HonoluluRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Honolulu jobs

Guest Services Mgr

Company: Highgate Hotels
Location: Honolulu
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Highgate is a leading real estate investment and hospitality management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in major U.S. gateway cities including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu, with a growing Caribbean and Latin America footprint. The hospitality forward company provides expert guidance through all stages of the property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition. Highgate has a proven record of developing its diverse portfolio of bespoke lifestyle hotel brands, legacy brands, and independent hotels and resorts with contemporary programming and digital acumen. The company utilizes industry-leading revenue management tools that efficiently identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive outperformance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in New York, Chicago, Dallas, London, Miami, and Seattle. www.highgate.com.


Courtyard Waikiki

Only steps from white sand beaches and world-class shopping, the Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach hotel in Honolulu offers rest and relaxation from your day's island adventures. Relax in the comfort of 403 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, each with modern amenities and some with balconies.  Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach has a convenient location in Waikiki, within walking distance signature restaurants and exciting nightlife. 


Full-Time

The Guest Services Manager (OEM) is responsible for assisting the Guest Relations Manager / Front Office Manager while providing attentive, courteous, and efficient service to all guests, including successfully resolving guest complaints, prior to arrival and throughout their stay, while maximizing room revenue and occupancy.


  • Establish and maintain attentive, friendly, courteous and efficient hospitality at the Front Desk, Coconut Club, Pool and Front Drive.
  • Respond to all guests’ requests, problems, complaints and/or accidents presented at the Front Desk or through Reservations, in an attentive, courteous and efficient manner. Follow up to ensure guest satisfaction.
  • Assist with development of employee morale and ensure training of Guest Services personnel.
  • Maintain a professional working relationship and promote open lines of communication with managers, employees and other departments.
  • Fully comprehend and operate all aspects of the Front Office computer system, including software maintenance, report generation and analysis, and simple programming.
  • Assist Guest Relations Manager in ensuring that employees are following and maintaining standards (i.e., answering phones, callbacks to guests, guest request log).
  • Have knowledge of and assist in all emergency procedures as required.
  • Be able to perform, completed and ensure that all tasks and duties on the shift checklist are completed in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Responsible for issued house bank.
  • Monitor key control to maintain hotel security
  • Ensure the maximization of room revenue through property approved upsell system.
  • Monitor proper operation of the P.B.X. console and ensure that employees maintain Highgate Hotel S.O.P.'s in its use.
  • Establish and maintain good communications and teamwork with fellow employees and third party employees.
  • Greet and welcome all guests approaching the Front Desk in accordance with Highgate Hotel S.O.P.'s.
  • Ensure implementation of all Highgate Hotel policies and house rules. Understand hospitality terms.
  • Perform check-ins and checkouts; confirm that all SOP’s are being followed properly.
  • Train new employees, help to develop and implement training programs.
  • Maintain log of rooms in “out of order” status.
  • Authorize and sign adjustments and paid outs over the limit.
  • Oversee discrepancy report and monitor follow-through.
  • Work closely with housekeeping regarding daily operations.
  • Work closely with third party companies to help deliver seamless and enjoyable guest experiences.
  • Operate radios efficiently and professionally in communicating with hotel staff. Ensure the proper use of radio etiquette within the department.
  • Ensure correct and accurate cash handling at the Front Desk.
  • Ensure logging and delivery of all messages, packages, and mail in a timely and professional manner.
  • Be aware of all rates, packages and promotions currently underway.
  • Follow and enforce all Highgate Hotel credit policies.
  • Ensure that employees, including third party employees are, at all times, attentive, friendly, helpful and courteous to all guests, managers and other employees.
  • Ensure team understands and remains focused on their role in contributing to the Guest Service and audit scores.
  • Assist with sign off of all Service Standards by Position for Guest Services staff.
  • Monitor all V.I.P.'s, special guests and requests.
  • Review Front Office log books and Guest Request log on a daily basis.
  • Monitor all appropriate service delivery systems.
  • Block rooms for special groups, arrivals, airline crew etc.
  • Participate in Room Inspection programs.
  • Assist in training and cross training of new hires, current employees, third party employees on a regular basis.

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • At least 2 to 3 years of progressive experience in a hotel or a related field recommended.
  • College course work in related field helpful.
  • Must be proficient in Windows, Company approved spreadsheets and word processing.
  • Previous supervisory responsibility preferred.
  • Must have a valid driver's license for the applicable state.
  • 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.
  • Resolve guest complaints effectively and efficiently.
  • Attend all hotel required meetings and trainings.
  • Participate in MOD coverage as required.
  • Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Highgate Hotel 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 Highgate Hotel 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.

 

Keywords: Highgate Hotels, Honolulu , Guest Services Mgr, Other , Honolulu, Hawaii

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category
within


Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest Hawaii jobs by following @recnetHI on Twitter!

Honolulu RSS job feeds