Profession hospitality establishment receptionist

Hospitality establishment receptionists provide first point of contact and assistance to the guests of a hospitality establishment. They are also responsible for taking bookings, processing payments and giving information.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Enterprising

Skills

  • Explain features in accommodation venue

    Clarify guests' accommodation facilities and demonstrate and show how to use them.

  • Implement sales strategies

    Carry out the plan to gain competitive advantage on the market by positioning the company's brand or product and by targeting the right audience to sell this brand or product to.

  • Implement marketing strategies

    Implement strategies which aim to promote a specific product or service, using the developed marketing strategies.

  • Greet guests

    Welcome guests in a friendly manner in a certain place.

  • Handle customer complaints

    Administer complaints and negative feedback from customers in order to address concerns and where applicable provide a quick service recovery.

  • Handle financial transactions

    Administer currencies, financial exchange activities, deposits as well as company and voucher payments. Prepare and manage guest accounts and take payments by cash, credit card and debit card.

  • Process booking

    Execute a booking of a place according to client's requirement in advance and issue all appropriate documents.

  • Handover the service area

    Leave service area in conditions which follow safe and secure procedures, so that it is ready for the next shift.

  • Comply with food safety and hygiene

    Respect optimal food safety and hygiene during preparation, manufacturing, processing, storage, distribution and delivery of food products.

  • Maintain relationship with customers

    Build a lasting and meaningful relationship with customers in order to ensure satisfaction and fidelity by providing accurate and friendly advice and support, by delivering quality products and services and by supplying after-sales information and service.

  • Maintain customer records

    Keep and store structured data and records about customers in accordance with customer data protection and privacy regulations.

  • Identify customer's needs

    Use appropriate questions and active listening in order to identify customer expectations, desires and requirements according to product and services.

  • Assist clients with special needs

    Aid clients with special needs following relevant guidelines and special standards. Recognise their needs and accurately respond to them if needed.

  • Deal with departures in accommodation

    Handle departures, guest's luggage, client's check-out in line with company standards and local legislation ensuring high levels of customer service.

  • Deal with arrivals in accommodation

    Handle arrivals, guest's luggage, check-in clients in line with company standards and local legislation ensuring high levels of customer service.

  • Provide tourism related information

    Give customers relevant information about historical and cultural locations and events while conveying this information in an entertaining and informative manner.

  • Maintain customer service

    Keep the highest possible customer service and make sure that the customer service is at all times performed in a professional way. Help customers or participants feel at ease and support special requirements.

Optional knowledge and skills

assess cleanliness of areas process reservations ensure the privacy of guests maintain incident reporting records take room service orders tend to clients' personal items train reception staff distribute local information materials detect drug abuse carry out end of day accounts

Common job titles

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  • Front desk agent - part time