17 days old

Front Office Manager

Sonesta International Hotels Corporation
Houston, TX 77002
  • Job Code
    R-0031032
Special Qualifications, Education or Licenses:
  • College degree
  • 3-5 years' experience in a similar position in an upscale Convention Hotel
  • Ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing
  • Previous guest relations training and experience
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Knowledge in a second language

Essential Elements:

  • Ability to transport up to 40 pounds to and from work area.
  • Ability to move freely within the Front office areas.
  • Ability to stand and sit for prolonged periods of time.

Job Tasks:

  • Manage day-to-day operations and assignments of the front office and guest services staff; schedule, plan, and assign work.
  • Communicate and enforce policies and procedures.
  • Interview and hire new personnel according to Hotel policies and standards.
  • Recommend and/or initiate disciplinary, or other staffing/human resources-related actions in accordance with Company rules and policies.
  • Ensure all staff is properly trained on systems, security and cash handling procedures, and service standards and have the tools and equipment needed to effectively carry out their job functions.
  • Monitor performance of staff and ensure all procedures are completed to the department standards; rectify deficiencies with respective personnel.
  • Prepare and administer timely Performance Evaluations according to hotel standards.
  • Prepare weekly work schedules in accordance with staffing guidelines and labor forecast.
  • Prepare daily/weekly payroll reports.
  • Plan and conduct monthly departmental meetings and Daily Shift Meetings (DSM).
  • Foster and promote a cooperative working climate, maximizing productivity and associate morale.
  • Develop and communicate departmental strategies and goals.
  • Anticipate guests' needs and respond promptly to guests' requests and complaints.
  • Implement appropriate service recovery guidelines in order to ensure total guest satisfaction.
  • Resolve guest complaints ensuring guest satisfaction.
  • Maintain positive guest relations at all times.
  • Maintain confidentiality of guest and associates information and pertinent hotel data.
  • Monitor the check-in/check-out process; anticipate critical situations and assist wherever necessary.
  • Work closely with housekeeping to ensure the accurate status of each room, readiness of rooms for check-in and to report guest concerns.
  • Communicate with reservations and convention services on an individual basis to ensure adequate preparation for group arrivals and departures.
  • Anticipate sold-out situations and know how many rooms are overbooked.
  • Handle relocation of guests by arranging rooms at area hotels, provide transportation if necessary and communicate situations to appropriate departments.
  • Review previous night's no-shows and communicate to appropriate sales or catering/convention service manager.
  • Review resumes for arriving groups and ensures earned comps are applied appropriately. Finalize group comp sheets and route to accounting and sales.
  • Ensure all supervisor reports are completed.
  • Ascertain departmental training needs and provide such training.
  • Ability to comprehend P & L, budget reports, and write commentary.
  • Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with all departmental, divisional, and hotel policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Monitor and maintain cleanliness, sanitation, and organization of assigned work areas.
  • Review the daily activities, such as:
    • House count
    • Meetings
    • Appointments
    • VIPs/special guests
  • Submit HotSOS orders for maintenance repairs and submit, to Engineering. Contact Engineering directly for urgent repairs.
  • Review hotel activity, attend pre-convention, planning, and staff meetings.
  • Consult with potential clients during site visits.
  • Ensure security of guest room access.
  • Be familiar with all Hotel services/features and local attractions/activities to respond to guest inquiries accurately.
  • Work cohesively with co-workers as part of a team.
  • Work with minimal supervision.
  • Document pertinent information in the logbook and follow up on items notated during other shifts.
  • Assist with preparation of forecast and rooms budget.
  • Strategize control of room inventory in order to maximize revenues.
  • Maintain complete knowledge of:
    • Hotel features/services, hours of operation
    • All room types, numbers, layout, dcor, appointments, and location
    • Room rates, special packages, and promotions
    • Daily house count, expected arrivals, and departures
    • Scheduled in-house group activities, locations, and times
  • Ability to understand and execute all safety and emergency procedures (for example, fire, crowd control, inclement weather, and bomb threats).
  • Maintain and follow OSHA regulations/MSDS.
  • Responsible for overseeing the implementation of hotel-wide standards.
  • Any other duties reasonably assigned by the supervisor.

Sonesta recognizes that benefits play a vital role in helping ensure the health and financial security of employees and their families. We offer a variety of benefits to our employees including: Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Health Savings Account with Company Match, 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Match, Paid Vacation and Sick Days, Sonesta Hotel Discounts, Educational Assistance, Paid Parental Leave, Company Paid Life Insurance, Company Paid Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance and Various Employee Perks and Discounts.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.





Posted: 2021-10-08 Expires: 2021-11-06
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