Sage Hospitality Resources Front Desk Agent in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Req # 5429BR
Job Title Front Desk Agent
Position Type Full Time - Regular
Location Name The Logan - Philadelphia's Hotel
American freedom gained its foothold in Philadelphia – a fiercely independent spirit that remained to infuse its commerce, its culture, and its people. At the intersection of it all – the very vibrant Logan Square, now anchored by its newly-namesaked hotel, The Logan. The Logan inspires with a lively urbane flair and luxe aesthetic—a modern hotel designed as the beating heart of the city it calls home. At the head of the Parkway Museum district, The Logan is an elegant city hotel in the best sense, with a stand-out metro-central address and an enviable reputation as the social sanctuary where the city comes home to the best Philadelphia has to offer. The hotel makes a grand first impression—with its own collection of artworks, its subdued brand of stellar service, its unassuming luxury, and its warm and neighborly welcome.
Responds in a professional and courteous manner to arriving, departing and in-house guests by providing accurate and timely information and services. Responds to telephone and in-person inquiries regarding reservations, hotel information and guest concerns.
Dealing with Ambiguity
Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
Genuinely cares about people; is concerned about their work and non-work problems; is available and ready to help; is sympathetic to the plight of others not as fortunate; demonstrates real empathy with the joys and pain of others.
Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.
Relates well to all kinds of people – up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
Must have high school graduate level mathematical aptitude, know standard cash handling procedures and knowledge of computerized cash register systems.
Must have past experience in dealing directly with the public and acquired general knowledge of basic customer service skills. Must be fluent in oral and written English.
Must have vision ability to read written communiques and monochrome computer screen.
Must have hand and finger dexterity to operate computer, calculator and telephone keyboards, for cash handling and paperwork processing.
Must be able to understand and follow verbal/written instructions, work on more than one task at a time, and be able to communicate both verbally and in writing.
Must be able to use tact and understanding when dealing with a variety of customer service problems, including stressful and highly emotional situations.
Must be highly organized and able to pay attention to minute written and verbal details, particularly when performing multiple tasks.
90% of shift is standing, Bending/kneeling - repeated bending and kneeling required while filing, Mobility - must be able to reach all areas of hotel to assist clients. Occasional standing. Occasional carrying and lifting of files and office items up to 25 lbs.
High School diploma or equivalent
Standard office equipment including but not limited to: telephone, copier, cash register, PC, fax machine, and PBX machine.
Prolonged standing at indoor, thermostatically climate-controlled work station under florescent lighting. Work inside 95%
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.