Guest Services AgentLa Quinta by Wyndham Alexandria AirportAlexandria, LA
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We're offering a limited-time sign-on bonus for new team members who are dedicated to providing an exceptional guest experience. Apply today, join our team, and you can be eligible to earn up to $600!

La Quinta by Wyndham is now seeking a Guest Services Agent to join our team at the La Quinta by Wyndham Alexandria Airport location in Alexandria, Louisiana.

Job Summary

The Guest Service Agent is responsible for providing attentive, courteous and efficient service to all guests during check-in, throughout their stay, and at checkout, while maximizing room revenue and occupancy.

Education & Experience

  • College course work in related field helpful.
  • Experience in a hotel or a related field preferred.
  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Computer experience required.
  • Customer Services experience preferred.


Physical Requirements

  • Flexible and long hours sometimes required.
  • Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Ability to stand during entire shift.


General Requirements

  • Maintain a warm and friendly demeanor at all times.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and written, with all level of employees and guests in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service oriented manner.
  • Must be effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying concerns raised by employees and guests.
  • Must be able to multitask and prioritize departmental functions to meet deadlines.
  • Approach all encounters with guests and employees in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service-oriented manner.
  • Attend all hotel required meetings and trainings.
  • Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Standards, as required by scheduling, which will vary according to the needs of the hotel.
  • Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which includes wearing the proper uniform and nametag.
  • Comply with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.
  • Maximize efforts towards productivity, identify problem areas and assist in implementing solutions.
  • Must be effective in handling problems, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary.
  • Must be able to understand and apply complex information, data, etc. from various sources to meet appropriate objectives.
  • Must be able to cross-train in other hotel related areas.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information.
  • Must be able to show initiative, including anticipating guest or operational needs.
  • Perform other duties as requested by management.


Fundamental Requirements

  • Greet and welcome all guests approaching the Front Desk in accordance with Wyndham standards.
  • Maintain proper operation of the PBX console and ensure that all hotel standards are met (if applicable).
  • Answer guest inquires about hotel services, facilities and hours of operation in a timely manner.
  • Ensure logging and delivery of packages, mail and messages to guests and meeting rooms.
  • Review Front Office log and Trace File daily.
  • Answer inquires from guests regarding restaurants, transportation, entertainment, etc.
  • Follow all cash handling and credit policies.
  • Be aware of all rates, packages and special promotions as listed in the Red Book.
  • Be familiar with all in-house groups.
  • Be aware of closed out and restricted dates.
  • Obtain all necessary information when taking room reservations and follow the rate-quoting scenario.
  • Be familiar with hospitality terminology.
  • Have knowledge of emergency procedures and assist as needed.
  • Handle check-ins and checkouts in a friendly, efficient and courteous manner.
  • Use proper two-way radio etiquette at all times when communicating with other employees.
  • Fully comprehend and be able to operate all relevant aspects of the Front Desk computer system.
  • Be able to perform and complete all tasks and duties on the shift checklist in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Be able to complete a bucket check, room rate verification report, and housekeeping report.
  • Balance and prepare individual paperwork for closing of shift according to hotel standards.
  • Maintain and market promotions and guest programs.
  • Maintain a clean work area.
  • Assist guests with safe deposit boxes.


COMPANY OVERVIEW:
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the largest hotel franchisor in the world and a leading hotel management company. We stand 20 brands strong across 9,000 hotels in more than 80 countries, and we offer the most diverse collection of hotel experiences in the world. Our iconic brands, united by the richest and simplest rewards program in the business, make hotel travel possible for all.

Our hotel owners are the stewards of our brands, and together, we champion everyday travelers. We believe guests deserve great experiences, and our robust portfolio-distinguished by our leading economy and midscale brands-delivers just that.

We are AmericInn® by Wyndham, Baymont® by Wyndham, Days Inn® by Wyndham, Dazzler® by Wyndham, Dolce Hotels and Resorts® by Wyndham, Esplendor® Boutique Hotels by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson® by Wyndham, La Quinta® Inns & Suites, Microtel by Wyndham®, Ramada Encore by Wyndham, Ramada Worldwide® by Wyndham, Super 8® by Wyndham, The Trademark Collection® by Wyndham, Travelodge® by Wyndham, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Wyndham Garden®, Wyndham Grand® and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®.

Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. with offices around the globe in London, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, Dubai and more, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts employs approximately 15,000 team members worldwide.

Our Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Job Location: La Quinta by Wyndham Alexandria Airport, 6116 West Calhoun Drive, Alexandria, Louisiana 71303
Employment Status: Full-time

Job Requirements

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Job Details

Entry level
Full-time

About this location

class:
Midscale
room Count:
51-100
location Type:
Urban

Values

Accountability
Customer Focus
Diversity
Fun
Inclusion
Integrity

Perks

401(K)
401(K) Matching
Dental Benefits
Disability Insurance
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Paid Holidays
Paid Time Off
Vision Benefits
La Quinta by Wyndham Alexandria Airport
Alexandria Airportshow more
Address6116 West Calhoun Drive, Alexandria, Louisiana, 71303 View map
Property typeHotel 
classMidscale 
room Count51-100 
location TypeUrban 

People (5)

GEOFF BALLOTTIPresident and Chief Executive OfficerGeoff serves as our President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of our Board of Directors. Prior to the spin-off of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts in 2018, he served four years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Wyndham Hotel Group and before that, six years as Chief Executive Officer of Wyndham Destinations. Prior to joining Wyndham, Geoff held leadership positions of increasing responsibility at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, including President of Starwood North America; Executive Vice President, Operations; Senior Vice President, Southern Europe; and Managing Director, Ciga Spa, Italy. Prior to joining Starwood he was a Banking Officer in the Commercial Real Estate Group at the Bank of New England. Geoff serves as a Past Chair of the American Hotel & Lodging Association Board. He previously served as Chairman of the U.S. Travel Association and on the Executive Committee of the American Resort & Development Association. He also served on the board of directors for Christel House International, a not-for-profit organization that supports impoverished children throughout the world.
LISA BORROMEO CHECCHIOChief Marketing OfficerLisa serves as our Chief Marketing Officer, championing the world’s most iconic hotel brands and leading the company’s revenue generation strategy. Prior to the spin-off of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts in 2018, Lisa served as Senior Vice President, Global Brands for Wyndham Hotel Group. Lisa joined the company in 2015 as vice president, Brand Marketing. Prior to joining Wyndham, Lisa served in various marketing positions at JetBlue Airways, and earlier in her career, she worked in event management in professional tennis.
MONICA MELANCONChief Human Resource OfficerMonica serves as our Chief Human Resource Officer, leading a wide range of human resources, corporate social responsibility, and operations functions across the company’s global enterprise. Prior to her current role, she served as Group Vice President, Human Resources, overseeing human resources for all of Wyndham’s managed hotels in North America. She joined the company in 2018, following its acquisition of La Quinta, where she previously served as Vice President, Employee Relations. Prior to La Quinta, Monica spent 15 years with Target, serving in a number of progressive, senior human resources roles.
SCOTT LEPAGEPresident, AmericasScott serves as our President, Americas, and is responsible for maximizing the performance of franchised and managed hotels in the region. He previously served as Executive Vice President, Managed Operations, overseeing the company’s managed hotel portfolio. Prior to the spin-off of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Scott served as Executive Vice President, North America Operations for Wyndham Hotel Group and before that, as Vice President, Internal Audit, for Wyndham Worldwide. Before joining Wyndham, he served in various financial and operational roles with Arthur Andersen, IAC and Cameron-Brooks. Scott is a former Naval Aviation Officer and previously led operational teams over a 10-year career with the U.S. Navy.
MICHELE ALLENChief Financial OfficerMichele serves as our Chief Financial Officer. Prior to this role, she served as our Executive Vice President and Treasurer, overseeing capital markets activity, global cash management, risk management and business intelligence. Before the spin-off of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts in 2018, she served as Senior Vice President of Finance for Wyndham Worldwide, where she had responsibility for enterprise-wide budgeting, forecasting, capital allocation, financial analysis and strategy. Michele has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has served in varied financial leadership positions of increasing responsibility throughout her tenure with Wyndham and its predecessors. She began her career as an independent auditor with Deloitte.

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OUR VALUESIntegrity We hold ourselves to the highest standards. We’re responsible, truthful, and transparent. Accountability We honor our commitments and deliver results. Under any circumstance, we stand up and say, “Count on me.” Inclusive We respect differences in people, cultures, ideas, and experiences. Caring We never underestimate the power of compassion. We generously give our time, attention, and action. Fun When we have fun doing what we love, our guests love their experiences with us.
CULTUREAt Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, a set of values underpins our distinctive culture, drives our growth, nurtures innovation, and inspires the great experiences we create for team members and the people we serve. COUNT ON ME Our signature “Count on me” service culture encourages each team member to be responsive, be respectful, and deliver great experiences to our guests, partners and communities.
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