• Guest Services Agent

    Courtyard by Marriott Ocala

    3712 SW 38th Avenue

    Ocala, FL 34474

    Telephone (352) 237-8000

    Part Time

    Posted September 10, 2019

    Guest Services Agent

    ONE Lodging - now part of Aimbridge Hospitality

    Job Overview

    Guest Service Agents are responsible for greeting and registering the guest, providing outstanding guest service during their stay, and settling the guest's account upon completion of their stay. Primary responsibilities include: registering guests, making and modifying reservations, hotel operator, and concierge duties. Providing  attentive, courteous and efficient service to all guests prior to arrival and throughout their stay, while maximizing room revenue and occupancy.

    Job Duties & Functions

    • Approach all encounters with guests and associates in a friendly, service oriented manner
    • Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which include wearing the proper uniform and name tag when working (per brand standards).Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Aimbridge Hospitality standards, as required by scheduling which will vary according to the needs of the hotel
    • Comply at all times with Aimbridge Hospitality standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations
    • Maintain a friendly and warm demeanor at all times
    • Greet and welcome all guests approaching the Front Desk in accordance with Aimbridge Hospitality standards
    • Maintain proper operation of the telephone switchboard and ensure that all Aimbridge Hospitality performance standards are met
    • Handle requests for information, mail and messages in an efficient and courteous manner
    • Answer guest inquires about hotel service, facilities and hours of operation
    • Answer inquires from guests regarding restaurants, transportation, entertainment, etc.
    • Establish and maintain good communications and team work with fellow associates and other departments within the hotel
    • Follow all Aimbridge Hospitality credit policies
    • Be aware of all rates, packages and special promotions; 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 rate quoting scenario
    • Be familiar with all Aimbridge Hospitality policies and house rules as well as hospitality terminology
    • Have knowledge of and assist in emergency procedures as required
    • Handle check-ins and check-outs in a friendly, efficient and courteous manner
    • Fully comprehend and be able to operate all relevant aspects of the Front Desk computer system
    • Associates must at all times be attentive, friendly, helpful and courteous to all guests, managers and all other associates
    • Ensure logging and delivery of packages, mail and messages as needed to guests and meeting rooms
    • Use proper two-way radio etiquette at all times when communicating with other associates
    • Attend meetings as required by management
    • Perform any other duties as requested by management

    Education / Experience

    • College course work in related field helpful
    • Experience in a hotel or a related field preferred
    • Guest Service Agents must possess a positive and upbeat personality with a desire to deliver outstanding customer service to our guests
    • Guest Service Agents must have the ability to multi-task, be detail-oriented, and be able to problem solve in order to effectively deal with internal and external customers
    • High School diploma or equivalent required
    • Must be able to convey information and ideas clearly
    • Must be able to evaluate and select among alternative courses of action quickly and accurately
    • Must work well in stressful, high pressure situations
    • Must be effective in handling problems in the workplace, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary
    • Must be effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying the issues raised by co-workers and guests
    • Must be able to work with and understand financial information and data, and basic arithmetic functions
    • Must maintain composure and objectivity while under pressure

    Note: Other duties as assigned by supervisor or management

    Courtyard by Marriott Ocala

    169 Room Hotel

    Our Hotel

    Courtyard Ocala is designed to meet the needs of today's traveler with our central location and thoughtful amenities. With a location near I-75, we provide travelers with easy access to important destinations including Ocala Regional Medical Center, Ocala National Forest and Appleton Museum of Art. Ocala International Airport is also located 3.5 miles away from our hotel. After a busy day in central Florida, guests can rest and relax in our stylish rooms and suites boasting luxury bedding. Moveable desks with ergonomic chairs and plug-in panels also are featured in our accommodations. Guests can start each morning or end each day with a meal from our restaurant, The Bistro. Pair breakfast with an energizing Starbucks® drink or savor your favorite cocktail in the evening. We have a fitness center and an outdoor pool. 

    No matter the reason for travel, Courtyard Ocala makes every stay effortless.