Harris joined HEI over 17 years ago as a property Director of Finance. He has grown his career with our organization into a number of roles and now oversees all of the Financial activity for the hotels within our portfolio. Prior to his time with HEI, Marcus spent several years with Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Education and Affiliations: BS, Accounting, DeVry University
Rachel MonizExecutive Vice President of OperationsRachel Moniz has worked with HEI for over 10 years in a variety of different roles. She first joined the organization as the General Manager of the famed The Liberty Hotel. Her passion for the people and the industry allowed her to quickly grow with HEI and she has since taken on positions such as Regional Vice President of Operations and Group Vice President of Independent Brands and Food & Beverage prior to being named as Executive Vice President of Operations. Prior to her time with HEI, Rachel spent her career in different operational roles throughout luxury and lifestyle hotels such as the Ivy Hotel, W San Diego and the St. Regis Aspen. Rachel is involved with a variety of local Boston charities, including the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Project Bread's Walk for Hunger, and the Boston Esplanade Community Clean-Up. Education, Affiliations, Distinctions B.A, Wheelock College
Dan WalworthExecutive Vice President and Chief Compliance OfficerDan has spent nearly 20 years developing and implementing innovative processes, tools, and systems across multiple industries, including financial services, healthcare, software development, wireless technologies, and ultimately hospitality, where he has worked for the past decade. Dan joined HEI as Vice President of Operational Planning and through his success was later promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations. Most recently he became HEI's Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer. Education and Affiliations MBA, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University BS, Applied Mathematics, Yale University
Nigel HurstExecutive Vice President of Human ResourcesNigel Hurst is responsible for all Human Resource activities for HEI's growing workforce of over 10,000 people, including recruitment, talent development, leadership development, employee relations, performance management, compensation and benefits. Nigel joined HEI in 2006 from Unilever, North America, where he was Senior Vice President, Human Resources and a member of the company's five-person overall management committee. He played a key role in the integration of Lever Brothers, Chesebrough Ponds and Helene Curtis into a single business unit with a common mission and shared values. Formerly, Nigel was senior vice president of Unilever, East Asia Pacific, where he oversaw human resource activities for the company's fastest growing region, with more than $2 billion annual revenues. Education and Affiliations BA, Business Studies, Coventry University, UK
Clark HanrattiePartner & Chief Financial OfficerClark Hanrattie is responsible for refining the firm’s investment strategies, managing the acquisition/disposition process and fund financial/tax reporting, monitoring economic and industry conditions, and overseeing the firm’s capital markets, investor relations and asset management functions. Prior to joining HEI in February 2004, Clark was a partner at Olympus Real Estate Partners, the real estate-affiliate of LBO-firm Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst, which acquired approximately $5 billion in assets from 1994 to 2003 through three discretionary real estate funds representing nearly $1.7 billion in equity commitments. During his ten year association with Olympus, Clark rose from associate to partner/investment committee member, and was responsible for the firm’s hotel investment activities from 1999 to 2004. Clark either led, or was actively involved in, the acquisition of 63 hotels and resorts, covering approximately $1.35 billion in transaction value. Prior to Olympus, Clark was with Montford Companies, a private real estate concern based in Dallas. Education, Affiliations, Distinctions BS, Texas A&M University Member, the Hotel Development Council of the Urban Land Institute and the New York Hospitality Council
Ted DarnallCEO of HEI Hotels and Resorts Lodging and Technical Services CompanyTed Darnall is responsible for guidance and growth of HEI's property operations, asset management and design and construction divisions. A 30-year veteran of the hospitality industry and widely recognized as one of the top hotel operators in the industry, Ted has held executive positions with Starwood, Interstate, and Marriott. Ted's industry recognition is garnered from his innovative initiatives, performance-driven, results-oriented focus, and motivational leadership. Prior to joining HEI in 2006, Ted was with Starwood for 10 years where he held various executive positions which included Chief Operating Officer of Starwood Lodging Corporation, President of North America Operations, and President of Starwood Real Estate Group. Prior to Starwood, Ted was with Interstate Hotels for over 14 years, reaching the position of Senior Vice President, Operations. Darnall began his hospitality career with Marriott Corporation, where he held a number of management positions.
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