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Front Desk Supervisor

at Crescent Hotels & Resorts

Posted: 7/1/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: *4C5EF644DA2D4DE1

Job Description

Requisition Number

Post Date

Front Desk Supervisor

Type of Employment
Full Time

Front Desk/PBX/Concierge/Hospitality

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Philadelphia West

Plymouth Meeting


United States


OB OVERVIEW: Provides guidance and leadership to Guest Service associates as
The Front Desk Supervisor ensuring consistent quality customer service is delivered.
REPORTS TO: Front Office Manager/Front 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 brandspecific
marketing programs. Make appropriate selection of rooms based on
guest needs. Code electronic keys. Nonverbally 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
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content to the guest. Retrieve mail, small packages and facsimiles for
customers as requested.
6. Remain calm and alert, especially during emergency situations and/or 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

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